Braided Cuff Bracelet
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Braided Cuff Bracelet

Using seed beads and wire, create this textural braided cuff in just a couple of hours. Try different color combinations for different looks.

Designed by Marie Vetrano for Darice®

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Toho E Beads, 4mm (3 Containers) – Transparent Brown
  • Toho Seed Beads, 11/0 (3 Containers) – Silver
  • Toho E Beads, 4mm (3 Containers) – Light Blue
  • Darice® Bead Spinner
  • Wire, 20ga – Silver
  • Wire Cutters
  • Round Nose Pliers
 

Project Instructions

Cut 21 sections of wire 8" long. 

Use round nose pliers and loop one end of each wire several times. 

Bead six wires with 4mm light blue E beads. 

Bead six wires with 4mm brown E beads. 

Bead remaining nine wires with 11/0 silver seed beads using the Darice® bead spinner. 

Bead wires, leaving about ¾" from end of wire. Use round nose pliers to loop the ends of beaded wires several times. 

Separate beaded wires into three patterned sections: silver, blue, brown, silver, brown, blue and silver, as shown. 

Cut two 6" sections of wires. Loop one end with round nose pliers several times.  

String a brown E bead onto one of the wires, followed by the loop end of a silver strand and another brown E bead. Continue pattern until all loop ends are on the wire. 

Loop end of wire several times, so bead strands are snug together on wire. Cut off excess wire. 

Gather each of the three patterned sections, hold firmly and braid them 4-5 times. 

Repeat Steps 9-10. 

Adjust strands and wire ends on finished cuff.

 

Tips

It is very helpful to have extra seed beads in the Bead Spinner bowl and only skim the surface of the beads to load the wire. Do not let wire hit bottom or sides of the bowl. This will cause beads to fly everywhere.