Bugles & Beads Cuff
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Bugles & Beads Cuff

As seen in Bead & Button Magazine.

Designed by Marie Vetrano.

Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Toho Twisted Bugle Color Mix (68) – Dark Beads
  • Toho E Beads, 4mm – Light Blue
  • Toho E Beads, 4mm – Silver
  • Beadalon® Memory Wire
  • Beadalon® WildFire Line, .15mm – Black
  • Wire, 20ga – Silver
  • Jewelry Wire
  • Crimp Beads (2)
  • Flexible Bead Needle
  • Memory Wire Shears
  • Round Nose Pliers
 

Project Instructions

Cut Beadalon® memory wire into eight separate coils, each one coil + 1" long.

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

String two memory coils with 65 light blue E beads each. Leave about ½" from the end of the coil. Loop ends with round nose pliers.

String six memory coils with 65 silver E beads each. Leave about ½" from the end of the coil. Loop ends with round nose pliers.

Cut two yards of WildFire line and thread bead needle. Take two of the beaded silver wires; hold them parallel, with a space in between. Weave WildFire line through the first E bead from the bottom end bracelet, around memory wire, string on a bugle bead and go through the E bead on the top bracelet. Continue weaving pattern all the way around. Tie off WildFire line and weave back through several beads. Trim off excess.

Cut two 4" sections of 20ga silver wire. Curl one end of each several times with round nose pliers. String a silver E bead onto one of the wires.

Stack all the bracelets: two silver, blue, the silver bugle band, blue and two silver. Slide wire through end loop of each bracelet with a silver E bead between them and a bugle bead on the bugle strand. Loop end of wire several times. Repeat on other end of bracelet.

Cut two 5" strands of jewelry wire. Weave wire up through the strands about 2" from each end of the bracelet. Slide a crimp onto the ends of the wire; pull wire snug, so bracelet strands are held close together. Crimp and weave wire ends through several beads and trim off any excess.

Tips

It is helpful to have a flexible beading needle to weave the bugle beads between the strands of E beads.