Crystal Lacing Bracelet
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Crystal Lacing Bracelet

Get noticed with a colorful bracelet you make yourself! The soft suede lace bracelet looks great with jeans and casual attire.

Designed by Molly Schaller, courtesy of Bead Gallery®.

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

  • Iris Faceted Teardrop, 9x10mm – Sea Green (1)
  • Iris Faceted Nugget, 25x18mm – Sea Green (1)
  • Suede Lace, 3mm – Aqua, Purple and Blue (12")
  • Wire, 20 ga. – Gold-tone (18")
  • Cord Ends – Gold-tone (2)
  • Lobster Clasp and Ring – Gold-tone (1)
  • Jump Rings, 8mm – Gold-tone (2)
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Scissors
  • Beading Cement
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Cut the 20 ga. wire into the following lengths: three 4" lengths and one 6" length.

Step 2 Using the 6" piece of wire, make a wrapped loop, ensuring that the loop is large enough to accommodate the width of the suede lace.

Step 3 Slide the sea green faceted nugget onto the wire, and make a second wrapped loop, creating a nugget link.

Step 4 Cut the piece of suede lace into two 6" pieces.

Step 5 Pass one piece of suede lace through the loop of the nugget link and fold it in half so that the two ends meet.

Step 6 Place a few drops of beading cement onto the ends of the suede lace. Place a cord end onto the doubled piece of lace and use chain nose pliers to fold the sides over, finishing the end of the lace.

Step 7 Repeat Steps 6 and 7, passing the second 6" piece of suede lace through the other loop of the nugget link.

Step 8 Wrap one 4" piece of wire around the doubled suede lace, about ½" from the nugget link, around five or six times, keeping the wraps tight. Tuck the ends of the wire between the suede lace, and trim any excess wire. Repeat on opposite side of nugget link.

Step 9 Make a wrapped loop drop with the final 4" piece of wire and the other sea green iris faceted teardrop.

Step 10 Use one gold-tone jump ring to attach the lobster clasp to a cord end; use the other gold jump ring to attach the ring and wrapped loop drop to the other cord end..

Tips

Count the number of times you wrap the wire on either side of the faceted nugget, making sure to match the number of wraps for a professional look.