Bead Landing™ Mardi Gras Cuff
Crystals and chain give this cuff bracelet a special flair! Choose colors that stand out and make a statement!
Designed by Margaret Pankhurst
- Bead Landing™ Medal Madness Cuff
- Bead Landing™ Chain
- Flat Back Crystals
- E-6000® Glue
- Beadalon® Beading Glue
- Sucker Stick
- Wire Cutters
Choose a Bead Landing™ chain that has a flattened profile. Begin by pre-measuring the lengths of chain to fit your design on the cuff. Cut with a wire cutter to the desired lengths.
Place a small amount of E-6000® glue on a plastic surface. Using the sucker stick, carefully place, drag and draw the glue onto the surface of the cuff in the design in which you would like the chain placed. Use a minimal amount at first so that the glue does not show around the edges of the chain. Carefully place the chain into the glue. Allow it to dry for the directed amount of time. When dry, additional glue may be necessary to better adhere the chain to the cuff surface. Using the Beadalon® bead glue, with its fine tip point, works well to squeeze the glue into the crevices with out it being seen. Allow to dry for the specified amount of time.
Place a small amount of beeswax onto the end of a toothpick. Use the beeswax coated toothpick to pick up the individual flat back crystals. At the same time, use the sucker stick end to place a dot of E-6000® glue on the surface of the cuff and place the crystal on top of the glue. Continue placing the flat backs until you have completed your design. Allow to dry for the specified time.