Silver Chevron Bracelet

bracelet measures 3/8" wide

bracelet measures 3/8" wide

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Magnetic end cap

Magnetic end cap

 

Silver chevron beads alternate with round silver beads in this thin but impressive bracelet. This is the kind of project you can create without a lot of thought as the majority of the work is sliding beads onto the cords. The nearly flat magnetic clasp makes it easy to put on and remove. This clasp is designed for use with leather strap bracelets but why let that stop you from enjoying the low profile look with beads? Wear your finished project paired with other bracelets or wear it alone.  Like a simple little black dress, this bracelet's basic good looks will blend with anything you wear.

Directions

step 1 - Cut two pieces of beading cord two inches longer than the finished size of your bracelet. Wrap the beading cord around an 18 gauge wire overlapping it twice. Dot the cord with Krazy Glue and hold it in place until the cord sections are bonded.

step 1 - Cut two pieces of beading cord two inches longer than the finished size of your bracelet. Wrap the beading cord around an 18 gauge wire overlapping it twice. Dot the cord with Krazy Glue and hold it in place until the cord sections are bonded.

step 2 - Wrap and glue the second cord about 1/4" from the first. Snip off the cord tails.

step 2 - Wrap and glue the second cord about 1/4" from the first. Snip off the cord tails.

step 3 - Place the wire alongside the clasp opening. With a Sharpie, mark the wire so that it is slightly shorter than the clasp opening. Cut the wire on the marks.

step 3 - Place the wire alongside the clasp opening. With a Sharpie, mark the wire so that it is slightly shorter than the clasp opening. Cut the wire on the marks.

step 4 - Coat the wire and wrapped cord with E6000 glue. Use a toothpick to apply some glue to the inside of the opening.

step 4 - Coat the wire and wrapped cord with E6000 glue. Use a toothpick to apply some glue to the inside of the opening.

step 5 - Stuff the wire into the opening and allow the glue to set completely.

step 5 - Stuff the wire into the opening and allow the glue to set completely.

step 6 - Slide a round bead on each cord followed by a silver chevron. Add more beads alternating between round and chevron beads.

step 6 - Slide a round bead on each cord followed by a silver chevron. Add more beads alternating between round and chevron beads.

step 7 - Continue adding beads until you have the length bracelet you need minus the clasp pieces. ( I used 25 chevrons for my 6.50" bracelet.)

step 8 - Follow step one and two to wrap the existing cord to a new piece of wire, then continue through to step five to attach the clasp to the other end of the bracelet.

 


Supplies

LeatherCordUSA.com

At Michaels Store

  • silver chevron beads 3/8"
  • 3mm round silver beads
  • 18 gauge silver wire
  • Krazy Glue
  • E6000
  • Sharpie

At Amazon

  • jewelry pliers wire cutters
  • Griffin beading cord
 

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