Silver Tube Bracelets

bracelet measures 7" x 1 1/8"
tube beads measure 2" long with a 2mm opening

tube beads measure 2" long with a 2mm opening

If your bracelet motto is “the more the better” this is a project for you. And if you like easy steps, read on. These cord bracelets feature curved silver tube beads with small locking clasps. They’re magnetic which makes them extremely easy to secure. Eight strands of cord carrying four tubes will fit into the clasp ends. Thread each tube bead with two matching colors or mix mix them up. Wear one bracelet at a time or wear a bunch! Cotton braiding cord comes in unlimited colors so you can wear all your favorites!

Directions

step 1 - Using a cotton setting, press the cord to remove kinks and angles.

step 1 - Using a cotton setting, press the cord to remove kinks and angles.

step 2 - Measure your wrist with a snug fitting tape. Add one inch to this measurement. Cut eight pieces of cord the same length and thread two cords into each of the four silver tubes. Tape the cords together with the ends aligned. As you work, be sure to keep each color strand in the order you initially planned for the bracelet.

step 2 - Measure your wrist with a snug fitting tape. Add one inch to this measurement. Cut eight pieces of cord the same length and thread two cords into each of the four silver tubes. Tape the cords together with the ends aligned. As you work, be sure to keep each color strand in the order you initially planned for the bracelet.

step 3 - On a protected surface, smear the cord ends with E6000 so they will stick together. Place a dot of Krazy glue on the cords and hold a 4” piece of matching cord to act as a binding, on the glue until it sets. Wind the binding cord around the eight cords two or three times and secure it with Krazy glue. When the glue is set, trim the binding cord tails. Insert the end into the clasp to be sure it will fit. If it’s too thick, adjust the binding cord.

step 3 - On a protected surface, smear the cord ends with E6000 so they will stick together. Place a dot of Krazy glue on the cords and hold a 4” piece of matching cord to act as a binding, on the glue until it sets. Wind the binding cord around the eight cords two or three times and secure it with Krazy glue. When the glue is set, trim the binding cord tails. Insert the end into the clasp to be sure it will fit. If it’s too thick, adjust the binding cord.

step 4 - Use a toothpick to coat the inside of the clasp with a healthy glob of E6000.  Stuff the bracelet end back into the clasp and twist it to distribute the glue. 

step 4 - Use a toothpick to coat the inside of the clasp with a healthy glob of E6000.  Stuff the bracelet end back into the clasp and twist it to distribute the glue. 

step 5 - Finish the opposite end of the bracelet in the same way. Before the glue sets, be sure the clasp ends are facing the same direction - pointing to the outside of the bracelet.

step 5 - Finish the opposite end of the bracelet in the same way. Before the glue sets, be sure the clasp ends are facing the same direction - pointing to the outside of the bracelet.

 


Supplies

At FireMountainGems.com

Michaels

  •  scissors
  •  painters tape

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