Turquoise and Copper Bracelet

bracelet measures 7" long, 1" wide

bracelet measures 7" long, 1" wide

Turquoise, copper, suede and glass beads band together to deliver this trendy bracelet.  The mixture of the soft suede and chunky russet metal demands to be noticed so don’t be surprised if all eyes are on you when you wear it.  This is the kind of project that looks impossibly difficult to make but it’s anything but.  Three very interesting strands of chain are laced together with suede and beads are later attached.  A clasp is all you need to make it ready to wear.

 

The design:  The bracelet is designed with the two smaller chains bordering the larger chain.  Each middle link of the smaller chain should be aligned with the center double link of the larger chain.

 

Directions


step 1 - The smaller chains come ready to wear as bracelets or necklaces.  Remove all links, jump rings and clasps on the ends. To help with the link alignment, connect a few of the middle links to the double link of the larger chain with purchased jump rings.

step 1 - The smaller chains come ready to wear as bracelets or necklaces.  Remove all links, jump rings and clasps on the ends. To help with the link alignment, connect a few of the middle links to the double link of the larger chain with purchased jump rings.

step 2 - Connect the heavy jump ring that came with the chains, to one hole in the clasp.  As an alternative you can also use a link in the chain for the connection.

step 2 - Connect the heavy jump ring that came with the chains, to one hole in the clasp.  As an alternative you can also use a link in the chain for the connection.

step 3 - Connect the ring to one of the smaller chain ends.  Connect the other small chain end in the same way. 

step 3 - Connect the ring to one of the smaller chain ends.  Connect the other small chain end in the same way. 

step 4 - Use small purchased jump rings to connect the large double links to the two center holes of the clasp.  Follow the same steps to attach the clasp to the other end of the chains.

step 4 - Use small purchased jump rings to connect the large double links to the two center holes of the clasp.  Follow the same steps to attach the clasp to the other end of the chains.

step 5 - Leave a 6” tail and weave the suede through the chain to hold the small chain and large middle chain together.  When you reach the end, weave through the end links to move the lace to the other side.  Weave across the other side.

step 5 - Leave a 6” tail and weave the suede through the chain to hold the small chain and large middle chain together.  When you reach the end, weave through the end links to move the lace to the other side.  Weave across the other side.

step 6 - When you return to where you started, tie the lace ends together.

step 6 - When you return to where you started, tie the lace ends together.

The suede lace was removed in the following photos to make the steps easier to see.

step 7 - Dot glue on the knot to keep it from unraveling.  Once it's dry, trim the ends.

step 8 - Tie a length of beading cord to the center double links closest to the clasp.  The cord should be twice the length of your bracelet.  Make a couple of knots on the bracelet backside to secure it and dot it with glue.  String on two glass beads and move the cord from left to right following the red line in the photo.  Move over the first joint of the links.

step 8 - Tie a length of beading cord to the center double links closest to the clasp.  The cord should be twice the length of your bracelet.  Make a couple of knots on the bracelet backside to secure it and dot it with glue.  String on two glass beads and move the cord from left to right following the red line in the photo.  Move over the first joint of the links.

step 9 - Go under the joint and bring the cord back up.

step 9 - Go under the joint and bring the cord back up.

step 10 - Bring the cord under the first beaded line and pull snugly.  Add two beads and repeat across the chain until beads are centered in all of the double links.  Tie off the cord close to the clasp the same way you did when you began.  Cut off excess cord.

step 10 - Bring the cord under the first beaded line and pull snugly.  Add two beads and repeat across the chain until beads are centered in all of the double links.  Tie off the cord close to the clasp the same way you did when you began.  Cut off excess cord.

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Supplies

At Amazon

  • No. 6 Griffin beading cord
  • 4 strand brass electroplated copper magnetic slide clasp
  • Antique copper jump rings
  • large Copper Necklace chain
  • jewelry pliers

At Michaels

  • Krazy glue
  • Art-i-cake by Amy Label small copper chains (2 per package)
  • Tandy Leather 5/32” X 2 yards turquoise suede lace
  • Jewelry Essentials Glass turquoise seed beads 10/0

 


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