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A Hope for Autism Bracelet

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A Hope for Autism Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Help raise autism awareness with this stylish bracelet design which blends colorful seed beads and brilliant silver puzzle piece accents. Advocates for autism awareness have adopted the puzzle piece to signify the complexity and mystery surrounding autism. Wear this "A Hope for Autism" bracelet yourself or make a thoughtful gift for a friend or loved one you know has been touched by autism.

Step one:
Cut five 8-inch pieces of Soft Flex .014 fine clear beading wire in silver satin. Gather the wires together and clamp them together with a bead stopper.

Step two:
Thread a 4mm TierraCast® antique silver-plated flower cross bar bead, over all five strands of wire. Next, thread 15 TOHO 11/0 round beads in color-lined yellow/crystal onto each strand and secure with a flower cross bar bead over all five strands. Repeat this pattern using TOHO 11/0 round beads in frosted transparent dark sapphire for the second section, TOHO 11/0 round beads in transparent aquamarine for the third section and TOHO 11/0 triangle beads in silver-lined ruby for the fourth section, ending with a flower cross bar. Clamp this end with a bead stopper and arrange all of the beads so that they sit tightly together.

Step three:
Remove a bead stopper from one end and thread a sterling silver round bead over all five strands and cut the excess wire, leaving a 1/2-inch tail. Place a small dab of E6000 glue onto the ends, thread them into an end cap ring and crimp in place using a pair of chain nose pliers. Remove the other bead stopper and repeat this step on the other end. Allow time for the glue to dry.

Step four:
Attach a sterling silver domed oval pendant with hope message onto one of the strands in the second section of the bracelet using a sterling silver open jump ring. Attach a sterling silver puzzle piece charm onto one of the strands in the third section using a jump ring.

Step five:
Cut two chains containing four oval links from a 1-ft silver-plated textured oval link chain. Depending on your wrist size you may choose to use a different length of chain. Attach one chain to each end cap ring on the bracelet using an open jump ring. Attach a 13.1mm silver oval trigger clasp to the end of one chain with a jump ring and a sterling silver puzzle piece link to the second chain.
Approximate size: adjustable from 7 ½ in.- 9 in.
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Soft Flex .014 fine 30ft clear (silver satin) (SF14-30CL)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters-semi flush (TOOL-131)
E6000 glue 1oz tube - medium/clear (E6000-01)
Bead stopper - 6-piece pack (BEADSTPR)
List of Components:
TOHO bead round 11/0 transparent aquamarine (TBRD11-3, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 frosted transparent dark sapphire (TBRD11-8DF, qty 1)
TOHO bead triangle 11/0 silver-lined ruby (TBTR11-25C, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 11/0 color-lined yellow/crystal (TBRD11-192, qty 1)
Sterling silver domed oval message pendant-hope (CHARM1018, qty 1)
Sterling silver puzzle piece charm (CHARM388, qty 1)
Silver-plated textured oval link chain (SPCH37, qty 1)
Sterling silver puzzle piece link (SS-LX19, qty 1)
13.1mm oval trigger clasp-925 silver (SS-CL16, qty 1)
1.4mm antique sterling silver end cap ring (SSA-ENDCAP01, qty 2)
5mm seamless sterling silver round bead (2.2mm hole) (SS-RND5, qty 2)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90x4.30mm) (SS-OJR35-B, qty 6)
TierraCast® 4mm antique silver-plated flower cross bar bead (SA-5749, qty 5)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Aquamarine
Code: TBRD11-3
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.06$0.98$0.90
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Dark Sapphire
Code: TBRD11-8DF
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.19$1.09$1.00
Qty>
TOHO Bead Triangle 11/0 Silver-Lined Ruby
Code: TBTR11-25C
Size 11/0, 8 gram bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.51$1.39$1.28
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Color-Lined Yellow/Crystal
Code: TBRD11-192
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33$1.22$1.12
Qty>
Sterling Silver Domed Oval Message Pendant-Hope
Code: CHARM1018
Height 11mm, Width 11mm 
1-34-78+
$6.78$6.30$5.86
Qty>
Sterling Silver Puzzle Piece Charm
Code: CHARM388
Height 19mm, Width 12mm 
1-34-78+
$5.85$5.44$5.06
Qty>
Silver-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain
Code: SPCH37
Link 9mm x 6mm, Gauge 20 
1-78-1516+
$2.28 $1.70$2.10 $1.57$1.94 $1.45
Qty>
JBB Sterling Silver Puzzle Piece Link
Code: SS-LX19
Length 22mm, Width 15mm 
1-45-910+
$4.08$3.78$3.51
Qty>
13.1mm Oval Trigger Clasp - 925 Silver
Code: SS-CL16
Length 13.1mm 
1-45-910+
$3.86$3.58$3.32
Qty>
JBB 1.4mm Antique Sterling Silver Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: SSA-ENDCAP01
Height 7mm, Width 3mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.78$0.72$0.66
Qty>
5mm Seamless Sterling Silver Round Bead (2.2mm Hole)
Code: SS-RND5
Length 5mm, Hole 2.2mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.58$0.53$0.48
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .170 inches (0.90 x 4.30mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-B
Diameter 4.3mm, 19 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.30$0.27$0.25
Qty>
TierraCast 4mm Antique Silver-Plated Flower Cross Bar Bead
Code: SA-5749
Length 5.5-6mm, Width 22mm 
Sale Price: $0.72
Price: $1.03
Qty>

Alternate Components

TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Siam Ruby
Code: TBRD11-5B
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.16$1.07$0.98
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Lemon
Code: TBRD11-12
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.16$1.07$0.98
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Aqua
Code: TBRD11-23F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.39$1.27$1.17
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Blue
Code: TBRD11-28F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.39$1.27$1.17
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Lemon Yellow
Code: TBRD11-32F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.47$1.33$1.19
Qty>
Sterling Puzzle Piece Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: ISCL-0044
Total Length 20mm 
1-23-56+
$12.51$11.66$10.87
Qty>
JBB Sterling Silver Puzzle Piece Link
Code: SS-LX17
Length 25.5mm, Width 18mm 
1-45-910+
$4.29$3.98$3.69
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Soft Flex .014 Fine 30FT Clear (Silver Satin)
Code: SF14-30CL
Diameter .014 inches, Length 30 feet 
Price: $11.70
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
Code: E6000-01
1oz 
Price: $2.99
Qty>



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