Caribbean Waters Jewelry Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Add cool blue colors to your jewelry pieces with the thread wrapping technique. This technique creates a fun color-blocked look to your style, and it's so easy to do! Use it in all kinds of jewelry designs. This piece can be worn as a necklace or a bracelet, for even more variety in your looks. See more thread wrapping ideas in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Step one: Use a long piece of Leather Cord USA 3mm natural black round leather as the base of your design. For a more flexible finished product, you can also try thick cord from the craft store.
Step two: Choose colors from The BeadSmith Super-Lon bead cord winter mix to wrap around your cord. With your first chosen color, start wrapping around the leather base. For help with this technique, please see our Mini Tutorial Video.
Step three: Continue wrapping, switching colors where desired. You can hide the knots where you switch with JBB silver-plated pewter dotted spacers. Continue until your piece is the desired length. We left ours long so you can wear it as a necklace or wrap it around as a bracelet. Glue the 4.5mm silver-plated pewter textured Glu-N-Go lobster clasp set to each end of the cord and allow to dry.
Tools & Supplies: Loctite Super Glue Ultra Gel Control .14oz (SUP-05421) Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-1231)
List of Components: The BeadSmith Super-Lon Bead Cord Winter Mix - 12 Spools, 77 yards ea. (SLON-MIX08, qty 1) JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Dotted Spacer (PS-BD001, qty 14) 4.5mm Silver-Plated Pewter Textured Glu-N-Go Lobster Clasp Set (CLASP-0625, qty 1) Leather Cord USA 3mm Natural Black Round Leather - By the Foot (BTF-0833, qty 4)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: The BeadSmith Super-Lon Bead Cord Summer Mix - 12 Spools, 77 yards ea. (SLON-MIX10) JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Thin Dotted Spacer (PSA-BD003) 4.7mm Silver-Plated Pewter Textured Glu-N-Go Lobster Clasp Set (CLASP-0624) 2mm Black Rubber Cord by the Foot (RF-BLK2) 2mm Black Leather by the Foot (LF-BLK2)