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Caribbean Waters Necklace/Bracelet

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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.
Approximate Size: 43 Inches
Estimated Time: 3 Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

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)

Alternate Products:
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)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

The Beadsmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Winter Mix - 12 Spools, 77 yards ea.
Code: SLON-MIX08
Approx. 77 yards 
Price: $37.00
Qty>
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Dotted Spacer
Code: PS-BD001
Length 4mm, Width 7mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.54$0.51$0.47
Qty>
Leather Cord USA 4.5mm Silver-Plated Pewter Textured Glu-N-Go Lobster Clasp Set
Code: CLASP-0625
Length 42mm, Width 7mm, Hole Size 4.5mm 
Price: $4.94
Qty>
Leather Cord USA 3mm Natural Black Round Leather - By the Foot
Code: BTF-0833
Diameter 3mm 
1-910-1920+
$0.58$0.54$0.50
Qty>

Alternate Components

The Beadsmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Summer Mix - 12 Spools, 77 yards ea.
Code: SLON-MIX10
Approx. 77 yards 
Price: $37.00
Qty>
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Thin Dotted Spacer
Code: PSA-BD003
Length 2.75mm, Width 6.75mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.54$0.51$0.47
Qty>
Leather Cord USA 4.7mm Silver-Plated Pewter Textured Glu-N-Go Lobster Clasp Set
Code: CLASP-0624
Length 50.5mm, Width 7.5mm, Hole Size 4.7mm 
Price: $4.94
Qty>
2mm Black Rubber Cord by the Foot
Code: RF-BLK2
Diameter 2mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.41$0.38$0.36
Qty>
2mm Black Round Leather by the Foot
Code: LF-BLK2
Diameter 2mm 
1-910-1920+
$0.75$0.70$0.66
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Loctite Super Glue Ultra Gel Control .14oz
Code: SUP-0542
Volume .14 ounces 
Price: $7.99
Qty>
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Price: $5.50
Qty>



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