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Confetti Bracelet

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Confetti Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Tracy Gonzales for TierraCast

TierraCast spacer bars help create the fun pattern in this unique bracelet design. Different amounts of seed beads between the spacers create the wavy effect, and the spacers keep everything together. You can see more of this bracelet and learn how to make it in this Artbeads Cafe episode. You'll also find more inspiration for multi-strand style.

Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately eight inches long. Slide a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube onto the end of the wire, followed by the first loop of a TierraCast antique pewter 3 hole end bar. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.

Step two:
This bracelet uses a pattern of three seed beads, one spacer bar, and five seed beads. Since the crimp tube takes up some space on your wire, count it as a bead and add two seed beads from the Artbeads Santa Fe Designer Blend. Then, add the first hole of a TierraCast rhodium-plated pewter 3 hole spacer bar. Then, add five seed beads. Repeat until your bracelet is the desired length. For your last section of seed beads, remember that you will be adding a crimp tube, so you'll either add two seed beads or four depending on where you stop.

Step three:
Once you've added a crimp tube to the end of the wire, bring the wire through the first hole on an end bar and back through the crimp tube. Crimp in place.

Step four:
Cut a length of jewelry wire the same length as the first. Slide a crimp tube onto the end, followed by the second hole of the end bar at the start of your bracelet. Bring your wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.

Step five:
This strand follows the pattern of four seed beads, one spacer bar. Add three seed beads to the strand since your crimp tube counts as a bead. Then, go through the second hole of the spacer bar from your first strand. Add four seed beads and then go through the second hole of the next spacer bar. Repeat until your strand is the same length as the first. Slide a crimp tube onto the wire and go through the second hole of the end bar on this side of the bracelet. Go back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.

Step six:
Cut a length of jewelry wire the same length as the first two. Slide a crimp tube onto the end, followed by the third hole of the end bar at the start of your bracelet. Bring your wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.

Step seven:
This strand follows the opposite of the pattern from your first strand: five seed beads, a spacer bar, and three seed beads. So, add four seed beads to start since your crimp tube counts as a bead. Then, go through the third hole of the spacer bar from your first two strands. Add five seed beads and then go through the third hole of the next spacer bar. Repeat until your strand is the same length as the first. Slide a crimp tube onto the wire and go through the second hole of the end bar on this side of the bracelet. Go back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.

Step eight:
Attach half of the TierraCast rhodium-plated pewter craftsman toggle clasp set to one end of the bracelet using a TierraCast silver-plated brass medium oval open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our video tutorial. Repeat on the other end of the bracelet.
Approximate Size: 6 Inches
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Artbeads Santa Fe Designer Blend, TOHO 6/0 Round Seed Beads (ADB0401, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Pewter 3 Hole End Bar (PA-3168, qty 2)
TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter 3 Hole Spacer Bar (RB-3146, qty 9)
TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter Craftsman Toggle Clasp Set (RB-6205, qty 1)
TierraCast Silver-Plated Brass Medium Oval Open Jump Ring (S-0018, qty 3)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 6)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Artbeads Woodland Beauty Designer Blend, TOHO 6/0 Round Seed Beads (ADB0404)
TierraCast Gold-Plated Pewter Craftsman Toggle Clasp Set (G-6205)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Artbeads Santa Fe Designer Blend, TOHO 6/0 Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0401
Sale Price: $4.19
Price: $4.99
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Pewter 3 Hole End Bar
Code: PA-3168
Length 7.5-8mm, Width 10.5mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.99 $0.82$0.93 $0.77$0.87 $0.72
Qty>
TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter 3 Hole Spacer Bar
Code: RB-3146
Length 2.5mm, Width 11.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.77 $0.67$0.73 $0.64$0.68 $0.59
Qty>
TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter Craftsman Toggle Clasp Set
Code: RB-6205
Loop Length 20.5mm, Loop Width 16.5mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.49 $2.15$2.35 $2.03$2.22 $1.91
Qty>
TierraCast Silver-Plated Brass Medium Oval Open Jump Ring
Code: S-0018
Length 5mm, Width 4mm, Wire Gauge .91mm/19 gauge 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Qty>

Alternate Components

Artbeads Woodland Beauty Designer Blend, TOHO 6/0 Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0404
Sale Price: $4.36
Price: $4.99
Qty>
TierraCast Gold-Plated Pewter Craftsman Toggle Clasp Set
Code: G-6205
Loop Length 20.5mm, Loop Width 16.5mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.83 $2.44$2.67 $2.30$2.52 $2.17
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.34
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.60
Price: $12.99
Qty>



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