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Dark Chocolate Delight Bracelet

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Dark Chocolate Delight Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Delicious colors come together in this decadent bracelet design! Cheri used an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend to give her project the perfect color palette full of rich and tantalizing chocolate and caramel tones. You can see more ideas for using Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends in your projects in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

Step one:
Our bracelet is a size 7 to 7 1/2. We used the Ricks Beading Loom to create this bracelet. The loom comes with instructions, but we did not warp the threads per those instructions. Instead, we spread the bars out as far as possible and tied the warp threads to the bars with half knots. We used S-Lon bead cord for the warp threads and a double strand of KO nylon Japanese beading thread for the weft thread. Please read the manufacturer's instructions to familiarize yourself with the process and then adjust according to our instructions.

Step two:
Use the warp separator to separate the warp threads and slide it against the headstock warp rod. Because the beads used are heavy, we recommend doubling the weft thread or going back and weaving through a second time to strengthen the piece. Follow this pattern when creating your bracelet:
  • Three rows of nine seed beads from the Artbeads Caramel Brownie Designer Blend featuring TOHO 8/0 round seed beads
  • One row of three Czech glass 6x9mm bronze finish faceted roundel beads
  • One row of nine seed beads
  • One row of three Czech glass 6x9mm pink and ivory opaline mixed with Picasso full coat finished roundel beads
  • One row of nine seed beads
  • One row of three bronze finish faceted roundel beads
  • Three rows of nine seed beads
  • Two rows of six Czech glass 3x5mm black with bronze finish faceted roundel beads
  • Three rows of nine seed beads
  • One row of three bronze finish faceted roundel beads
  • One row of nine seed beads
  • One row of three pink and ivory roundel beads
Create a mirror image of this pattern for the other side of the bracelet.

Step three:
Tie off the weft threads by weaving them into the body of the bracelet. Knot the two left warp thread tails to each other at the outside edge of the bracelet. Use a dab of Loctite super glue on the knots and allow to dry. Then, repeat this on the right side of the bracelet.

Step four:
When the adhesive has dried, slide the Alacarte 24mm antique brass crimp end tube onto the end of the bracelet. You may need to push this tube on with pliers, but do not squeeze the beads with the pliers, as they could break. Fold the ends of the clasp closed. Repeat on the other end of the bracelet.

Step five:
Slide a seed bead onto a TierraCast 2-inch 20 gauge brass oxide pewter head pin, followed by a pink and ivory roundel and a 3x5mm black with bronze finish roundel. Make a wrapped loop at the top of the beads. Link five 6mm antique brass-plated open jump rings together and use this chain to attach the dangle to one end of the bracelet. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video.

Step six:
Attach a 15x8mm antique brass-plated trigger clasp to the other end of the bracelet using a jump ring.
Approximate Size: Size 7
Estimated Time: 3 Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
The BeadSmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Brown 77 yard Spool (SLON0003)
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Dark Brown (STRNG-0112)
The BeadSmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-04)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Bent Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-133)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
The Ricks Beading Loom (TOOL-0077)
Loctite Super Glue Ultra Gel Control .14oz (SUP-0542)
List of Components:
Artbeads Caramel Brownie Designer Blend, TOHO 8/0 Round Seed Beads (ADB0409, qty 1)
Czech Glass 6x9mm Pink and Ivory Opaline Mixed with Picasso Full Coat Finish Roundel Bead Strand (BEADS-1564, qty 1)
Czech Glass 6x9mm Bronze Finish Faceted Roundel Bead Strand (BEADS-2031, qty 1)
Czech Glass 3x5mm Black with Bronze Finish Faceted Roundel Bead Strand (BEADS-1098, qty 1)
TierraCast 2-Inch 20 Gauge Brass Oxide Pewter Head Pin (BRO-0028, qty 1)
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR06, qty 6)
Alacarte 24mm Antique Brass Crimp End Tube (FIND-1776, qty 2)
15x8mm Antique Brass-Plated Trigger Clasp (BBA-CL09, qty 1)
Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Czech Glass 6x9mm Fuchsia and Pale Yellow Mixed with Picasso Finish Roundel Bead Strand (BEADS-1559)
Czech Glass 3x5mm Matte Bronze Faceted Roundel Bead Strand (BEADS-1096)
The Beadsmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Neutral Mix - 4 Spools, 77 yards ea. (SLON-MIX05)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Artbeads Caramel Brownie Designer Blend, TOHO 8/0 Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0409
Sale Price: $3.54
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Czech Glass 6 x 9mm Pink and Ivory Opaline Mixed with Picasso Full Coat Finish Roundel Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-1564
Strand Length Approx. 6 Inch, Length 6mm, Diameter 9mm 
1-34-78+
$7.79 $4.98$7.38 $4.72$6.99 $4.47
Qty>
Czech Glass 6 x 9mm Bronze Finish Faceted Roundel Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-2031
Strand Length Approx. 6 Inch, Length 6mm, Diameter 9mm 
1-34-78+
$6.70 $4.75$6.35 $4.50$6.02 $4.27
Qty>
Czech Glass 3 x 5mm Black with Bronze Finish Faceted Roundel Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-1098
Strand Length Approx. 4 Inch, Length 3mm, Diameter 5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.89 $1.93$2.72 $1.82$2.56 $1.71
Qty>
TierraCast 2-Inch 20 Gauge Brass Oxide Pewter Head Pin
Code: BRO-0028
Length 2 inches, Gauge 20 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
Alacarte 24mm Antique Brass Crimp End Tube
Code: FIND-1776
Length 6.5mm, Width 24.5mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-45-910+
$2.49 $2.16$2.29 $1.99$1.99 $1.73
Qty>
15 x 8mm Antique Brass-Plated Trigger Clasp
Code: BBA-CL09
Length 15mm, Width 8mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.53 $0.37$0.49 $0.34$0.46 $0.32
Qty>

Alternate Components

Czech Glass 6 x 9mm Fuchsia and Pale Yellow Mixed with Picasso Finish Roundel Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-1559
Strand Length Approx. 6 Inch, Length 6mm, Diameter 9mm 
1-34-78+
$7.14 $4.85$6.76 $4.59$6.41 $4.35
Qty>
Czech Glass 3 x 5mm Matte Bronze Faceted Roundel Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-1096
Strand Length Approx. 4 Inch, Length 3mm, Diameter 5mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.06 $2.11$2.88 $1.98$2.72 $1.87
Qty>
The Beadsmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Neutral Mix - 4 Spools, 77 yards ea.
Code: SLON-MIX05
Approx. 77 yards 
Sale Price: $12.33
Price: $15.23
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The Beadsmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Brown 77-Yard Spool
Code: SLON0003
Approx. 77 yards, No. 18 
Sale Price: $3.95
Price: $4.88
Qty>
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Dark Brown
Code: STRNG-0112
Length Approx. 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.77$4.17 $3.50$3.79 $3.18
Qty>
The Beadsmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-04
Length 2 inches, Size 10 
1-56-1112+
$2.72 $2.31$2.57 $2.18$2.42 $2.05
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Bent Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-133
Sale Price: $8.58
Price: $9.75
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.05
Price: $11.56
Qty>
The Ricks Beading Loom
Code: TOOL-0077
Sale Price: $44.40
Price: $49.89
Qty>
Loctite Super Glue Ultra Gel Control .14oz
Code: SUP-0542
Volume .14 ounces 
Sale Price: $7.03
Price: $7.99
Qty>



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