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Desert at Dusk Bracelet

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Desert at Dusk Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Layers and layers of beads make this multi-strand masterpiece stand out! With help from an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend and Czech glass beads, designer Cheri created a color palette that will put you in mind of a desert oasis underneath a setting sun. Find more inspiration for using Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends in your style in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 10 inches long. String a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube onto the end, followed by a sterling silver 5mm open jump ring. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube, creating a small loop around the jump ring, and crimp in place. Cover the crimp with a sterling silver 3mm crimp cover. For help with crimp covers, please see our Handy Tip. String on a random pattern of beads that can include Dakota Stones 2mm turquoise heishi beads, Dakota Stones 4mm turquoise roundel beads, beads from the Artbeads Ruby Red Designer Blend, 6x9mm cranberry red mix roundel beads and 2mm fire-polished opaque champagne luster beads. Make the strand to the desired length and then string on a crimp tube and a 5mm jump ring. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Cover the crimp with a crimp cover.

Step two:
Repeat the step above to create a total of 13 beaded strands. These strands will only be attached to 5 jump rings on either end, so add them in groups of three and two strands per jump ring.

Step three:
Take a group of three strands and attach the jump ring on one end to the last ring on a TierraCast silver antique beaded 5-1 link. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Handy Tip Video. Attach the other end to the corresponding loop on another 5-1 link. Take a group of two strands and attach the jump ring to the next ring over on the link and repeat for the other end of the strands and the corresponding link. Keep adding your groups of strands in an alternating pattern to the links.

Step four:
Link three sterling silver 5.8mm open jump rings together and use them to attach the bar component of the TierraCast antique silver large beaded clasp set to one end of the bracelet. Attach the loop component to the other end of the bracelet using one 5.8mm jump ring.
Approximate Size: Wrist Size 7 Inches
Estimated Time: 3 Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Mighty Crimper (TOOL-118)
Bead Stopper Combo Pack (4 Regular, 4 Mini) (BEADSTPRCOMBO)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Bent Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-133)
EZ Bracelet Mini - Travel Size (TOOL-148)
List of Components:
Artbeads Ruby Red Designer Blend, TOHO 8/0 Round Seed Beads (ADB0414, qty 1)
Dakota Stones 2mm Turquoise Heishi Bead Strand (R0987, qty 2)
Dakota Stones 4mm Turquoise Roundel Bead Strand (R1017, qty 1)
Fire-Polished Bead 2mm Opaque Champagne Luster (100pc Pack) (CFP-LS-OCHA2, qty 1)
6x9mm Cranberry Red Mix Roundel Bead Strand (BS-0015, qty 1)
TierraCast Silver Antique Beaded 5-1 Link (SA-3056, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Silver Large Beaded Clasp Set (SA-6058, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .200 inches (1.0 x 5.0mm) (SS-OJR40-B, qty 10)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .230 inches (1.0 x 5.8mm) (SS-OJR40-A, qty 4)
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 26)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 26)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Dakota Stones 4mm Teal Paisley Jasper Heishi Bead Strand (R1021)
Dakota Stones 4mm African Turquoise Jasper Faceted Roundel Bead Strand (R1082)
Czech Glass 6x9mm Orange with Picasso Faceted Roundel Bead Strand (BEADS-2037)
Fire-Polished Bead 2mm Opaque Picasso Luster (100pc Pack) (CFP-LS-OPIC2)
TierraCast Gold Antique Beaded 5-1 Link (GA-3056)
TierraCast Antique Gold Large Beaded Clasp Set (GA-6058)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Artbeads Ruby Red Designer Blend, TOHO 8/0 Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0414
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Dakota Stones 4mm Turquoise Roundel Bead Strand
Code: R1017
Strand Length Approx. 16 Inch, Length 2.5-3.5mm, Diameter 4-4.5mm 
Price: $31.65
Qty>
6 x 9mm Cranberry Red Mix Roundel Bead Strand
Code: BS-0015
6.5 Inch Strand, Length 6-6.5mm, Width 9mm 
1-34-78+
$8.65$8.20$7.77
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 2mm Opaque Champagne Luster (100pc Pack)
Code: CFP-LS-OCHA2
Volume 100pc Pack 
1-45-910+
$3.47$3.27$3.09
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Beaded 5-1 Link
Code: SA-3056
Length 9.5mm, Width 26mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.55$1.46$1.37
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Large Beaded Clasp Set
Code: SA-6058
Loop 17mm, Bar 25mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.67$2.52$2.38
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .200 inches (1.0 x 5.0mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-B
0.040 x .200 inches (1.0 x 5.0mm) 
1-1920-3940+
$0.44$0.41$0.38
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .230 inches (1.0 x 5.8mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-A
0.040 x .230 inches (1.0 x 5.8mm) 
1-1415-2930+
$0.53$0.49$0.46
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.26$0.24$0.22
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16$0.15$0.14
Qty>

Alternate Components

Dakota Stones 4mm Teal Paisley Jasper Heishi Bead Strand
Code: R1021
Strand Length Approx. 15.5 Inch, Length 2-3.5mm, Diameter 4mm 
1-23-56+
$12.19$11.57$10.99
Qty>
Dakota Stones 4mm African Turquoise Jasper Faceted Roundel Bead Strand
Code: R1082
Strand Length Approx. 8 Inch, Length 2-2.5mm, Diameter 4mm 
Price: $14.68
Qty>
Czech Glass 6 x 9mm Orange with Picasso Faceted Roundel Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-2037
Strand Length Approx. 6 Inch, Length 6mm, Diameter 9mm 
1-34-78+
$7.79$7.38$6.99
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 2mm Opaque Picasso Luster (100pc Pack)
Code: CFP-LS-OPIC2
Volume 100pc Pack 
1-45-910+
$3.47$3.27$3.09
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Beaded 5-1 Link
Code: GA-3056
Length 10mm, Width 26.5mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.77$1.66$1.56
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Large Beaded Clasp Set
Code: GA-6058
Loop 17mm, Bar 25mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.03$2.86$2.70
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Price: $12.99
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.63
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Mighty Crimper
Code: TOOL-118
Price: $15.67
Qty>
Bead Stopper Combo Pack (4 Regular, 4 Mini)
Code: BEADSTPRCOMBO
Price: $6.49
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Bent Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-133
Price: $9.75
Qty>
EZ Bracelet Mini - Travel Size
Code: TOOL-148
Price: $9.29
Qty>



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