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Garden's Arrival Bracelet

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Garden's Arrival Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This "Garden's Arrival" bracelet is blooming with layered flowers. Featuring a fashionable cuff-style, this fun bracelet exudes feminine energy in a pink and purple color scheme.

Step one:
First, create five layered flowers. Use 5-minute Epoxy to glue an assortment of flower beads together, stacking smaller beads on top of larger beads. Please refer to the components list to see the specific beads we used. We finished some of our flowers with a 3mm Czech glass fire-polished bead in crystal AB placed in the center. Set these flowers aside to dry.

Step two:
Cut a piece of Lacy's stiff stuff large enough to completely cover the 1 1/4-inch aluminum rounded edge cuff. Next, use purple fabric spray to color the Lacy's Stiff Stuff and allow time to dry. Spread a thin layer of glue over the cuff and wrap the Stiff Stuff around the cuff. Glue the edges to the underside of the cuff. Trim the Stiff Stuff on either end of the cuff leaving a small overhang. Sew the Stiff Stuff together over the ends of the cuff with dark purple Nymo D Bobbin thread.

Step three:
Use Gem-Tac adhesive to glue a piece of pink silk ribbon along the middle of the cuff and around the underside so that it covers the Stiff Stuff seam.

Step four:
Plan how you would like the flowers arranged on your cuff. In addition to your layered flowers from step one, include two 22.5mm Swarovski silver-plated lily filigrees in Crystal, one 27mm Swarovski silver-plated sunflower filigree in Rose, one TierraCast® rhodium flower bead and one 22mm resin rose - transparent in matte crystal. When you are pleased with your arrangement, glue the flowers to the cuff with Gem-Tac and allow time to dry.
Estimated time: 1 hour (plus drying time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Lacy's Stiff Stuff 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Inch Single Sheet (LSS-003)
Nymo D Bobbin Dark Purple (NYD-PURDK)
Gem-Tac permanent adhesive (GEMTAC)
5-minute two-part epoxy, 28ml dual cartridges (EPOXY-5)
Assorted sizes big eye beading needles 6-pack (NEED-15)
List of Components:
1 1/4" Aluminum Rounded Edge 20 Gauge Cuff Blank (CUFF08, qty 1)
Swarovski 62004 27mm Silver-Plated Filigree Sunflower Rose (62004-RROS, qty 1)
Swarovski 62007 22.5mm Silver-Plated Filigree Lily Crystal (62007-RCRY, qty 2)
TierraCast® Rhodium Flower Bead (RB-5555, qty 1)
Matte Amethyst Resin Buttercup Flower (RESFL051, qty 1)
Matte Amethyst Resin Daisy Flower (RESFL033, qty 1)
Pearlized White Resin Flower (RESFL006, qty 1)
Fire-Polished Bead 3mm Crystal AB (100pc Pack) (CFP-CRYAB3, qty 1)
Matte Crystal Resin Flower (RESFL001, qty 1)
Matte Lavender Resin Camelia Flower (RESFL017, qty 2)
Czech Glass Bead Small Bellflower Mint/Raspberry Pink (CR-FL220, qty 2)
Matte Lavender Resin Star Flower (RESFL030, qty 1)
Matte Rose Resin Buttercup Flower (RESFL060, qty 1)
Matte Rose Resin Dogwood Flower (RESFL010, qty 1)
Czech Glass Bead Small Bell Flower Fuchsia (CR-FL056, qty 1)
Matte Crystal Resin Camelia Flower (RESFL016, qty 1)
Crystal Resin Tiny Clover (RESFL020, qty 1)
32 Inch Pink Silk Ribbon (RBSILK-PNK, qty 1)
22mm Resin Rose - Transparent Matte Crystal (CAB-0033, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Matte Amethyst Resin Buttercup Flower
Code: RESFL051
Length 4mm, Width 14mm 
$0.26 $0.22$0.24 $0.20$0.22 $0.18
Fire-Polished Bead 3mm Crystal AB (100pc Pack)
Volume 100pc Pack 
$2.12 $1.27$2.00 $1.20$1.88 $1.12
Czech Glass Bead Small Bell Flower Fuchsia
Code: CR-FL056
Approx. Length 5.5mm, Width 9mm 
$0.24 $0.18$0.22 $0.17$0.21 $0.16

Alternate Components

Hand-Dyed Silk Light Turquoise
Minimum 32 inches 
$9.23 $7.66$8.76 $7.27$8.32 $6.90

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Lacy's Stiff Stuff 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Inch Single Sheet
Code: LSS-003
Length 5.5 Inches, Width 8.5 Inches 
$4.14 $3.60$3.92 $3.41$3.71 $3.22
Nymo D Bobbin Dark Purple
Size D (64 yards) 
Sale Price: $1.50
Price: $1.95
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 4 fl oz.
4 fl oz 
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 30ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-5
Sale Price: $5.80
Price: $6.99
The Beadsmith Assorted Sizes Big Eye Beading Needles 6-Pack
Code: NEED-15
Length 2-5 inches 
$3.63 $3.15$3.44 $2.99$3.25 $2.82

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