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Lotus Love Bracelet

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Lotus Love Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Memory wire makes a great base for all kinds of jewelry designs. Cynthia combined earthy fire-polished beads with TierraCast spacers and spacer bars for an organic style. She used suede to keep the ends of the bracelet secure and it creates an adjustable look. You can see more inspiration for using memory wire in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

Step one:
Cut a length of The Beadsmith 2.25-inch black oxide steel memory wire round bracelet approximately one coil long. Create a loop on one end using the Beadalon memory wire finishing pliers. For help with this technique, please see this tutorial video.

Step two:
Add a fire-polished 6mm opaque green luster bead to the wire, followed by a TierraCast antique silver small coiled ring spacer. Repeat three times, then add another 6mm fire-polished bead. Go through the top stringing hole of a TierraCast antique silver braided bar 3 hole. Repeat this step three times, leaving the spacer bar off of the last set. Make a loop at the end of the strand.

Step three:
Cut a length of memory wire the same size as the first. Make a loop at the end. Add eight fire-polished 4mm hematite matte beads to the wire and then go through the middle stringing hole of the spacer bar from the previous strand. Repeat three times, leaving the spacer bar off of the last set. Make a loop at the end of the strand.

Step four:
Cut a length of memory wire the same size as the first. Make a loop at the end. Add a 6mm fire-polished bead, followed by a coiled spacer. Repeat three times, add another 6mm fire-polished bead, and then go through the bottom hole of the spacer bar from the previous strands. Repeat three times, leaving the spacer bar off of the last set. Make a loop at the end of the strand.

Step five:
String one end of a length of Ultra Micro Fiber Suede in black through the loops on one end of the bracelet. String the other end of the suede through the loops on the other end of the bracelet.

Step six:
Attach a sterling silver 6.10mm open jump ring to the Nunn Design antique silver-plated pewter Itsy Spiritual Lotus round charm. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see this video tutorial. Knot one end of the suede, then string on the charm. Make a knot on the other side of the charm. Repeat this step for the Nunn Design antique silver-plated pewter Itsy Circle Heart charm on the other end of the suede. Trim the ends of the suede if necessary.

Step seven:
Adjust the suede so that the bracelet fits comfortably on the wrist and then knot the ends of the suede together.
Approximate Size: 6 1/4 Inches
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
The Beadsmith 2.25-Inch Black Oxide Steel Memory Wire Round Bracelet (MWIRE-B3B)
Beadalon Memory Wire Finishing Plier (TOOL-0213)
Memory Wire Shear (TOOL-104)
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504)
List of Components:
TierraCast Antique Silver Small Coiled Ring Spacer (SA-5595, qty 32)
TierraCast Antique Silver Braided Bar 3 Hole (SA-3048, qty 3)
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Opaque Green Luster (50pc Pack) (FPS-LS-OGR6, qty 1)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Hematite Matte (100pc Pack) (FPS-MA-HEM4, qty 1)
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Itsy Spiritual Lotus Round Charm (CHARM-3936, qty 1)
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Itsy Circle Heart Charm (CHARM-3828, qty 1)
Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Black by the Foot (MSUEDE01, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR35-E, qty 2)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
TierraCast Antique Gold Small Coiled Ring Spacer (GA-5595)
TierraCast Antique Gold Braided Bar 3 Hole (GA-3048)
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Opaque Turquoise (50pc Pack) (FPS-OUT6)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Hematite (100pc Pack) (FPS-HEM4)
Nunn Design Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Itsy Spiritual Lotus Round Charm (CHARM-3935)
Nunn Design Gold-Plated Pewter Itsy Circle Heart Charm (CHARM-3827)
Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Brown by the Foot (MSUEDE02)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Small Coiled Ring Spacer
Code: SA-5595
Length 1.5mm, Width 6mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.25 $0.22$0.23 $0.20$0.22 $0.19
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Braided Bar 3 Hole
Code: SA-3048
Length 4mm, Width 15mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.12 $0.91$1.05 $0.86$0.98 $0.80
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Opaque Green Luster (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-LS-OGR6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-45-910+
$3.34 $2.53$3.15 $2.39$2.97 $2.25
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Hematite Matte (100pc Pack)
Code: FPS-MA-HEM4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-45-910+
$3.32 $2.82$3.13 $2.66$2.96 $2.51
Qty>
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Itsy Spiritual Lotus Round Charm
Code: CHARM-3936
Length 12.5mm, Width 9mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$2.04 $1.53$1.92 $1.44$1.81 $1.35
Qty>
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Itsy Circle Heart Charm
Code: CHARM-3828
Length 12.5mm, Width 9.5mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$2.04 $1.71$1.92 $1.61$1.81 $1.52
Qty>
Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Black by the Foot
Code: MSUEDE01
Length 1 foot, Width 3mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.29 $0.24$0.27 $0.23$0.25 $0.21
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 19 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.44 $0.36$0.41 $0.33$0.38 $0.31
Qty>

Alternate Components

TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Small Coiled Ring Spacer
Code: GA-5595
Length 1.5mm, Width 6mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.25 $0.22$0.23 $0.20$0.22 $0.19
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Braided Bar 3 Hole
Code: GA-3048
Length 4mm, Width 15mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.27 $0.95$1.19 $0.89$1.12 $0.84
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Opaque Turquoise (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-OUT6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-45-910+
$3.34 $2.73$3.15 $2.58$2.97 $2.43
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Hematite (100pc Pack)
Code: FPS-HEM4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-45-910+
$3.32 $2.88$3.13 $2.72$2.96 $2.57
Qty>
Nunn Design Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Itsy Spiritual Lotus Round Charm
Code: CHARM-3935
Length 12.5mm, Width 9mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$2.04 $1.28$1.92 $1.20$1.81 $1.14
Qty>
Nunn Design Gold-Plated Pewter Itsy Circle Heart Charm
Code: CHARM-3827
Length 12.5mm, Width 9.5mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$2.04 $1.46$1.92 $1.38$1.81 $1.30
Qty>
Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Brown by the Foot
Code: MSUEDE02
Length 1 foot, Width 3mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.29 $0.24$0.27 $0.22$0.25 $0.20
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The Beadsmith 2.25-Inch Black Oxide Steel Memory Wire Round Bracelet
Code: MWIRE-B3B
Diameter 57.15mm, Wire Gauge .64mm/22 gauge 
Sale Price: $1.65
Price: $1.99
Qty>
Beadalon Memory Wire Finishing Plier
Code: TOOL-0213
Sale Price: $8.79
Price: $9.99
Qty>
Memory Wire Shear
Code: TOOL-104
Sale Price: $14.59
Price: $16.78
Qty>
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-504
4 3/4 inches 
Sale Price: $24.02
Price: $26.99
Qty>



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