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Homecoming Queen Bracelet

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Homecoming Queen Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Braided pearls in fall colors give this multi-strand bracelet a fashionable appearance that's perfect for homecoming! Wear this bracelet to accent a short and sassy dress. Then, pair it with a dressy top for a look that you can wear all season. Find out more about Homecoming Trends in our Learning Center.

Step one:
Cut three pieces of 8 1/2-inch ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Use three sterling 2x2mm crimp tubes to crimp the wires to the three center loops of a JBB silver-plated pewter 3-strand multi-strand endpiece. For help with crimping, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.Cover the crimps with sterling silver 3mm crimp covers.

Step two:
String 24 aquamarine nugget freshwater pearls and 11 TOHO™ triangle hybrid 11/0 dual-lustered gold/green light blue AB beads onto the left wire in the following pattern: one TOHO™ AB bead and two pearls. Finish with a TOHO™ AB bead. Use a bead stopper to hold these beads in place.

Step three:
Repeat step two for the center wire using twenty-six 6-6.5mm peacock button pearls and 14 TOHO™ AB beads.

Step four:
Repeat step two for the right wire using 20 wasabi rice freshwater pearls and 11 TOHO™ AB beads.

Step five:
Create a loose braid of the pearl strands by folding the right strand over the central strand, and then the left strand over the new central strand. Repeat until the pearl strands are completely braided. Attach the ends of the strands to the three center loops of a second multi-strand endpiece using crimp tubes. Cover with crimp covers.

Step six:
Cut two 8-inch pieces of jewelry wire and attach them to the outer loops on the first endpiece using crimp tubes. Finish with crimp covers. String the following beads onto the wires in a random fashion: TOHO™ AB beads, TOHO™ triangle 11/0 silver-lined lemon lime beads and TOHO™ triangle 11/0 transparent teal beads.

Step seven:
Attach the ends of the wires to the outer loops of the second multi-strand endpiece using crimp tubes. Cover with crimp covers.

Step eight:
Attach a silver-plated small lobster clasp to the center loop on the top of the first multi-strand endpiece using a 4.2mm sterling silver open jump ring. For help with jump rings, visit our Handy Tip video in the Learning Center. Connect the six 5.95mm sterling silver open jump rings together like a chain and attach the first jump ring on the chain to the center loop of the second multi-strand endpiece.
Approximate size: 6 -7 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro™ Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack (BEADSTPR)
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire
(ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
TOHO™ Bead Triangle 11/0 Silver-Lined Lemon Lime (TBTR11-24, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Triangle 11/0 Transparent Teal (TBTR11-7BD, qty 1)
Aquamarine Nugget Freshwater Pearl Strand (BS-0053, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Triangle Hybrid 11/0 Dual-Lustered Gold/Green Light Blue AB (TBTR11-Y243, qty 1)
Wasabi Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand (BS-0045, qty 1)
6 - 6.5mm Peacock Button Pearl Strand (P-PEACK3, qty 1)
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter 3-Strand Multi-Strand Endpiece (PS-MSEND009, qty 2)
Silver-Plated Small Lobster Clasp (CLASP10-SP, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 4.30mm) (SS-OJR35-B, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 5.95mm) (SS-OJR35-D, qty 6)
Sterling 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 10)
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 10)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

TOHO Bead Triangle 11/0 Silver-Lined Lemon Lime
TOHO Bead Triangle 11/0 Silver-Lined Lemon Lime
Code: TBTR11-24
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.29 $1.03$1.19 $0.95$1.09 $0.87
Qty>
TOHO Bead Triangle 11/0 Transparent Teal
TOHO Bead Triangle 11/0 Transparent Teal
Code: TBTR11-7BD
Size 11/0, 8 gram bag 
1-1920-3940+
$1.19 $0.95$1.09 $0.87$0.99 $0.79
Qty>
Aquamarine Nugget Freshwater Pearl Strand
Aquamarine Nugget Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: BS-0053
Length 5-5.5mm, Width 6-7mm, Strand Length 16 Inch 
1-34-78+
$11.49 $9.19$10.39 $8.31$9.39 $7.51
Qty>
Toho Bead Triangle Hybrid 11/0 Dual-Lustered Gold/Green Light Blue AB
Toho Bead Triangle Hybrid 11/0 Dual-Lustered Gold/Green Light Blue AB
Code: TBTR11-Y243
Size 11/0, 8 gram bag 
1-56-1112+
$5.99 $4.79$5.49 $4.39$4.99 $3.99
Qty>
Wasabi Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand
Wasabi Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: BS-0045
Length 6-7mm, Width 4.5-5mm, Strand Length 16 Inch 
1-34-78+
$11.49 $9.19$10.39 $8.31$9.39 $7.51
Qty>
6 - 6.5mm Peacock Button Pearl Strand
6 - 6.5mm Peacock Button Pearl Strand
Code: P-PEACK3
16 inch strand, 6-6.5mm beads 
1-23-56+
$17.39$15.79$14.29
Qty>
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter 3-Strand Multi-Strand Endpiece
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter 3-Strand Multi-Strand Endpiece
Code: PS-MSEND009
Length 36mm, Width 13.5mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.37$1.23$1.11
Qty>
Silver-Plated Small Lobster Clasp
Silver-Plated Small Lobster Clasp
Code: CLASP10-SP
Length 12mm, Width 7.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.21 $0.16$0.19 $0.15$0.17 $0.13
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .170 inches (0.90 x 4.30mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .170 inches (0.90 x 4.30mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-B
Diameter 4.3mm, 19 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.28 $0.22$0.26 $0.20$0.23 $0.18
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-D
Diameter 5.9mm, 19 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.40 $0.32$0.36 $0.28$0.32 $0.25
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.12$0.14 $0.11$0.13 $0.10
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25 $0.20$0.23 $0.18$0.21 $0.16
Qty>

Alternate Components

Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Pearl Berry Delicas
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Pearl Berry Delicas
Code: DB1564
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$4.09 $3.27$3.79 $3.03$3.49 $2.79
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Pearl Pastel Yellow Delicas
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Pearl Pastel Yellow Delicas
Code: DB0232
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$3.59 $2.87$3.29 $2.63$2.99 $2.39
Qty>
Czech Glass Druk Beads Light Blue Luster 6mm (50 Pack)
Czech Glass Druk Beads Light Blue Luster 6mm (50 Pack)
Code: DRUKS-LS-LBL6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.38 $1.90$2.14 $1.71$1.94 $1.55
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 1.8mm Inside Color Lined Clear/Faded Denim Square Cut Beads
Miyuki 8g 1.8mm Inside Color Lined Clear/Faded Denim Square Cut Beads
Code: SB18-0221
Size 1.8mm, 8 g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.79 $1.43$1.69 $1.35$1.59 $1.27
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.31
Price: $7.89
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Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $10.47
Price: $13.09
Qty>
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Code: BEADSTPR
1-56-1112+
$4.17 $3.33$3.77 $3.01$3.42 $2.73
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-45+
$11.99 $9.59$10.99 $8.79$9.99 $7.99
Qty>



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