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Curacao Bracelet

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Curacao Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Warm up with a tropical treat when you wear this colorful multi-strand bracelet. The lovely peacock color palette is inspired by the vibrant lifestyle on the Caribbean island that shares this designs' name.

Step one:
Cut a piece of silver-plated twisted link and textured oval link chain approximately six inches long and attach each end to one sterling silver oval jump ring. Watch our Handy Tip video to learn how to open and close jump rings. Connect one jump ring to the center loop on one half of the sterling silver 3-ring tube clasp.

Step two:
Cut two strands of ZambaPro® 49 .019 30FT jewelry wire approximately ten inches long. Attach the end of one wire to the top loop of the 3-string clasp using a sterling 2x2mm crimp tube. For help with crimp tubes, read our Handy Tip in the Learning Center. Repeat for the second piece of jewelry wire, attaching it to the bottom loop on the clasp.

Step three:
String one jewelry wire with one TierraCast® rhodium-plated pewter mini cube spacer EuroBead and three 6mm green iris druk beads. Then, string one TierraCast® rhodium-plated pewter large cube spacer EuroBead and three 8mm green iris druk beads. Repeat this three times, and then string one more large cube, three 6mm druks and one mini cube. Use a beadstopper to hold your beads on the jewelry wire while you repeat the process for the second strand.

Step four:
Attach the open ends of the three strands to the other half of the clasp as you did previously, but make sure this half points the opposite direction of the first. This will ensure the bracelet closes correctly and the strands do not twist.
Approximate size: 7 ¾ inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro® Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro® 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire
Bead stopper - 6-piece pack (BEADSTPR)
List of Components:
TierraCast® Rhodium-Plated Pewter Large Cube Spacer EuroBead (RB-5773, qty 10)
TierraCast® Rhodium-Plated Pewter Mini Cube Spacer EuroBead (RB-5771, qty 4)
Druk Bead 8mm Green Iris (25pc Pack) (DRUKS-IR-GRN8, qty 1)
Druk Bead 6mm Green Iris (50pc Pack) (DRUKS-IR-GRN6, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Twisted Link and Textured Link Chain (BTF-0040, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Oval Jump Ring 6.4x9.6mm, 16 gauge (SS-OJR-OV6, qty 2)
Sterling 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 4)
Sterling Silver 3-Ring Tube Clasp (SS-TCL03, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Druk Bead 6mm Green Iris (50pc Pack)
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
$2.09 $1.81$1.97 $1.70$1.85 $1.60
Silver-Plated Twisted Link and Textured Link Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0040
Long Link 12.5mm x 7mm, Short Link 10mm x 8mm, Wire Gauge 12 
$7.35 $6.21$6.96 $5.88$6.60 $5.58
Sterling Silver Oval Open Jump Ring 6.4 x 9.6mm, 16 gauge
Code: SS-OJR-OV6
.252x.378 (6.4x9.6mm), 16 gauge 
$1.20 $1.03$1.12 $0.96$1.05 $0.90
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Sterling Silver 3-Ring Tube Clasp
Code: SS-TCL03
Sale Price: $10.65
Price: $12.18

Alternate Components

2.1mm Faceted Spacer Bead (Sterling Silver)
Code: STG-SQR2
Length 2.1mm 
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter 5mm Faceted Bead Spacer
Code: SA-0423
Length 3mm, Diameter 5mm 
$0.24 $0.21$0.22 $0.19$0.21 $0.18
Druk Bead 6mm Blue Iris (50pc Pack)
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
$2.40 $2.03$2.26 $1.91$2.13 $1.80
Druk Bead 6mm Purple Iris (50pc Pack)
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
$2.58 $2.26$2.44 $2.14$2.30 $2.02

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.24
Price: $11.56
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.34
Price: $13.99
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.64
Price: $8.63
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.60
Price: $12.99
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
$4.46 $3.88$4.22 $3.67$3.99 $3.47

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