Natalia Jewelry Set Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Regaliz offers hollow cord options that slide easily onto memory wire. They allow you to create unique memory wire designs that will stand out as polished and professional. Cynthia used the hollow corduroy rubber cord and the braided cork cord for this stylish necklace and bracelet set. Eye-catching tube beads complete the look on both pieces. 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 black oxide steel memory wire bracelet coil approximately 1 1/2 coils long.
Step two: Thread a 7-inch piece of Regaliz red hollow braided cork cord onto the length of memory wire. Slide one end of the bracelet into the silver-plated pewter lightly etched design curved tube bead and slide the other end of the bracelet into the other end of the tube bead. Push the cord farther into the tube bead to adjust the size of your bracelet.
Step one: Cut a length of a memory wire necklace coil approximately 1 1/2 coils 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 TierraCast antique silver 8mm large hole beaded cap to the memory wire, followed by a 4 1/2-inch length of Regaliz black hollow corduroy rubber cord, another beaded cap, and the antique silver-plated pewter star and swirl design curved tube bead. Then, add another beaded cap, another 4 1/2-inch length of rubber cord, and another beaded cap. Make a loop at the end of the beaded cap.
Step three: Attach three links of the 5x4.5mm gunmetal-plated flat cable chain to one end of your necklace using a 5.5mm gunmetal-plated 21 gauge open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see this video tutorial. Attach a gunmetal-plated 12x6.5mm trigger clasp to the end of the chain using another jump ring.
Step four: Attach a 3-inch length of chain to the other end of the necklace using a jump ring. You can use this to adjust the size of your necklace by hooking the clasp to different links in the chain.
List of Components: Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Star and Swirl Design Curved Tube Bead (BEAD-4202, qty 1) TierraCast Antique Silver 8mm Large Hole Beaded Cap (SA-5694, qty 4) Regaliz Black Hollow Corduroy Rubber Cord by the Inch (REGALIZ-L197, qty 9) 5 x 4.5mm Gunmetal-Plated Flat Cable Chain By the Foot (BTF-0598, qty 1) Gunmetal-Plated 12x6.5mm Trigger Clasp (BGM-CL03, qty 1) 5.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR06-A, qty 3) Regaliz Red Hollow Braided Cork Cord by the Inch (REGALIZ-L208, qty 7) Silver-Plated Pewter Lightly Etched Design Curved Tube Bead (BEAD-4206, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Free-Form Design Curved Tube Bead (BEAD-4203) Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Interlocking Design Curved Tube Bead (BEAD-4204) Regaliz Gray Hollow Corduroy Rubber Cord by the Inch (REGALIZ-L202) Regaliz Blue Hollow Corduroy Rubber Cord by the Inch (REGALIZ-L200) Regaliz Black Hollow Braided Cork Cord by the Inch (REGALIZ-L211) Regaliz Grass Green Hollow Braided Cork Cord by the Inch (REGALIZ-L209) Regaliz Natural Hollow Braided Cork Cord by the Inch (REGALIZ-L204)