Pacific Summer Bracelet Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
There are so many ways to use O beads and WireLace. This idea brings the two components together in a fabulous knitted bracelet design. The O beads create a fun texture, while the WireLace adds breezy blue color. The look is completed with shining copper end caps and a bold trigger clasp. Discover how fun it is to combine new materials by learning how to make this bracelet!
Step one: Use the Clover French knitter to create a 7-inch section of beaded knit. You will be using the head with four pegs and you will be knitting 3.8x1mm Czech glass crystal full labradorite O beads onto WireLace 1mm ribbon in aqua. Each beaded section of knit will contain three O beads. Learn how to use the French knitter with this Mini Tutorial. Secure the ends of the beaded knit so that they do not unravel by weaving the WireLace through the loops a few times. Make sure to leave extra WireLace to attach the end caps and clasp.
Step two: Slide a Patricia Healey copper medium drum end cap over one end of the beaded knit, making sure the extra WireLace goes through the stringing hole. Then, slide an O bead onto the WireLace. Knot the end of the WireLace and secure with a clam shell bead tip with 2 rings. Check out our Handy Tip for more instruction on using bead tips.
Step three: Attach the 27x17mm silver-plated trigger clasp to the bead tip using a 925/10 silver-filled 3mm 22 gauge open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video.
Step four: Repeat step two for the other end of the bracelet. Attach a sterling silver 9mm open jump ring to the bead tip on this end.