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Riverbend Bracelet

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Riverbend Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Gorgeous colors of a flowing river come together in this beautiful memory wire bracelet. The gemstone chip beads add amazing texture, while the fire-polished beads create a rich shine. 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 3 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 the following pattern to the wire:
  • A TierraCast silver antique small Turkish heishi spacer
  • Five Amazonite loose gemstone chip beads
  • One TierraCast spacer
  • Three fire-polished 6mm golden topaz metallic beads
  • One TierraCast spacer
  • Five Czech glass 3mm metallic suede gold druk beads
  • One TierraCast spacer
  • Three 6mm fire-polished beads
Repeat this pattern until your bracelet is complete, approximately six times. Make sure to end your pattern with five gemstone chips and a TierraCast spacer. Then, make a loop at the end of the wire.
Approximate Size: Size 7
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)
List of Components:
Amazonite Loose Gemstone Chip Beads 100g Bag (R0977, qty 1)
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Golden Topaz Metallic (50pc Pack) (FPS-ME-GTO6, qty 1)
Czech Glass Druk Beads Metallic Suede Gold 3mm (100pc pack) (CDRUK-MESU-GLD3, qty 1)
TierraCast Silver Antique Small Turkish Heishi Spacer (SA-0425, qty 30)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Aventurine Loose Gemstone Chip Beads 100g Bag (R0983)
Synthetic Chinese Turquoise Loose Gemstone Chip Beads 100g Bag (R0976)
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Gold and Smoky Topaz Luster (50pc Pack) (FPS-LS-GST6)
Druk Bead 3mm Bronze (100pc Pack) (CDRUK-BRZ3)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Small Turkish Heishi Spacer (BRO-0425)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Amazonite Loose Gemstone Chip Beads 100g Bag
Code: R0977
Volume Approx. 100 grams 
Sale Price: $7.16
Price: $8.43
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Golden Topaz Metallic (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-ME-GTO6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.12 $2.62$2.94 $2.46$2.77 $2.32
Qty>
Czech Glass Druk Beads Metallic Suede Gold 3mm (100pc pack)
Code: CDRUK-MESU-GLD3
Volume Approx. 100pc Pack 
1-56-1112+
$2.21 $1.54$2.08 $1.45$1.96 $1.37
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Small Turkish Heishi Spacer
Code: SA-0425
Diameter 5mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.24 $0.21$0.22 $0.19$0.21 $0.18
Qty>

Alternate Components

Aventurine Loose Gemstone Chip Beads 100g Bag
Code: R0983
Volume Approx. 100 grams 
Sale Price: $5.75
Price: $6.47
Qty>
Synthetic Chinese Turquoise Loose Gemstone Chip Beads 100g Bag
Code: R0976
Volume Approx. 100 grams 
Sale Price: $5.64
Price: $6.72
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Gold and Smoky Topaz Luster (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-LS-GST6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.86 $2.54$2.70 $2.40$2.55 $2.26
Qty>
Druk Bead 3mm Bronze (100pc Pack)
Code: CDRUK-BRZ3
Volume 100pc Pack 
1-56-1112+
$2.66 $2.15$2.51 $2.03$2.37 $1.91
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Small Turkish Heishi Spacer
Code: BRO-0425
Length 2mm, Width 4mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.24 $0.21$0.22 $0.19$0.21 $0.18
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: $1.67
Price: $1.99
Qty>
Beadalon Memory Wire Finishing Plier
Code: TOOL-0213
Sale Price: $8.89
Price: $9.99
Qty>
Memory Wire Shear
Code: TOOL-104
Sale Price: $14.93
Price: $16.78
Qty>



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