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Stuck in the Clouds Bracelet

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Stuck in the Clouds Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This airy little bracelet will keep your daydreams alive! Whimsical and delicate links depicting a cloud and birds beneath it are accented by a sweet and soft color palette. Cynthia used an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend to achieve this color palette. You'll find even more ways to use our exclusive Designer Blends in your projects in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 5 inches long. String on a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube, followed by the ring furthest from the head of one half of the silver-plated 20x10mm 3-ring magnetic tube clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube, forming a loop around the clasp, and crimp in place. Add a sterling silver 3mm crimp cover to the crimp tube. For help with crimp covers, please see our Handy Tip. String on about 30 turquoise beads from the Artbeads Pacific Breeze Designer Blend featuring TOHO 8/0 round seed beads. Then, add a crimp tube and the loop of the sterling silver 11x17-17.5mm small cloud link. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Add a crimp cover.

Step two:
Cut another 5-inch length of jewelry wire. Add a crimp tube to the end, followed by the loop on the other side of the cloud link. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Add a crimp cover. Slide about 30 turquoise beads onto the wire. String on a crimp tube followed by the loop closest to the head on the other half of the clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Add a crimp cover.

Step three:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 8 inches. String on a crimp tube and then go through the middle loop on one half of the clasp. Go back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Add a crimp cover. Add about 68 iridescent clear beads from the Seed Bead Blend to the wire. Add a crimp tube and bring the wire through the middle loop on the other half of the clasp. Go back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Add a crimp cover.

Step four:
Cut a length of wire approximately 5 inches long. String on a crimp tube and then go through the remaining loop on one half of the clasp. Go back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Add a crimp cover. Add about 23 frost pink beads from the Seed Bead Blend to the wire. Add a crimp tube and bring the wire through the link on one side of the sterling silver 11x35mm lovebirds on a branch link. Go back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Add a crimp cover.

Step five:
Cut another 5-inch length of jewelry wire. Add a crimp tube to the end, followed by the loop on the other side of the bird link. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Add a crimp tube. Add about 23 frosted pink beads to the wire. String on a crimp tube followed by the remaining loop on the other half of the clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Add a crimp cover.
Approximate Size: 6 Inches
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Chain Nose Pliers Smooth Jaws with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-613)
Oval Cutters Semi-Relief with Ergonomic Handle - Flush (TOOL-606)
List of Components:
Artbeads Pacific Breeze Designer Blend, TOHO 8/0 Round Seed Beads (ADB0408, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 11x17-17.5mm Small Cloud Link (FIND-1875, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 11x35mm Lovebirds on a Branch Link (FIND-1872, qty 1)
Silver-Plated 20x10mm 3-Ring Magnetic Tube Clasp (CLASP-0157, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 10)
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 10)
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019, qty )

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Artbeads Seabreeze Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads (ADB0001)
Artbeads Sandy Beaches Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads (ADB0326)
Sterling Silver 13x25mm Large Cloud Link (FIND-1874)
Sterling Silver 10x35-35.5mm Owl on a Branch Link (FIND-1871)
Sterling Silver 10x30-31mm Leaf Link (FIND-1876)
Sterling Silver 10x31mm Squirrel on a Branch Link (FIND-1870)
Sterling Silver 11x15mm Organic Circle Link (FIND-1868)
Sterling Silver Rough Design Small Round Link (FIND-1910)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Artbeads Pacific Breeze Designer Blend, TOHO 8/0 Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0408
Sale Price: $3.74
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Amoracast Sterling Silver 9 x 15mm Small Cloud Link
Code: FIND-1875
Length 17-17.5mm, Width 11mm, Hole Size .81mm/20 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.87 $2.29$2.71 $2.16$2.56 $2.04
Qty>
Amoracast Sterling Silver 12 x 35mm Lovebirds on a Branch Link
Code: FIND-1872
Length 35mm, Width 11mm, Hole Size 1mm/18 gauge 
1-34-78+
$5.63 $4.67$5.32 $4.41$5.03 $4.17
Qty>
Silver-Plated 20 x 10mm 3-Ring Magnetic Tube Clasp
Code: CLASP-0157
Length 10-10.5mm, Width 20mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.73 $3.05$3.52 $2.88$3.32 $2.72
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.26 $0.23$0.24 $0.21$0.22 $0.19
Qty>
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.69
Price: $12.99
Qty>

Alternate Components

Artbeads Seabreeze Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0001
Sale Price: $3.94
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Artbeads Sandy Beaches Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0326
Sale Price: $4.24
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Amoracast Sterling Silver 13 x 25mm Large Cloud Link
Code: FIND-1874
Length 25mm, Width 13mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-34-78+
$6.75 $5.46$6.39 $5.17$6.06 $4.90
Qty>
Amoracast Sterling Silver 10 x 36mm Owl on a Branch Link
Code: FIND-1871
Length 35-35.5mm, Width 10mm, Hole Size .81mm/20 gauge 
1-34-78+
$7.23 $5.56$6.85 $5.27$6.49 $4.99
Qty>
Amoracast Sterling Silver 8 x 32mm Leaf Link
Code: FIND-1876
Length 30-31mm, Width 10mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-45-910+
$5.22 $4.17$4.93 $3.94$4.67 $3.73
Qty>
Amoracast Sterling Silver 10 x 31mm Squirrel on a Branch Link
Code: FIND-1870
Length 31mm, Width 10mm, Hole Size .81mm/20 gauge 
1-34-78+
$6.47 $4.91$6.13 $4.65$5.81 $4.41
Qty>
Amoracast Sterling Silver 10 x 15mm Organic Circle Link
Code: FIND-1868
Length 15mm, Width 11mm, Hole Size 1mm/18 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.76 $3.23$3.55 $3.05$3.35 $2.88
Qty>
Sterling Silver Rough Design Small Round Link
Code: FIND-1910
Diameter 19mm, Inside Diameter 16mm 
1-34-78+
$5.99 $4.43$5.67 $4.19$5.38 $3.98
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.31
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Tronex Chain-Nose Pliers Smooth Jaws with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-613
Sale Price: $51.22
Price: $56.92
Qty>
Tronex Oval Flush Cutters Semi-Relief with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-606
Sale Price: $57.23
Price: $64.31
Qty>



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