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Tourmaline Dreams Bracelet

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Tourmaline Dreams Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

The gradual change in colors on display in this bracelet is a fabulous homage to the beauty of tourmaline. The colorful beads add a playful twist to a trendy jewelry style. Learn how to make it so you can add dreamy color to your looks!

Step one:
String the antique silver morning flower button onto the center of a four foot length of 1.5mm natural light brown round leather. Fold the leather in half so the button rests in the center of the fold and tie an overhand knot with the two strands of leather. The button should be at the top of your knot.

Step two:
Check out our Tips on Creating Wrap Style Bracelets for help with starting your bracelet. For the first row of beads, you will add one Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Chrysolite Opal. The second row will feature two Chrysolite Opal rounds and the third and fourth rows will have three Chrysolite Opal rounds each.

Step three:
For the subsequent rows of your bracelet, follow this pattern:
  • Three rows of four Miyuki 8/0 transparent luster mauve hex cut Delicas
  • Three rows of four Miyuki 8/0 inside color lined crystal/rose Delicas
  • Three rows of three Swarovski 4mm faceted rounds in Rose
  • Three rows of four Miyuki 8/0 transparent rainbow light magenta hex cut seed beads
  • Three rows of three Swarovski 4mm XILION bicones in Tanzanite AB
  • One row of two Swarovski 6mm mini square beads in Fern Green
  • Three rows of three Chrysolite Opal rounds
Repeat this pattern as many times needed to make your bracelet long enough to fit your wrist. You can make a bracelet large enough to wrap once around your wrist or twice.

Step four:
Once you have as many rows as needed, finish with two rows of three Chrysolite Opal rounds, one row of two Chrysolite Opal rounds and one last row featuring one Chrysolite Opal round. Wrap your thread several times around the two cords of leather at the end of your bracelet and knot it. Create an overhand knot in the leather to finish your bracelet. Create another knot in the leather about an inch away from your first knot to create a loop for your button. If you finish your bracelet and find you would like to add more length, you can add more loops with knots to the tail. Trim the tail to your liking.
Approximate Size: 10 Inches
Estimated Time:3 Hours
Difficulty Level:Beginner/Intermediate

Tools & Supplies: KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Dark Brown (STRNG-0112)
Perfect End Thread Burner (BURN)
GS Hypo Cement (GS-HYPO)
Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Chrysolite Opal (5000-CHO4, qty 36)
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Transparent Luster Mauve Hex Cut Delicas (DBLH0106, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Inside Color Lined Crystal/Rose Delicas (DBL0902, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Rose (5000-RO4, qty 27)
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Transparent Rainbow Light Magenta Hex Cut Seed Beads (DBLH0056, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Tanzanite AB (5328-TANAB4, qty 27)
Swarovski 5053 6mm Mini Square Bead Fern Green (5053-FGN6, qty 4)
Antique Silver Morning Flower Button (BTN-024, qty 1)
1.5mm Natural Light Brown Round Leather by the Foot (BTF-0234, qty 4)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Chrysolite AB Full Coat (5000-CSLABC4)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Tanzanite AB 2x (5328-TAN2AB4)
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Opaque Luster Pastel Pink Delicas (DBL0234)
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Transparent Rainbow Light Raspberry Delicas (DBL0062)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Rose AB (5000-ROAB4)
Swarovski 5053 6mm Mini Square Bead Dark Moss Green (5053-DMG6)
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Transparent Luster Raspberry Hex Cut Seed Beads (DBLH0104)
Antique Pewter Countryside Button (BTN-026)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Chrysolite Opal
Code: 5000-CHO4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33$0.30$0.27
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Transparent Luster Mauve Hex Cut Seed Beads
Code: DBLH0106
8/0, 8g Bag 
1-45-910+
$3.92$3.64$3.38
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Inside Color Lined Crystal/Rose Delicas
Code: DBL0902
8/0, 8g Bag 
1-45-910+
$3.36$3.11$2.88
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Rose
Code: 5000-RO4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33$0.30$0.27
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Transparent Rainbow Light Magenta Hex Cut Seed Beads
Code: DBLH0056
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.36$3.11$2.88
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Tanzanite AB
Code: 5328-TANAB4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16$0.15$0.13
Qty>
Swarovski 5053 6mm Mini Square Bead Fern Green
Code: 5053-FGN6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.68$0.63$0.57
Qty>
Antique Silver Morning Flower Button
Code: BTN-024
Diameter 20mm, Ligne 6.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.60$1.43$1.29
Qty>
Leather Cord USA 1.5mm Natural Light Brown Round Leather by the Foot
Code: BTF-0234
Diameter 1.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$0.36$0.33$0.30
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Chrysolite AB Full Coat
Code: 5000-CSLABC4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.40$0.36$0.33
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Tanzanite AB 2x
Code: 5328-TAN2AB4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.19$0.17$0.15
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Opaque Luster Pastel Pink Delicas
Code: DBL0234
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.36$3.11$2.88
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Transparent Rainbow Light Raspberry Delicas
Code: DBL0062
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.36$3.11$2.88
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Rose AB
Code: 5000-ROAB4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.35$0.32$0.29
Qty>
Swarovski 5053 6mm Mini Square Bead Dark Moss Green
Code: 5053-DMG6
Diameter 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.68$0.63$0.57
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Transparent Luster Raspberry Hex Cut Seed Beads
Code: DBLH0104
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.92$3.64$3.38
Qty>
Antique Pewter Countryside Button
Code: BTN-026
Diameter 20mm, Ligne 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$1.99$1.84$1.70
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Dark Brown
Code: STRNG-0112
Length Approx. 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49$4.17$3.79
Qty>
Perfect End Thread Burner
Code: BURN
Price: $22.99
Qty>
GS Hypo Cement
Code: GS-HYPO
1/3 fl oz 
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Price: $5.14
Qty>



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