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Traveler Bracelet

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Traveler Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Gemstone beads in earthy colors mingle with leather and coppery shine in this stylish wrap bracelet. The wheel button adds a steampunk element to complete the look. The warm shimmer and rustic leather of this bracelet will put you in mind of an adventurous caravan traveling through dusty, unexplored lands.

Step one:
String the 22.5mm antique copper closed wheel round button onto the center of a two foot length of 1.5mm natural turkey red 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 know.

Step two:
For help with starting your bracelet, check out our Tips on Creating Wrap Style Bracelets. For the first row of beads, add one Czech Glass 3mm ultra luster English cut round bead. Add two 3mm ultra luster beads for the second row.

Step three:
Follow this pattern for the rest of the bracelet:
  • Two rows of three 3mm ultra luster beads
  • Two rows of three Czech glass 4mm jet Apollo English cut round beads
  • Two rows of two fire-polished 6mm opaque rose and topaz luster beads
  • One row of two Dakota Stones rainforest agate 6mm round beads
  • Three rows of four Czech Glass 3mm Apollo gold English cut round beads
  • One row of three jet Apollo beads
  • Three rows of four Czech glass 3mm matte Apollo English cut round beads
  • Three rows of two rainforest agate beads
  • One row of two fire-polished beads
  • Three rows of three jet Apollo beads
  • Three rows of four Apollo gold beads
  • One row of three jet Apollo beads
  • One row of two rainforest agate beads
  • One row of two fire-polished beads
  • One row of two rainforest agate beads
  • Three rows of four matte Apollo gold beads
  • One row of four Apollo gold beads
  • One row of two fire-polished beads
  • Two rows of three jet Apollo beads
  • Two rows of three 3mm ultra luster beads
  • One row of two ultra luster beads
  • One row of one ultra luster bead


Step four:
To finish your bracelet, 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. Create another knot in the leather about an inch away from your first knot to create a loop for your button. Add a Nunn Design antique copper-plated pewter faceted 6mm round bead to each end of the leather and knot the ends to keep the beads in place. Trim your leather if you need to.
Approximate Size: 7.5 Inches
Estimated Time: Two Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Dark Brown (STRNG-0112)
Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123)
6 piece Assorted Beading Needle and Threader Pack (SUP-0087)
List of Components:
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Opaque Rose and Topaz Luster (50pc Pack) (FPS-LS-ORT6, qty 1)
Czech Glass 3mm Ultra Luster English Cut Round Bead Mix (120pc Pack) (BEADS-0001, qty 1)
Czech Glass 3mm Apollo Gold English Cut Round Bead (120pc Pack) (BEADS-0003, qty 1)
Czech Glass 3mm Matte Apollo Gold English Cut Round Bead (120pc Pack) (BEADS-0004, qty 1)
Czech Glass 4mm Jet Apollo English Cut Round Bead (100pc Pack) (BEADS-0008, qty 1)
Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Faceted 6mm Round Bead (BEAD-3167, qty 2)
Dakota Stones Rainforest Agate 6mm Round Bead Strand (R0368, qty 1)
1.5mm Natural Turkey Red Round Leather by the Foot (BTF-0236, qty 2)
22.5mm Antique Copper Closed Wheel Round Button (BTN-193, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Pink Lemonade Luster (50pc Pack) (FPS-LS-PKL6)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Green Metallic (100pc Pack) (FPS-ME-GRN4)
Fire-Polished Bead 3mm Pink and Crystal AB Luster (120pc Pack) (FPS-LS-PICAB3)
Fire-Polished Bead 3mm Opaque Green Luster (120pc Pack) (FPS-LS-OGR3)
Fire-Polished Bead 3mm Opaque Rose and Topaz Luster (120pc Pack) (FPS-LS-ORT3)
22.5mm Antique Copper Roman Numeral Clock Round Button (BTN-196)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Opaque Rose and Topaz Luster (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-LS-ORT6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-45-910+
$3.20$2.96$2.74
Qty>
Czech Glass 3mm Ultra Luster English Cut Round Bead Mix (120pc Pack)
Code: BEADS-0001
Volume 120pc. Pack 
1-45-910+
$3.49$3.29$2.99
Qty>
Czech Glass 3mm Apollo Gold English Cut Round Bead (120pc Pack)
Code: BEADS-0003
Volume 120pc. Pack 
1-45-910+
$3.54$3.29$3.05
Qty>
Czech Glass 3mm Matte Apollo Gold English Cut Round Bead (120pc Pack)
Code: BEADS-0004
Volume 120pc. Pack 
1-45-910+
$3.54$3.29$3.05
Qty>
Czech Glass 4mm Jet Apollo English Cut Round Bead (100pc Pack)
Code: BEADS-0008
Volume 100pc.Pack 
1-45-910+
$3.43$3.19$2.96
Qty>
Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Faceted 6mm Round Bead
Code: BEAD-3167
Length 5mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.41$1.30$1.20
Qty>
Dakota Stones Rainforest Agate 6mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0368
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 6.5mm, Diameter 6.5mm 
1-34-78+
$7.08$6.58$6.12
Qty>
Leather Cord USA 1.5mm Natural Turkey Red Round Leather - By the Foot
Code: BTF-0236
Diameter 1.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$0.36$0.33$0.30
Qty>
22.5mm Antique Copper Closed Wheel Round Button
Code: BTN-193
Diameter 23mm, Ligne 8.5mm 
1-45-910+
$3.30$3.06$2.84
Qty>

Alternate Components

Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Pink Lemonade Luster (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-LS-PKL6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-45-910+
$3.20$2.96$2.74
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Green Metallic (100pc Pack)
Code: FPS-ME-GRN4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-45-910+
$3.34$3.09$2.87
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 3mm Pink and Crystal AB Luster (120pc Pack)
Code: FPS-LS-PICAB3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-45-910+
$4.46$4.14$3.84
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 3mm Opaque Green Luster (120pc Pack)
Code: FPS-LS-OGR3
Length 3mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.51$3.25$3.02
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 3mm Opaque Rose and Topaz Luster (120pc Pack)
Code: FPS-LS-ORT3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-45-910+
$3.51$3.25$3.02
Qty>
22.5mm Antique Copper Roman Numeral Clock Round Button
Code: BTN-196
Diameter 23mm, Ligne 7.5mm 
1-45-910+
$2.85$2.64$2.45
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>
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Price: $5.14
Qty>
6 piece Assorted Beading Needle and Threader Pack
Code: SUP-0087
1-910-1920+
$1.70$1.51$1.37
Qty>



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