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Hopeful Bracelet

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Hopeful Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Create a beautiful message of hope in your jewelry with our templates for creating breast cancer awareness bracelets. Choose from bracelets displaying the word "Hope" or "Survivor" to show everyone that you are fighting for a cause close to your heart. These bracelets are made using The Ricks Beading Loom.

Step one:
Choose a pattern for your bracelet and a bracelet size from the ones provided in this PDF. These patterns are meant to be used as a guideline for your project. Depending on how accurate you set the length of the loom or how tight you weave, your piece could come out differently.

Step two:
Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to warp the loom using the guidelines below:
  • For the "Hope" bracelet size 6, you will set the loom length to 139mm for 81 rows of seed beads
  • For the "Hope" bracelet size 7, you will set the loom length to 163mm for 95 rows of seed beads
  • For the "Survivor" bracelet size 6, you will set the loom length to 137mm for 80 rows of seed beads
  • For the "Survivor" bracelet size 7, you will set the loom length to 164mm for 96 rows of seed beads
To create a size in between those listed, adjust the loom accordingly or shorten or lengthen the bracelet at the clasp by adding or subtracting beads on the button or tail of the loop. Do not change the loop size, as it is sized to fit around the button.

Step three:
Please see our Handy Tip on how to add weft thread to the loom if you run short part of the way through your project. When you are done adding beads to the bracelet, tie off the warp threads and trim. Tie off the weft threads and then use what is left to sew on the TierraCast antique silver-plated pewter apple blossom flower button (not listed in components) and to make the loop for the closure. Again, see the above Handy Tip to learn how to tie off warp and weft threads.

Step four:
When attaching the button, add four of the Miyuki 11/0 opaque bright rose Delicas to the thread and then wrap the thread around the button loop several times. Run the thread back through the beads and tie it off. Run the thread to the next position, add four of the opaque bright rose Delicas and wrap it around the button loop. Go back through the beads and tie off the thread and trim.

Step five:
When creating the loop, add four opaque bright rose Delicas to the thread, followed by one Miyuki 11/0 opaque white Delica, one Miyuki 11/0 opaque pearl canary Delica, another white Delica, 25 opaque bright rose Delicas and one white Delica. Take your thread through the canary Delica and then add another white Delica and four opaque bright rose Delicas. Run the thread through all the beads again to stabilize the loop. Tie off the thread and trim.
Approximate Size: 7 Inches
Estimated Time:4 Hours
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
RV Beading Room (TOOL-0077, qty )
Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123, qty )
Thread Heaven (THRDHVN, qty )
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Rose (STRNG-0106, qty )
The BeadSmith 10 Short Beading Needles 20-Pack (NEED-09, qty )
List of Components:
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Bright Rose Delicas (DB1371, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans AB Matte Pink Mist Delicas (DB0868, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque White (DB0200, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Pearl Canary Delicas (DB1562, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Apple Blossom Flower Button (SA-6549, qty )
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Matte AB Berry/Fuchsia Delicas (DB0873, qty )
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Matte Pink Mist Delicas (DB1263, qty )
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque AB White (DB0202, qty )
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Canary Delicas (DB1132, qty )
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Baby Pink (STRNG-0113, qty )
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Apple Blossom Flower Button (GA-6549, qty )
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Apple Blossom Flower Button (BRO-6549, qty )
15.7mm Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Scroll Pattern Round Button (BTN-229, qty )

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Bright Rose Delicas
Code: DB1371
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.96$3.67$3.41
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans AB Matte Pink Mist Delicas
Code: DB0868
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.96$3.67$3.41
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque White
Code: DB0200
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.62$3.35$3.11
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Pearl Canary Delicas
Code: DB1562
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$4.18$3.88$3.60
Qty>

Alternate Components

TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Apple Blossom Flower Button
Code: SA-6549
Diameter 14.5mm, Total Height 5mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.56$1.44$1.33
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Matte AB Berry/Fuchsia Delicas
Code: DB0873
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$4.54$4.22$3.91
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Matte Pink Mist Delicas
Code: DB1263
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.96$3.67$3.41
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque AB White
Code: DB0202
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.62$3.35$3.11
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Canary Delicas
Code: DB1132
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.62$3.35$3.11
Qty>
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Baby Pink
Code: STRNG-0113
Length Approx. 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49$4.17$3.79
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Apple Blossom Flower Button
Code: GA-6549
Length 14mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.76$1.62$1.50
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Apple Blossom Flower Button
Code: BRO-6549
Length 14.5mm, Width 14.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.45$1.33$1.23
Qty>
15.7mm Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Scroll Pattern Round Button
Code: BTN-229
Diameter 16mm, Height 3.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.39$1.28$1.18
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The Ricks Beading Loom
Code: TOOL-0077
Price: $49.89
Qty>
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Price: $5.14
Qty>
Thread Heaven
Code: THRDHVN
.75 ounces 
Price: $3.99
Qty>
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Rose
Code: STRNG-0106
Length Approx. 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49$4.17$3.79
Qty>
The BeadSmith 10 Short Beading Needles 20-Pack
Code: NEED-09
Length 1 inch, Size 10 
1-56-1112+
$2.39$2.21$2.04
Qty>



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