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Purity

Dakota Stones Dzi Beads and TierraCast Lotus Bracelet
designed by Cheri Carlson
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueSimple Stringing
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size6 1/2 Inches

I think the earthy colors of the gemstone beads in this bracelet are a nice contrast with the shining gold TierraCast accents.

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Lotus blossoms are a symbol of purity because they bloom out of murky and muddy waters looking pristine and fresh. The earthy colors of the Dakota Stones gemstone beads in this bracelet look like muddled waters surrounding the shining TierraCast lotus bead at the center of the design. See more of this bracelet and learn Cheri's design process for creating bracelets in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Lotus Puffed Bead
Code GA-5823
Material Gold-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Dimensions 13.6 x 4.6mm Hole Size 0.5mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $2.62
3 $2.33
Dakota Stones 8mm Cool Dzi Agate Circle Pattern Round Bead Strand
Code R1447
Material Agate Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 8.4mm Hole Size 1.2mm Strand Length Approx 15" Sold by the Strand
1 $14.74
Dakota Stones Bloodstone 8mm Star Cut Round Bead Strand
Code R1484
Material Bloodstone Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 8 x 7mm Hole Size 0.8mm Strand Length Approx 15" Sold by the Strand
1 $17.48
Dakota Stones 4mm Fancy Jasper Faceted Round Bead Strand
Code R1384
Material Jasper Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 4.3 x 4.3mm Outside Diameter 4.3mm Strand Length Approx 8" Sold by the Strand
1 $6.99
TierraCast 7mm Gold-Plated Pewter Nugget Spacer Bead with 2mm Hole
Code G-0450
Material Gold-Plated Brand TierraCast Hole Size 2.0mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA More Measurements Diameter 7mm, Length 2.5mm
1 $0.37
20 $0.32
TierraCast Gold 5mm Nugget Heishi Spacer
Code G-0435
Material Gold-Plated Brand TierraCast Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.25
20 $0.21
TierraCast Gold-Plated Pewter Hammered Hook and Eye Clasp Set
Code G-6229
Material Gold-Plated Finish Hammered Brand TierraCast Dimensions 19.4 x 10.6mm Hole Size 1.7mm Sold by the Set Place Of Origin USA
1 $2.00
3 $1.77
TierraCast Small Gold-Plated Brass Open Round Jump Ring
Code GF-0024
Material Gold-Plated Brand TierraCast Dimensions 5.6 x 0.8mm Outside Diameter 5.6mm Aspect Ratio 5.0x Thickness 20 Gauge Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA More Measurements Opening Diameter 4mm
1 $0.07
90 $0.06
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code GF-CRM2
Material Gold-Filled Dimensions 2.0 x 2.0mm Features Crimpable Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA More Measurements Inside diameter 1.4mm
1 $0.21
30 $0.18
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2.5mm Crimp Cover
Code FIND-0022
Material Gold-Filled Features Crimpable Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.26
20 $0.22
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code ZP49-30F-019
Material Stainless Steel Brand Artbeads Thickness 0.019 Inches Wire Type 49-Strand Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan More Measurements Length 30 feet
1 $12.99
Bead Crimper Tool
Code TOOL-100
1 $13.99
Nipper Tool
Code TOOL-101
1 $7.99
Mighty Crimper
Code TOOL-118
1 $14.99
EZ Bracelet Mini - Travel Size Measuring Cone
Code TOOL-148
Place Of Origin USA
1 $9.29
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Code BEADSTPR
Place Of Origin USA
1 $4.49
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