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Color cornucopia bracelet

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With the abundance of Czech glass beads now on the market, you’ll find a number of appealing color and style combinations. Pick out five styles and string each type on a strand separated with copper beads. It’s that easy! You’ll love the simple stringing as well as the lush look of this brilliant bracelet.

SUPPLIES

bracelet

  • 5 8-in. (20 cm) strands 9–18 mm Czech glass beads, in five styles
  • 30–40 4–12 mm copper beads, in five styles
  • 10 4 mm round spacers
  • flexible beading wire,.014 or.015
  • 6 in. (15 cm) 20-gauge wire 
  • 4 11 mm twisted rings
  • 2 10 mm twisted rings
  • 2 9 mm twisted rings
  • 3–4 4 mm oval jump rings
  • 10 crimp beads
  • toggle clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • crimping pliers (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

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1. Cut five 14-in. (36 cm) pieces of beading wire. On each wire, string a Czech glass bead and a copper bead. Repeat until the strand is within 2 in. (5 cm) of the finished length.

2. Cut a 3-in. (7.6 cm) piece of wire. Make a wrapped loop. On one side, on each wire, string a spacer, a crimp bead, and the loop. Go back through the beads just strung, tighten the wire, and crimp the crimp bead. Trim the excess wire.

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3. On one side, string two 11 mm twisted rings, a 10 mm ring, and a 9 mm ring. Make a wrapped loop. Open a jump ring and attach the loop. Use two or three more jump rings to attach the bar half of a toggle clasp. 

4. Check the fit, allowing 1 in. (2.5 cm) for finishing, and add or remove beads if necessary. Repeat step 2 on the other side. String two 11 mm rings, a 10 mm ring, and a 9 mm ring. Make the first half of a wrapped loop and attach the loop half of the clasp. Complete the wraps.
Czech glass beads from Midwest Beads, 262.781.7670, midwestbeads.com. Twisted rings and toggle clasp by TierraCast, available from Fusion Beads, 888.781.3559, fusionbeads.com. Check your local bead store for supplies. 
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