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Nuts for ceramics bracelet

These curved ceramic beads are just begging to be bracelets!

Accent the squirrel motif with leaf beads and woodsy-colored accent beads.

SUPPLIES  

  • ceramic beads
    • 3 40–45 mm bracelet blanks
    • 2 20 mm (medium) leaves
    • 4 10 mm tubes
    • 2 5 mm cubes
  • flexible beading wire, .019
  • 2 macro crimp beads
  • S-hook clasp with 2 soldered jump rings
  • chainnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • E6000 adhesive (optional)

Ceramic beads from Clay River Designs, clayriverdesigns.com. Check your local bead store for supplies.

INSTRUCTIONS
Nuts for ceramics bracelet Step 1

STEP 1

 

a.) Cut three 18-in. (46 cm) pieces of beading wire.

 

b.) Six inches (15 cm) from one end, over all three wires, tie two overhand knots. String a tube bead over all wires and tie two overhand knots.

Nuts for ceramics bracelet Step 2

STEP 2

 

a.) Over all three wires, string a bracelet blank.

 

b.) Repeat steps 1b and 2a twice, then step 1b.

Nuts for ceramics bracelet Step 3

STEP 3

 

On each side, string a leaf bead, tie two overhand knots, and string a cube bead.

Nuts for ceramics bracelet Step 4

STEP 4

 

On each side, string a crimp bead and a soldered jump ring. Go back through the beads just strung. Hold the crimp bead with chainnose pliers as you tighten the wires. Flatten the crimp bead.

Nuts for ceramics bracelet Step 5

STEP 5

 

On each side, tie the wire tails around the strand next to the cube bead. For extra security, glue the knot. Trim the excess wire. Attach an S-hook clasp to one of the soldered jump rings.

MAKE MATCHING EARRINGS
Continue the woodsy theme with a single leaf, or try dangles on antiqued brass chain.
Nuts for ceramics earrings

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