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Ali's Spring Rain Bracelet


About this design:

I chose to make a bracelet from the Spring Rain necklace/bracelet kit. It started off as a heavy-looking piece, but the longer I worked with it, the more I realized that I would rather have a delicate piece. So I started over (3 times) :)

I ended up with this bracelet that incorporates wire and leather with items from the kit.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Vintaj Spring Rain Necklace/Bracelet Kit
  • 2' leather cord
  • 2 Vintaj creative hoops
  • approx. 8' hemp cord
  • approx. 9' 24 gauge wire

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Take your 24 gauge wire and begin wrapping beads onto the cuff. Only string one bead on at a time. I wrapped the wire back under each bead after I wrapped the bead to the hoop.
Step 2:
Take your hemp and wire together and wrap onto the hoop.
Step 3:
To attach charms to the hoop once it has been wrapped, make the loops on your wire wrapped charms large enough. I went way back on my round nose pliers, but you could also use your bail making pliers.
Step 4:
To finish off the ends of your creative hoops, make the ends of the loop over using the bail making pliers.
Step 5:
Finally, I took my 2 bracelets and made sure that the shapes were the same before connecting them.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    What a beautiful work of art!

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a fabulous bracelet design, Ali! Love the color palette! Thanks for the instructions, too! :D

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Ali, you’re the best! Thanks for the instructions! This piece is gorgeous!

  4. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    gorgeous!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Gorgeous bracelet Ali!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I LOVE this idea Ali!
    Your crativity with mixed media is always an inspiration to me. Thank you. Because I never know what to do with so many of the wonderful new things LB is carrying. You are a great help to me!

  7. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks everyone! I am actually working on a necklace made from the chunkier remnants of this bracelet. It won’t be Spring Rain, but I think it’ll still be pretty cool … one of those necklaces that I would wear everyday of summer. :-)

  8. BrendaBeads
    BrendaBeads says:

    Wow! This is stunning! Your talent is amazing!

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    Sheryl A says:

    It is so pretty.It is just such a beautiful braclet.

  10. LizaDee - Bobbie
    LizaDee - Bobbie says:

    Wonderful use of the colors and textures…just beautiful!

  11. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Love this Ali! You are so talented!

  12. DB
    DB says:

    I love the look but don’t like winding wire so will probably not do this but I absolutely LOVE the kits. They make it so handy, and also give us an upfront idea of how much a project will cost.

  13. Timber
    Timber says:

    Very organic! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  14. desert beader
    desert beader says:

    I love the blues, nice mix of lights and darks textures,pretty feminine assesory.

  15. beadelena
    beadelena says:

    Ali–I have been watching your work and I envy your creativity and putting out so many different things. I don’t have much time to fully comment but I’ll be back. Good Job! EW

  16. S Kershner
    S Kershner says:

    What did you use for a clasp?
    Have the materials – ready to make me one!

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    Sherri o says:

    Although the product list showed 2′ of leather, I didn’t see in the instructions. What did I miss?

  18. beadelena
    beadelena says:

    Oh Ali, you’ve done it again. Its stunning and just my taste too! Be proud. And thank you for your generous instructions. Thank you so much! Elena

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    Ozaria B says:

    Loved your braclet, reminds me of native jewerly, also I love dangle types stuff . Keep up the good work.

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    S Wooten says:

    STUNNING!

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