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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

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    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Felted Beads!”:
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Sunset Bracelet


About this design:

With this bracelet, I wanted to focus on the delicate nature of the stone & vermeil links. To achieve this, I created 3 bracelets in one using 3mm beads, seed beads, waxed linen and leather all in complementary colors to bring out the twilight glow of the sun setting.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 16" 2-ply Irish waxed linen
  • 16" 4-ply Irish waxed linen
  • 2 9" 3mm leather lace
  • 1/2 strand of 3-4mm faceted rondelle
  • 1/2 strand of 3-4mm tumbled nuggets
  • 2 TierraCast large hole nugget heishi 5mm
  • 1 TierraCast barrel
  • 3 gemstone links in gold vermeil
  • 18 8/0 metallic seed beads

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut your 16" length of 2-ply Irish waxed linen in half. Attach the gemstone link by knotting to Irish waxed linen.
Step 2:
String faceted rondelles onto the 2-ply Irish waxed linen on either side of the bead link. The total length of my strand came to 7".
String tumbled nuggets onto the 4-ply Irish waxed linen.
Step 3:
Placing several knots throughout the length of your beaded strands while stringing makes a nice embellishment.
Step 4:
Knot the ends of the 2 beaded bracelet strands together.
Step 5:
For the leather bracelet strand, connect the gemstone links using the 6mm etched jump rings.
Step 6:
Attach the leather to the end jump ring on either side of the link pair using an overhand knot.
Step 7:
Line up all of your bracelet strands and knot together using an overhand knot at each end.
Step 8:
Slide tails (2 Irish waxed linen & leather lace) in opposing directions through the TierraCast barrel. Once you have passed all ends through the barrel, even them out and knot the separate side tails together 2"-3" from the knot joining all of the strands.

Buy Products from this Design

Saddle Deertan Leather Lace 3mm
per foot: $0.70
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Piece $0.74
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Measurements: 2x4mm hole

13" strand $14.70
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½ strand (loose) $7.85
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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Fascinating! When you mix mediums like that it looks so cool! When I do it, it looks like 4th grade art class. LOL

  2. A me
    A me says:

    Yes yes yes,your use of colors are so great,a winer in by book!

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the colors you chose for the beads, and you complimented them nicely with the wax linen! Gorgeous, Ali!

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Your design is, as always fantastic, love the eclectic mix :D

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  6. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    A WINNER !

  7. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    FANTASTIC! Those colors are awesome together, who knew? :-) Love the design too. Hope you’re planning on getting more Druzy in stock!!

  8. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Fantastic!!!

  9. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Can I ditto what Cindy said? I was thinking the same thing. My first reaction was,”How did she make that work?”
    It’s fabulous!! Your work is always a cut above.

  10. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    It’s – really REALLY lovely and so noticeable. It’s perfect.

  11. franny
    franny says:

    love it!!!

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Thanks Ali for sharing how to connect the three strands and make the sliding closure! I’ve seen something like it, but not with instructions. I’m going to copy this — in some form… :-)

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    C Miller-Day says:

    I’m a newbie at this jewelery making. That bracelet is awesome.
    thanks for detailed instructions and list of items to purchase. I’ll “try” to copy.

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