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Magenta Twilight Wrap Bracelet

About this design:

As soon as I saw Heather's bracelet focals at the Bead and Button show I wanted to make a wrap bracelet. I wanted to use either leather or ribbon for the wrapping. When I saw Hawaiian Rainbow in the silk ribbon everything fell into place. Gaea's ceramic mermaid gem geode, with The BeadsNest lampwork blue rondelle make this bracelet feel like a bouquet on my wrist.

What you’ll need:

  • polymer clay link 35x25mm
  • 2 ceramic gem geodes
  • 2 lampwork glass rondelles
  • 2 7.25mm jump rings
  • hand dyed silk ribbon 1/2" with hand-sewn edges

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
The holes in the Humble Beads Polymer Clay Magenta Dandelion Link are too small for the ribbon to go through so I placed a 7.25mm Vintaj Arte Metal Jump Ring in each hole. I then strung the ribbon on the backside of the polymer clay link, making sure that it was center on the ribbon, then I knotted the ribbon onto the jump ring.
Step 2:
You want to place knots along the ribbon if you are stringing beads on to help keep them in place and to add visual interest without added cost. Before placing knots, string on your beads in the vicinity you want them in. Wrap the bracelet around your wrist to figure out where to place your knots. Begin knotting from the center of your bracelet out. After every couple knots, re-wrap your bracelet so that you can adjust your bead placement and figure out where to place the next knots. Doing this will save you a lot of unknotting :-) You can see in this image where I ended up placing my knots.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Love this great idea and design Ali!

  2. K Dickinson
    K Dickinson says:

    Ali, I am inspired by all your designs, but intimidated at the same time. I think I just need to dive in, make a couple things and shake the fear. Your work is wonderful.


  3. Julieberry6
    Julieberry6 says:

    This is such a beautiful way to use that bright, bold Humble Link! It is really cool to see how you took a colorful piece and added even more color to make it work! I definitely want to make a variation on this design myself!

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    ladybugjaz63 says:

    I love dandelions.. so I just ordered one from Heather in a different color palette.. Cant wait to make mine.. :)

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    D Giacobbe says:

    What length ribbon did you use? Lovely design..

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