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Coral Coasts Bracelet

About this design:

When I designed this bracelet, it was March and the Michigan winter was dragging on. My strong desire to visit a seashore, ANY seashore led me to this combination of components. The dainty, sparkly crystal bead chain is fantastic. The use of the African glass bead at the end on either side keeps the pressure on the the bead rather than the jump rings at the ends of the chain when pulling the bracelet on and off.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut 4.5" of each of your chain colors x2.
With your first set of chain lengths, double over your chain and attach a jump ring. This essentially creates a loop. Do this for each of your chain pieces in the first set. Take 3 10" lengths of 4-ply waxed linen or 10# hemp through the jump rings.
Step 2:
With your second set of chain lengths attach a jump ring to each chain at one end. String 3 10" lengths of 4-ply waxed linen or 10# hemp through the jump rings.
Step 3:
Pull the second set of chain halfway through the first set of chain's loop. Take the unfinished ends of chain from the second set and match up each end attaching with the jump ring already in place.
Step 4:
At each end of the bracelet where you now have cord, double them over and string the 6 strands through one 8-10mm African glass round. Pull all the way down and secure in place with an overhand knot.
Step 5:
Use 8" of either waxed linen 7-ply or 20# hemp to make a sliding square knot closure to finish your bracelet.

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  1. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I think this is a great bracelet…not real sure about the sliding square knot, but I think I can do it. Thanks Ali!!

  2. kye
    kye says:

    This is really beautiful! Love the colors. I’ve never worked with waxed linen. This makes me want to give it a try.

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    Moogie says:

    I’m so glad you posted a new way to use that pretty bead chain as well as a new bracelet technique. I’ve missed your creativity!
    I really like this design. You can use so many different components/stringing materials to make it. But the petite bead chain is beautiful. I’d try that first.

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    ClovisakaLois says:

    Love the colors and the design using the new chain. This bracelet actually determined my choice of colors and particular items on my latest order!

  5. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Thank you, Ali, for those wonderfl design! Like you, I’m sick of winter. We still have snow and cold but a lot less than last week! I agree with Moogie that it is a refreshing and beautiful way to use the beaded chain. The beads at the ends are a smart technique. And all in today’s fashion colors.

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    C Dallara says:

    Why isn’t the blue bead chain listed in products needed and do you need all the waxed linen listed?

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