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Rainbow Sacred Heart Bracelet

Rainbow Sacred Heart Bracelet
Rainbow Sacred Heart Bracelet

Project details:

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This 5-wrap color-blocked stretch bracelet is an invigorating rainbow display, each wrap a different color!

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Tips:

Begin or end stringing with the bail. Its large hole is perfect for hiding the knot!

If adding beads for a larger bracelet 3 beads is about 1/2", so add beads to each block of color accordingly. (Example: adding 3 beads to each block/wrap - a total of 15 beads - will make an approx. 7 1/4" bracelet.)

When doing a lot of stretch cord stringing brush a little bit of super glue onto about 1" of the end of the cord. It stiffens it just a bit which makes the stringing easier. When you're done cut that bit off before you tie your knot.

Supplies you’ll need:

1 Sacred Heart Char 1 Beaded Bail 19 8/0 Beaded Seed Bead 1 Oval Jump Ring 20ga 4x3mm ID 40 Czech Glass 4mm Fire Polish Beads each of five colors (purple, blue, green, yellow, and red - 200 beads total) Stretch Cord, 0.8mm, clear GS Hypo Cement adhesive, or clear nail polish

Tools:

chain nose pliers (2) scissors beading board for arranging beads before stringing (optional) bead stopper or small binder clip (optional)

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 34" (overall bracelet size about 6 3/4")

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1

Cut about 40" of stretch cord, or work directly on spool. Pre-stretch by pulling firmly from both ends a few times.

Step 2

If using cord cut from the spool, attach a bead stopper about 3" from one end.

Step 3

String on bail, then *10 purple fire-polish beads and one 8/0 bead*. Repeat * through * once.

Step 4

Switching to blue beads string * through * 4 times. Repeat with green, yellow and red beads.

Step 5

String 10 purple beads, one 8/0 bead and 10 purple beads.

Step

Step 6

Secure ends of stretch cord together with a surgeon's knot (Fig 1) next to bail, making sure all slack is taken up. Pull cord from all directions to make sure knot is secure. Add a small drop of adhesive or nail polish and allow to dry.

Step 7

Once dry, thread one tail through bail to other side and pull knot inside. Trim cord ends close to knot.

Step 8

Open jump ring and attach to bail. Before closing add charm. Close jump ring.

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Piece
1-9$0.30
10-19$0.24
20+$0.18
Spool
$2.70
Spool
$4.70
50 beads
1$1.80
2-4$1.62
5+$1.48
50 beads
1$1.60
2-4$1.44
5+$1.31
Piece
1$5.70
2-4$5.42
5+$5.13
Piece
1$4.60
2-4$4.37
5+$4.14
50 beads
1$1.70
2-4$1.53
5+$1.39
Strand of 50
1-2$2.30
3-5$2.12
6+$1.91
50 beads
1$1.80
2-4$1.62
5+$1.48
50 beads
1$1.60
2-4$1.44
5+$1.31
50 beads
1$1.70
2-4$1.53
5+$1.39
50 beads
1$1.60
2-4$1.44
5+$1.31