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Wire Wrapped Agate Cuff Bracelet

Wire Wrapped Agate Cuff Bracelet
I love jewelry projects. Seriously love them. Especially bracelets (gee, have you noticed?? LOL). So I tried my hand at a wire wrapped cuff, and for a first try, I’m pretty happy with it! The things is, I can’t help looking at it and seeing all the room I have for improvement. This bracelet took me closer to 90 minutes than my standard hour-or-less, but as far as supplies go and the process itself, it’s actually quite simple. Two gauges of silver plated copper wire. I made adjustments as I worked and I will note those in the post. First things first – the cuff itself. You don’t need to do anything fancy to connect the two ends. Now, cut off a length of wire that you think you can easily work with. The reason you want to start out at the center is because it’s easy to begin wrapping too tightly, and your bracelet can start getting squeezed smaller. Once you have reached the outer edge of the bead, take either wire, and thread it to the opposite side of the cuff’s frame. Related:  BEAUTIFUL BEADY THINGS :-)

Stoned Love: DIY Agate Necklace Fall is a time to crave things that are sumptuous, rich, and sometimes a little louche. That must explain why I'm suddenly hungry for leopard print (say what? me??) and saturated colors. I went through my rock collection (of course I have a rock collection), and found an agate slice that was perfect to turn into pendant. Tools and Materials: Strong glue Toothpicks Long chain Agate slice I began by laying out the chain, and centered the agate in the middle. Next, I squeezed glue onto a plate, and used a tooth pick to apply glue to the edge of the stone, beginning at the bottom of the stone. I pressed the chain into the glue, and continued to apply glue around the stone, and sticking on the chain. Once I made it to the top with on one side, I began at the bottom again from the other side until the chain on both sides met. Strands of glue wiped clean with a little nail polish remover and paper towel. Rock it.

Crocheted Wire Bracelet My pal Kelly called me and told me about this jewelry class she took that she promised would change my life. Kelly often makes these promises, but she did come across a pretty cool method for jewelry making fun. I've been wanting to get into jewelry making for awhile now, mostly because I want to be able to make the cute jewelry I see. Supples: "I" crochet hook, wire (.3 gaze...it was very pliable, you can use whatever, but this was best for me,and comes in all colors), 6 different beads (she used two of the same, but you will basically make 6 strands, so you can repeat your favorites, use the same one and just braid them all together, or use a combo of a few. There are a bunch of tools I didn't get, I was able to do it without those tools. You can see the beads, but they are below my hand that is hold the wire that I've folded over with about 3 inches left loose. Leave a little loop (big enough to put the crochet hook through), and wrap it around 3 times. 1 down, 5 to go. Braid. Bend.

UO Wire Heart Necklace/Bracelet Tutorial This is yet another super easy, super quick tutorial. This dainty wire heart bracelet from Urban Outfitters is great for summer; the gold and silver tones look great against tans! Plus, it's lightweight and you can layer them with other necklaces. The original is a bracelet, but in the tutorial I make both a bracelet and necklace. You can make whatever you want, just cut the chain accordingly. The copper heart is my bracelet, while the silver heart is the necklace. You can also vary the shape of the heart by using different forms to bend the wire around. I am not a "heart" person; I was thinking of making these to wear myself in lightning bolts, diamonds, half moons or any other cool symbol! Let's get started! Step 1: Gather materials. Step 2: Cut a length of wire, 1 foot is plenty. Step 3: Right next to the point in the "V", on the outside of the "V", place your pen/pencil. Step 5: Find the center of your bracelet/necklace chain, and split it into two equal lengths. Finished!

Crystal Caves - The Naica Mine of Chihuahua, Mexico It's "the Sistine Chapel of crystals," says Juan Manuel García- Ruiz. The geologist announced this week that he and a team of researchers have unlocked the mystery of just how the minerals in Mexico's Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals) achieved their monumental forms. Buried a thousand feet (300 meters) below Naica mountain in the Chihuahuan Desert, the cave was discovered by two miners excavating a new tunnel for the Industrias Peñoles company in 2000. The cave contains some of the largest natural crystals ever found: translucent gypsum beams measuring up to 36 feet (11 meters) long and weighing up to 55 tons. "It's a natural marvel," said García-Ruiz, of the University of Granada in Spain. To learn how the crystals grew to such gigantic sizes, García-Ruiz studied tiny pockets of fluid trapped inside. The crystals, he said, thrived because they were submerged in mineral-rich water with a very narrow, stable temperature range—around 136 degrees Fahrenheit (58 degrees Celsius).

Little Wishes - Beyond Beyond | Beyond Beyond ™ Well, we are dusting off our obligatory black armband over in Beyond Beyond land for one of our most favourite shops ever – Early Bright (mega sad face) they have been the purveyors of some delicious and inspirational bling that is more art than jewellery. And we just want to share one of the most beautiful pieces every a wish in a jar. We used to shake dandelion bushes when we were little in the vain belief that we would get a Barbie dream house, Michael Jackson tickets, the ability to breakdance overnight (although we never progressed beyond being able to do backspins), millionaire moolah, or our favourite wish was that we had been dropped off at the wrong house (sorry parental units) and we were really the offspring of some family with the financial clout of Daddy Warbucks and the Rothschild’s combined. About the author I'm the big kahuna with the whole shebang.

How to make twist wire bracelet STEP 1 - Firstly select beads you want to use, smaller beads will give more dainty bracelet. I used green agate, malachite chips, green cats eye beads and toho beads for this project. I used 26 gauge silver coloured florist wire you will need about 4ft x 2. STEP 2 - Use one length 26 gauge wire at a time. STEP 3 - Cross wires right under the bead as shown in the photo, then twist 3 times using thumb and forefinger. STEP 4 - Twisted bead will be held in place on 26 gauge wire now. STEP 5 - Mix up seed beads and round beads the closer the beads the more wire you will use. STEP 6 - Repeat with other strand. STEP 7 - Grasp two ends and make Y shape then twist with thumbs and forefingers about 1/2 " STEP 8 - You need enough twisted wire to be able to make a loop with round nose pliers. STEP 9 - Twist loop with round nose pliers and bring two ends around base of it to secure.

Holiday Earrings This pattern is fully illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions for both pair of earrings. They work up fast and make great gifts. Stitch: Triangle weave, netting Beads Used: Size 11 seed beads, 3mm fire-polished beads, 4mm bicone crystals, 4mm glass pearls Approx Finished Size: About .75 inches wide to by 1.5 inches long (not including findings) Pattern Price (Downloadable PDF only): $3.25 Payable through Paypal or major credit card for instant PDF download. Also available for sale via credit card without Paypal at Bead-Patterns.com Beads used in the photo above: for both pair: • Approximately 250 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki Bright Bronze (also called Golden Bronze) 11-0457G. • 36 size 3mm fire-polished beads: Czech Garnet. • 32 size 4mm bicone crystals: Swarovski Siam. • 28 size 4mm glass pearls: Swarovski bright gold or Czech light gold. For more online bead shops, check out my Online Bead Shopping page.

Crystal Bracelet #14 Tutorial : Crystal Bracelet #14Level : Beginner Another easy bracelet. Enjoy! The design is from Thai Crystal Magazine. Equipment :- Swarovski Bicone Crystal 4 mm.- Swarovski Pearl 6 mm. or Swarovski Round Crystal 6 mm.- Seed Bead- Nylon Thread- Clasp Here I used watch clasp. Cut nylon thread around 150 - 170 cm. Add one seed bead, one crystal and one seed bead to each thread. Repeat step 2 all the way to your desired length. Connect the bracelet to the other side of clasp. Now we string the threads back to the pearl (red arrow). String the threads to the seed beads (red arrows). Add one crystal, one seed bead and one crystal to each thread. Repeat step 6 and 7 until the end. Done! Easy, right? I also made this bracelet by using Swarovski round crystal instead of pearl. Enjoy beading! Oh, and thank you for everyone who sent me message asking how I was.

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