Former innovation team member Lorelei Eurto created this great tutorial. I love Lorelei’s choice of design elements to pull off this boho-western style. Learn how to use Crystal Clay, turquoise beads, rhinestone chain and waxed linen cording to create this great looking Starbright Wrap Channel Bead Bracelet.
Starbright Wrap Channel Bead Epoxy Bracelet
By Lorelei Eurto
1 Channel Bead Large – Antique Silver (cbl-sb)
2 Channel Bead Small – Antique Gold (cbs-gb)
4 Jumpring Large Rope – Antique Gold (jrlr-gb)
2 Brass Stamping Mini Star – Brass (mems-bb)
4 Crystal Chatons – Turquoise Chaton (cha-tur)
16 inches Rhinestone Chain 18ss – Antique Gold (rc18-cb)
Hook & Eye Clasp Set – Antique Gold (hec-gb)
16 inches 4mm Brown Leather cording
8 Inches Brass 20 gauge wire
20 Teal Glass Size 6 seed beads
30 inches 4 ply Waxed linen cording
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Mix Crystal Clay as per instructions. Cover the large spool bead with a generous layer of clay.
Gently press 4 closed rope jump rings into the clay on all four sides. Press 2 star components into the clay in the center of 2 of the jump rings. Press 2 teal chatons into the clay in the center of the other 2 jump rings. Set aside to dry.
String 10 glass seed beads onto a 6 inch section of waxed linen cording. Wrap the beaded section around 1 small spool bead. Tie a double overhand knot and trim excess cording. Repeat step 3 for second spool bead.
Form a stop on the leather cording using waxed linen cording. Take a 9 inch section of cording, tie an overhand knot around the cording and leave a 1-2 inch tail. Place this cording approximately 4 inches from one end. Wrap the cording around the leather tightly, about 9-10 times, leaving a tail. Tie the two tails into a double overhand knot. Trim excess cording with flush cutters or scissors.
String one seed beaded spool bead, the focal bead (once clay has cured) and 1 seed beaded spool bead. Repeat step 4, tightening up the beads together on the leather. The wrapped linen cording will keep everything in place on the leather cording.
Cut the cup chain into two sections. One should be measured against the leather so that the cup chain is about a half an inch from the end of the leather. Using the linen cording, tie an overhand knot around the first rhinestone on the chain, and around the leather cording. Hold the tail of the cording against the leather, and start wrapping the cording around the leather, linen cord tail, and cup chain. Wrap the cording twice between each rhinestone chain.
At the end, tie a double overhand knot around the last rhinestone and trim the excess cording.
Repeat step 6-7 with the other half of the cup chain.
Cut the 20 gauge wire in half. Using one piece, bend one end of the wire around round nose pliers forming a U at about 1 inch from the end. Holding the u at the end of the leather cording tightly with your right hand, start wrapping the longer wire tail around the shorter tail and around the leather cord, about 6 times. Trim the short tail of wire with flush cutters. Tuck the wrapped end in with chain nose pliers. Repeat this step for the other wire at the other end of the bracelet.
Open the loop on the hook clasp and attach it to the wire on one end. Open the eye loop and attach it to the wire on the other end. Bracelet will wrap twice around the wrist.
Shop the Supplies:
- Channel Beads
- Jumpring Large Rope
- Brass Stamping Mini Star
- Crystal Chatons – Turquoise
- Rhinestone Chain 18ss
- Hook & Eye Clasp Set – Antique Gold
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