Introduction: Betty's Summer Lunch Date Cuff
- 1 screen pendant set
- 2.5 turns Memory Wire, cut into two 1.25 turn pieces
- Beads (please choose these sizes, but beads can be faceted or round)
- 23 of size 8mm
- 21 of size 6mm
- 39 of size 4mm
- 2 heavy head pins, 1.5 inch
- 2 jump rings, 5mm
- 36 inches beading wire, .014" 21 strand
- Memory wire looping pliers
- Wire cutters
- Chain nose pliers
- Memory wire cutters
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Step 1: Thread Beads Onto Beading Wire and Screen
Thread an 8 mm bead onto the beading wire and stitch the beading wire onto the center of the screen as shown. Knot the beading wire on the back of the beading screen leaving one long tail. Pass this longer tail to the front of the beading screen.
Step 2: Continue to Attach Beads Onto Screen
Thread 7-6mm beads onto the long tail of the beading wire and loop them around the 8 mm bead. Pass the beading wire through the beading screen to the back of the screen next to the first bead on the strand. You should have a circle of 6 mm beads around the 8 mm bead. Using the beading wire stitch the bead circle down to the beading screen. End with the beading wire coming through the front of the beading screen.
Step 3: And Continue to Bead...
In an alternating pattern thread 7-4 mm and 7-6 mm beads onto the beading wire. Loop the beads around the circle of 6 mm beads and stitch down as in step #2. Knot the beading wire on the back of the beading screen.
Step 4: Attach Beading Screen Back and Thread Memory Wire Through the Prong
Fit the beading screen into the prong back. Using your chain nose pliers fold down the prongs taking care not to scratch the back. Feed one Memory Wire turn between the beading screen and the prong back under a prong. Repeat with the remaining Memory Wire turn on the opposite prong.
Step 5: Thread Beads Onto the Memory Wire
On to one end of a Memory Wire turn feed beads in the following order: 1-4mm, 1-6mm, 5-8mm, 1-6mm, 7-4 mm. Using your round nose pliers turn the end of the memory wire into a spiral wrap as shown. Repeat with remaining ends of the Memory Wire.
Step 6: Create Dangle for End of Bracelet
Thread an 8 mm bead onto a head pin. Trim and loop the head pin to create a dangle. Repeat with remaining 8 mm bead. Using chain nose pliers and 5 mm jump rings attach the bead dangles to the loops on the ends of the cuff bracelet.