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Instructions for Making the Ashley Multi-Strand Bracelet Kit

Instructions for Making the Ashley Multi-Strand Bracelet Kit


Go to www.beadaholique.com to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas! Hey this is Julie with beadaholique.com and today I’ll show you how to make the Ashley multi-strand bracelet kit
which is an exclusive kit from beadaholique.com I’ve got a couple
different color variations I wanna show you. This one here is the pink burgundy indian green with gold plated
findings this one here is blues and silvers and
then we’ve got one which is purple and bronzy champagne color and this has an antique brass finish findings and I’ll show
you quickly how the two clasp works just pull it apart and push it together it’s really easy to work with. So those
are the kind color variations and now when you buy the kit you’re
gonna get everything you see right here we’ve got some beading wire, we got some
crimped loops crimp covers, we have the tube clasp three different colors of beads We’ll provide you with enough beads to
make up to a nine and a half inch bracelet so in the video here I’m going to show you how to do a seven and a half inch bracelet but know that you’ll get extra beads if
you want to make it a little bit longer in terms of the tools you’ll need a ruler, a pair
of crimping pliers pair of cutters and pair of chain nose pliers so without further ado I wanna show you
how to make this bracelet so remember I showed you how to open up the clasp but to actually construct the bracelet we
want to leave the clasp in the closed position. I’m gonna start
off by measuring ourselves some beading wire and we want 12 inches per strand. I’m going to pre-cut
those right now got that cut take one strand, you’re gonna put a crimp tube onto it, put it through the hole so that we have a long tail sticking out
one end about 10 inches. You can actually see that
little crimp tubes slipped right through that hole make sure it stays on the other side and then loop it around and back through the crimp bead so we make a loop. Slide that crimp bead
down so it’s resting up against the loop. Now we
want one tail of a couple inches, you know this maybe a inch-and-a-half that’s fine and then we want the longer
tail. At this point I’m going to crimp my crimp bead and to do that you’ll see
you have your crimping pliers. You’ve got one notch that looks like a kidney bean
and another which is more of an oval shape you going to put the crimp tube into the notch thats kidney bean shaped
and see you don’t wanna hurt the metal of the tube clasp. You want it
to be right up against there but you don’t want it to actually, you don’t want
to crimp the metal. So there we go, it’s clear and
we’re just going to squeeze we’ve a made a nice indent in our crimp tube now. We’re gonna rotate it into the oval notch it’s little hard to see this on camera its upright in that oval notch and we’re
gonna squeeze and we just crimped my crimp tube. String our beads.
Start with the green ones Like I mentioned before I’m going to do a seven and a half inch bracelet which is going to require 28 of each color of bead. I’m going to string them all on one by one I’ve got twenty-eight beads strung on here I’m going to carefully scoot them down my
wire so I can take the short little tail that I have and feed it through at least two beads maybe
three it’s up to you it just makes that crimp bead a little
bit more secure if you don’t cut the wire right up against it those are all scooted down. I’ll scoot the rest of the beads all the way down. You see that little
tail is sticking out, that’s okay we’re gonna fix that up later so now we’re going to put on another
crimp tube and let that slide down and now are just going to go ahead and
find the corresponding loop on the other side of the clasp and this is
why we make this in the closed position because then you don’t have any worry that
you’re using the right loop for each strand. So again we just loop it the back and this time we’re gonna go through a
couple other beads see that wire come out. We’re gonna pull
it and by creating this bracelet in a closed
position it’ll also help to make sure that all your beads are
nice and spaced correctly. Sometimes if you were to
make it in the flat position and then try to
close it your beads might actually be too tight to make this nice arch so you eliminate
that risk as well I’ve got that pulled and take my crimping pliers again and I’m going to repeat the same action I
did on the other side. It goes into the kidney-shaped notch first. It’s cleared the loop. I’m gonna
squeeze now I’m going to rotate and squeeze again and we have a closed crimp. At this point I’ll cut off my
excess wire I’m going to apply my crimp covers take one crimp cover you can see it’s open. That’s what you’ll fit
around the crimped tube. Hold it in my pliers like so now I’m just going to fit it on top of that crimp tube and I’m gonna squeeze and now it looks
like a pretty gold bead there instead of the crimp tube do that on the other side so the opening is facing away from my
pliers go ahead slide it over the crimp tube squeeze. So one strand of my
multi-strand bracelet is done and now you’re just going to repeat that
same action with your other two pieces of cut wire and your other
colors of beads and the remaining tubes and covers and
when you’re done you’ll have something that looks like
this which is a really pretty piece of jewelry It’s a little tricky doing this yourself with a tube clasp but it’s doable and that is the Ashley multi-strand
bracelet kit from beadaholique.com Go to www.beadaholique.com to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

8 thoughts on “Instructions for Making the Ashley Multi-Strand Bracelet Kit”

  1. I appreciate the details. One of which you explain why you should keep the clasp closed. I have done this w/ a necklace. Taking great pains in thinking I had everything in its perspective hole. One was off. This necklace had 8 strands. Needless to say, I was terribly disappointed. Anyway, thank you for all of your great tips.

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