Carnelian Dawn Bracelet
Free Jewelry Making Pattern
By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com
1 – 34 inch Strand of Gunmetal-Colored Buddy Braids
2 – Gunmetal 2mm Crimp Tubes
2 – Gunmetal 2 inch Ball Pins
102 – Gunmetal 3mm Round Metal Beads
34 – Gunmetal 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles
18 – Magnetic Hematite 8x5mm Faceted Tubes
70 – Citrine 4mm Glass Crystal Bicones
19 – Red Carnelian 6mm Semiprecious Rounds
Create Red Carnelian Drops
Red Carnelian Drops (2) - Add 1 – Red Carnelian 6mm Semiprecious Round to a ball pin. Make a 90° bend in ball pin above the bead. Using round nose pliers (or any pliers you have) hold the ball pin near the angle and bend it around the pliers to make a loop. Wrap down around ball pin creating as many coils as you can. Trim any extra. Repeat 1 time.
1. Take one end of your Buddy Braids wire and thread 1 crimp tube approximately an inch from the end. Thread the loop of 1 – Red Carnelian Drop. Thread the Buddy Braids back through the crimp tube. Using crimping pliers (or any pliers you have) squeeze the crimp tube about a 1/8th of an inch away from the loop of the Red Carnelian Drop. See illustration 1. Trim the excess leaving about a half an inch, you will thread the beads over both.
2. Thread the following:
a. 1 – Citrine 4mm Crystal Bicone, 1 – Magnetic Hematite 8x5mm Faceted Tube, 1 – Citrine 4mm Crystal Bicone, 3 – Gunmetal 3mm Round Metal Beads, 1 – Citrine 4mm Crystal Bicone, 1 – Gunmetal 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Red Carnelian 6mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Gunmetal 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Citrine 4mm Crystal Bicone, and 3 – Gunmetal 3mm Round Metal Beads.
b. Repeat pattern in Step (a.) 16 times.
c. 1 – Citrine 4mm Crystal Bicone, 1 – Magnetic Hematite 8x5mm Faceted Tube, and 1 – Citrine 4mm Crystal Bicone.
4. Thread 1 crimp tube and the other Red Carnelian Drop. Thread the wire back through the crimp tube after going through the loop on the Red Carnelian Drop. Thread the wire through several beads (See Illustration 2). Using your pliers, squeeze the crimp tube about a 1/8th of an inch away from the Red Carnelian Drop and an 1/8th of inch away from the last bead to leave space for your bracelet to wrap easier. Trim the excess wire as close to the bead as you can.
You are done!! To put this bracelet on simply wrap it around your wrist several times, the magnetic hematite beads will line up and keep it in place! You can also wear this as a necklace, just line up several of the hematite beads and they will act as a clasp!!
**If the magnetic hematite beads do not line up and “stick” together you may need to adjust the length of your bracelet, you can do this by adding 4mm bicones to make it bigger or subtracting them to make it smaller.