Blue Cats Eye 2 Strand Bracelet: Project Instructions

Blue Cats Eye 2 Strand Bracelet: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 20th Mar 2019

Cats eyes beads are made using a method that uses fibre optics to cause the white reflective circles that are representative of gemstone cats eye beads. This two strand bracelet features glass cats eye beads and two strand spacer beads.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 60cm tigertail
  • 2 strong jump rings
  • 2 small crimps
  • 1 toggle clasp
  • 14 small decorative metal beads
  • 2 decorative metal beads with large holes
  • 6 three strand fancy filigree spacers
  • 26 x 4mm round cats eye beads

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Twirly Wirlie Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Crimping Pliers

INSTRUCTIONS

Take the piece of tigertail and fold it in half. Pick up one of the jump rings and open it slightly (as the jump rings are quite strong, you will need to use to sets of pliers, your crimping pliers and twirly wirlies will be fine). Thread on the circle end of the toggle clasp and close it securely. Thread the jump ring onto the tigertail and make it sit in the fold. Thread a small crimp over the two strands and up to the jump ring. Pull up tightly, making sure the jump ring is still sitting in the fold. Crimp down.

Over the two strands, thread a decorative metal bead with a large hole (to hide the crimp). Now thread a 4mm round cats eye bead over the two strands. Split the strands up and thread onto strand 1 a small decorative metal bead followed by a 4mm round cats eye bead. Thread onto strand 2 a small decorative metal bead followed by a 4mm round cats eye bead. Now begin your pattern. Thread the following onto their respective strands:

STRAND ONE

  • left-hand side of the three strand fancy filigree spacer (FS1)
  • a 4mm round cats eye bead
  • a small decorative metal bead
  • a 4mm round cats eye bead

STRAND TWO

  • right-hand side of the three strand fancy filigree spacer (FS1)
  • a 4mm round cats eye bead
  • a small decorative metal bead
  • a 4mm round cats eye bead

Repeat another 6 times. Now thread on:

STRAND ONE

  • a 4mm round cats eye bead
  • a small decorative metal bead

STRAND TWO

  • a 4mm round cats eye bead
  • a small decorative metal bead

Bring the two strands back together and thread a 4mm round cats eye bead over the two strands, followed by a decorative metal bead with a large hole and a small crimp. Put your bracelet aside and pick up one of the jump rings and open it slightly. Thread on the bar end of the toggle clasp and close it securely. Pick your bracelet back up and thread the jump ring over the two strands. Take the tail end of the tigertail and thread it over the top of the jump ring and through the large crimp. Pull up tightly, crimp down and cut off any excess tigertail.

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