Trios Woven Bracelet
Designer Sara Oehler

Skill Level Advanced

Vitality Trio

Extreme Trio

Serenity Trio

Materials

Soft Flex Trios Wire Set, .019 Diameter - 30" in each color + 4 ft in your favorite of the 3 colors
20ga Non-Tarnish Silver Soft Flex Craft Wire - 39"
3x3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 6 pcs
3 Strand Clasp - 1 set

Tools

Mighty Crimping Pliers
Soft Flex Flush Cutters or Bead Nippers
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers

Instructions

Step 1:Use 1 inch of Soft Flex Craft Wire to create an "S" link. Use Round Nose Pliers to hold one end of the wire and form a loop toward the center. Repeat on the other side of the wire, making sure to form the loop in the opposite direction in order to form the "S" shape. Repeat to make thirty-nine "S" links. Try to make each side of the "S" link as even as possible. Sort into three piles of thirteen "S" links.

Step 2: Cut three 10 inch lengths of wire in each of the three colors. Make three groupings, with one strand of each color.



Step 3: Use two colored wires from one grouping and weave through one pile of thirteen "S" links, leaving at least a 2 inch tail of wire on either side to attach to the clasp using a crimp tube later. The woven piece will curl. Use the third color to weave back through the 13 S links in the opposite direction, through the middle of the first two colored wires. This will straighten out the woven piece.

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 two more times, until you have three total woven pieces.



Step 5: Cut 4 feet of your favorite of the three colors. Line up all three of the woven pieces, side-by-side. Cross weave the wire leaving about a 2 inch tail. Keep the wire that you are weaving as straight as possible, weave at a steady even pace. Knot the tail on either end. Flicker a flame on the knot to secure it (by melting the nylon).







Step 6:Use three strands from one woven piece (Step 3) to string 1 crimp tube and the loop of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Repeat twice using the ends from each woven piece, then repeat for the other ends of the bracelet. There will be 3 crimps attaching the bracelet on each side of the 3-strand clasp.




Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.