Knitted Cage Bracelet
Designer Jamie Hogsett

Skill Level Intermediate

Materials

.019 Diameter Antique Brass
.019 Diameter Dark Blue Lapis
.019 Diameter Peridot
.019 Diameter Green Turquoise
20mm Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp
3mm x 3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
14x18mm Sterling Silver Cones - 2 pcs
2mm Thai Silver Cornerless Cubes - 24 pcs
4mm Azure CRYSTALLIZED - Swarvoski Elements Crystal Bicones - 16 pcs
4mm Indicolite CRYSTALLIZED - Swarvoski Elements Crystal Bicones - 16 pcs
4mm Aquamarine CRYSTALLIZED- Swarvoski Elements Crystal Bicones - 16 pcs
4mm Turquoise Satin CRYSTALLIZED - Swarvoski Elements Crystal Bicones - 16 pcs
4mm Peridot CRYSTALLIZED - Swarvoski Elements Crystal Bicones - 16 pcs
10mm Pale Blue Lucite rounds - 3 pcs

Tools

4-Pin Knitting Spool and Stylus
Wire Cutters
Mighty Crimping Pliers
Bead Stoppers

Instructions

Finished Size: 8"


Step 1: Use the Antique Brass beading wire and the 4-Pin Knitting Spool to knit a 6 1/2" length of knitted wire using Style 1 in the instructions for How to Use the Knitting Spool, making sure to leave 3" of wire at the beginning of the knitted wire. Cut the wire from the spool, leaving a 3" tail, and place a Bead Stopper on the wire. Set aside.

Step 2: Divide the crystals into twelve piles, with each pile having one crystal bicone of each color.

Step 3: Cut 16" of Dark Blue Lapis beading wire. Place a Bead Stopper on one end of the wire. Using 1 pile of crystal bicones at random to string 2 bicones, 1 cornerless cube, 1 bicone, 1 cornerless cube, 2 bicones, and 1 Lucite round. Repeat three times, omitting the final Lucite round. Place a Bead Stopper on the wire.

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 using Peridot wire and passing the wire through the Lucite rounds. Repeat Step 3 using Green Turquoise wire and passing the wire through the Lucite rounds.

Step 5: Remove the Bead Stopper from one end of each wire. Pass three wire ends through the knitted wire cage, gently pushing the beads into the wire a few at a time. If a wire end pokes through the knitted cage, carefully tuck it back inside. Make sure the second Lucite round strung is in the center of the knitted cage and that the other two Lucite rounds are evenly spaced.



Step 6: Use all four wire ends (Antique Brass, Dark Blue Lapis, Peridot, and Green Turquoise), to string 1 cone (wide end first), 1 crimp tube, and one half of the clasp. Push the cone onto the end of the wire cage and snug the wires. Pass all four wires back through the crimp tube, and crimp. Carefully trim the wire ends.

Step 7: Repeat Step 6 for the other end of the bracelet.




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