Whole Lotta Green Bracelet
Designer Jamie Hogsett

Skill Level Intermediate

Materials

Peridot 22-gauge Craft Wire
Peridot 24-gauge Craft Wire
Turquoise 4x2mm Czech Faceted Rondelles - 24 pcs
Green 4mm Czech Pressed-Glass Rounds - 24 pcs
Chartreuse 5mm Czech Pressed-Glass Coins - 24 pcs

Tools

Cutters
Mini Twist n Curl Set
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Needle Nose Pliers
Sharpie marker

Instructions

Finished Size: 8 1/4"


Step 1: Unspool some of the 24-gauge wire from the spool, but do not cut the wire. Use the wire end to string 8 rondelles.

Step 2: Secure the end of the wire in the Twist n Curl tool. Coil the wire on the tool for about 1/2". Coil back over the coil just made. Coil over the coiled wire again, adding beads randomly and evenly around the coiled wire. Cut the wire ends and use pliers to tuck the wire end into the coiled bead. Repeat twice to make a total of three coiled rondelle beads. Set aside.

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 using rounds to make three coiled round beads.

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 using coins to make three coiled coin beads.

Step 5: Use 2 1/2" of 22-gauge wire to form a wire-wrapped loop. String 1 coiled rondelle bead and form a wire-wrapped loop. Use 2 1/2" of 22-gauge wire to form a wire-wrapped loop that attaches to the previous wire-wrapped loop. String 1 coiled coin bead and form a wire-wrapped loop. Use 2 1/2" of 22-gauge wire to form a wire-wrapped loop that attaches to the previous wire-wrapped loop. String 1 coiled round bead and form a wire-wrapped loop.

Step 6: Repeat Step 5 twice.

Step 7: To make the ring half of the toggle clasp, form a wire-wrapped loop at one end of 10" of 22-gauge wire that attaches to the first wire-wrapped loop formed in Step 5. Wrap the wire around a Sharpie marker three times. Wrap the wire end around the coiled wire at the wrapped loop. Do not cut remaining wire. Use a long length of 24-gauge wire to wrap around the three loops of wire, keeping the wraps tight and close together. Coil the ends of the 24-gauge wire around the coiled wire at the wrapped loop. Use the remaining end of the 22-gauge wire to coil around the wrapped loop wire again. Trim all wire ends and use pliers to tuck in.

Step 8: To make the bar half of the toggle clasp, form a wire-wrapped loop at the center of 8" of 22-gauge wire that attaches to the other end of the necklace. Bend both wire ends 90 degrees from the wrapped loop, in opposite directions. Measure 1/2" from the wrapped loop and bend one end of the wire back onto itself 180 degrees. Repeat with the other end of the wire. Use cutters to trim wire ends, making sure that the bent wires are about 1" long. Use 12" of 24-gague wire to wrap around the length of the toggle bar, keeping the wire wraps tight and close together. Coil wires back to the wrapped loop and around the wrapped wire. Trim wire ends and use pliers to tuck in.




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