Fishy Bangle
Designer Jamie Hogsett

Skill Level Beginner

Materials

Turquoise Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 diameter - 10 foot spool
22 gauge Non-Tarnish Silver Soft Flex Craft Wire - 10"
2x2mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Covers - 2 pcs
10x6mm Lime Green Enameled Flower Bead Caps from C-Koop - 2 pcs
25x16mm Pewter Fishy Bead from Green Girl Studios - 1 pc
3mm Blue Turquoise Rondelles - 70 pcs
4mm Turquoise Swarovski Elements Crystal Bicones from Fusion Beads - 4 pcs
10mm Manik Manik Lampwork Glass Rounds from Bead Goes On - 2 pcs

Tools

3-Pin Knitting Spool with Stylus
Cutters
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Crimping Pliers
Tape Measure
Bead Stoppers

Instructions

Finished Size: 2 1/2" Diameter

Step 1: Without cutting any wire from the spool, string all but four of the blue turquoise rondelles onto the turquoise beading wire.




Step 2: Using the instructions posted here, follow the first three steps of Style 1 to secure the wire to the knitting spool. Knit six stitches (two complete rounds).



Step 3: Before completing the next stitch, slide 1 turquoise rondelle up the wire so that it sits between 2 pins of the knitting spool.



Step 4: Continue knitting, adding one turquoise rondelle to every stitch. Note: After every stitch or two, pull down on the wire end to help the knitted cord pull through the bottom of the knitting spool.



Step 5: Continue knitting until the cord is about 4" in length.



Step 6: Knit three stitches (one round) without adding any beads.



Step 7: Cut the wire from the spool, leaving a 6" tail. Pass the wire end through the next loop on the knitting spool, from top to bottom.



Step 8: Carefully remove the wire loop from the pin. Repeat for the other two pins.



Step 9: Gently pull the knitted cord from the knitting spool.



Step 10: Place a Bead Stopper on each end of the knitted cord. Use your fingers to rumple the cord, working a little at a time between your fingers to move the beads around to different areas of the wire loops. Set the knitted cord aside.



Step 11: Use 3" of 22-gauge wire to form a wrapped loop. String 1 turquoise rondelle, 1 Manik Manik lampwork glass round, and 1 turquoise rondelle. Form a wrapped loop. Use 4" of 22-gauge wire to form a wrapped loop that attaches to the previous loop. String 1 crystal bicone, the fishy bead, and 1 crystal bicone. Form a wrapped loop. Use 3" of 22-gauge wire to form a wrapped loop that attaches to the previous loop. String 1 turquoise rondelle, 1 lampwork glass round, and 1 turquoise rondelle. Form a wrapped loop.



Step 12: Remove one Bead Stopper from the knitted cord. Use the wire end to string 1 flower bead cap, 1 turquoise crystal bicone, 1 crimp tube, and 1 wrapped loop from Step 11. Pass back through the crimp tube, snug the wire so that there is a small loop of beading wire around the craft wire wrapped loop, and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with 1 crimp cover. Repeat entire step using the other end of the knitted cord and the remaining wrapped loop.


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.