Knitted Bangle with Sea Glass & Pearls
Designer Sara Oehler

Skill Level Intermediate

Fluorite Option

Pink Rhodochrosite Option

Materials

Tanzanite Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter
6mm White Glass Pearl Beads from ArtBeads - 21 pcs
Pewter Cones from Antelope Beads - 2 pcs
2x2mm Silver Filled Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
5mm Silver Split Ring - 1 pc
Sea Glass Charm - 1 pc
Czech Glass Bead - 1 pc

Tools

5 Pin Knitting Spool with Stylus
Crimping Pliers
Cutters

Instructions



Step 1:
Using Soft Flex .019 beading wire and the 5-pin knitting spool knit approximately 6" length of knitted wire directly from your wire spool using Style 1 in the instructions for How to use the Knitting Spool (this is also the basic instructions that come with each spool). Leave 2" of wire at the beginning of the knitted wire and once your length is complete, cut the wire from the spool, leaving a 2" tail on the other side..



Step 2: Once your knitted wire is approximately 6" in length, remove the knitted wire from the spool. One by one, drop (18) 6mm glass pearl beads inside the knitted wire cage unstrung.



Step 3: Weave your wire tail through the knit loops to close it up. I go through the loops a few times to make sure the end is secure. You will now have a closed knit wire cage with a one strand wire tail coming out each end.





Step 4: To finish the wire ends, string a pewter cone on each side. Pull the wire tail through the cone and string one 6mm pearl bead on top of the cone.



Step 5: Since the finished design will stretch, you do not need a clasp. Instead, simply crimp each end of the knitted wire tails to a 5mm silver split ring using 2x2mm silver filled crimp tubes. Click here for crimping instructions.



Step 6: Lastly, I added a sea glass charm with wire wrapped pearl bead and matching Czech glass bead from my bead stash to create a pretty dangle in the center of the design. The finished bangle stretches up to 8" and then springs back for perfect to fit over any wrist!



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.