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Diva Cord Bracelet

Designer Jamie Hogsett
Skill Level Intermediate
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Materials

Fluorite Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 diameter - 48"
Bone Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 diameter - 48"
Turquoise Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 diameter
- 96"
Bernat Cottontots Cotton Yarn in Cottage Colors - 48"
I Love This Cotton! Yarn in Aqua Spark - 48"
Baby Bee Pitter Patter Polyester Eyelash Yarn in Pea Pod - 48"
4mm Peruvian Opal Rondelles - 60 pcs
14x10mm Peruvian Opal Faceted Ovals - 3 pcs
3x3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 4 pcs
7mm Brass Blossom Bead Caps - 3 pcs
10x18mm Brass Lobster Clasp - 1 pc
9mm Etched Jump Ring - 1 pc
5mm Brass Jump Rings - 2 pcs
2" Brass Head Pins - 3 pcs
7x4mm Brass Ornate Chain Link - 1 pc

Tools

Cutters
Scissors
The Diva Custom Cord Maker
Mighty Crimping Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers

Instructions
Finished Size 23 3/4"



Step 1: Cut the Green Turquoise beading wire in half. You should have seven different 48" lengths of yarn and wire. Wind 1 length of yarn/wire around 1 of the small bobbins included with the Diva Custom Cord Maker. Repeat for all yarns and wires. (Though it's tempting to use the wire and yarn straight from the spool or skein, I recommend taking the time to wrap them on the bobbins in order to keep the weight and tension of the braid even as you work.) Use 1 Green Turquoise wire to string the Peruvian opal rondelles.



Step 2: Use all four beading wires to string 1 crimp tube. Place the tube about 3" from the wire ends, and crimp.



Step 3: Use the three yarn ends to tie an overhand knot around the crimp tube.



Step 4: Use all seven wire/yarn ends to pass through the hole in the center of the Diva board. Place the tension clip (included in the Diva Custom Cord Maker package) on the knot/crimp bead.



Step 5: Follow the instructions included with the Diva Custom Cord Maker to arrange each wire/yarn in one slot of the Diva board. With seven of the eight slots filled, *hold the Diva board so that the empty slot is facing you. Count three slots to the right and bring that wire/yarn down into the empty slot. Repeat from * with all of the wire/yarns. When the wire with the Peruvian opal rondelles is moved from one slot to another, slide 1 bead into the braid. As you continue to move wire/yarns, be sure the yarn following the bead traps the bead into the braid. Note: These instructions are written from a right-handed point of view. Count three slots to the left if you are left-handed. Extremely detailed instructions are included with the Diva board.



Step 6: Continue braiding until the cord is about 24" long or until you've used up all the Peruvian opal beads.



Step 7: Remove the tension clip from the beginning of the cord and attach it to the very end of the braid. Pull about four inches of wire/yarn through the Diva board and cut all wire/yarns, leaving 3" tails.



Step 8: Use the four wire ends to string 1 crimp tube. Snug the tube up to the end of the braid, and crimp. Use all three yarn ends to tie an overhand knot around the crimp tube.



Step 9: Use the four wire ends to string 1 crimp tube and the lobster clasp. Use all four wire ends to pass back through the tube, adjusting the tube so that it is next to the previous crimp tube. Crimp the crimp tube and trim the wire ends. Use the yarn ends to tie two overhand knots, covering the crimp tube. Repeat entire step for the other end of the wrap bracelet, attaching the beading wire to the etched jump ring.



Step 10: Use 1 head pin to string 1 Peruvian opal oval and 1 bead cap. Use your fingers to press the bead cap around the oval. Form a wire-wrapped loop. Repeat twice for a total of three dangles. Attach one 5mm jump ring to 1 dangle. Attach the chain link to 1 dangle. Use one 5mm jump ring to attach the chain link to the other dangle.



Step 11: Using a scrap of beading wire as a big-hole needle, pull the two cotton yarn tails on the lobster clasp end of the wrap bracelet through the 5mm jump ring attached to 2 dangles.



Step 12: Use all three yarn ends to form 2 surgeon's knots to secure. Trim yarn ends.



Step 13: Repeat Steps 11 and 12 for the other end of the wrap bracelet, using the 5mm jump ring on the remaining dangle.



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.


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