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CRYSTAL EXCITEMENT BRACELET KIT, (1 unit) (retiring this kit)


CRYSTAL EXCITEMENT BRACELET KIT, (1 unit) (retiring this kit)

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Crystal Excitement Bracelet (retiring this kit)
Designer: Warren Feld
-- Bead Stringing Sequence
-- Lesson: Stringing with Cable Wire and Crimp Beads
-- Bracelet


Strut your bling with crystals! Elegant and exciting, this bracelet will show-case your jewelry-making talents. Learn Bead Stringing using cable wire and the crimping technique.

NOTE: Regular retail and wholesale store discounts do not apply to kits.


Instructions to make a 7" bracelet
Supplies to make up to an 8" bracelet



With This Kit, You Will Receive...

- Step by Step instructions on CD
with text, diagrams and images
- Austrian crystal beads including cubes, briolette rondelles, and bicones, and pewter beads
- flexible nylon-coated cable wire, sterling silver crimp tubes, crimp covers, and horseshoe wire protectors
- decorative pewter clasp 
- Plastic case with lid for carrying these supplies


UPGRADE OPTIONS: #1: Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp and Sterling Silver Bali-Style Beads

What You Will Need To Have On Hand...

- Bead Board
- Crimping Pliers
- chain nose or flat nose pliers 
- flush cutters or side cutters or cable wire cutters
- bracelet sizing cone or some way to measure your wrist 
- Bead stoppers, or clamps
- Nail file, small steel file, or emory board
- Scissors
- Ruler, pencil and paper
- Work Surface 
- Sufficient lighting, magnification, chair cushioning, if needed


PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes, because of erratic supplies of beads and othermaterials, 
we will need to substitute something of similar color and quality.


Palette 1: Mardi Gras (Crystal Copper)


Colors may appear differently on different monitors.


Palette 2: Heliotrope 


Colors may appear differently on different monitors.




Palette 3: Purple Velvet


Colors may appear differently on different monitors.




(1) KIT with Instructions on CD

(2) CD Instructions Only




About the Kit...

Stringing beads on cable wire, thread or cord is not difficult, but it does require a thorough understanding of the pros and cons of the various parts and stringing materials that you will use.

The bead stringer has several goals to achieve: You want your piece to
a. Look good and be appealing
b. Last, not break and be durable
c. Move well as it is worn
d. Feel good and drape good as it is worn
e. Withstand all the forces and pressures that result, when your jewelry moves, as it is worn
f. Fit the context within which it is worn

For our Crystal Excitement Bracelet, we will be using flexible, nylon coated cable wire. The quality of cable wire we will be using is called Flex Wire, which is the middle-range or Designer grade in this product line. [The low-end of the cable wire line is called Tiger Tail].

We will be attaching the wire, using crimp beads, to a Toggle Clasp -- basically a ring on one end and a bar on the other. From a functional standpoint, the Toggle Clasp is considered the best clasp. It is considered the easiest to get on and off, and the most secure. It has no moving parts. It has great "jointedness" or support. Toggle Clasps should always be bought and used as a set. You never mix and match rings and bars, because they are tightly engineered to work as a set and you don't want your necklaces and bracelets to fall off, when worn.

We will be stringing on Austrian crystal beads of different sizes, shapes and colors as well as some pewter beads.


In the Crystal Excitement Bracelet project...

LearnToBead Goals:
- Selecting Cable Wire, Crimp Bead, Crimp Cover, and Horseshoe Wire Protector
- The four steps of crimping
- Selecting a clasp and fashioning a "clasp assembly"
- Creating a "support system" with a loop
- Using a bead board and sizing cone
- Relationship of cable wire method to needle/thread method




Table of Contents

Supplies List

I. Planning Your Project
Choosing Clasps, Clasp Assemblies and Support Systems
Choosing Stringing Materials
IA. Conceptualizing Your Piece
IB. Measurements
IC. Selecting Materials
ID. Sketching a Pattern or Graph
IE. Identifying Potential Areas of Weakness within Your Piece
IF. Visualizing Your Process
IG. Organizing Your Work Space

II. Beginning Your Project
IIA. Basic Steps
About Cable Wires
About Crimp Beads, Crimp Covers, and Horseshoe Wire Protectors
Let's Practice Crimping
Let's Make Our Bracelet

IIB. Dealing with Contingencies
IIC. Finishing Touches

III. Summary of Learning Objectives You Have Met
After Accomplishing This Project

IV. Next Steps
IVA. Suggested Readings




1. Holding Your Piece To Work It BEGINNER     
2. Reading Simple Pattern, Figure and/or Graph; Diagramming BEGINNER     
3. Selecting Stringing Materials BEGINNER     
4. Selecting Clasps and other Jewelry Findings BEGINNER     
5. Selecting Beads and other Components BEGINNER     
6. Laying Out Your Piece BEGINNER     
7. Identifying Areas of Potential Weakness, and 
Strategies for Dealing With These
8. Selecting and Using Adhesives      
9. Use of Tools and Equipment BEGINNER     
10. Determining Measurements and Ease, including Width and Length of a Piece, Especially In Relationship To Bead Sizes BEGINNER     
11. Finishing Off Threads, Cable Wires or Other Stringing Materials in Piece or Adding Threads/Cable Wires/Stringing Materials BEGINNER     
1. Starting the Piece BEGINNER     
2. Implementing the Basic Method BEGINNER     
3. Finishing Off Your Piece With A Clasp Assembly BEGINNER     
4. Managing String/Cord/Thread/Wire Tension BEGINNER     
5. Crimping BEGINNER     
6. Needle/Thread Work      
7. Pearl Knotting and Putting Knots Between Beads      
8. Making Simple and Coiled Loops Using Hard Wire      
9. Making and Using Connectors; Segmenting; Directional Control      
10. Adding Dangles and Embellishments      
11. Making Multi-Strands Piece      
12. Making Twist-Strands Piece      
1. Learning Implications When Choosing Different Sizes/Shapes of Beads, or Using Different Stringing Materials  BEGINNER     
2. Learning Implications When Choosing Different Kinds of Clasps, or Using Different Jewelry Findings and Components  

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