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  • by Heidi Parviainen

    It seems I spend more time outside at night in the warmer weather. I find nothing more relaxing than gazing at the constellations. They are the inspiration for this project.

    My Cosmos Cuff is a quick and easy project designed to get some sparkle into your life without any stress.

    Although simple to make, it will be sure to make you shine like a star when you wear it.

  •           MATERIALS          

    • At least 10 – 9x12mm faceted rondelles. Add more for a longer bracelet.
    • At least 40 – 3x6mm silver glass rondelles. Add more for a longer bracelet.
    • At least 14 – two-holed spacer beads. Add more for a longer bracelet.
    • Memory wire

              TOOLS          

              Step 1          

    Use memory wire shears to cut a 1 ¾ circle from the memory wire coil. Please do not use your good cutters as memory wire will nick them.

    Use the cut piece to measure and cut 2 more pieces of equal length from the coil.

     

     

              Step 2          

    Use WUBBERS Classic Round Nose Pliers to create a loop on one end of each piece of wire.

     

     

              Step 3          

    Add a silver rondelle to the wire. Then in a repeating pattern: a two-holed slider (through the top hole), a silver rondelle, a 9x12 faceted rondelle and a silver rondelle.

    Repeat the beading pattern until the cuff is the desired length.

    (Note the position of the wire loop in the photo to use as a guide).

     

     

              Step 4          

    String a silver rondelle, a 9x12 faceted rondelle, a silver rondelle and a two-holed slider (through the bottom hole) onto a second piece of memory wire.

    (Note the position of the wire loop in the photo to use as a guide).

     

     

              Step 5          

    Wrap the 2 beaded wires around a jar to assist assembly, if so desired. The loose ends of the two-holed sliders should be in the middle of the beaded wires.

    Add a silver rondelle to the third piece of memory wire and string through the loose end of a two holed slider. Add a silver rondelle and string through the next two-holed slider. Repeat the alternating bead/ slider pattern until the each of the sliders is on the wire.

    Add a silver rondelle to end the piece.

     

     

              Step 6          

    Use memory wire shears to trim one of the wires to approximately ½ inch (1.27cm).

    Be sure to use safety glasses and cover the wire with your non-dominant hand as you cut to prevent injury.

     

     

              Step 7          

    Use WUBBERS Classic Round Nose Pliers to create a loop on the end of the wire.

    Repeat Steps 6 and 7 for the remaining wires.

     

     

              Step 8          

    Place cuff on your wrist and enjoy!

     

     

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