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DIY Jewelry Project - Summer In The Sun Bangle Bracelets

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I've always loved Jamie Hogsett's Summery Braided Bangles Project. So, I was excited to recreate it in my own fashion using our new Pro Econoflex in the gold color. These bracelets look great in multiples. I have made three so far (shown above), but I think that I may make a few more to complete the set. Isn't the gold colored wire pretty? I love it! If you want, you can even change out the color of the seed beads for each bracelet or use just one color like I did.

Materials (based on one bracelet):
Pro Econoflex .019 Gold Color - 45 inches
11/0 seed beads - 25
3x3mm crimp tube - 1 
4mm crimp cover -  1 (You can also use craft wire to cover the crimp.)

Tools:
Mighty Crimping Pliers
Cutters
Chain Nose Pliers
Bead Stoppers - 2

Instructions:

 
1. Clip three 15" pieces of wire together with a bead stopper.


2. Use the middle strand to string 25 seed beads. Clip the seed beads onto the wire using another bead stopper. 


3. Braid the wires together. Every time the wire with the beads lands in the middle of the braid, slide one bead up into the braid. Continue braiding the wires for about 6 1/2 – 7", adding or subtracting beads as necessary. The finished result needs to slide over your hand.


4. Use all three strands of wire to string a crimp tube. Pass all three strands of wire from the other side through the crimp tube in the opposite direction, creating a circle. Pull tight and crimp the tube. Cover the tube with a crimp cover.


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Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog. She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

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