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On the 4th Day of Christmas: Spice of Life Bracelet

Spice of Life Bracelet
Color is the spice of life!
Use a rainbow of colorful Keith O’Connor ceramic beads to create an exciting bracelet
full of fun.
Spice of Life Bracelet
Erin Siegel

 

Materials:
9 ceramic 12mm rounds (2
orange, 2 turquoise, 2 green, 2 purple and 1 pink)
9 Thai silver 7x10mm spiral
charms
1 silver Greek ceramic 14mm
flat chip bead
5 yards of charcoal grey 4ply
Irish waxed linen cord
Tools:
Scissors
Ruler
Instructions:
1: Cut the cord in half. Find
the center of the 2 pieces of linen cord and tie the 2 pieces together at the
center point with a square knot. Continue tying square knots, one right after
the other, until you have a knotted section 1½” long. Fold the knotted section
in half and make an over hand knot at the base of the knotted section, creating
a loop. You will now have 4 cords after the knot. Trim the ends of the cord
even.
2: String the following, onto
all four cords, tying an overhand knot after each: 1 green ceramic round, 1
spiral charm, 1 turquoise ceramic round, 1 spiral charm, 1 pink ceramic round,
1 spiral charm, 1 purple ceramic round, 1 spiral charm, 1 orange ceramic round,
1 spiral charm, 1 green ceramic round, 1 spiral charm, 1 turquoise ceramic
round, 1 spiral charm, 1 orange ceramic round, 1 spiral charm, 1 purple ceramic
round, 1 spiral charm.
3: Separate the cords in half
and tie 3 square knots in a row. Bring the cords back together and string the
Greek ceramic flat chip bead onto all four cords. Tie an overhand knot with all
four cords together after the flat chip bead. Trim ends to ¼” and fray ends.
Resources:
Keith O’Connor ceramic rounds: The Beadin’Path. Thai silver spiral charms: Artbeads.com. Waxed linen cord: Ornamentea. Greek
ceramic flat chip bead: Fire and Fibers.

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4 Comment

  1. Reply
    Lottie
    December 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    This looks delcious. I know it's a funny term to use for a beaded braclet, but the coloured beads remind me of summer berries – gooseberries, cranberries, redcurrants, blackcurrents, = but it also looks surprisingly festive too!!! Just love the addition of the silver spirals – and I have never tried cord for bracelet making – not that I have made many – only 2 charm bracelets and I am a total beginner. Thanks so much for the tute – off to check out your links as usual

  2. Reply
    TesoriTrovati
    December 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I love the way that these multi colors will look great with anything in your closet! This would be a great gift for anyone! Enjoy the day. Erin

  3. Reply
    Cindy
    December 14, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Erin, I always enjoy when you post your tutorials. This is a beautiful bracelet & I think that clasp/closure is especially cool!

  4. Reply
    Susan Legere
    January 1, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Beautiful bracelet! I am a huge Keith O'Connor fan too!

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