Retired - Charleston Bracelet

Retired - Charleston Bracelet
The combination of patina, silver, and soft gray velvet is irresistible in this highly detailed bracelet. Wire wrapped seed beads add the finishing touch.
  • Project:B609
  • Skill Level:Intermediate
  • Designer:Julie Bean
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Instructions

  1. Gilders Paste is a wonderful way of coloring a lot of your jewelry components. For this project, we will just be using our fingers and a paper towel to apply the paste. There are varying opinions as to if you need to seal the Gilders Paste after it has fully dried for 12 hours. We recommend that you do seal it with a clear matte finish acrylic spray sealer. I found that 3 light coats worked best. You can purchase such an item at art stores and some hardware stores.
  2. Take your silver plated etruscan filigree stamping and scratch the surface with a diamond file or nail file. The way the shiny metal is to begin with, it will not take very well to the Gilders Paste. Roughing up the surface a bit will help the Gilders Paste adhere better. Next, slightly bend the filigree so that there is a gentle arc, mimicking the arc of your wrist. Using just your fingers, rub the patina colored Gilders Paste into the stamping details. Wipe off the top of the filigree with a paper towel, re-exposing some of the silver. Let dry.
  3. Spray the patina colored filigree with a matte finish sealer. Let dry.
  4. Cut 2 lengths of velvet ribbon, 1 1/4" each. At the end of each ribbon, place a ribbon pinch crimp over the end, sliding the ribbon edge all the way to the back. Using chain nose pliers or duck bill flat nose pliers, pinch the crimp over the ribbon, securing it in place. Make sure to do this to all 4 ends.
  5. Open and connect 3, 6mm jump rings together. On one end attach the lobster clasp before closing the jump ring. On the other end, connect the last jump ring to one of the pinch crimp ends attached to the velvet ribbon.
  6. On the other length of velvet ribbon with pinch crimp ends, attach a length of 11 jump rings which have been linked together.
  7. Cut a length of 26 gauge silver colored wire, 10 inches in length. Look at your filigree stamping and draw your attention to one of the tips. You will notice two parallel holes nearest the tip. If you move your eyes up slightly, you will notice two more parallel open-work holes just above the aforementioned ones. It is into these holes which we are going to thread our cut 26 gauge wire through. Thread it so that 9 inches is pulled through one hole and 1 inch through the other (going from the top side of the stamping to the back).
  8. Take one of your velvet lengths and into the hoop at the top of the pinch crimp which does not have any jump rings attached, thread both wire ends through. Pull the 9 inch length in one direction and the 1 inch length in another. Wrap the 1" length around the filigree neck as many times as the length will allow. Next wrap the 9 inch length once around the neck, pulling it so that the next wrap will go over the top of the filigree. Then, thread 5 Toho beads onto the wire (your choice of pattern). Pull the wire over the top of the filigree and around the back, forcing the beads to stay on the top. Pull tightly. When you get all the way around, thread another 5 Tohos. Wrap around again and then thread onto the wire another 7 Tohos. Wrap around again. This time when you get back to the front side, do not add any beads, just tightly wrap around the neck again. Pull the wire to the back and wrap it around the pinch crimp end several times (the space between the pinch crimp end and the filigree). You want to wrap until you feel that the wire and beads are secure. At this point, cut any excess wire off with flush cutters and tuck the wire end into the already wound wire wrapping.
  9. Repeat the above 2 steps on the other side of your bracelet.
  10. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-5734 - Antiqued Silver Plated Etruscan Swirl Filigree Stamping 68x22mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1420 - Silver Plated Ribbon Pinch Crimps Cord Ends 10mm or 3/8 Inch (20)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-49021 - Gorgeous Necklace Flat Velvet Ribbon 3/8 Inch Pewter Gray (3 Yards)
    Project uses 3 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5160 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 19 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2507 - Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 8mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2630 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
    Project uses 10 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0157 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 1207 'Marbled Opaque Turquoise/Blue' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0212 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 29AF 'Silver Lined Frosted Black Diamond' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1107 - Baroque Art Gilders Paste - Highlight Metal, Wood and More! 'Patina' 1 oz
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Bracelet
Product Type Project
Technique Metal Working, Patina & Coloring
Designer Julie Bean
Skill Level Intermediate
Project Status Retired
Ingredients FCL-2507, FCR-1420, FJR-5160, JSK-0157, JSK-0212, PND-5734, WNT-2630, XCR-49021, XTL-1107

Purchase Project Bundle:

A supplies bundle is no longer available for this project, but you may purchase individual components separately below. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project.

or Purchase Supplies Separately:

Retired - Charleston Bracelet

Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 19 Gauge (x100)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 100 Pieces

$3.29
 / package  | SKU: FJR-5160
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Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 1207 'Marbled Opaque Turquoise/Blue' 8 Gram Tube

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

$3.75
 / package  | SKU: JSK-0157

Out of stock

Retired - Charleston Bracelet

Antiqued Silver Plated Etruscan Swirl Filigree Stamping 68x22mm (1)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

$2.69
 / package  | SKU: PND-5734
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Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 8mm (10)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 10 Pieces

$4.55
 / package  | SKU: FCL-2507
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Baroque Art Gilders Paste - Highlight Metal, Wood and More! 'Patina' 1 oz

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

$12.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-1107
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Gorgeous Necklace Flat Velvet Ribbon 3/8 Inch Pewter Gray (3 Yards)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 3 Yards

$3.99
 / package  | SKU: XCR-49021
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Silver Plated Ribbon Pinch Crimps Cord Ends 10mm or 3/8 Inch (20)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 20 Pieces

$1.65
 / package  | SKU: FCR-1420
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Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 29AF 'Silver Lined Frosted Black Diamond' 8 Gram Tube

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

$2.29
 / package  | SKU: JSK-0212
Retired - Charleston Bracelet

Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Spool

$10.59
 / package  | SKU: WNT-2630

Tools:

Retired - Charleston Bracelet

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5514
Retired - Charleston Bracelet

Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

$13.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5600
Retired - Charleston Bracelet

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp

$4.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5700
Retired - Charleston Bracelet

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5511
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