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Spike Shoulder Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Spike Shoulder Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Joanne

Difficulty: Beginner

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In this tutorial, Joanne show's us what she was inspired to make when she spotted this super cute new Connector, and of course how she made it. Ready? Let's Make it!

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Designed by Joanne - May 2022

Step 1

Add a jumpring to each side of the connector.

New beaders can find an excellent video tutorial on how to do this HERE.

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Step 2

Cut a length of S-Lon approx. 14 inches long and thread onto one of the jump rings just added. Position the jump ring in the centre of the thread.

You can adjust this length according to how long you need your bracelet to be. Remember that you need enough to comfortably knot at the end.

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Step 3

Add a crimp bead to each of the threads.

Trim the threads at an angle to make a needle like sharper tip to aid threading.

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Step 4

Add a 2 Hole Swarovski Spike Bead (ensuring the point is facing up) by passing the left thread through the left hole and the right thread through the right hole.

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Step 5

Add a crimp bead to each thread.

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Step 6

Thread both threads through the hole of a firepolish bead.

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Step 7

Add a crimp bead to each thread followed by a Candy Twin Hole bead, again by passing the left thread through the left hole and the right thread through the right hole, ensuring the dome faces up.

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Step 8

Continue adding beads in the same order (crimp, firepolish, crimp, candy) until your desired length is reached.

Allow for the width of your chosen Connector and findings : Joanne's chosen connector and findings added 6cm to her finished bracelet.

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Step 9

Add a final crimp bead to each thread and pass both threads together through the hole of a Calotte.

Straightening the Calotte out can be helpful if you are struggling to pass the threads through.

New beaders can find an excellent video tutorial on how to do this HERE.

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Step 10

Pull the threads snug (not too tight or it will pucker) and tie as 3 knots. Add a dab of glue to the knot and allow to completely dry.

Once dry, close the Calotte and trim the threads.

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Step 11

Pick up a jump ring and close the Calotte around is using round nosed pliers.

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Step 12

Repeat all steps for the other half of the bracelet, but add a Lobster Clasp the the jump ring before closing the ring of the Calotte in step 11.

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