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Bora Bora SuperDuo & Tila Bracelet

by Megan Piper

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Price: $20.00 for the complete kit (tools not included)

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SKU: KIT-SEED-BR0017

Description

The deep blue waters of Bora Bora are the inspiration for this captivating bracelet. We've captured the beauty and clarity of the tropical bliss that is Bora Bora with this design. This kit features 2-holed SuperDuos, Tila beads, Swarovski crystal and a lead-free TierraCast metal button.

The finished bracelet measures 7 1/2 inches, or make it a little longer with the few extra beads included in the kit.

See all of our Global SuperDuo & Tila Bracelets.

Materials


5.5 grams (75 beads) Czech 2-hole twilight aquamarine transparent luster SuperDuo beads

22 Miyuki 2-hole cobalt transparent Tila beads

22 Swarovski crystal 3mm pacific opal bicones

20 Miyuki size 11 aqua transparent seed beads

2 grams (70 beads) of Miyuki size 8 capri blue transparent seed beads

2 sterling silver 2 x 2mm tube crimp beads

4 feet of .014 fine original satin silver Soft Flex Wire

1 TierraCast large Bali button in antique silver

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Instructions

step 1
step 1

Cut your 4-foot piece of Soft Flex Wire in half.

Fold the two pieces of wire in half together and - at the folded part - add 20 size 8 seed beads on to both pieces of wire.

Add two size 11 seed beads to each of the four cable strands.


step 2
step 2

This will be your bead pattern:

  • Add one SuperDuo on to the two middle strands to connect them. Add one size 8 seed bead to each outside strand.
  • Connect the top two strands with a SuperDuo and the bottom two strands with a SuperDuo.
  • Add one SuperDuo to the two middle strands again. Add one Swarovski bicone to each outside strand.
  • Connect the top two strands with a SuperDuo and the bottom two strands with a SuperDuo.
  • Add one SuperDuo to the two middle strands again. Now, add one size 8 seed bead to each outside strand.
  • Finally, connect the top two strands with a Tila bead and the bottom two strands with a Tila bead.

step 3
step 3

Repeat the bead pattern from step 2 until the bracelet is about 1/2" shorter than your desired finished length, ending with one Tila bead connecting the top two strands and one Tila bead connecting the bottom two strands.


step 4
step 4

Add one size 8 seed bead to each of the two outside cable strands. Add one SuperDuo to the two middle strands.Add one size 11 seed bead to each middle strand.Add two size 11 seed beads to each outside strand.

Connect the two top strands with two size 8 seed beads, one silver tube crimp bead and one size 8 seed bead.Connect the two bottom strands exactly as you did the two top strands.


step 5
step 5

Add the button to one side of the joined strands. Cross the other two strands and bring them through the button, as well. Bring the remaining strands through the one size 8 seed bead, one tube crimp bead and two size 8 seed beads on each side.

Even out your bracelet and tighten up any strands, so there is no exposed wire. Crimp the two tube crimp beads with your pliers and trim the cable. You are done!

For how-to instructions, watch our crimp bead tutorial video by our beading expert.