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Hot-wired beaded anklet

Hot-wired beaded anklet
Hot-wired beaded anklet
Hot-wired beaded anklet

Designed by Linda Lindgren

This quick macrame-like jewelry project makes great use of extra beads and buttons you may have in a box or jar. Use the Kreinik Hot-Wire, a wire braid, as the main thread, and the anklet will keep its shape much better as you walk-and-wear.

Materials needed:
  • Kreinik Hot-Wire Medium #16 Braid in 005 Black
  • six large beads, mixed designs in black and silver finish
  • five to six round silver beads
  • one large decorative button, with shank, silver and black finish
  • scissors, white glue
Instructions:
  1. Dip ends of Hot-Wire braid into white glue, smoothing fibers into a point for ease in threading through beads. Allow to dry.
  2. Fold Hot-Wire in half and string one small silver bead to center of fold. Tie two "over hand" knots close to small bead.
  3. Measure approximately 1 inch from knots and tie one over-hand knot. This loop will wrap over the button to secure the bracelet.
  4. Hold both strands of wire together and thread through one large bead, bringing bead snug against over-hand knot, tie an over-hand knot against the bead. Measure 1/2-inch from knot and tie another over-hand knot. Continue adding large beads, securing with knots, using five beads.
  5. Measure 1/2-inch from last bead and tie a knot. Thread wire through bead shank and secure with a knot.
  6. Divide wires, thread and a small silver bead onto each wire, hold wires together and tie a knot. Repeat one more time with small beads.
  7. Add last large bead to ends of wire and secure with knot. Bring ends of wire around button, and wrap firmly at base of button, trim as needed and insert ends into bottom of bead.

Printing Instructions:

To print the instructions for this project click on the on the link above "Printable version" and then print the page using your web browser.

If you have trouble printing this page and would like us to send you a printed copy send a #10 SASE to: Hot-wired beaded anklet, P.O. Box 1258, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

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