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Gala

Project Info:

Quantities Needed For Project: Additional Learning:

Level: intermediate

Estimated time: Weekend

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Gala

Bracelet Memory Wire- Gold

Wire

$2.95 USD

Metallic Azure Blue- 2.0mm Indian Leather By The Yard

Leather- 2.0

$1.95 USD

Metallic Azure Blue- 1.0mm Indian Leather by the Yard

Leather- 1.0

$1.65 USD

Metallic Azure Blue- 0.5mm Indian Leather by the Yard

Leather- 0.5

$1.50 USD

GemDuos- 24 Karat Gold Plate

GemDuos

$16.95 USD

GemDuos- Tropical Blue Wave

GemDuos

$4.35 USD

GemDuos- Tropical Blue Raspberry

GemDuos

$4.35 USD

11-4202 Duracoat Galvanized Gold

Miyuki Seed Beads- 11/0

$4.25 USD

Deep Dish Project Tray

Design Boards & Storage

$19.95 USD

Project Tray Inserts

Design Boards & Storage

$10.25 USD

Beadsmith Zap Jewelry Gel

Tools

$4.75 USD

Xuron Memory/Hard Wire Cutter

Tools

$26.95 USD

Eurotool Ultra Flush Cutter

Tools

$36.95 USD

Clampers (1 pair)

Tools

$1.75 USD

Project Map

Project and Sample by Drea Carbone

Let's party! These fun bangles are a great addition to your wrist's stack...wear one, wear two, wear all five...mix and match colors, throw on a laddered wrap, add on some more memory wire...it's a party for your wrist and everyone's invited!

Use two single loops of Memory Wire side by side and glue a GemDuo in place at one end. Once cured, I found it easiest to secure the bangles to the outer edge of my project tray using clampers. With 2mm leather I simply wound in and out, in and out, back and forth, adding a GemDuo every five turns. Using 1mm Leather I did half hitch macramé knots. A single 11/0 in between knots helps hide spaces where you'd otherwise see bare memory wire. Finally, with the 0.5mm leather I did classic Herringbone stitch.

Tips and tricks:
-Glue a GemDuo at the end of your memory wire...it's a lot easier than making loops (I tried, my loops were messy! See the aqua Jubilee sample for loops, the glue makes a much neater ending!) 
-Use fresh glue...mine was pretty old and I think that's one reason why it dried white in some places.
-Hide your glue better than I did! I wanted to secure some of the leather as I went, but I overdid it! Glue from the back for better results.
-Be careful not to open the Memory Wire apart from each other too far--your GemDuos can snap! Especially on the macramé one...ask me how I know!
-As always, ONLY use Memory Wire Cutters on the Memory Wire! The Flush Cutters are for your leather only.

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