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Project and Sample by Kate and Janice

In 1916 when Janice’s mother, Lydia, was born, her parents named her Lily. Very soon though, she was known as Lydia. Because this bracelet is being released on Lydia’s birthday, April 22, we are calling it Lily. “The one color (besides turquoise) that my mother loved was rose and this palette symbolizes that amazing woman who was so many things to so many people.” For Janice, the mixing of pink, copper, lavender, and gold epitomizes the era of the 1940’s, when Lydia was young and carefree.

Strung on Memory Wire, Lily is an easy project for all levels. By choosing bead colors close in value, the shapes, patterns, and designs become more pronounced. But, don’t let that limit your creativity, mix it up however you want.

See the Project Map below for a Bird’s Eye View of Lily and what beads are paired together. Lily is a Facebook Live Episode. Be sure to click on the VIDEO tab above to watch.
4mm- Matte Apollo Gold
$3.25 USD
4mm- Crystal Copper Rainbow
$3.25 USD
11-4206- Duracoat Galvanized Muscat
$4.50 USD
4mm- Luster Stone Pink
$3.25 USD
6mm- Luster Stone Gray
$3.35 USD
BGL2-2034 Antique Rose Gold Luster
$4.75 USD
CzechMates Tiles- Polychrome Copper Rose
$6.95 USD
CzechMates Tiles- Matte Metallic Flax
$3.25 USD
Bracelet Memory Wire-Copper
$2.95 USD
Beadsmith Zap Jewelry Gel
$4.35 USD
Xuron Memory/Hard Wire Cutters
$17.95 USD
EuroTool Round Nose Plier
$12.95 USD
Eurotool Chain Nose Pliers
$12.95 USD
Project Map

A. Janice and Kate’s 12-Coil* design is a random pattern of bugles, 11/0 copper beads, and Little Shadows. The ends were finished by gluing beads on the ends using Zap Glue. You can also choose to end your bracelets using dangles made on head pins which add a finishing touch.

B. Using CzechMates Tiles and 4mm Fire Polish, two coils have been strung with beads side-by-side to make wider bangles that can be popped into the 12 coil design for added embellishment. If you want to curl your ends, do so carefully so you don’t crack the fragile glass due to too much pressure from your round nose pliers or not enough space on the memory wire itself.

C. Go random and have fun mixing and matching your beads on single coils. Keep the coils and loops very close in length and size so you can feed them onto head pins, if you like (as pictured) to make a cuff. Add wire-wrapped dangles for that touch of pizazz.

* Kate and Janice used the 2.25 (or 2-1/4) size Memory Wire, which will fit an average size adult-woman’s wrist. For a wrist smaller than 6 inches, select the 2 inch coil.



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