This beading kit includes everything you will need to create my Metal Bead Sampler Bracelet. All of the various colors of metal beads are included, along with the perfect Elegant Elements clasp, 10 yards of fireline and two needles. The pattern for this kit is sold separately.
The width of this bracelet is 1 3/8" (35mm). I have included enough beads to make a 9" bracelet, so if you need a shorter bracelet, you will have plenty of extra beads. This bracelet uses size 6 metal beads which are the largest in the seed bead category. They have seams and large holes. My pattern explains the best ways of working with them for a secure beaded bracelet.
As you may know, metal beads are pricier than glass beads, but they are very uniform in size resulting in a very wonderful looking bracelet, very flexible with a nice feel when worn. The metal beads and clasp can be purchased from your local bead store. I do sell the pattern only separately, if desired.
A special note about metal beads: These beads are solid metal. They start out with a brass base, and then are heavily plated in the various finishes. They are very uniform in size. They all have a seam and on a very few beads, the seam is not closed properly. These few beads need to be discarded. Almost all metals will tarnish and most plated metals will wear with time. Oil on our skin, humidity or exposure to the elements, or excessive rubbing will speed up this process. To slow down or prevent the plated finish from changing color or rubbing off, I highly recommend using a sealant such as Permalac Sealer, Renaissance Wax, Future floor wax or other protectant/sealer.
Purchase of this tutorial and kit grants the purchaser license to personally make and sell this item. I appreciate if you give credit to me as the designer.
Mass production of this item is not permitted. Please do not distribute, lend, teach or copy these instructions without advance permission.
I am happy to try to answer any questions you may have. I would love to receive feedback on your experience with the kit and tutorial.