Designing With The New Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

This bracelet and the second one featured in this post were designed by Fernando DaSilva for John Bead.  They will have you wondering how you have lived without the newest tool from Beadalon if you enjoy making or teaching others how to make wire bracelets.

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

In order to make these bracelets Fernando used:

1. The Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

2. Artistic Wire in various sizes.

3.  Preciosa Ripple Beads

4.  Preciosa Rondell Beads   (We have a fantastic collection of Preciosa Rondell beads in our catalog.  Fernando used 4mm size for these projects.)

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

The Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig comes with excellent instructions.  You can see very quickly how working on a circular jig will result in a perfectly formed circle in minutes.4

Fernando used wire wrapping techniques to add his beads.  Here is a closer look.

Ripple Bead

Ripple beads by Preciosa have a very unique shape.  Showcasing them in this way allows you to see the wonderful colours.

Ripple Bead

Here is the second bracelet utilizing copper and silver wire.

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The crystals just glitter against the copper Ripple Beads.

 

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig are in stock.

Ripple Beads

Our Ripple Bead collection has had a few new additions.

Trinket of Gems Necklace By Fernando DaSilva

Trinketofgems  necklace

Designed by Fernando Dasilva

Materials 

 

Metal Complex Bezel – Handmade Pendant Square Antique Brass

8 icy bead pebble metallic gold – 278 00486-06s8

8 large bronze jump rings –  22 801 261

Gilder’s paste – Fundrey Bronze – 888 18840-09

Gilder’s paste –Antique Gold – 888- 18840-05

2 part epoxy clay Apoxie – orange  – 888 19010

1ft gold-plated German style wire – 2500 821

1 set gold-plated  17mm square toggle clap – 970 01804-00

1 gold-plated TC clover link  – ?

6 brass oxide TC bead aligners  –  96960 945755-27

2 antique gold TC bail pinch vine – 96951 945668-26

SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS:

1 black diamond 8mm crystal bicone –  277 5301 2477 215

2 sunflower 8mm crystal round bead –  277 5000 2225 292

1 topaz 14mm rivoli stone  – 967 1122 1030 246

1 black diamond 14mm rivoli stone – 967 1122 1030

14 xilion pp18 – golden shadow chatton – 967 1012 2198 001

14  xilion pp18 – crystal copper chatton – 967 1012 2200 001 

Instructions: 

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1.  Prepare Apoxie clay following label instructions.

2. Rub gilder’s paste on top of clay immediately after clay been inside of clay.

3. Begin adding components following pattern below:

a- first work with metal components. Add TC clover link and six stabilizers beads, and then add one gold-plated bail into top middle area and the other bail on the bottom right of clover link. Leave the loops out of clay.

Use picture as guidance.

b. Place black diamond rivoli inside of clover link and topaz rivoli on right top corner of bezel. Make sure the edges off the stones are set into the clay.

c. Begin adding the little crystal chatton stones as you like it.

d. Place a single chatton stone inside of TC stabilizer beads.

4. String black diamond bicone onto a gold-plated head pin. Make a half of loop and slide it onto of the bail ring and finish loop. Repeat the same with other bail loop adding the two beads left.

5. Cut seven strands of leather. Slide bejeweled pendant onto the strand of leather, altogether.  Find the middle of it and place the bezel in.

6. Holding all strands together tighten a single knot on each side of pendant.

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7. Slide TC gold-plated spacer beads using two strands of leather.  The next spacer should go through one of the same strands from previous step and a new strand of leather. Continue playing with that until you have 6 spacer beads strung on.

8.  Repeat step 6 and 7 to make the other half of necklace.

9. Cut a 6-inch piece of wire and start wrapping all the leather cord ends together and flat. Wrap it around five turns and then trim the shorter piece of wire.

10. Feed a cone end through the long piece of wire. Make sure all strands of leather are tightened and inside of cone end. Make half loop, slide half portion of toggle clasp and then finish wrapping at least 3 times around its base. Trim excess wire.

11. Repeat the same to finish the other half of necklace.

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Designer’s Tips:

1. Use provided picture as guidance.

2. Play with all the elements to make your focal piece.

3. Leather cords are supposed to look a little space out.

Tools 

Side Cutter (745 27304)

Flat Nose (745 27312)

Round Nose (745 24883)

 

Pearlvine Necklace by Fernando DaSilva

The Pearlvine necklace by Fernando Dasilva features pearls as the highlighted component. We have so many pearls in our catalog to select from.  For this post, we have attached information to a special collection of Czech glass pearls.

Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed in the John Bead showroom.  Some of these designs appear in our catalogues and may have been published.For those of you who can’t visit in person we have been showcasing his design work here on the John Bead blog.  

 

Instructions:

1. Using chain nose pliers take apart 2 equal pieces of 5 oval links sections off the silver matte chain. Set them aside.

2. Repeat previous step to take apart 2 equal sections of round links section of same chain with connectors in.

3. Using a 5 inches piece of satin gold stringing wire string beads as follows:

one bead bumper + one pearl + one bead bumper + one pearl + one bead bumper + one pearl + one bead bumper + one square bead cap + one crystal cube + one bead  cap . Repeat in reverse and then add one crimp tube.

4. Add one section of chain cut in step 1 attaching it through oval link. Pass opposite end of stringing wire through same crimp tube. Pull them together and with crimper tool secure it in place making sure each wire is sitting parallel to each other.

5. Repeat step 3 to create 4 more pearl circles in same fashion, adding another section of chain before you crimp the last pearl circle.

6. Open connector of small section of chain and attach to oval links of both ends. Repeat the same on the other half of your necklace. This will give a more substantial look to the structure of your piece.

7. Open two small jump rings to attach clasps to both sides of necklace.

Tips:

Please read the instructions before you start making your piece.

* If you desire to add more dimension and drama to your piece build pearl circles with 2 more sizes of pearls. You can have circles made with any bead sizes you want.

 **To make it funkier you can hung several pieces of small Figaro style chain to every circle. Think: luscious!!!

Materials Used

Several strand of pearls – your favorite colours

5 Swarovski 8mm crystal golden shadow cube beads

40 bead bumpers

10 brass bead cap squares

5 gold plated #3 crimp tubes

2 small gold plated round jump rings

2ft of white matte silver chain

2ft of 19 strands Beadalon .018” gold satin stringing wire

1 bronze hook and eye clasp

Tools 

Side Cutter   Flat Nose Crimper tool

 

The Christmas Sunrise Necklace

 

Fernando Dasilva for John Bead made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed in the John Bead showroom.  Some of these designs appear in our catalogues and may have been published.  For those of you who can’t visit in person we have been showcasing his design work here on the John Bead blog.

Instructions:

1. Feed a crimp tube on 2 strands of red beading wire together and string back to crimp forming a small loop, and using crimping pliers crimp  properly, and then trim any excess wire.

2. Using only the 6mm golden shadow crystals begin stringing beads following pattern below:

3 crystals + pearl + metal bead + pearl + 3 crystals + pearl + metal bead + pearl + 3 crystals + pearl + metal bead

Finish the end. Repeat 3 more times to create 4 separate strands and set aside.

3. String the following pattern:

6mm crystal dorado + 8mm crystal golden shadow + 6mm crystal dorado +pearl + metal bead + pearl + crystal dorado + crystal golden shadow + crystal dorado +pearl + metal bead + pearl + 6mm crystal dorado + 8mm crystal golden shadow + 6 crystal dorado + pearl + metal bead + pearl

Repeat one more time to create a second strand like the one above. Set them aside.

4. Wrapping snowflake pendants:

Cut red Artistic wire in pieces of 10 inches length.

For the large pendants:

Wrap the wire vertical, on one side of pendant, wrap tightly in between the “v” in the pendant pedals. Press tight making 5 turns and trimming excess wire on the AB side (back) of the pendant.

Repeat same on the opposite side.

Then use a third piece of wire to wrap it horizontally, forming a “belt” around the pendant and on top of previous wraps.  Place half of the wire on the center of pendant and wrap both ends at same time finishing crossing both ends around the center of the AB side of crystal pendant/ Trim excess wire and use nylon p jaw pliers to tighten all the wires together neatly.

Repeat the same to wrap 3 more of those and set them aside.

5. Wrapping small pendants:

Use one 10-inch piece of red wire.

Wrap each of the snowflake pendants any way you choose. Start at the center of the wire and wrap the ends.

6. Add gently one pinch bail to each of the snow pendants made previously and set them aside.

7.  Wrapping beaded ring:

Cut a piece of 2ft length of gold plated 26 gauge German style wire.

Wrap the end of the wire around one section of TC beaded ring, and then after 4 turns add one crystal Indian red bead. Pull it tight and continue wrapping around the whole edge of the ring, always making 4 turns. Use your nail to pull the wire together and tight.

8. Assembling strands:

Cut a piece of 22 gauge German wire 3 inches and make a half loop using the large portion of round nose pliers. Make a loop big enough to fit 2 strands made in step 2 and one strand made in step3.

Finish the loop wrapping it around the wire 3 times down and going back up more 3 times covering the first wrapped section. Trim excess wire.

9. Feed all the strands assembled in step 8 through one square bed cone and then make wrap on top of cone. Trim excess wire.

10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 to finish the opposite ends. Braid the 3 strands before you attach to half loop and then finish on same fashion using a round cone.

Repeat on same fashion to finish the other half of necklace.

11. Add a copper jump ring to the pendant bail. Add a second jump ring to previous ring and then add to a section of links of connectors in between the marquis shape links of gold matte chain to pendant.

12. Open one 9mm jump ring and thread through beaded ring. Add a second 9mm jump ring to it.

13. Open one 9mm jump ring and attach the square cone end of necklace to beaded ring. Attach the other side of necklace on same fashion.

14. Attach round cone end of necklace to a oval jump ring and then to “s   hook” clasp.

Build a small section of chain using 7 links of same oval jump rings and attach to opposite round cone end of necklace.

Add a 9mm jump ring to the end of the small chain section.

15. Make another extended chain section using 10 oval jump rings.

16. Make a single dangle using pearl and head pin, wrap twice and attach to final link of extension chain.

17.  Open a copper jump ring and attach one large snowflake pendant on necklace, going through 2 strands together and then close it gently. Start adding on same fashion all others snowflake pendants symmetrically using the photo attached as your guidance.

18. Attach a 9 inches of matte gold chain to one end of necklace using a copper jump ring. Attach the opposite end on same fashion.

19. Take apart 4 sections of links of connectors in between marquis links of matte gold chain.  Use them evenly throughout the chain to hold the extra inches of chain around the beaded strands to keep them together. You will be creating a “cage like” around those strands.

Repeat on the side of necklace on same fashion.

20.  Use leftover piece of 26 gauge gold plated wire to close one side of “s hook” so that side of necklace will not come out.

Material:

4 30mm Crystal AB Swarovski Elements Snowflake Pendants

3 25mm Crystal AB Swarovski Elements Snowflake Pendants

37 11x8mm Crystal Bronze Swarovski Elements Pearls

15 4mm Indian Red Swarovski Elements Xilion Beads

36 6mm Crystal Golden Shadow Swarovski Elements Round Beads

6 8mm Crystal Golden Shade Swarovski Elements Round Beads

12 6mm Crystal Dorado 2x Swarovski Elements Round Beads

1 antique gold 25mm TC beaded ring

1 gold plated Tierra Cast “s hook” clasp

2 bronze cones with slots

2 bronze cone square

18 9x8mm antique gold 2 cone metal beads

26 gold plated 20 gauge T.C. oval jump rings

1 spool (6yd) of 24 gauge red Artistic Wire

1ft 22 gauge copper German style wire

3 ft 26 gauge gold plated German style wire

10ft red Beadalon 19 Strands .015’ red stringing wire

18 inches matte gold plated marquis linked chain

12 copper #3 crimp beads

4 gold plated 9mm round jump rings

7 gold plated pinch bails by Beadalon

Tools:   Side cutter,  Flat noseRound Nose 

All of Fernando’s projects for the Atelier are linked here.

Double Bell Earrings – A How -To from Fernando’s Atelier

 

 The repetition of a single shape creates an interesting texture between a crystal bead and hammered cone. A simple pair of earrings to face the holiday crowd at the mall. Have fun!

Designed by Fernando Dasilva for John Bead 

Material:

2 17mm Crystal Red Magma Swarovski Elements Artemis Beads

2 black brass Tierra Cast hammered cone ends

2 black brass Tierra Cast ornate bead  –  8691 3930 418-13

1 pair gun metal ear wires

2 gold-plated 2 inches long eye pins

2 gold-plated 4mm round jump rings

6 clear bead bumpers

18 inches of  hematite small cable chain

Tools:

Side cutter,  Flat noseRound nose  Crimper Tool 

Instructions:

1. Cut chain in 2 pieces of each of the following sizes: 1 inch,  1 ½ inch, 2 inches, 3 inches.

2. Open a 4mm gold-plated jump ring and slide 5 pieces of the pre-cut chain. Place it so the longest rope is in the middle.

3.  Feed following beads onto gold-plated eye pin.

One ornate black bras spacer bead, two bead bumpers, one crystal red Magma Artemis bead, one TC black brass hammered cone, one clear bead bumper. Make a simple loop on top of last bead and trim excess wire.

4.  Open French ear wire and slide it through the dangle (earring). Repeat all steps for matching earrings.

Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed in the John Bead showroom.  Some of these designs appear in our catalogues and may have been published.  For those of you who can’t visit in person we will have a regular post on this blog giving you a closer look at the finished jewelry.  Fernando has written all the instructions and is sharing them with you. Welcome to the series we call: Fernando DaSilva’s Atelier. 

Archangel Legion Necklace

This new project will help you with some of your holiday project planning.  I know many of you start early and this necklace is going to inspire you!  This is a new free project by Swarovski Elements Ambassador Fernando Dasilva for John Bead.

This necklace is festive but discreet enough to survive even after the holidays. If time is an issue, replace the back with an antique chain and you will have more time to spend wrapping the gifts. May the angels be with you! – Fernando

Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed in the John Bead showroom.  Some of these designs appear in our catalogues and may have been published.  For those of you who can’t visit in person we will have a regular post on this blog giving you a closer look at the finished jewelry.  Fernando has written all the instructions and is sharing them with you. Welcome to the series we call: Fernando DaSilva’s Atelier. 

Materials:

Swarovski Elements:

3 10mm Emerald Crystal Flower Sew-on Stones

2 6mm Emerald Crystal Flower Sew-on Stones

3 18x12mm Crystal Beads

2 9x6mm Crystal Beads

5 9x6mm Emerald Crystal Beads

10 ss9 Crystal Foiled Round Flat Back Stones

10 ss9 Sapphire Foiled Round Flat Back Stones

4 antique bronze fan shape metallic beads

10 gold plated TC spacer donuts

20 copper TC spacer donuts

5 antique gold TC glue-in angel wing beads

5 gold plated 2.5 inches long head pins

3 antique gold Bali style TC spacer bails

1 copper 25mm TC beaded ring

1 copper 19mm TC beaded ring

1 copper 15mm TC beaded ring

1 copper 19mm TC spiral ring

1 copper 15mm TC spiral ring

1 ant gold  19mm TC spiral ring

1 ant gold 15mm TC spiral ring

1 ant gold 19mm TC beaded ring

1 ant gold 15mm TC beaded ring

2 gold plated #3 crimp tubes

2 satin gold 2mm bead bumpers™

2 gold plated wire guardians™

28 gold plated 9mm jump rings

14 gold plated 6mm jump rings

4 gold plated TC oval jump rings

10 inches gold plated .018’ 49 Strands Beadalon stringing wire –

1 antique brass extension chain with end drop.

Tools:

 Side cutter,  Flat noseRound nose  Crimper Tool 

Instructions:

1. Using 2 part Epoxy, glue flat back crystal stones on angel’s wings. Use aquamarine on one side and pacific opal on the other side. Set them aside for half hour.

2. String following beads onto a head pin: one 18x12mm crystal, one wing spacer and one 9x6mm emerald crystal. Make simple loop on top of bead, trim excess wire and set aside. Make 2 more of those.

3. String one crimp tube onto gold-plated stringing wire, add a wire-guardian and loop it through its hole and then back to crimp tube. Crimp it using standard crimp tool.

4. Begin stringing beads on following pattern:

one copper donut, one gold-plated donut, one copper donut, one 9×6 crystal pear bead, one 6mm  emerald crystal sew-on stone, one copper donut, one gold plated donut, one copper donut,  one fan bead, one copper donut, one gold-plated donut, one copper donut, one Bali-style bail, one 10mm emerald sew-on stone, one copper donut, one gold-plated donut, one copper donut, one fan bead, one copper donut, one gold-plated donut, one copper donut, one Bali-style bail, one 10mm emerald sew-on stone .

Repeat on reverse to finish other half of beaded section.

5. Start linking TC rings using 9mm gold-plated jump rings alternated by 6mm jump rings.

Follow this pattern for one side of the necklace:

two 9mm jump rings, 25mm ant copper TC beaded ring, two 9mm jump rings, two 6mm jump rings, two 9mmm jump rings,  19mm ant gold TC beaded ring + two 9mm jump rings, two 6mm jump rings, two 9mm jump rings, one 15mm ant copper TC spiral ring , two 9mm jump rings, two 6mm jump rings, two 9mm jump rings, one 15mm ant copper TC beaded ring, one 6mm jump rings, two 6mm jump rings attached to an extension chain.

6. Create the other half of necklace linking components on same fashion done on step 5 placing TC rings on following pattern:

15mm ant gold TC spiral ring + 19mm ant copper beaded ring + 19mm ant copper TC spiral ring +  15mm ant gold TC beaded ring.

7. Add hook to end of previous linked section of necklace.

8. Open a loop of a dangle and add to one of the Bali-style bail.  Add two more to the other bails.

9. String an emerald pear shaped crystal bead onto a head pin, make simple loop and add to final link of extension chain. Trim any excess wire.

(PS. Create matching earrings using extra findings.)

 

Duplicity Necklace – How To From Fernando’s Atelier

This is a wonderful project featuring purple and green, so favoured in so many of the trend reports for the Fall.  It is another necklace design created by Fernando for our series:  Fernando’s Atelier.

Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed in the John Bead showroom.  Some of these designs appear in our catalogues and may have been published.  For those of you who can’t visit in person we will have a regular post on this blog giving you a closer look at the finished jewelry.  Fernando has written all the instructions and is sharing them with you. Welcome to the series we call: Fernando DaSilva’s Atelier. 

Instructions:

1.  Cut an 8 inches piece of stringing wire and string on a crimp tube followed by a wire guardian.  Pull one of the ends of wire close to crimp and crimp it properly. Trim short excess wire.

2. String beads as follows: one seed bead + one large bead cap +  one 12mm pearl + one bead cap + one seed bead + emerald cat eye cube + one seed bead. Repeat pattern until you have 8 seed beads strung on. Alternate cat eye cube colors using one of each of the other two.

3. Finish end in the same manner that was done in the beginning.

4. Create a second string shorter than the previous using same style of  beads – this will be the inside strand.

5. Feed one peacock bead, followed by one spacer bar (through one of the end holes) and then add a second peacock bead. Make simple loop at the opposite end and trim excess wire. Add a similar link to far end hole of spacer bar using same quantity of beads. Create a second section to be used on the other side of necklace. Set them aside.

6. Cut chain in 2 equal pieces of 7 inches. Set aside.

7.  Cut a second piece of chain in 2 equal pieces of 6 ½ inches. Set them aside.

8. Open 2 jump rings  and attach both to circle portion of toggle clasp, followed by one 7 inches piece of chain. Close both jump rings and then attach end link to one of the loops of the peacock-beaded link. Open opposite eye pin loop and attach to beaded section created on step 2.

9. Attach another 7 inches piece of chain to the opposite side of previous strand.

10. Attach short chain, beaded-peacock section and beaded link on same manner you attach the previous strand, adding other portion of toggle to finish necklace.

Here is a list of the materials he used for Duplicity:

2 emerald green cat eye cubes

2 apple green cat eye cubes

2 olive green cat eye cubes

8 peacock beads

4 multicolored 12mm pearls

4 multicolored 10mm pearls

4 gold plated wire guardians

16 galvanized green Miyuki seed beads

2 ½ inches of antique brass large/small heart link chain

6 round gold plated 7mm  jump rings

2 bronze spacer bar 5 holes

8 bronze bell cap flower

8 bronze cap

4 copper crimp tubes #2

Beadalon satin gold stringing wire

Tools:

 Side cutter,  Flat noseRound nose  Crimper Tool 

J’adore Earrings – How To From Fernando’s Atelier

 

Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed in the John Bead showroom.  Some of these designs appear in our catalogues and may have been published.  For those of you who can’t visit in person we will have a regular post on this blog giving you a closer look at the finished jewelry.  Fernando has written all the instructions and is sharing them with you. Welcome to the series we call: Fernando DaSilva’s Atelier. 

Materials

34 glass peacock dagger 17x7mm red Labrador drops

6 padparadscha ab Swarovski Elements bicone beads

6  rhodium plated Tierra Cast rhodium plated connectors

6 silver plated 6mm jump rings

2 carded red size #6 silk thread

6 silver plated flat head pins

2 inches silver plated chain link 8x3mm 

1 pair fish hook with flat coil 16mm

Tools:

 Side cutter,  Flat noseRound nose

Instructions:

1. Cut chain in two equal pieces.

2. Unravel the red #6 carded silk strand and pull it until the bend marks are removed.

3. Tie a knot at the end and string on one of the 17x7mm peacock red dagger drop.  String the silk through one of the far end link of one piece of chain, then string on another of the peacock dagger drop.

4. Carefully tie a knot using the knotter tool.  Tie the knot tightly so that the beads push together with the chain in-between the beads.  Cut the silk leaving approximately 1/4″ of silk.

5. Repeat previous step adding four more dagger beads to same chain link. You must have a total of 6 peacock dagger drops per each of the links  of   chain, ending up with 34 red peacock daggers.

6. Open a jump ring, attach to final link of beaded chain piece and then add to one of TC connectors.  Add two more connectors using jump rings.

7. Feed one bicone crystal bead onto a head pin. Make simple loop above the bead, trim excess wire and set aside. Make 2 more of these.

8. Use flat nose pliers to attach one crystal bead to each of the rings of TC connectors.

9. Open ring of ear wire and attach to top connector. Close gently. Repeat all steps to make matching earring.