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Serrated Cuff by Melanie Potter
Serrated Cuff Turquoise & Lime
Turquoise & Lime Colorway

Serrated Cuff is a supple wide band bracelet designed with comfort in mind as well as flash and style.  It has a serrated edging that is embellished with Swarovski crystals and a contrasting color for textual interest. The thin band stitched in netting and then widened across the edges with chevron chain which makes the serrated lacework on the border. Another layer of embellishment is added to the band to create texture and patterns. The embellishment and serration has variegated colors achieved by using graduated colors of seed beads and crystals. You won’t be able to resist wearing this bracelet because of its supple texture, glamorous sparkle and comfortable fit.  

http://www.schoolofbeadwork.com/images/arch_earrings.jpg The closure is a bar and ring toggle clasp. The bar of the clasp is tubular peyote with decreases to create a delicate pointed tip. The ring is created with two-bead square stitch embellished with the serrated edging to match the bracelet creating a unified design.  In addition, when wearing it, you’ll find the clasp is very easy to attach and release while being very secure ensuring you will not lose your jewels! 

The process of beading this bracelet is very enjoyable. Repetition in techniques will ensure you’ll learn exactly how to do it.    This is a great project to get finished in a reasonable time and you will learn some unique techniques.  This kit comes with plenty of supplies to make it for any size wrist.  

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Serrated Cuff Amethyst & Olive
Amethyst & Olive Colorway

Melanie has done very clear and easy illustrated instructions that will take you through the Serrated Cuff step by step.  This is a great project that you will be able to finish fairly quickly and have a great time beading! You might even be inspired to give the finished bracelet to someone who you really love!

Blue & Platinum Colorway

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Skill Level:    Easy to Moderate

Each beadwork kit includes:

  • 4 colors of 15/0 Japanese Seed Beads
  • 1 color of 11/0 Japanese Seed Beads
  • 4 colors of 3mm Swarovski bicone crystals
  • Metal to give toggle bar structure
  • Beading needles
  • 1 bobbin of nylon thread
  • Full color instructions with illustrations

Additional Tools/Notions helpful:

  • Scissors
  • Memory Wire Cutter or Wire Cutter to cut metal for toggle bar
  • Beading Mat
  • Beading Light
  • Microcrystalline Wax (optional)
  • Beading awl for knots (optional)
  • Magnification (optional)
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