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Sugar Skull Bracelet

Materials

3 head pins
2 eye pins
4 8mm jump rings
2 6mm end caps
6 crimps
1 hook
20cm tiger tail
30cm hollow rubber
10 small sugar skulls mixed colours
28 4mm Imperial bicones
2 6mm Imperial bicone

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

Step 1
Take your rubber and cut the following lengths: 2 x 2cm, 4 x 2.5cm,
2 x 3cm and 2 x 4cm, . Take your tiger tail and cut 3 x .20cm length.

Step 2
Take the one length of tiger tail and thread through one crimp bead and the eye of 1 x eye pin. Using your crimping pliers crimp the tiger tail to the eye pin trimming the tail of the tiger tail close to the crimp. Repeat this step two more times so you will have three length of tiger tail attach to one eye pin.

Step 3
Thread the following combinations on each piece of tiger tail:
Strand 1: (1 x 2.5cm length of rubber, 1 x 4mm bicone, 1 x sugar skull, 1 x 4mm bicone ) x 3 and 1 x 2.5cm length of rubber
Strand 2: 1 x 4cm lenth of rubber, 1 x 4mm bicone, 1 x sugar skull, 5 x 4mm bicone, 1 x sugar skull, 5 x 4mm bicone, 1 x sugar skull, 1 x 4mm bicone and 1 x 4cm length of rubber
Strand 3: 1 x 2cm length of rubber, 1 x 4mm bicone, 1 x sugar skull, 1 x 4mm bicone, 1 x 3cm length of rubber, 1 x 4mm bicone, 1 x sugar skull, 1 x 4mm bicone, 1 x 3cm length of rubber, 1 x 4mm bicone, 1 x sugar skull, 1 x 4mm bicone and 1 x 2cm length of rubber.

Step 4
Finish each piece of tiger tail by separately threading a crimp bead and the eye of the second eye pin and crimp bead again. Crimp the crimp bead using your crimping pliers and trim the tail of the tiger tail close to the crimp.

Step 5
Take your round nose pliers and make the eye of each eye pin smaller so it will sit inside the end caps and hide the crimps.

Step 6
Thread on each side of the bracelet 1 x end cap & 1 x 4mm bicone. Finish with a wrapped loop.

Step 7
Take 1 x head pin and thread 1 x 4mm bicone, 1 x sugar skull bead and 1 x 4mm bicone. Trim and form a loop. Take 2 x head pins & 2 x 6 mm bicones. Place a bead on each head pin. Form beaded dangles by trimming and forming a loop. Take 1 x 8mm jump ring and thread 1 x hook, 1 x 6mm bicone beaded dangle , 1 x sugar skull beaded dangle and one side of the bracelet.

Step 8
Take 3 x 8mm jump rings and join together to form a chain. Attach to the open end of the bracelet and on the last link of the chain attach the last 6mm bicone dangle.