Free Beading Project Idea: Interchangeable Choker And Bracelet

Do you love chokers? We think they are wonderful. Simple, refined, and luxurious, this necklace makes a statement. Today, we have a mix of color ideas for a beaded jewelry project you will adore if you love chokers. Changing up your bead choices and bead stringing wire will allow for unique designs. Add a fashionable clasp and you have an elegant piece that everybody will envy. Let's learn how to make an Interchangeable Choker and Bracelet!

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Add some color to your beaded jewelry designs. Our 2019 Fall/Winter Pantone Quad of Beading Wire is a set of some of our favorite Pantone colors for the holiday season. This collection is perfect for making amazing Christmas and fall jewelry. Add a splash of complementary colors to your Interchangeable Choker and Bracelet set.

2019 Fall/Winter Pantone Quad of Beading Wire

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Pantone knows color!

Explore the Fall/Winter Pantone Colors with our first ever Quad Beading Wire Collection. This Quad selection of colors was built to match Pantone’s Creme de Peche, Biking Red, Sugar Almond and Blue Stone. We color matched with these wires: Garnet color Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 (Medium), Citrine color Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 (Medium), Bone color Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 (Medium), and Dark Blue Lapis color Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 (Medium). We think you will love this color collection as much as we do.

Interchangeable Choker and Bracelet

Color Option 1

Interchangeable Choker and Bracelet by Sara Oehler

Color Option 2

Interchangeable Choker and Bracelet by Sara Oehler (color option 2)

Color Option 3

Interchangeable Choker and Bracelet by Sara Oehler (color option 3)

Designer Sara Oehler
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
3 colors of  Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 diameter - 10" to 20"
2 colors of Leather (or imitation) Cord - 10"
Single Strand  Clasp - 2 sets
2x2mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 8 pcs
3x3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
3mm Crimp Covers - 2 pcs
12-14mm  Rectangle Beads - 15 pcs

Tools
Magical Crimping Pliers
Crimping Pliers
Mighty Crimping Pliers
Cutters

Instructions

Step 1: Choose your beads first. Then, choose 3 complimentary colors of Soft Flex Wire and 2 colors of Pleather.

Step 2: Use Soft Flex Flush Cutters to cut 10 inches of wire in each color.

Step 3: Use all three wires to string one 2x2mm crimp tube. Place the tube 1 1/2 inches from the end of the wires and secure using the Magical Crimping Pliers.  Click here for Magical Crimping instructions.

Step 4: Use one wire to string 1 Rectangle Bead. Repeat using the second wire. Repeat using the third wire. Use all three wires to string one 2x2mm crimp tube and place the tube so that it is 1 1/4 inches from the previous tube. Secure the tube using Magical Crimping Pliers.

Step 5: Repeat Step 4 four times.

Step 6: Use Flush Cutters to cut two of the wires from one end of the necklace. String one 2x2mm crimp tube and one half of one clasp. Pass back through the tube and secure using Regular Crimping Pliers.  Click here for crimping instructions. Use Flush Cutters to trim the excess wire at the clasp. Cover the crimp tube with a 3mm crimp cover. Repeat entire step using the other end of the necklace and the other half of the clasp.

Step 7: Use Flush Cutters to cut 10 inches of each color of Pleather and 10 inches of one color of Soft Flex Wire.

Step 8: Use all three strands of Pleather and wire to string one 3x3mm crimp tube and one half of the other clasp. Pass back through the tube and use the Mighty Crimping Pliers to secure. Use Flush Cutters to trim the excess wire at the crimp.

Step 9: Braid the Pleather and wire for 6-8 inches, to your desired length. Repeat Step 8 using the other half of the second clasp.

Step 10: Use both clasps to connect the beaded Soft Flex to the braided leather.

Interchangeable Bracelet by Sara Oehler

Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions. 

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Sara Oehler (pronounced Ay-ler) is a well-known jewelry designer living in the Bay Area. Sara is the author of several beading books, including her latest title, written with Kristen Fagan, Seed Bead Revolution. She has designed and written for numerous publications including: BeadStyle, Bead&Button, Bead Trends, Stringing, Jewelry in Fashion Trends, Simply Beads, The Flow and Today's Creative Home Arts. Currently, Sara is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company.
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