Asante Cuff Bracelet Tutorial
Created by: Amy Mickelson
- Lashing the beads onto the cuff from the center outward allows you to keep half of the wire needed on the spool, making the wire wrapping easier to manage.
- You will need a total of 52-60" to wrap the beads onto the wire.
- Unroll approximately 26-30" wire from spool but do not cut it. Put the cover back on spool.
- Start in the center of the cuff, with the end of the wire closest to the spool, wrap the wire around one side of the cuff 4 times.
- Add a powder glass bead and wrap around the other side of the cuff 3-4 times to secure. Add 4 crystal or glass (or hematine) bicones or rondelles and wrap again.
- Repeat the process till you are about 1" from the end of the cuff, wrap wire 4-5 times to secure and cut the excess wire.
- Now unroll another 26-30" of wire and cut it from the spool. Repeat the process in the other direction.
Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos Suggested Supplies
- 1 each [use 60"] #46-402-30 Artistic Wire®, 22ga, 45ft, Antique Brass
- 1 each #51-752-050-0 Bracelet Finding, Cuff, Open, 1/2", Raw
Note: The trade beads originally used in this design are no longer available. Some other suggestions are listed below.
- 3 dozen [use 32 beads] #05-328-03-152 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 3mm - Metallic Blue 2X
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#05-328-03-26 Swarovski 5328 Faceted XILION Bicone Beads, 3mm - Montana
- 1 strand [use 17-18] #22-518-02 Trade Bead, Powder Glass, Tube, Tiny, Multi-color
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1 strand [use 17-18] #22-519-05 Trade Beads, Powder Glass, Tube and Various
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other approximately 6-8mm (long) tube beads
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- #69-271-99 Tool, Glitter, Four-Piece Set