Learn how to make your own Linear Beaded Puño Bracelet at home with this instructional tutorial and a few simple hand tools; no electricity, soldering, or studio required. This four-page PDF jewelry tutorial illustrates step-by-step how to utilize a unique wire-wrapping technique to set a large gemstone bead as the centerpiece, which seamlessly flows into the ancient Inca Puño chain pattern. This seamless flow from gemstone bead to chain pattern is an illusion that is created by wrapping a ‘double-loop-around’ bead-setting on both sides of the gemstone centerpiece, and then angling-open the double-loops at a precise angle, so they mimic the repetitive knot formation pattern of the Inca Puño chain.
We will then build the ancient Inca Puño chain from both sides of the gemstone centerpiece by assembling each ‘knot formation’ with four jump rings in a 2+2 pattern, which are then folded-back and angled-open to create each knot formation in a repeating sequence. Finally, we will terminate both ends of the chain with a pair of smaller-diameter jump rings to help tighten the Inca Puño chain and add catch rings and an S-clasp to complete an 8-inch bracelet length.
Please note that this listing is to purchase the digital PDF download only, and no physical supplies are included. The beaded chain tutorial is a slight derivative from the project within my second published book: Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections.
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Tools Needed: Measuring tape, felt-tip pen, side-cutters, mandrel-tip pliers (3.9mm) or round-nose pliers (marked at a 3.9mm diameter), two flat-nose pliers, and two chain-nose pliers.
Supplies Needed: AWG 19-gauge and 15-gauge jump rings (specific sizes stated within), 19-gauge wire (specific lengths stated within), 3/4-inch (19mm) length gemstone bead, and an S-clasp.
To source correctly-sized jump rings, and review my recommendations for quality hand tools and studio supplies, please visit my website at: www.davidchain.com/supplies
Learn how to make your own Hammer Forged S-clasp with this instructional PDF tutorial, sold separately through my Etsy store at: www.etsy.com/listing/469549113
*Legal Copyright Notice: These digital PDF tutorials are sold expressly for individual and personal use only. Please do not post these PDF tutorials onto any website forums, blogs, or message boards. Furthermore, these digital PDF tutorials may not be used for teaching workshops, given away for free, or sold in any format. All jewelry designs, images, and text are the copyrighted intellectual property of Scott David Plumlee, and may not be used without express written permission. Thank you in advance for respecting my copyright.
Although I am protective of my copyright, I do allow individual artisans my permission to sell the finished jewelry design to clients or through consignment art galleries, all I would ask is that you list ‘Designed by: Scott David Plumlee, Handcrafted by: your name’. However, this permission to sell my original jewelry designs is limited to individual artisans who are handcrafting a limited quantity to support their hobby and does not allow for the bulk selling of machine-made, mass-produced replicas of my original jewelry designs.
Inspiring others with my passion for handcrafting beaded chain jewelry is the goal of this Etsy store, and I hope it encourages people to discover the quiet meditative practice of assembling jump rings and spark their curiosity to seek a creative adventure.
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