Light Blue 3 Strand Bracelet

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What you need

2 large crimps
1 parrot clasp
18 bead caps
9 metal tubes
3 jump rings
18 size 5/0 seed beads
18 small decorative metal beads
9 8mm round faceted glass crystals
2 decorative metal beads with large holes
3 strands of tigertail (cut each strand to about 30cm)

Crimping Pliers
Wire Cutters

Instructions

 Start with the three pieces of tigertail – gather them together, thread through a large crimp followed by a parrot clasp, then back through the crimp. Squish the crimp down. Thread on a decorative metal bead with a large hole (we used a filigree tube). Separate the strands. Onto strand 1, thread a metal tube. Onto strand 2, thread half a metal tube (you will need to cut a metal tube in half, using your wire cutters). Onto strand 3, don’t thread anything. Now begin the pattern. On each strand, thread:

– a small decorative metal bead
– a size 5/0 seed bead
– a bead cap
– a 8mm round faceted glass crystal
– a bead cap
– a size 5/0 seed bead
– a small decorative metal bead
– a metal tube

Repeat the pattern until the bracelet fits your wrist. Finish strand 1 with a small decorative metal bead, strand 2 with half a metal tube (use the extra half left over from the beginning) and strand 3 with a metal tube. Bring the pieces of tigertail together, thread through the decorative metal bead with a large hole, through a large crimp and through a jump ring. Bring the tigertail back over the top of the decorative metal bead and then through the large crimp. Crimp down and cut off excess wire. Join the spare jump rings onto the jump ring already on the wire to create a small extension chain.



What you need

Thread, you can use normal nylon chord, nymo thread or elastic
Scissors
Ruler
2 Clam shell bead tips
1 Lobster clasp
2 Jumprings
(Optional) Craft glue or clear nail polish
Flat nose and round nose pliers
Size 11 seedbeads in three diferent colors (Example: pink, yellow and light blue)
2 Extra size 11 seed beads for the bead tips

Instructions

 

You can create a bracelet, an anklet or even a necklace with this easy technique. You can also try diferent types of beads, diferent sizes, or mix colors in the strands. Have fun and be creative!!

1. Measure and cut three pieces of thread a little bit longer than the lenght that you want your bracelet to be, so measure your wrist, and add about 10-15 cm to that. You want your three strands to be the same lenght.

2. Thread your three strands trough one of your extra seedbeads leaving a short tail at the end (5mm-1cm), loop the threads and go back trough that seed bead again. Pull tight, tie one or two knots, and if you want, add a little bit of craft glue or clear nail polish to make sure it’s extra secure. Close the bead tip using your flat nose pliers, and also close the little loop that it has so that it is completely closed.

3. Start threading your beads on. Work on one strand at a time, and thread on as many beads to fill the lenght that you want your bracelet to be. When you’re finished, add 5 or 6 beads on top of that just in case. Make a stop-bead with your last bead on the thread by looping the chord and going back through the bead again. Do this once or twice so that the bead won’t get loose at any point. Do the same proccess for the other two strands to use the 3 colors of beads that you have.

4. Now it’s time to start braiding!! Just braid the strands normally until you get to the end. Then trying to keep everything tight, tie one or two knots to hold everything in place, get your knots as close to the braid as you can. 

5. Thread your second bead tip and the other extra seed bead and repeat the step 2 to attach it.

6. Using your round nose pliers, open one of the jumprings (remember you have to open it sideways) and slide it through the loop of one of the bead tips, then close it.

7. Open the other jumpring and slide through the loop of the other bead tip, on the other side of the bracelet, but instead of closing it right away, add your lobster clasp on the jumpring. Once you’ve done that, close the jumpring, and it’s ready to wear!!

 If at the end your bracelet doesn’t fit, don’t get frustrated!! You can simply add more jumprings on one side or on both sides till it fits your wrist. 🙂



What you need

Elastic Thread
Jump rings
clasp
150 x 2 mm spacers
2 x 5mm green glass beads

Instructions

Need to give someone the green eye? then this bracelet is for you. Cut two beading strings to size of bracelt and add around 15cms for the knots. Run both strings through the jump ring, fold back and tie a knot and secure the jump ring on the beaded strings. Use your first beads to cover up the loose thread by tucking it into the beads back on its self. Divide the beads for each strand and put half aside (75) Thread the beads onto one strand and then continue the same pattern for the other strand. We placed our Green Eye right in the middle (37)Green Bead (37). Once you have threaded all the beads on both seperate strands take both strands together and secure onto a jump ring and then onto your clasp. Thread any loose ends into the beads and trim off.

Comments

  1. so pretty!

  2. Really easy and it looks great!

  3. AWESOME!!

  4. Oh wow, very neat!! Looks super cute:) Yet it looks hard to make, but this is something I’ll have to try making.

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