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4 in One Lacy Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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4 in One Lacy Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Lindsay McDonald

Difficulty: Beginner

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So many times I think that you have to have fancy shaped 2 hole beads to make a bracelet. Well, that isn't the case! Follow my tutorial to make a delicate bracelet using only Preciosa round seed beads. You can stop at different points throughout the tutorial to result in four different pieces. Make just one, or make them all!

You can add all the items you need for the bracelet to your basket by clicking the box in the 'Products used' section above, or you can let your imagination run wild and choose your own materials from the links below. Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products Used List':

We believe that jewellery should be as individual as you are and so our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your creative imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery?

Designed by Lindsay McDonald - March 2022

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Firstly,  on as long a piece of thread as you can work with, pick up P6, P10, repeat this sequence five more times (12 beads in total) Sew through all beads again, forming a ring. Exit from any P6.

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Now, we are going to join another ring to this first one. Using the P6 which was exited in step 1 as the first bead, pick up P10, P6, repeat this sequence four more times, then pick up one more P10.

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Then sew back into the P6 exited in step 1. Sew again through this second ring for strength. Sew back into the P6 which joins the rings, then into the left hand (LH) P10 below.

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After that, pick up P8 and sew up into the right hand (RH) P10 below the central P6, through the P6,  then into the (LH) P10 above the P6.

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Next, pick up P8 and sew down through the (RH) P10, the P6 and out of the lower (LH) P10. Each time we add the P8 we sew through the P6 in a figure of eight fashion

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Following that, sew again through the first P8 added, up through the lower (RH) P10, P6, upper (RH) P10 and through the second ring until we exit the P6 on the furthest right.

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Repeat steps 2-6 until your bracelet is just slightly too short to fit around your wrist. For mine I needed 19 rings.

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Now, to join the ends of the bracelet.  Making sure that your work isn't twisted, pick up P10, P6, P10, P6, P10 and sew through the P6 from the first ring made. Then, pick up the same sequence again and sew into the P6 from the final ring to form a new "joining" ring.

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Then, using the method in steps 4-6 add the P8 at either side of the joining ring. Exiting from any P8. The first bracelet is now finished. Tie off any loose threads tidily.

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To continue to make the second bracelet,  pick up five P10 and sew through the following P8. Continue around both edges of the bracelet in this way. Sew again through the first set of P10 added. The second design is now complete. Tie off any loose threads tidily if you wish to finish at this point.

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To continue to make the third bracelet, pick up two P10 then sew through the following five P10. Continue around this side of the bracelet in the same way. Finish by exiting the first P10 added in this step.

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Next, pick up one P10  then sew through the second P10 of the pair added in the previous step,  the five P10 and the first of the next pair of P10. Repeat this around this side of the bracelet.  Then complete steps 11 and 12 for the other side. If you wish to finish at this point, tie off any loose threads.

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Finally, to complete the fourth bracelet, exit from any P10 added in the previous step. Pick up six (to make the bracelet sit nicely, sometimes 6 may be too many, in this case just add 5) P10 then sew through the following P10 from the previous step. Continue in this way around both sides of the bracelet. Tie off any loose threads tidily.

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You can of course make it your own by choosing a different colours and stopping at one of the 4 stages.

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