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Carnival Bugle Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Carnival Bugle Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Wendy J Cooper

Difficulty: Beginner

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This simple yet effective bracelet will look fantastic in many a stack this summer! You can choose your own colour scheme of course and perhaps a more symmetrical approach if it suits you better. We went with a riot of colour so we can mix and match it with multiple outfits. Ready? Let's Stitch!

You can add all the items you need 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 List'. 

Note: Bugles and Bicones can have sharp edges which can cut your thread so it is important to re-enforece your work as much as possible.

Remember - 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 imagination run wild and make your dream jewellery.

Designed by Wendy J Cooper - July 2022

The bangle modelled in the image alongside the Carnival Bugle Bracelet is a Sterling Silver 925 Square Bangle with a Swarovski Scarabaeus Green Crystal and can be found in our Ready To Wear section while stocks last.

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Before you begin, sort your bugle beads into workable pairs. Ensuring each pair is the same length now will save time (and irritation) later.

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Thread your needle with approx. one meter of thread and pick up three size 8/0 beads.

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Pass through all three beads again to form a triangle and pass through the first seed bead again.

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Skipping the second bead, pass though the third and pull snug. 

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Again, skipping the second bead, pass though the first and third beads again.

Now pick up two size 10/0 beads, one bugle bead, two seed beads of a different colour, a bicone and two more seed beads in the first colour.

As you pick up bugle beads, lay its partner at the top for your bead mat. Line them up as you work along to ensure you can pair them up properly when you come back down the other side.

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Continue adding beads in this same pattern until your desired length is reached and pick up three size 8/0 beads.

Don't forget to allow approx. 18mm for finishing.

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Pass back through the size 8/00 beads just added to form a circle. Pull snug.

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As with steps three and four, pass back through all three beads again to form a triangle and pass through the first seed bead again. Skipping the second bead, pass though the third and pull snug.

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Your thread should now be exiting the third size 8/0 bead, ready to add your second row. Now its time to marry up the bugle pairs.

Pick up two size 10/0 beads, one bugle bead and two seed beads of a different colour.

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Pass through the bicone on the first row. You can see now why it is important for the bugle beads to be the same size.

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Continue adding seed beads and bugle beads in the same manner until you reach the triangle added at the beginning.

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When your work meets the triangle, pass through the free size 8/0 bead.

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Now we reinforce. Pass through all the beads (skipping the second bead of each triangle) as many times as your needle and thread will allow. 

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Add a jump ring to each of the second size 8/0 beads at the tip of each triangle.

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Add a second jump ring to one ends and a lobster claw to the other.

And your bracelet is ready to add to your stack!

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TIP: When using Bugle Beads, you will occasionally come across a chipped or split bead. Put these to one side for another craft project. If you use them in this project, your bracelet can end up with an unappealing kink, as in the images below.

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