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Chenille Stitch Bangle - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Chenille Stitch Bangle - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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TOHO™ / Round 11/0 / Silver-Lined / grey / 10g / ~ 1100pcs
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W1186
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W0539
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Chenille Stitch Bangle - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Marta Draganek

Difficulty: Beginner

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We present you another jewellery tutorial, this time we will show you how to make a seed bead bracelet using Chenille Stitch. Beading is a technique whose effect can always be described with the same word - beautiful. Marta Draganek will reveal today how to make a bead string that closes with clasps to create a bracelet. Beautiful, of course!

We usually associate bead cords with crochet cords. But did you realize that you can also create them with a simple needle and thread? Moreover, thanks to the use of this technique, it is possible to obtain more complex, even openwork patterns. In today's tutorial, I will show you how to make a bead cord with a stitch that is known as " Chenille Stitch " in English . It is a two-colour, very delicate openwork motif that you will surely use more than once in your projects. So let's get to work! Marta x

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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 piece of jewellery.

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

Designed by Marta Draganek - March 2014

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We start the work from making the ring - the base of our bead string.

We thread 4 dark purple Toho beads on the thread. We pass the needle through all the beads again and pull the thread so that the beads form a square.

We tie the loose ends of the thread into a double knot to prevent the beads from slipping.

We thread 2 Toho beads on the thread. We pass the needle through one of the sides of the square and pull the thread.

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We pass the needle through the Toho beads just added.

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We thread another 2 Toho beads on the thread and pass the needle through the previous two.

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We add the beads in the same way until we get a chain of ten pairs of beads. Hide the loose end of the thread inside the beads, cut off the excess so that we only have one thread left.

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We connect the chain in a circle, i.e. sew the first and last pair of beads together. This is how a wedding ring will be created, which will form the basis of our string.

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When the rope base is ready, we can start making the openwork pattern.

1st Row.

In the first row, above the wedding ring, there are to be five dark purple arcs consisting of two Toho beads.

We thread 2 Toho beads, thread the needle through the adjacent bead and tighten the thread.

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We thread the needle through the adjacent bead from our wedding ring, from the inside to the outside (the thread will hide between the beads after tightening).

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Again, take two Toho beads and insert the needle into the adjacent bead from the wedding ring.

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We add the remaining three arcs in the same way. What to do when we reach the end of the row?

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First, pull the needle through the adjacent ring bead.

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Then through the first bead of the previously added arc to get to the second row of your work.

2nd row

In the second row we will add five light purple Toho beads. They will be located on the tops of the first row arches.

So we take 1 light purple Toho bead and thread the needle through the adjacent dark purple bead.

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We pull the thread so that the light purple bead is placed between the dark purple beads.

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We thread the needle through the first bead of the next arc.

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We thread a light purple Toho bead and pass the needle through the second part of the arc. Repeat the same steps three more times until the end of the row.

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After completing the round, pull the needle through the first bead of the first arc first.

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Then through the light purple bead and we can start the third row.

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3rd row


In the third row, add two dark purple Toho beads between the light purple beads.

Take two dark purple beads on the needle and go through another light purple bead - all round.

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After completing the round, we pass through the first dark purple bead in row III and start row IV .

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4th Row


In the fourth row, we will again add five light purple beads to the tops of the arches from the previous row.

We thread 1 light purple bead and pass the needle through the adjacent dark purple bead. We pull the thread so that the light purple bead settles between the dark ones.

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We thread the needle through another dark purple bead.

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We tighten the thread tightly to compensate for the gap between the beads. Now we can add another light purple bead. We repeat the same steps for the entire lap.

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We alternately repeat the scheme of rows III and IV until the desired length of the cord is obtained.

How to finish the rope?

Finish the piece in diagram for row III. To finish the cord , we will create the same ring from which we started knitting.

We pass the needle through the dark purple bead to get to the top of the bow.

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We thread 4 Toho beads and pass through the adjacent dark purple bead. Tightly pull the thread so that the strung beads are arranged in two rows of two beads.

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We thread the needle through the first bead of the next arc.

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Again we take 4 Toho beads and pull the needle through the adjacent bead.

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After the entire round we will get something like a "palm tree" with five leaves. In order for our wedding ring to be created, we need to sew together the individual "leaves"

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We pass the needle up and down the next rows of beads.

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This is what the end result should look like:

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Hide the excess thread inside the beads. To secure the end of the piece, to be sure, return the needle through the beads down the cord, 2-3 cm long.

This is what the finished rope looks like. You only need to glue the ends into the magnetic clasp.

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Here is a ready-made bracelet!

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You can also glue the ends of the rope to the end caps and attach a toggle or a lobster clasp. In the rope below I used Toho beads in the colours Opaque-Rainbow Turquoise and Silver-Lined Frosted Crystal. The string is a bit thinner - 8 beads per row. In general, you can use this stitch on cords with an even number of beads. However, cords for 6, 8 and 10 beads in a row work best.

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The ends of the rope can be easily flattened, so you can also paste them into flat ends and magnetic clasps.

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