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Delicate Crochet Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Delicate Crochet Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Marta Draganek

Difficulty: Beginner

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Do you often live out artistically by creating beaded jewellery? You are sure to be left with some beads with which you don't know what to do. They have different shapes and colours, and there are not enough of them to make a larger project. Today, Marta will use the remnants of Toho glass beads and Fire Polish crystals to prepare a beautiful bracelet, delicate like morning dew.

Today's design is simple and quite quick to make - you can create a bracelet from scratch in just an hour. The shopping list is not the longest either. Ready? Let's Get Creative!

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'.

  • 4mm Firepolish Beads
  • TOHO™ Size 11/0 Seed Beads - You can use odds and ends from previous projects. They can be beads of various shapes and colours - Toho, small crackles, pearls, crystals. In my project I will use two types of beads - Toho 11/0 beads in 2 shades of green and Czech Fire Polish 4mm beads in green and brown tones. How many beads do you need? The bracelet will be made of four strings, with approx. 60 beads on each of them.
  • Monofilament  - As thin as possible. I used 0.27mm. If it's too thick, it can be too stiff to crochet.
  • Seamless Round - diameter 4mm, colour matched with the Toggle Clasp.
  • Toggle Clasp
  • Eye Pins - Colour matched with the Toggle Clasp. Maximum 20mm long.
  • Crochet hook - in any size. The thicker the crochet hook, the looser the weave will be.
  • Scissors - for trimming the fishing line.
  • Pliers

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 colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your creative imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Designed by Marta Draganek - July 2014

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Our bracelet will consist of several chains made of crochet thread. Small beads will be loosely woven between the stitches of each chain.

Thread a mix of beads on the line, in any order.

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We start the thread by crocheting two chain stitches.

Wind the line around the index finger of the left hand. Make a loop around the crochet hook with your right hand, hold the end of the line with your middle finger and thumb (the tail should be at least 6cm to allow the rope to be finished later).

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We catch the fishing line with a crochet hook and thread it through the crochet loop.

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We tighten the loose end of the line so that a solid knot is formed at the beginning of our work.

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We make the second chain stitch - we catch the fishing line with a crochet hook and thread it through the loop on the crochet hook.

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To weave the previously strung beads into the chain , slide a few beads successively down the string and make a chain stitch - it can be 1,2 or 3 beads, depending on your idea. We want a loose, irregular weave.

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We make the eye of the chain behind the beads. This way, the tiny beads will be woven into the bead chain .

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We pull another bead down the string and make a chain loop.

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We do the same with larger beads.

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We will need 16cm long bead chains. Adding the Toggle Clasp will add an additional 2cm to make a finished 18cm bracelet.

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At the end of the bead chain, we make two stitches without moving the beads, cut the string and pull its end out.

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We hide the ends of the line inside the beads by pulling them down the string one by one. Cut off the excess line.

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For my Toho beaded bracelet, I will need four of these strings. How many you prepare them depends entirely on your creativity and the resources of beads.

As you can see in the photo below, we do not tightly tighten the individual chain stitches. The beads will fit nicer if the weave is loose.

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Design Finish: Use the round nose pliers to gently open the hook of the eye pin.

Beginners to jewellery making will find our video 'How to Turn a Loop' useful over on our YouTube Channel, Beads Direct TV.

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We hook the ends of all previously prepared cords to the hook.

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We close the hook with pliers.

It is important to ensure it is fully closed to prevent the monofilament from slipping through any gaps.

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Put a silver-plated bead on the pin. To add the clasp, we need to bend the pin into a hook.

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First, we bend it at an angle of 90 degrees.

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Then we form a hook with round nose pliers.

My pin was a bit too long, so before bending it, I shortened it with cutters, leaving 1cm to form the hook.

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All that's left to do is hook the clasp and tighten the hook. In the same way, we finish the other end of the bracelet.

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The cords can be gently twisted or braided. This is how the finished bracelet looks like:

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The author of the course is Marta Draganek, designer of the Tarragon Art brand stylish artistic jewellery. Tutorial prepared without a license for resale or any other commercial use. The content and photos are protected by copyright. Copying, duplication or further sharing without the author's consent is prohibited.