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Firepolish Bangle - Step by Step Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Firepolish Bangle - Step by Step Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Lindsay McDonald

Difficulty: Beginner

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This pretty Firepolish bangle is so quick to make. It can be easily adapted too, by using different shaped beads and altering the amount of seed beads which surround the main bead to fit. The talented Lindsay McDonald shows us that it really is easier than it looks with her latest fabulous step by step tutorial. Let's Stitch! 

You will need:
*6mm Firepolish - x26-30 (6FP)
*3mm Firepolish  - x52-60 (3FP)
*Size 11/0 seed beads (11/0) - You can choose to use 1 or 2 colours.
*Beading Thread
*Needle
*Scissors

Remember that our tutorials are mainly designed to teach you technique and bring inspiration, so your jewellery doesn't have to look exactly like the one in the tutorial. Don't be afraid to experiment with shapes and colours.

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

Step 1

First, on two arms length of thread, pick up a 6FP and five 11/0.

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Step 2

Next, sew through the 6FP in the same direction again.

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Step 3

Then, pick up five 11/0.

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Step 4

Again, sew through the 6FP in the same direction so that now the 6FP has seed beads down each side. Then, pick up one 11/0 and a 6FP.

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Step 5

Continue by repeating steps 1-4 until the piece is a comfortable length for your wrist.

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Step 6

After that, join the ends of the bangle by passing through a few 6FP and central 11/0s

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Step 7

Then we are going to strengthen the bangle by sewing through all of the seed beads along one of the sides, passing through the piece and sewing through all of the 11/0s on the other side. It is important to keep the work from twisting at this stage or the bangle will not sit nicely when finished. End this step by exiting from the fourth seed bead in the set of five.

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Step 8

Next, pick up a 3FP and omitting the fifth 11/0 of this set of five seed beads and the first 11/0 of the next set, sew through the central three 11/0.

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Step 9

Continue repeating step 8 around one side of the bangle, pass through the piece and complete the other side in the same way. Exit from any 3FP.

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Step 10

Then pick up three 11/0s and sew through the following 3FP.

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Step 11

Finally, repeat step 10 around each side of the bangle. Finish by tying off any loose threads.

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