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How to make a beaded bracelet - step by step jewellery making tutorial

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How to make a beaded bracelet - step by step jewellery making tutorial

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How to make a beaded bracelet - step by step jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Debbie Bulford

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Join us and learn how to make this wonderful beaded bracelet tutorial, designed by the lovely Debbie. This design will work with any round bead and size of your choice. You can make is as colourful as you like or make it in one colour for a more simplified look. 

Gather your beads and let's start creating. 

Materials needed
8mm rounds
Lobster Clasp
Headpin
Needle
Thread
Scissors 

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'. 


Step 1

RN= right needle LN = Left needle

Cut a length of thread and add a needle on to each end. On one needle thread on your clasp and pass both needle through a 4mm silver bead. On RN feed on one 6mm bead and on the LN feed on two 6mm beads, pass the RN through the second bead and pull tight to make a triangle. From now on the added beads will form diamonds. 

Step 2

*RN add a bead, LN add a bead, cross through a bead. RN and LN add a bead on each, cross through a bead. RN add a bead, LN add a bead, cross through a bead. RN and LN add a bead on each, cross through a bead*. Repeat the pattern from * to * until you have reached your required length.

Step 3

Feed both threads back up the bracelet through the side beads of the diamond and cross over through the first centre bead. 

Step 4

See the image below to follow the pattern. Depending whether on what colour bead you finish with, look at the outer points of your diamonds. If the outer beads are…… then feed on 3 …… beads around it and feed your thread through the next (….) outer bead. Obviously, if the outer beads is …… then feed on 2 …. Beads to it around it the outside and feed your thread through the next (….) bead. Alternate your colours along the edge of your design. Knot your threads and feed back through your beads to secure. 

Step 5

Feed a bead onto a headpin, trim off the excess leaving 1cm to form a loop. Place your round nose pliers on the tip of the pin and rotate your wrist to form a loop. Remove your pliers and reposition to close the loop.