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How to make a Beaded bracelet - square flat stitch

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How to make a Beaded bracelet - square flat stitch

Designed by: Honorata Bielecka

Difficulty: Beginner

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Do you like woven bracelets, but don't have a loom yet? Honorata comes to the rescue! This beaded bracelet tutorial will show you how to make one just like bracelets made off a loom. The square-flat stitch gives you endless possibilities. See how quickly and easily you can make them yourself. To work!

I invite you to learn one of the simpler bead stitches, i.e. square, flat stitch. The finished jewellery piece looks like it has been woven on a loom and you can make all designs dedicated to the loom with this technique. The great thing about it is that you can create works of unlimited size… even paintings.

Materials needed;

Please note colours listed in the 'Products Used' list may differ from those in the illustrated image. 

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We thread a fairly long piece of thread on the needle. We start with a bead stopper, i.e. any bead we sew several times. It is a technical bead, helpful for holding work.

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We take 10 beads on the thread.

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We take one more bead, it will form the second row.

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We sew the last bead from the top to make the first row.

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We pull the thread and set the beads next to each other. Throughout the work, the thread should not be too tight. 

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We sew through the added bead again.

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We take another bead and sew it into the penultimate bead of the first row. 

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We return with the thread through the sewn bead.

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We take the third bead and repeat sewing it on like the previous two beads.

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We sew the beads to the end of the row.

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To strengthen and stabilize the work, we sew through all the beads of the first row,

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and then through the second row of beads. We go out to the place where we finished the second row.

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We take another bead and sew it the same as before to the last bead of the previous row. We continue to work until the end of the row.

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Again, as before, we sew through all the beads of the previous row ...

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... and we thread back through all the beads making up the last row.

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This is how this very simple the bead stitch is made. I made this bracelet without a diagram, adding aluminum-coloured beads every few rows.

The stitch is quite "thread-eating".

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We sew into the beads of the previous rows

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The needle should come out at the point where the previous thread ends. This one should be sewn into the work later, then we will be sure that nothing will break.

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After completing the work, we sew in all the threads, cut off their protruding ends. 

Add some glue to the ends of the bracelet and add the catchers by clamping them on the beads. Add your jump rings/clasp to the end caps. 

And it's ready!

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