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How to make Bracelets using Bases - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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How to make Bracelets using Bases - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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Bases are reliable helpers when creating jewellery. Earrings, cufflinks, necklaces and bracelets - fast, nice and effective. So if you want an extraordinary bracelet, this tutorial is just for you. Monika will show you how to make 2 different bracelets on bases. We are curious which one you will choose. Ready? Let's Stitch!

I love bracelets. Especially when you can wear short sleeves outside. It never ends with just the one! An additional option when mixing stacks won't hurt so I will show you how to make a bracelet on a base. It will be fast and easy.  Monika xx 

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Designed by Monika Wojdyla - May 2020

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Bracelet 1

Get your Treasure ready. I'll be sewing with a double thread. After folding, I have over half a meter. So we tie both ends of the thread into a knot and thread it through the first hole in the base. We make sure that the knot does not pass through the hole. We take 3 Treasure and stick into the hole above.

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Now we go through all the Treasure from the other side and stick the needle into the threads under the knot.

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We pass to the hole next to it. 

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We take 3 Treasure and in the hole above. 

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We go through all the Treasure from the back and stick under the thread from the previous row of beads.

I put in an additional photo from the end of the work below to make it easier to see where to stick. Thanks to this, our beads will fit nicely and will not run off in one direction.

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Now we dig into the hole next to it. We take 3 Treasure.

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We go through Treasure from the back and stick under the thread. Turn on the next hole.

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We take 3 Treasure. We go through them from the back. We stick under the thread.

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With this pattern we will sew to the end.

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Going through the last row of Treasure we also go through the thread as before. We tie a knot by sticking the needle into the created loop (photo). We stick under the thread again and make a second knot. We go back through the Treasure and cut the thread. I gently smear the knots with a toothpick and a bit of glue. After it dries, you cannot see it at all, but it should be done gently. 

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I add a steel charm to the base using a jump ring and it's ready to wear. 

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Bracelet 2

Here I will sew with a single thread because of the tiny holes in the beads. We cut the thread and go through the first hole. But we leave a little thread behind and be careful that this tail does not get lost. 

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We take 2 round beads and stick into the hole above.

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We go from the back through the beads just added. Holding the tail that was left at the beginning. It will be a bit troublesome, but you can do it! After the first row it will become easier.

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We tie the threads together - the tail and the one we are stitching with. We pass one hole and stick into the next one. We will make a slightly openwork bracelet this time. You can, of course, choose not to skip holes and make it more dense.

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Take two round beads and stick into the hole above and under the thread from the previous row. 

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We pass the hole and stick into the next one. Take two round beads and stick into the hole above and keep adding our rounds to the end. Let's not forget about sticking under the thread on the back. 

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We make knots after adding the last beads. It can be hard to run through the beads after making the knot. If it works, that's great. If not, then you shouldn't force them to break. Gently brush the knot with glue. We tie a knot at the end and at the beginning where we left the tail.

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And now you have another fab bracelet ready for stacking!

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