how to make a Crystalove netted bracelet - jewellery making tutorial
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Designed by: Olivia Newton
How sparkly are these CrystaLove™ faceted rounds and bicones? I just love the shine they give off with all of their facets! Pair these with your favourite colour of TOHO™ seed beads and you can make this beautiful CrystaLove™ Netted Bracelet.
Why don’t you give this design a try and share the end result with us on our Facebook Page? We would love to see how you made it your way!
CrystaLove™ Bicones 4mm
CrystaLove™ Rounds 4mm
TOHO™ Size 11 Seed Beads
Lobster clasp with soldered ring
2 x Beading Needles
Ready? Let’s stitch!
Cut Approx. 180cm of Fireline and thread a needle onto each end of the thread.
Thread 8 Seed Beads and 1 Jump Ring through one of the needles and pull them through to the centre of the piece of thread.
Using the same needle, thread through the first seed bead you added to create a loop.
Through the left-hand needle, thread on 1 Seed Bead, 1 Round and 1 Seed Bead. On the right side, add 1 Seed Bead, 1 Bicone and 1 Seed Bead. Pull both pieces of thread tight.
On one of the needles, thread on 1 more Seed Bead and pass the other needle up through this too. Pull the thread tight. This creates your first link, the bicone should be sitting on the right and the round sitting on the left.
For your second link, the beads are the opposite way around. Thread 1 Seed Bead, 1 Round, 1 Seed Bead onto the right needle and thread 1 Seed Bead, 1 Bicone, 1 Seed Bead onto the left-hand needle. Pull tight. Add a seed bead through one of the needles and again, pass the second needle up through the seed bead.
Continue this pattern until the bracelet is at your desired length. Ensure that the first and last links you add are opposites.
Place 3 Seed Beads on one needle and 4 Seed Beads on the other. Thread on the lobster clasp through the soldered ring (You can thread this through either one of your needles). Make two overhand knots in the thread. This will create your loop for the clasp.
Take the left needle and thread back down through the following two beads on the left-hand side of the loop.
Continuing with the needle on the left, add 3 Seed Beads, 1 Round, 3 Seed Beads and thread the needle through the following round on the outer left-hand side of your bracelet.
Continue this pattern all the way down the left-hand side of your bracelet, adding 3 Seed Beads, 1 Round, 3 Seed Beads each time you thread through the outer round.
When you reach the end and have passed through the last round on the left side, thread through the following seed bead. Then pass your needle through the seed bead at the base of your loop/clasp and through the following seed bead as in the picture below.
Carry on threading through the following 4 seed beads on the loop.
Switching back to the other needle, thread through the 5 seed beads on the right hand side of the loop/clasp. Go through the seed bead sitting before the round, and then pass the thread through the round bead too. You can then add 3 Seed Beads, 1 round, 3 Seed beads and go through the next round on the edge of the bracelet. Repeat this until you reach the other end of your bracelet.
When you have passed through the last round on the right hand side, add on 3 seeds, 1 round, 3 seeds again and pass the thread through the middle bead sitting on the clasp/loop, as shown in the picture below.
Switching back to the other needle, pass it through the following seed bead on the clasp before adding 3 seed beads, 1 bicone, 3 seed beads and go through the second round on this side of the bracelet.
Continue this pattern adding the seed beads and bicones all the way down this side of the bracelet.
As you reach the end, pass through the last round and the following seed beads, making your way around the clasp again.
Pick up the other needle and repeat this pattern on the other side of the bracelet. Firstly pass through the 3 seed beads prior to the round. Add 3 seed beads, 1 bicone, 3 seed beads.
As you reach the end, this time skip the last round you can see and pass the needle through the seed bead sitting on the middle part of the clasp, as in the picture below.
Thread both needles back into the design passing through the beads/bicones/rounds, knotting the thread on your way. When you feel your bracelet is secure enough, cut of any excess thread.
Add any extra jump rings to the existing one on your clasp to create a small extension chain if needed.
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