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How to make a Firepolish crystals bracelet - Jewellery making step by step

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Designed by: Edyta Rogowska

Difficulty: Beginner

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Edyta Rogowska has prepared a jewellery making tutorial for you in which she shows how to make a Firepolish crystals bracelet. The bracelet is very elegant and sparkly thanks to the crystals. You can wear it double wrapped around your wrist, but it will also make a perfect… crystal choker. Check this out!

It will be easier, if you are familiar with the RAW stitch, but, if not, I’m sure you won’t have any problems with making this bracelet.

Normally, we use two needles with the RAW stitch, but I will show you how to work with just one.

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Remember, our tutorial is mainly for inspiration and learning the technique, and the colours presented in the tutorial are only a suggestion. You can find plenty of TOHO beads and crystals colours in Beads Direct so that you can create your bracelet with ease.

Ready? So let’s stitch!

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Prepare a 80-100 cm thread. String 4 Firepolish. Slide them down leaving about 10 cm tail which will be used to finish our bracelet so that it won’t unweave.

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Pass the needle through all the beads to make a square. Tie a double knot using the working and tail threads.

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Pass through the bead just behind the knot.

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String 3 Firepolish crystals and pass the needle through the bead you exited and pull the thread.

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Pass through the 1st bead of the beads just added and then the 2nd one so that the thread comes out of the side bead, as shown in the pictures.

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Repeat the 3rd step until you have reached the desired length of the bracelet. Remember to pull the thread.

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If you prefer to have a single wrapped bracelet you can finish your work after you have completed 33-35 squares and go to the next step. If you prefer to have a longer bracelet, you need to make about 63-65 squares - for the wrist circumference of 15-16 cm.

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As you have reached the desired length of the bracelet, it’s time to make a circle the clasp will be attached to.

String 5 15/0 TOHO beads and pass the needle through the bead you exited.

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Pass the needle through 3 beads of the beads just added.

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String 5 15/0 TOHO beads and pass the needle through the bead you exited.

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Pass the needle through all the beads to make a circle.

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Pass the needle through 2 15/0 TOHO beads towards the Firepolish crystals.

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Pass the needle through the Firepolish crystal.

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String 5 TOHO beads and pass the needle through the FR crystal parallel to the one you exited, so that the beads go diagonally – on the diagonal of the square.

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Continue adding the beads the same way until you have completed the whole bracelet.

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The bracelet may wriggle a little, but don’t worry – it will straighten itself as we complete the other side.

The thread comes out of the last FP crystal, so now we need to make the 2nd circle the clasp will be attached to.

As we did in the 5th step, string 5 TOHO beads and pass the needle through the bead you exited.

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Pass the needle through 3 beads of the beads just added.

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String 5 15/0 TOHO beads and pass the needle through the bead you exited.

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Pass the needle through all the beads to make a circle.

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Pass the needle through 2 TOHO beads towards the Firepolish crystals.

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Pass the needle through the Firepolish crystal.

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It’s time to complete the exterior part of the bracelet.

String 2 TOHO beads and pass through the 3rd (the middle one) TOHO bead of the beads you previously added diagonally, as shown in the picture.

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The thread comes out of the middle bead. String 2 TOHO beads and pass the needle through FP crystal, so that the beads cross (X), as shown in the pictures.

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Continue adding the beads the same way until you have completed the whole bracelet.

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As you have completed the whole bracelet and the thread comes out of the last FP crystal, tie a double knot, secure the working thread and trim. Do not cut the thread near the knot (it may unweave). Repeat that with the tail thread.

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Open the jump rings with the pliers (attach the lobster clasp to one of them) and attach them to the beaded circles of the bracelet.

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Close the jump rings. It’s done.

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We hope, the tutorial is clear and it will encourage you to make your version of this bracelet.

 We’re waiting for your comments on our Facebook group.

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