HOW TO MAKE A SPARKLY RIPPLE BRACELET - JEWELLERY MAKING TUTORIAL | Beads Direct
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HOW TO MAKE A SPARKLY RIPPLE BRACELET - JEWELLERY MAKING TUTORIAL

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Designed by: Joanne Lockwood

Difficulty: Beginner

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We all have our different reasons for taking up beading. Mine was wanting to make things that you could not find in the shops and the fact that I could do it 'my way'. While there are some aspects of beading that require you to follow a strict pattern, there are also several aspects that allow you a free reign to let your individuality shine through. For those of you who are a little nervous about changing projects, I wanted to show you how easy it is to change the look of a design by simply adding another component. I have added some sparkle to my Rhubarb Pie Bracelet by replacing 1 seed bead in the pattern with a crystal bead. I have also chosen a monochrome colour pallet for this little stack. I hope this gives you some confidence to experiment with your favourite beading tutorials. Happy Creating! Jo xx

You can choose your own colour pallet from the following categories to make it Your way:

BEADSMITH™ Silky Beads
Miyuki Size 11 Round Seed Beads 
CrystaLove™ Crystals
Needles & Thread

Step 1

Cut a metre of thread and thread 7 seed beads to the centre of the thread.

Bring the two sides of thread together and thread a needle onto each.

Thread each side of the cord through each of the two holes on one of your Silky beads.

Step 2

Thread 3 seed beads onto each of the threads.

Pass both threads through a single crystal bead.

Thread another 3 seed beads onto each of the threads.

Add another Silky bead onto the threads.

(This should look like a small X shape between the square beads)

Step 3

Repeat step 2 until your bracelet is the length you require. Remember to allow for your clasp and jump rings which will measure an extra 2cm.

Step 4

At the end of your bracelet, finish by threading thread 7 seed beads onto one thread and knotting the two strands of thread together. Pass your threads through the beads nearby and continue to weave the tail threads into your design (knotting at regular intervals) to hide them and add some extra security. Cut off your threads once you are happy you have hidden them and secured them in place.

Step 5

Attach a jump ring onto each end of the bracelet into the loop of 7 seed beads. Attach your clasp to one these jump rings.

Step 6

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