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How to make a Tile Bead Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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How to make a Tile Bead Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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How to make a Tile Bead Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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The next season is dominated by bracelets made of various squares, interweaved with various beads and spacers. What if you could make such top jewelery yourself? Tempting, isn't it? In this tutorial, we will show you how to make a bracelet with tile shaped  beads, which will be unique because you will make it yourself and in the colours you want! Not only will you become the owner of a fashionable bracelet, but you will also be able to enjoy the amazing relaxation that only creating with beads can give. Ready? Let's Bead!

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Designed by Monika Wojdyla - September 2021

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We cut 2 strands. The length depends on you - measure your wrist circumference and add two parts that will hang down and serve as an adjustable clasp. Their length also depends on your preferences. For me it is approx. 10 cm each.

The ends of the threads can be gently hardened with glue on the ends, it will be easier for us to thread the beads. At the end, we will cut off these hardened places. 

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We tie two threads together with a knot and put on a seamless round. Add a drop of glue to the knot to secure.

You can also give a pendant or tassels at the end like we did in our Minimalist Macramé Bracelet (I leave the endings to you. After all, the coolest thing about hand crafted jewellery is combining and trying and inventing).

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Now at a distance of about 5 cm (or more, if you prefer longer dangle), we tie another knot.

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And we put another seamless round on two threads. 

Remember that you can replace the metal ones with others, through which 2 threads will pass, or leave them out and leave the knot only. It is also your decision.

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Now we thread the TILE bead. We put each thread in a separate hole. 

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Now it is the turn of 2 FirePolish.

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And again TILE.

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Continue to add Tiles and FirePolish beads alternatively.

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Until we get the right length. For me it is 17 TILE.

The bracelet should end in TILE.

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Now we thread both threads through a seamless round.

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And we make a knot of two threads as close to the seamless round as possible. 

We help ourselves with a toothpick, which we put into the loop and thus drag the knot to the place we want. However, not too close, so that the bracelet would not become too stiff. 

Also, make sure that the seamless round at the beginnings (or the knots if you did not use the beads) are more or less in the middle of the TILE, you can arrange everything before tying the knot. 

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We thread the second seamless round and make a knot so that both "dangling" ends of the bracelet are of the same length.

Cut an additional thread about 10 cm long.
We now take these ends and arrange them as in the photo. Each end on the opposite side.

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Put the cut 10 cm thread under the ends of the bracelet.

We will braid the clasp with a flat knot most often used in string bracelets.

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Put the string on the left on the middle strings, and the string on the right on the top (i.e. on the string on the left - always look at the photos)

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Now put this string on the right under all the strings to the loop on the left and pull it on - photos!

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We do the second knot in the same way, only start from the right side.

So the string on the right for the middle strings, etc.

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We make such knots to the length appropriate for us, so that the bracelet is not too loose. For me it is a small clasp, about 0.5 cm

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Cut the threads on the side of the fastener and lightly glue the knots at the end, where the threads are cut, so that it does not untie. You have to be careful not to give too much glue, because then you may not be able to move the clasp. I gently lubricate it and check how the sliding works right away.

If you don't have a quick-drying brush, Hasulith can also be used. Then I apply it gently with a toothpick and wait for it to dry. It is not uncommon, so I have no fear that it will stick strings that I do not want to stick together.

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And this is how the bracelet looks in the most fashionable statement of the season.

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