How to make a TOHO beads bracelet? Beaded triangles tutorial.
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Designed by: Alicja Czapla
Alicja Czapla invites you to try a tutorial in which she'll show you how to make a bracelet formed with beaded triangles. A big advantage of this bracelet is that there are no findings, so it's perfect for allergy sufferers. Even though it looks complicated, it's really easy to make, just time consuming. Final result is unique enough to make it worth a try :)!
-TOHO 11/0 beads – two colours. Here it's Galvanized Matte Lavender and Opaque Rainbow Lt. Beige. Of course you can use different ones, just one or make it multicoloured.
-Beading thread – for example One G.
-Beading needle – size 10/12.
Remember, this tutorial is for learning purposes and to provide you with inspiration, so your bracelet doesn't have to be identical. Choose different colours of TOHO, use just one colour or mix different colours, or add a clasp. The sky is the limit, so good luck!
Few tips before you start:
-Pull thread quite tight,
-Try to choose your thread to match inside beads colour, here it's purple,
-It's best to learn on two colours, so you see which beads go where,
-Cut approximately 90cm of thread, excess coming out of triangle will be used to sew everything together,
-Knots can be secured with clear nail polish,
-Tutorial bracelet is made for 14-15cm wrist. If you need it bigger, just make bigger triangles – one row or more.
If you have everything ready, let's begin!
Thread on three purple beads, go round it to create a circle. Try to make it so you have a tail thread of 5-10cm. Do not cut any thread at this point!
Between each bead add two more purple ones, like on picture.
Our result should be the same as the picture. Is it the same? If yes, we can move on to next step.
With the previously added beads we're adding another two purple ones.
Next, between purple beads add one cream coloured bead.
Now add two purple beads. This will be our triangle tip.
And again, between two purple beads add one cream, just like on pictures.
We should get this mini triangle.
With the next round we'll repeat previous steps. So, add two purple and a cream one between purple, like on pictures.
On the next two walls add beads the same way, until your result looks like the picture:
Now onto the next round, we do it exactly the same way. Two purple to purple, one cream between them.
Our triangle is getting bigger and now it should look like this picture:
Continue adding beads in the same way as before, until your triangle looks like this picture.
We need ten of these triangles to create our bracelet. If you have them, we're going to sew them together like this:
Important thing: we need to sew them so the thread from the inside is always on the same side, it's going to be at the back of our bracelet!
Sew triangles by adding one bead in gaps visible after putting them side by side.
To make sure triangles sit together tightly, reinforce your design.
It all should look like whats on the picture. With one triangle leave both threads. With another, leave longer thread to the middle and tie a knot. Place it inside a bead and cut the threads, but only by the second triangle. Leave both by the first one.
Sew next triangles together, just like on picture above.
CAREFUL! Don't cut threads by last triangle.
Bracelet is almost ready:)!
Bracelet base is now ready, time to make a clasp. We're going to need two smaller triangles for that.
Place them together so the inside threads are on a same side and cut them. Sew triangles together by adding one bead and fold them together, so the sides where we cut thread are on the inside.
At one end of a bracelet leave longer thread in the middle to the top.
Weave it inside, between three middle beads, one bead at a time, like on picture:
Sew your small triangle to these three beads. Weave a thread to the bottom of your bracelet, tie a knot, place it in a bead and cut threads.
On the other end of bracelet go to one of the outside tips.
Thread on 19 beads and go through another outside tip and move to the middle of a triangle. Weave your thread on the bottom of a bracelet, tie a knot, place it in a bead and cut threads. Our bracelet is ready!
Do you like the triangle bracelet? Will you have a go at making it yourself? We're waiting for your comments! If you have any questions, feel free to ask on our Facebook group
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