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This simple yet effective seed bead pattern creates a stunning lace effect bracelet that requires no findings. In this tutorial, you will find out how to create a Baby Blue and White "Lacelet"
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- 11/0 TOHO™ Round Beads - 2 colours (colours A & B)
- 8mm Round Bead - Just 1 bead for the clasp
- Beading Thread - FireLine™ Thread or Monofilament are good choices
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Originally designed & listed - 7th August 2014
In this tutorial, we will refer to the white seed beads as Colour B and the blue as colour A. This can be applied to your own choice of seed beads.
To begin this bracelet, cut approximately 5 feet of your thread. Thread on one seed bead of either colour and thread it to the middle point of your cord. Pull both ends of the cord through a 6mm (approx.) glass pearl and push to the bottom.
From here, thread on 2 Colour A onto the 'right' strand of thread, and 1 onto the 'left' strand of thread. Pass the left thread through the last bead added on the right strand of thread and pull tight. Repeat this once.
Thread on 1 x Colour A bead and 4 x colour B beads onto the right hand strand of thread. Push to the bottom and loop the cord back through the first added colour B bead in an 'O' shape. Pull tight. This should form a loose cross shape. Repeat this exact step on the left hand thread.
Thread on 2 Colour A onto the 'right' strand of thread, and 1 onto the 'left' strand of thread. Pass the left thread through the last bead added on the right strand of thread and pull tight. Repeat this once. Continue the above pattern until your bracelet is the desired length.
To create your clasp to finish, thread approximately 20 seed beads onto the right hand side of the thread.
Pull the left hand side thread back through all of these seed beads. Pinch tightly and check that your clasp bead fits through the seeded loop. Do not force it. If it doesn't go through easily, go back and add more seeds until the right tension is created with the clasp loop.
Pull and double knot to finish. Carefully trim the thread. You may wish to add a dab of clear nail varnish to keep the knots secure.
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