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LEARN HOW TO MAKE A BEADED BANGLE BRACELET - CRAW JEWELLERY MAKING TUTORIAL

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LEARN HOW TO MAKE A BEADED BANGLE BRACELET - CRAW JEWELLERY MAKING TUTORIAL

Designed by: Paula Ziemska

Difficulty: Intermediate

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This isn't the first time Cubic RAW has appeared in our projects. But we just can’t resist the possibilities provided by this stitch. This time, Paula Ziemska is going to show you how to make a beaded bracelet. A bangle bracelet is perfect for those of you who don’t like clasps and for long sleeve jumper season because you don’t need to be afraid of pulling a thread. So, if you want to have such a shiny bracelet in your collection, don’t waste your time – take your needles and let’s do it!

Supplies used in this project:

If you want to make a beaded bracelet with Paula  You can choose your favourite colours of beads and make a bracelet that will perfectly suit you. If you have any beads remnants you can make a unique rainbow version. Let’s do this!

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Surely, you are familiar with the Cubic Raw Stitch – from hearsay at least, but not everyone likes it. When I was learning it I was really frightened of those small cubes and making the walls, but I liked the final effect so much that I just had to learn how to make it. Especially that the mix of TOHO and other beads make a splendid effect.

 

Let’s begin!

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Prepare a long piece of thread (the longer, the better) and thread a needle.

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String 4 TH. They make the basis of the first cube.

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Pass the needle through all 4 beads and then through 2 of them.

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The thread should come of a TH bead so string FP—TH—FP and pass through the bead you exited.

The first wall is made.

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Pass through the 2nd bead at the base (the one next to the first wall).

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String FP and TH and pass the needle through the FP previously added.

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Pass through the next bead at the base stringing FP and TH (like previously) and pass through the FP previously added.

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It’s time to connect the 4 walls together.

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Pass the needle through the last bead of the base and the 1st FP added. String 1 TH. Pass through the opposite FP and then through the nearest FP.

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The thread comes out next to the 4 not connected TH. We need to connect them now.

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Pass the needle through all 4 beads and then through two of them so that the thread comes out of a TH bead placed just above the previously added FP beads.

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String 3 TH which will make the next base of a cube.

Pass the needle around through the beads so that the thread comes out of the top TH.

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Repeat the step with adding FP and TH. We can observe the repetition of the previous steps now.

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While working with the Cubic Raw Stitch there are some steps you need to remember:

  1. Make a base (+ 3 beads)
  2. Make a wall (FP and TH)
  3. Make another wall (FP and TH)
  4. Connect the walls (TH)
  5. Tighten the 2nd base not connected yet
  6. Pass to the next base

Repeat until you have reached the desirable length.

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This is a bangle bracelet tutorial, but if you don’t like such bracelets just make as long bracelet as you like, secure and cut the thread and stick the endings into a clasp.

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We’re going to connect both ends together.

Remember, a bangle bracelet needs to be long enough so you can pass your hand through it. Wrist circumference is definitely not enough.

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Have you reached the appropriate length? Let’s connect our bracelet. Put your bracelet so that it comes end-to-end.

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Pass the needle with the shorter thread through several sequences, secure and cut it.

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We need 4 TH beads to connect both ends. Put the bracelet so that the ends are next to each other and string 1 TH.

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Pass the needle through the next bead of the opposite end. String 1 TH and pass the needle through the bead you exited.

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Pass the needle through a FP bead towards the 2nd base and repeat the previous step.

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The bases are connected, we just need to connect the side walls now. Pass the needle through the FP and TH beads at the front and at the back.

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The bracelet is quite loose so if you want to tighten it, pass the needle through TH beads only – pass through all 4 beads of each base.

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As you have finished, hide, secure and cut the thread, And that’s basically all.

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Do you like the final effect? Will I see a plenty of bangle bracelets in our group? I hope so! Thank you for your attention!

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