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Learn how to make a bracelet with Crystals - Tubular Chenille Stitch step by step

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Learn how to make a bracelet with Crystals - Tubular Chenille Stitch step by step

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

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Recently, we have learnt the Flat Chennille Stitch with Monika. Today, we’re going to learn a slightly easier version of this stitch. Tubular Chenille Stitch makes an alternative for those of you who don’t like crocheting, but you dream about making a simple breaded rope. It can be used in various ways, but we will discuss that later. So, are you interested in making a bracelet using Fire Polish beads? 

Supplies used in this project:

Remember, this is just a suggestion. You can use different beads. When working with Tubular Chenille Stitch you can have a different final effect every time.

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Prepare a long piece of thread and string 6 Fire Polish crystals (FP).

The stitch is highly thread-consuming. We need to pass through the beads twice. Due to that, the bracelet is strong, but it consumes a lot of thread so we need to attach a new thread while working.

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Tie a knot to close the beads in a circle.

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Pass the needle through two FP.

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String 1 TOHO (TH) and pass through 2 FP.

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String 1 TH and pass through 2 FP.

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It’s time for the last TH in this row. While adding the last TH, always pass through 2 FP and 1 TH.

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You should have something like this now – it doesn’t look like a bracelet yet.

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The next row now.

The thread comes out of the TH bead. String 2 FP and pass through the nearest TH.

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String 2 FP and pass through the nearest TH.

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While adding two last FP, pass through TH and 1 FP. Do that every time when adding two last FP in a row. Pull the thread and now something that looks like a bracelet appears.

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The next row now. The thread comes out of FP. String TH and pass through 2 FP.

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String 1 TH and pass through 2 FP.

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String the last TH and, like previously, pass through 2 FP and TH.

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Continue the same way. Add 2 FP between TH and TH between 2 FP. It’s quite fast in the making!

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Quite a nice looking thick bracelet appears.

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As you have reached the desirable length, it’s time to get rid of the threads. I pass the needle through the beads diagonally towards the opposite end as far as I can and then I cut the thread.

IMPORTANT! If you want to sew the ends together, skip the following steps. You just need to remember to finish your bracelet with a row of TH. Then, connect both ends together and sew TH from one ending between FP of the second ending.

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Put some glue into the end caps and put the bracelet into them. Attach the jump rings and the clasp. Attach a charm and it’s finished! It’s really worth it!

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You can use different beads, e.g. 2 sizes of TOHO, or 1 size of TOHO, CrystaLove, rounds, larger FP. You can have a different final effect every time. You can try it, unravel and change it. Don’t be afraid of that. That is the charm of handicrafts.

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If you finish your work with a row of FP at both endings, you can pass a chain or a fishing wire through it to have a fine necklace.

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You now know how to make a bracelet using fire polish beads. Tubular Chenille Stitch provides plenty of possibilities and you shouldn’t have any problems with it. We’re waiting for your designs! As always, we’re going to look for them on our Facebook Group.

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