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Nepal Chain Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Nepal Chain Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Joanne

Difficulty: Beginner

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Nepal Chain Stitch - A simple flower-patterned chain that can be as complicated as you want to make it. The basic stitch has stems and flowers (2 diff parts). You can add a third colour to incorporate leaves or use many colours to add multi coloured flowers.
It's a very versatile stitch and a full chain stitched into a necklace or bracelet looks very pretty. You can make short sections, embellish them and turn them into matching earrings too. Try replacing some of the F beads in the pattern with bicones, drops or firepolish and see what your imagination can come up with. Ready to have a go? Let's stitch!

You can add all the items you need to your basket by clicking the box in the 'Products used' section above, or you can let your imagination run wild and choose your own materials from the links below. Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

Remember - our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Designed by Joanne - July 2021

Step 1

Thread you needle with approx. 2m of thread and add a stopper bead, leaving a 20cm tail.

Pick up 3xS beads and 5xF beads.


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Skip all 5 F beads and pass back through all 3 S beads.

Bypass the S bead your thread is exiting from and pass through the 2nd and 3rd S beads.

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Step 3

Pick up 3 x S beads and 5 x F beads.

Pass back down through the 3 x S beads just added and pull snug.

TIP: Consistent tension is important with this chain. If it is too tight, the chain will pucker so keep the beads snug but not overly tight  throughout.

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Pass through the nearest F bead.

Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you reach your desired length.

Remember to allow 2cm for your clasp.

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Step 5

Pick up 3 x S beads and pass through the nearest F bead.

Pick up 3 more S beads, a lobster claw and 3 more S beads.

Pass back down through the first 3 S beads added in this step.

Following the bead path, reinforce the entirety of this step as many times as your needle and thread will allow.
Tie off and trim thread.

If you are new to beading, a useful video on 'How to Secure your Threads' can be found HERE.

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Step 6

Remove the stopper bead from the tail on the other side of the bracelet. Thread the tail onto your needle.

Pick up 3 x S beads and a Jump Ring. Pass UP through the 3 x S beads on the original tail.

Following the bead path, reinforce the entirety of this step as many times as your needle and thread will allow.

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And it's ready to wear!

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