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The Norah Bracelet - Right Angle Weave (RAW) Tutorial

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The Norah Bracelet - Right Angle Weave (RAW) Tutorial

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The Norah Bracelet - Right Angle Weave (RAW) Tutorial

Designed by: Lindsay McDonald

Difficulty: Beginner

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This simple RAW bracelet can easily be changed depending on your look. Will you go for a wide statement piece or a more delicate width? A solid colour or a random effect? Crystals or pearls? One thing's for certain, you can easily make this bracelet reflect your own style. Ready? 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 products illustrated in the image above are Lindsay's own and do 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 jewellery.

Designed by Lindsay McDonald - August 2021

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First, on a long length of thread, pick up four 4mm.

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Then, sew through the beads again to form a square (for strength, sew through each square formed throughout the bracelet twice). Tie firmly. This square forms the repeated element for our bracelet. You may wish to alter the width by adding more or less squares. For this tutorial I have used a width of three squares.

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After that, pick up three 4mm and then sew through the bead from the first square which the thread exited. Sew through this square again exiting the 4mm opposite the final 4mm in the previous square.

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Repeat step 3. This time exiting the uppermost 4mm in this square.

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Step 5

Again, pick up three 4mm and sew through the final 4mm from the previous square. Sew around this square once more, exiting from the left hand 4mm.

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Step 6

Next, sew through the uppermost 4mm from the middle square from the previous row. Pick up two 4mm and sew again through this square. Exit from the left hand 4mm.

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Step 7

Then, pick up two 4mm and sew through the uppermost bead from the left hand square from the lower row and the final bead from the previous square on this row. Sew through again and exit from the uppermost 4mm in this square.

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Continue working backwards and forwards across your work, adding rows of squares until it is the desired length. In my case, 21cm or 36 rows of squares.

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Step 9

Now, we are going to join the ends of the piece to form a bracelet. Hold the ends together and pick up a 4mm. Sew through the corresponding bead from the opposite side of the piece.

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Step 10

Then, pick up another 4mm to be the fourth 4mm in this new square. Sew around this square again.

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Continue "zipping" the ends of bracelet together by forming two more squares in the same manner as the previous step. Exit from any 4mm at the outer edge.

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Step 12

Now, to finish of the edge of the bracelet, pick up an 8/0 and sew through the following 4mm.

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Step 13

Then, continue around the edge of your piece,  adding an 8/0 in between each 4mm. Finish by sewing through any 8/0.

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Step 14

After that, pick up three 11/0s and sew through the following 8/0. Give the thread a gentle tug so that the 11/0s nestle nicely around the 4mm.

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Step 15

Continue around the piece adding 11/0s as described in the previous step. Finish by exiting through the first three

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Step 16

Next, pick up a 15/0 and pass through the following three 11/0s.

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Step 17

Continue around the piece adding a 15/0 as described in the previous step. Finish by sewing through the first 15/0 added.

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Step 18

Finally, sew through the piece, following a route which the thread has already taken and pass to the other side of your bracelet. Repeat steps 12-17. Tie off any loose threads. Your bracelet is now ready to wear.

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