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How to make a seashell bead bracelet - jewellery making tutorial

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How to make a seashell bead bracelet - jewellery making tutorial

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How to make a seashell bead bracelet - jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Dorota

Difficulty: Beginner

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Today's tutorial will show you how to make a tasteful bead bracelet. It was prepared by Dorota, who described the bracelet as follows: The bracelet is characterised by an extremely delicate and subtle form. Perfect for a delicate and airy dress. However, if we wear it with the so-called "little black dress" it will be an elegant addition, giving the whole outfit a classic overtone.

Ready? Let's bead!

Materials needed;

10mm seashell 18pcs
Eyepins - 30mm
Jump rings - 5mm
Decorative Connector - 19mm - 2 pcs
Clasp - 12mm; 1 piece
Chain  - about 25cm

Remember that our tutorials are mainly designed to teach you technique and bring inspiration, so your jewellery doesn't have to look exactly like the one in the tutorial. Don't be afraid to experiment with shapes and colours.

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

Designed by Dorota - July 2012

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Put an eyepin through the hole of all pearls.

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Finish the other end of the eyepins by making a hook/loop with round nose pliers. See here for our video tutorial on how to turn a loop. 

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By joining the pearls prepared in this way, we obtain a string of about 6 beads. Prepare 3 rows of pearls.

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Put the jump ring through the hole of the connector and simultaneously connect it with the first string of pearls.

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Put the jump rings through the second and third holes in the connector and then connect them both with the pearl hook that starts the second row of beads.

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The last hole of the connector should be arranged in the same way as the first.

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On the other end of the bracelet, we attach the other connector in the same way by using jump rings. 

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We prepare 6 chains of equal length about 4cm.

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Connect the first links of the 5 chains with a jump ring.

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Then we connect the chains to our bracelet via the other end of the connector using the jump ring. 

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Repeat the activity with the last links of the chains, joining them together with a jump ring. We also attach another chain, about 4cm long, to the same jump ring, which will have a regulatory function.

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Attach a jump ring with a lobster clasp to the second connector as in the picture below.

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Done! Below you can see the same bracelet from different perspectives!

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We would love to see your works of art in our Facebook group. Happy beading.

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