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Seashore Bracelet

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Designed by: Holly Eve

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Learn how to make the Seashore Bracelet using delicate toho seed beads and a pretty silver anchor charm.
You will also need a Kumihimo disk and no-tangle bobbins for this design. Click here see all Kumihimo accessories.

Step 1

Cut 8 strands of thread each measuring approx. 30".
Wrap these around bobbins leaving a tail to thread your beads onto.
Thread 35 beads onto each thread.
You should have 4 threads of turquoise beads and 4 threads of white beads.

Step 2

Position one of each colour at the 4 points on your kumihimo board. 

Step 3

Knot the threads together through the centre of the board.

Step 4

Braid approx. 1cm of the thread before starting to add the beads. 

Step 5

Continue adding beads to your braid until you have used all of them. 

Step 6

Finish by braiding another 1cm section with just thread, this will be glued into your cord ends. 

Step 7

Glue along this section of braided thread so that it doesn't unravel.
Cut a point at the end of the braid so that it will easily go into the cord end.
Place the cord into the cord end when it is dry to see if it fits properly.
Add some more glue all the way down the 1cm of braided thread and push it into the cord end.
You may want to add a drop of glue around the base of the cord end to secure further. 
Repeat for the other end of the kumihimo braid. 

Step 8

Attach your clasp to your end caps using a jumpring and attach a jumpring to the other side of the bracelet. 
Finish by attaching your anchor charm to your bracelet by threading a jumpring through a seed bead and attaching your charm.