Sunday, 2 November 2008

How to.....Make a bead bracelet..

So here's the finished product in 2 different colours......read on to see how it's made...



Step 1-

You're going to need 10 beads of any colour (10mm) and 10 pieces of beading wire cut to 1.5inches. And some round nose pliers.
Start by bending a hook in one end of your wire...

Now place your bead on and bend another hook in the other end to secure your bead...

Then do the same for the remaining 9 beads..


Step 2-
Next you will need 20 different coloured beads (7 or 8 mm)

Now with a 4 inch piece of beading wire (you'll need to cut 20 lengths).....with your flat nose pliers put a small bend in the bottom of your wire and place your bead on....

Then hold the wire with your round nose pliers about1cm above your bead,wrap the wire over your pliers then back down onto your bead,then twist the wire around the top of the bead...


Hook the wire around the small loop you made at the bottom and with wire cutters snip off the remaining the wire...
Do the same for the remaining 19 beads...

When this is done,attach one smaller bead to either side of your larger beads..

then attach 2 larger beads together...and so on

All that's left is to attach a fastener,I've used a lobster fastener.


And then you should have your finished Bracelet!!!...Go wear it and show it off!
These can made using whatever colour you wish.....go and experiment!! :)

3 comments:

goooooood girl said...

i like......

Cally said...

It looks so pretty - I'm definitely going to have a go at making one.

pdtnc said...

looking good :) x