Saturday, April 18, 2015

[Tutorial] : Skinny Bracelet

Tutorial : Skinny Bracelet  
Level : Beginner



Materials : The quanity listed here is for 6.5 inches.
- 36 pcs. Swarovski Crystal bicone 4mm. -Mint Alabaster 2X
- 9 pcs. Swarovski Crystal bicone 3mm. - Light Rose 2X (Optional) *
- 36 pcs. Czech Fire Polished round 4mm. - Metallic Purple
- 2g. Miyuki Rocailles 11/0 - Duracoat Champagne #4204
- Jumpring and Clasp
- Nymo D or your favorite thread
- Beading Needle




This is very simple bracelet, a very basic design using right angle weave and this is a good pratice for beginners. I made this using right angle weave and added some embellishment on top. There are also other ways to make this design. You can just weave the base first and come back to make the embellishment on top later. Or you make the same design using two needles crossweave.

* This 3mm crystal is optional. You can just use 11/0 if you don't have 3mm in stock. I have the other example at the end of the tutorial using 11/0s instead of 3mm crystals.

1.



Cut the comfortable length of thread. Pick up eight 11/0s. Pass through the first 11/0 (red arrow) to form a loop. Pas through all beads twice for extra security. This is where you will hang the jumpring and clasp.

2.



Pick up 4mm. crystal, czech FP and 4mm crystal. Pass through 11/0 (red arrow). Pass through the next crystal and exit at czech FP (blue arrow).

3.



Pick up 11/0, czech FP, 11/0, czech FP, 11/0 czech FP and 11/0. Pass through czech FP (red arrow). Pass through all beads in this round again with good tension. They will form a nice square. Now, pass through the beads and exit at 11/0 (blue arrow).

4.



Pick up 4mm crystal, 11/0 and 4mm crystal. Pass through 11/0 (red arrow).

5.



Pick up two 11/0s, 3mm crystal and two 11/0s. Pass through 11/0 (red arrow).

6.



Pass through 4mm crystal, 11/0, 4mm crystal and exit at 11/0 (red arrow).

7.



Pick up two 11/0s and pass through 3mm crystal (red arrow).

8.



Pick up two 11/0s and pass through 11/0 (red arrow). Pass through the next 4mm crystal and exit at 11/0 (blue arrow).

9.



Pick up 4mm crystal, czech FP and 4mm crystal. Pass through 11/0 (red arrow). Pass through the next 4mm crystal and exit at czech FP (blue arrow). Now you can repeat from step 3 - 9 until you get the desired length.

10.



Pick up seven 11/0s. Pass through 11/0 (red arrow). Pass through all beads again.

11.



Add jumpring and clasp. Done!



 

And this is other colorway without 3mm crsytal. The colors are
- 36 pcs. Swarovski Crystal bicone 4mm. - Jet 2X (This is old Jet 2X that looked more blue and green.)
- 36 pcs. Czech Fire Polished round 4mm. - Metallic Bronze
- 2g. Miyuki Rocailles 11/0 - Duracoat Gold #4202
- 1g. Miyuki Rocailles 11/0 - Matte Opaque Turquoise Green #412FR

 I use 11/0 #412FR instead of 3mm crsytals. Everything else is the same.

 You may try using pearls or other beads too.

 Hope you like it, I wish to write more of the free beads tutorial and pattern. Happy beading!

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