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I was asked to make some bracelets using seed beads, so instead of just coming up with one option, I came up with three! They're all really easy to make, so are ideal for beginners :) These bracelets look really good worn alone, or they can be made in similar colours and stacked together!

Step 1: Bracelet One

This bracelet is possibly the easiest of the three.

You Will Need:

0.25mm Monofilament Thread
Needle small enough to fit through the beads
Size 10 seed beads
2 x Size 2 silver plated crimp tubes
2 x silver plated necklace ends/calottes
Clasp
Jump Rings
Length of chain

1) Start by cutting 3 30cm lengths of the thread. Attach them together using the crimp tube and close the necklace end over the crimp.

2) Start threading on seed beads. I strung on 80 seed beads per string, and the strings came to 12cm in length. Tip: To stop the beads falling off one string while you thread the others, attach some tape (or a bead-stopper) to the end of the monofilament thread!

3) Once all your strings are strung and are the same length, pop on the other necklace end and crimp tube. Squash the crimp and close up the necklace end. Now loop the hooks of the necklace ends over.

4) Measure how much chain you need for the bracelet to fit around your wrist. My wrist is 17cm, so I need an additional 5 cm to make the bracelet fit. I measured 4.5cm of chain (as the clasp will add some length) and then cut that in half. Attach the chain to the beads using jump rings and attach the clasp.

Step 2: Bracelet Two!

This bracelet is a little more challenging, but still isn't difficult!

You Will Need:

0.25mm Monofilament Thread
Needle small enough to fit through the beads
Size 10 seed beads
2 x Size 1 silver plated crimp tubes
2 x silver plated necklace ends/calottes
Clasp
Jump Rings
Length of chain

1) Attach some tape (or a bead stopper) to one end of a 30cm length of monofilament thread. Thread on your seed beads so it is a little under the size of your wrist (for me this is 130 seed beads).

2) Loosely fold the beaded string in half and thread both ends of the thread through a necklace end and then a crimp tube. Squash the crimp tube and close up the necklace end.

3) Repeat steps one and two with another colour of seed bead (or the same, if you prefer!)

4) Now this part is complicated to explain in text. You will loop the two seed beads together so that the above pattern is formed. Please see the video to see how to do that part!

5) Attach a clasp to each of the necklace ends. If your bracelet is still a little short, then you can attach a length of chain to make up the size.

Step 3: Bracelet Three

I think this is my favourite of the three bracelets I made!

You Will Need:

0.25mm Monofilament Thread
Needle small enough to fit through the beads
Size 10 seed beads
2 x Size 1 silver plated crimp tubes
2 x silver plated necklace ends/calottes
Clasp
Jump Rings
Length of chain

1) Cut two 30cm lengths of monofilament thread. Thread both through a necklace end and the crimp. Squash the crimp and close up the necklace end.

2) Thread on your seed beads, one thread at a time! For me, I threaded on 100 seed beads on each string. Tape the end of the thread as you string the beads onto the next thread. This will stop all your beads falling off.

3) Once both strings are strung, thread them through another necklace end and crimp bead. Squash the crimp, trim any excess thread and close up the necklace end.

4) Repeat steps 1-3 twice more so you have three sets of seed beads, each with two strings on. I like using both matching and contrasting colours for these bracelets!

5) Once you have looped the hook over on the necklace end, attach them to a 5mm jump ring.

6) Braid/plait the strings together and attach a jump ring at the other end. The tighter your braid the strings, the shorter the beaded part of your bracelet will be.

7) Measure how much extra length you need for the bracelet. Take 0.5cm off of that length, and then cut the chain. You need to cut the chain half a centimetre shorter as the clasp adds length.

8) Attach the chain onto the two 5mm jump rings, and then attach your clasp.

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Hi. I was watching some of your beading tutorials and I have tons of bead supplies that I stashed in a closet and really need to start using again. I have taught myself most of the basic stuff, but was getting bored with the single strand so I bought a book..and after I tried several different types of beading, I got frustrated with the lack of expensive tools I don't have and my complete stupidity to math and measurement. So I stopped doing anything. Classes were too expensive and every place I went I saw beautiful handmade jewelry that was far better than I could make. So I guess I just wanted to know how you kept with teaching yourself and how long you've been doing this? Love your hair tutorial btw and thanks for listening to my rant ⭐
Looks fun!
<p>Thanks!! x</p>
<p>So fun and colorful! I have lots of seeds beads, would love to make a few of these :)</p>
<p>Thank you so much x</p>

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