Introduction: How to Make an Easy "tri-stitch" Bracelet

 Making bracelets can be extremely difficult, (at least for my somewhat uncoordinated fingers :) ) but this stitch was one I picked up pretty easily. The "tri-stitch" can be made into any piece of jewelry, but this time we will make a bracelet. I hope you enjoy it!

Step 1: Materials

 These are the few things you need to make the bracelet:
 - needle and thread
 - beads
 - scissors (just to cut the thread)

  

 optional:
 - clasp

Step 2: Starting Step

Begin by stringing three beads onto your thread. (Be sure not to let them fall off the end.)
Go back up through the bottom two beads. NOT the third bead, or top bead. It should end up as a small triangle protruding to one side. This becomes your stop bead, and what you build off of.

Step 3: Build Off of Starting Triangle

Next, string on two more beads.
     This next part is a bit trickier, so I've included a series of photos, from the start of the step to the end of the step.
 

Step 4: Keep Stringing

 Do the same thing. (Add two beads, pull through. Add two beads pull through...) As long as you want. 
           In my intro picture, every so often, between the red beads, there were two white beads. How I did that? I did a few triangles, then simply strung on two beads, then did step 2 again. (Three beads, not two)

Step 5: Finish

 At the end, you should leave the bracelet a little big.
         I can't really show you how to put a clasp on, because I looked it up online, myself. And, there are many ways of doing it.
  
             I hope you thought this was as fun and simple as I do. Feel free to leave comments.

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Lettucehead made it!(author)2010-08-08

I love this I'm in to bead work and this is something I would like to try. I will post pictures! I have that exact same bead set, It's the one that came with the klutz bead loom kit!

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Mumu545 made it!(author)2010-08-09

Beads are really fun.

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teelou made it!(author)2010-08-04

really cool just started bead work and think i will manage this thanks

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Mumu545 made it!(author)2010-08-06

Thanks! Hope you have fun with it!

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