Intro: Cool Seed-bead Bracelet
This will show you how to make this cool bracelet with a few simple steps, and a little time. Have fun, and don't give up! (It's frustrating when all those tiny seed beads go flying!)
Step 1: Materials:
Here in the picture is all the things that you need.
Step 2: Getting Ready to String
Now that you have all the stuff, you will need to cut 4 pieces of string about 10 in. long. Tie the knot about 2 in. from the top. This will leave some room to tie your bracelet at the end. Measure your wrist and write down or just remember how many in. it is.
Now you will fill 2 of the strands you cut with the same color beads. Keep adding the beads until they all the way around your wrist with an extra 1 and 1/2 in.
Fill the other 2 strands with another color, and make sure each strand is the same length. After all 4 strands are filled, tie them together, AT THE TIED END!!!!! ( unfortunately, i did not do tie them at the right end, so pay attention to the text!!!!)
FInd a surface where you can tape down the tied strands, and tape them. Spread them apart. To make the braiding step easier, tie a piece of string to the strand on the far right. (See picture.)
Pay attention! This part isn't difficult, but it may be tricky. We will call the strand with the string attached strand A, okay? Follow me here! Now take strand A and put it OVER the strand exactly next to it. (See picture.)
Keep following! Now put strand A UNDER the next strand.
Your almost done with the first 'stitch'! Now put strand A over the last strand. Good!
Now, just pull strand A tight. To sum it all up, your basically weaving the strands in and out. But, remember this: always start by putting the 1st strand OVER. OVER OVER!
Repeat this process always using the strand to the far left until the bracelet is finished. Tie the end of the strands together with a piece of spare string. Then tie all the strands together securely using all the strands.
You are almost done! trim the extra cord and use a dab of hot glue to secure it. To cover up the ugly glue spot, just glue on a rhinestone, charm, of some other small object. NOW YOU ARE DONE! YAY!