Intro: Flat Spiral Rope Bracelet
This is an easy and quick project that lends itself to many innovations in bead types. An easy to read diagram of the flat spiral technique can be found here:
I have no affiliation with Fusion Beads and none of my supplies for this project came from that company.
If anyone's wondering about the colors, it is below zero, no sun, and more snow on the way; I wanted some bright Spring colors
Step 1: Supplies
Paper beads - these are ¾”
96– 6mm green E beads
96 – 6mm rose E beads
16 – 6mm round gold beads
Small seed or bugle beads
1 - Stopper bead
7’ - Monofilament Line or FireLine
2nd toggle clasp
Not shown – small nail clippers or flush cutter
Note: The paper beads need to have openings large enough to allow the needle and line to pass through several times.
Step 2: First Loop
Tie on a stopper bead with a 1 foot tail; be careful to secure it tightly enough that it cannot shift as you need it to help with tension as well as not letting the beads fall off the line. Thread the needle and add 2 paper beads, 3 green E breads, 3 rose E beads, one gold bead , 3 rose E beads, 3 green E beads. Bring the needle to the right of of the paper beads and pull the line through both beads tightly, avoiding the stopper bead.
Step 3: 2nd Loop
Thread 3 green E breads, 3 rose E beads, one gold bead,
3 rose E beads, 3 green E beads, pull to the left side and through the paper beads.
Step 4: Add a New Bead
Thread 1 paper bead, 3 green E breads, 3 rose beads, one gold bead , 3 rose beads, 3 green E beads. Pull to the right, thread through the top paper bead and the one just added. Remember to keep the tension as tight as possible.The repeat E beads and gold bead for the left side.
Repeat for additional beads passing through the previously added bead for both sides each time with tight tension until you reach the length you want. Don't worry, with beads this long the spirals be formed but not stiff, smaller beads will have a tighter stiffer feel and appearance.
Step 5: Time for the Toggle Clasp
Knot the line and super glue to keep the tension being careful not glue to the beads, don't cut the line. When the glue has dried add 5 small bugle beads, one side of the toggle, which can be on a jump ring, and 5 more bugle beads. Pass the line through the end paper beads.go through the closet E bead and back through the paper beads. Knot the line, glue , and cut closely. If the scissors don't cut closely enough, flush cutters or a nail clipper should work. Repeat for the other end after removing the stopper bead.
Step 6: Enjoy Your Bracelet
Have fun wearing your elegant bracelet. But read on there's more.
Step 7: Optional Necklace
If you choose to attach a matching toggle clasp to a ribbon, you can convert the bracelet to a fun necklace with a couple of different looks.
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