Hi Everyone! We’ve been promising you this tutorial and here it is! These bracelets are easy to make and fun to wear. The bracelets featured here consist of Super Duos but you can use any Czech glass bead or bead of your choice. Keep in mind that some beads are more difficult to work with. However, you will be extremely pleased with the end result! Happy Beading!
Supplies needed: 11° SB (seed bead)
6 lb Fireline size
size 11 or 12 beading needle
*check Super Duos to make sure both holes are open before beginning*
- To help learn the stitch; at the beginning of each row, I pull out 3 sead beads and 3 Super Duos. Once all 3 SB and 3 SD are used, you will know it’s the end of your row. The first two rows are difficult but after that it gets much easier. Hang in there!
2. Begin by stringing a stop bead leaving an 8″ tail. Then string an 11° SB, SD, 11° SB, SD, 11° SB, SD. Slide down to the stop bead.
3. Beginning row 2: Go through the empty hole of the SD that is closest to your needle.
4a. Pick up a SB and SD and pass through the next SB of row 1. Pull to tighten.
4b. Pass through the empty hole of the next SD and pull thread to tighten. I usually anchor row 1 beads by pressing against the mat with my finger while I pull to keep in proper order. This is the most difficult part of the whole bracelet; making sure your beads are in the right order. If your beads come off the mat, it’s easy to lose your place.
5. Pick up a new SB and SD
and go into the next set of beads in row 1. Starting with a seed bead
And continuing through the empty hole of the next SD.
6. Pick-up another SB and SD
and go through the SB next to the stop bead (silver bead at the end).
Row 2 is complete. This is what row 1 and 2 look like. The hardest part is over. Good Job!
7. You are starting the 3rd row. You will repeat row 3 for the duration of the bracelet. Go through the empty hole of the last SD used. Set out 3 SB and 3 SD.
At the beginning of the row go through the empty hole of the SD of the previous row.
7b. Pick up a SB and SD, go through the next SB and SD of the previous row.
7c. Pick-up a SB and SD. Go through the next SB and the empty hole of the next SD in the previous row.
7d. Pick-up SB and SD. Go through the last SB of the previous row. Pull to tighten. Row 3 is complete. Repeat this row until you achieve the desired length of the bracelet. Allow room for the clasp.
10. Repeat row 3! Repeat! Repeat! Repeat! It get’s easier with each row. The hard part is over! The results are well worth it!
In the beginning try Super Duos or Two hole lentils. You will be happy with the results. You can change the width of the row by adding an extra set beads in row 1. Please let us know if you have any feedback. Kits will be available soon. Send us pictures of your bracelet or submit your finished work to be featured on our website.