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 Bracelet with Seed Beads 

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Gift For Victoria

At first glance, this romantic gift in gentle colors appears like fine glass lace. Thanks to the two-hole seed beads PRECIOSA Twin™, product from the PRECIOSA traditional Czech beads brand, you will find that you can create a relatively complicated decor using a simple stringing technique. Therefore, all you will need is enough patience to precisely count the seed beads, but the resulting effect will certainly be worth it.
: : : Materials : : :
  • Seed beads, Twin (T) 
  • Beading needles 
  • Scissors 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, flat-nose 
  • Seed bead, Czech glass, amethyst, #10 rocaille (AR)
  • Seed bead, Czech glass, copper lined, #10 rocaille (CR)
  • Line, nylon, 0.20mm
  • Clasp, snap locks
  • Rivets
  • End of Materials List


    The Procedure:

    Step 1
    Prepare the nylon line at a length of ca. 200 cm (the necklace) or 100 cm (the bracelet), string 1x T and 15x AR and place these seed beads in the middle of the line. Pass one end of the line in the opposite direction through the entire stringing one more time, even out the ends of the lines so that they are the same length and tighten the created ring well. You can then string beads on each end of the line separately or you can string carefully counted seed beads onto each end of the line concurrently. The description of the process has been supplemented with a detailed drawing. String 4x AR, 1x T, 4x AR, 1x T, 4x AR, 1x T, 5x AR, 1x T, 5x AR, 1x T, 4x AR, 1x T, 4x AR and 1x T. Repeat this stringing process on both ends of the line 10 times for the necklace and 5 times for the bracelet.

    String 15x AR on one end of the line. However, leave out the last 1x T at the other end and pass the line in the opposite direction through the already used hole of the T from the second line and once again pass the line through the 15x AR from the second line. This will lead to the creation of a circle like at the beginning of the stringing.

    Tighten both ends suitably and finish with a double surgeon's knot. Pull the remaining end of the line into the rocaille holes and cut it.

    Prepare the line at a length of 120 cm (the necklace) or 60 cm (the bracelet), thread it through the second hole from the first T (in the outer circle), even out both ends of the line and string the carefully counted seed beads onto each end of the line concurrently and pass the nylon line through the second T holes from the first row on the left.

    Start the inner row on both sides of the stringing with 2x CR, pass the line through the second T hole, 2x CR, pass both ends through one T hole in the opposite direction and then through the second hole in the two-hole seed bead in the same way (see the drawing).

    Continue on both sides of the stringing with 3x AR, pass the line through the second hole of the T, repeat this three times, pass both ends through one T hole in the opposite direction and then through the second hole in the two-hole seed bead in the same way (see the drawing). This completes one lace motif which is then repeated a total of 10 times in the necklace and 5 times in the bracelet.

    Affix the snap lock to one of the outer circles and then affix the ring with the chain, which can be completed with a bead in the color of the used material, to the other circle.

    Have a question regarding this project? Email Customer Service.

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