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 Multi-Strand Bracelet with Seed Beads and Pearl Drops / Seed Beads and Amethyst Drops 

Multi-Strand Bracelet with Seed Beads and Pearl Drops / Seed Beads and Amethyst Drops
String layers of beads quickly and efficiently with the Speedy Stringer™--a revolutionary time-saving beading tool. Add sterling silver tubes dangling with lustrous pearls for a bubbly bracelet that's perfect for a day at the office or a night on the town.

Delicious peridot seed beads dripping with amethyst gemstones and ornate sterling silver spacer bars make this five-strand bracelet five-stars.


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Red Seed Bead Multi-Strand Bracelet with Pearl Drops

Step 1
Thread a pearl onto a headpin and make a simple loop above the pearl. Repeat step until 22 pearl drops are complete.
Step 2
Open the loop above the pearl and hook it onto the tube bead loop. Close the loop on the pearl drop. Repeat, adding all 22 pearl drops to tube beads and set aside.
Step 3
Fill the bowl of the Speedy Stringer with loose seed beads until it's 1/3 to 1/2 full.
Step 4
Cut a 3-yard length of thread. Knot the thread onto the top loop of one end of the clasp. Thread the other end of the thread onto the Speedy Stringer needle.
Step 5
Following the Speedy Stringer instructions, string approximately one inch of seed beads.
Step 6
String a tube bead onto the needle, then position it next to the seed beads. Continue stringing seed beads and randomly spacing tube beads throughout the desired length of the bracelet. Please note: Remember to factor in the length the other end of the clasp will add.
Step 7
Pass the Speedy Stringer needle through the top loop of the other end of the clasp two times to secure the strand. String another strand of seed beads equal to the first strand.
Step 8
Pass the needle through the top loop of the first end of the clasp two times to secure. Begin stringing a third length of seed beads, randomly spacing tube beads as you go. Make sure the pearls in this strand alternate from the pearls in the first strand.
Step 9
Pass the needle through the top loop of the other clasp end. String a strand of seed beads without any pearls. Pass the needle through the second loop on the first clasp end two times to secure.
Step 10
Continue stringing strands of seed beads randomly spaced with tube beads, alternating with rows of just seed beads. Work your way down the loops of the clasp, stringing three rows per loop.
Step 11
After securing the last row of seed beads to the last loop on the clasp, knot the thread. Remove the Speedy Stringer needle and replace with the #12 needle. Work the needle and thread through the strands of seed beads, knotting at the end of each strand. Once the thread is shorter than the length of one strand of seed beads, trim the thread.

Peridot Seed Bead Bracelet with Drops

Step 1
Thread an amethyst oval bead onto a headpin. Begin a wrapped loop, but before completing the wrap, slip the headpin loop through the loop of a tube bead. Close the loop of the headpin and complete the wrap. Repeat to complete 30 amethyst drops.
Step 2
Cut a 3-yard length of Nymo® beading thread and add a needle to the end of the thread first off of the spool.
Step 3
Attach the free end of the thread to the top loop of one clasp end and tie a knot.
Step 4
  • String a few peridot Delica beads and add a sterling silver tube bead with amethyst dangle.
  • Continue stringing Delica beads until you've strung approximately 1-1/4 inches.
  • Thread through the top hole of one spacer bar.
  • Continue stringing Delica beads and sterling silver tube beads for another 1-1/4 inches.
  • Thread through the top hole of a second spacer bar.
  • Continue stringing Delica beads and sterling silver tube beads for another 1-1/2 inches and thread through the top hole of a third spacer bar.
  • Continue stringing Delica beads and sterling silver tube beads for another 1-1/4 inches and thread through the top hole of a fourth spacer bar.
  • Continue stringing Delica beads and sterling silver tube beads for another 1-1/4 inches and pass the thread through the top loop of the other clasp end.
Pass the thread through the loop again to secure. Please note: you can adjust the distance between spacer bars to lengthen or shorten the overall bracelet length so it fits you comfortably.
Step 5
  • String 1-1/4 inches of Delica beads and pass through the top hole of the fourth spacer bar. Repeat, stringing lengths of Delicas equal to the first groups of seed beads between each spacer bar.
  • Continue all the way across to the other clasp.
  • Wrap the thread around the top loop of the clasp twice to secure.
Step 6
Repeat Step 4, stringing through the second hole of the spacer bars.
Step 7
Repeat Step 5, stringing through the second hole of the spacer bars.
Step 8
Repeat Steps 6 and 7 until you've strung two strands of seed beads, randomly dotted with sterling silver tube beads, through each loop of the clasp and through each hole of the spacer bars.
Step 9
After securing the last row of seed beads to the last loop of the clasp, knot the thread. Work the needle and remaining thread back through the strands of seed beads, knotting at the end of each strand. Once the thread gets to be shorter than the length of the bracelet, trim the thread.

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