Bracelet part 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally part 2 to my bracelet tutorial. This bracelet is very time consuming, which is why this post wasn’t out last week. I tried as hard as I could to get the bracelet finished, and it just wasn’t happening. It was a crazy week. But enough of that, here is what you’ve been waiting on!

I did manage to take a picture of my bracelet while I was working on it.

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 IMG_2403 Now that you’ve taken your loops all the way up to your clasp. Here comes the fun part. Weaving in your tail.

The best way to do this is to go back through your loops and create half hitch knots. I tried very hard to get a picture of this but I said wasn’t able to do it and it make sense. And I was unable to find a video to show you how to do this, so I am going to explain it the best that I can.

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First take your needle back down through several of your beads in one loop. Then you are going to take your needle, then you are going to take your needle under the loop and create a loop around the work. Take your needle and past it through the loop and pull this will cause the thread to go down between the beads and will keep your work together.

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I drew this horrible picture to try and explain the knot better. The black like is your beads, the blue line is your needle and thread. This picture is what it should look like right before you pull the thread tight.

Keep doing this after every couple of beads. You do not need to go back through a lot of loops, just create half hitch knots until you feel like your tail is not going to come loose. I usually create 5-6 half hitch knots and then cut off the excess thread. Then take a lighter or a thread burner and melt the thread. Be careful not to get the beads to hot this could cause all your hard work to fall apart. (Believe me Its horrible when it happens)

And now if I haven’t completely confused you this is what your finished bracelet should look like!

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These are two bracelets I did a while back.

I hope this helped, if you have any questions, or want to show me your work please comment here, facebook, or email me. Maryslittlecreations@ymail.com

I’d love to hear from you!

Mary

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Yvette F
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 21:33:12

    My favorite type of jewelry is earrings.

    Reply

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