Apr 13 2011

Beads & Lace Bracelet Tutorial

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After writing the beaded bracelet tutorial yesterday, I got hooked on making more bracelets; I experimented using lots of different materials and the one I liked the most was incorporating lace with beads. The skill needed for the bracelet is exactly the same as yesterday’s, so again it’ll only take 5 to 10 minutes to make one. Hope you’ll enjoy the tutorial!

What you’ll need

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  • beads of your choice
  • beading wire (the length you want the bracelet to be + 5cm)
  • a piece of lace (twice the length of the beading wire)
  • jump ring
  • trigger catch
  • a pair of flat-nose pliers
  • a pair of round-nose pliers
  • a pair of wire cutters

Instructions:

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1) Make a wrapped loop at the end of the beading wire (for how to make wrapped loops, please read this tutorial).

2) Add lace and beads to the wire. It depends how big your beads are, but the lace should be about 3 cm long between each bead.

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3) After adding all the beads, make a wrapped loop again at the end of the wire.

4) Open the jump ring using flat-nose pliers and round-nose pliers, then connect the trigger catch and the wrapped loop of the bracelet. Close the opening with the pliers.

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And you are done!

If it looks too ‘girly’ for your taste, try it with black or navy lace. I’ll have some fun trying lots of different combinations, too!

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4 Commnents to “Beads & Lace Bracelet Tutorial”

  1. Yay! That’s great to hear, Carol :)

  2. This was a great project for my 4th & 5th grade after school jewelry class. I also used 22 guage wire and just a few more beads. The girls just loved them.

  3. I used 22 gauge wire, but I think 20 – 22 gauge work fine. You could try using 24 gauge, but it might be too bendy. Also, the lace can be any width as long as the wire fits. Hope these info helps :)

  4. Thanks so much for this – it looks so cute, I’m sorry I don’t have the supplies for it yet! Quick question: is there a certain gauge for the wire you used? Also, does the lace have to be a certain width?

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