Make a Wide Cuff Bracelet with Jade Beads and Seed Beads Tutorial
Summary: A creative and extended way of making beaded cuff bracelets with right angle weave stitch! Full tutorial and photos are provided! Great accessory for four seasons!
A beaded wide cuff bracelet is always a wonderful addition to any of your outfits as its exquisite pattern and gorgeous color collocations. This tutorial aims at guiding you to make such a beaded cuff bracelet with pastel blue & pink jade beads and metallic seed beads that may fit most wrists. The only skill required is right angle weave stitch! Here we go!
How to bead the wide cuff bracelet?
Step 1: Create the starting seed bead loop
1st, cut two 100cm pieces of 0.35mm tiger tail wire;
2nd, align one end of both wires. String and push 18~20 3mm iris seed beads to the center;
3rd, thread the wire ends through the first seed bead to create a loop. Add or cut the number of seed beads to allow the 10mm jade bead to pass through properly.
Step 2: Bead the first strand with pink jade beads
1st, pick two wire ends and string two 3mm iris seed beads, two 3mm clear seed beads and two 3mm iris seed beads per wire;
2nd, cross two wire ends through one 8mm pink jade bead;
3rd, string one 3mm iris seed bead, two 3mm clear seed beads and one 3mm iris seed bead per wire;
4th, pass through one 8mm pink jade bead as did in 2nd process;
5th, repeat the processes 3rd and 4th for a desired length for your cuff bracelet.
Step 3: Bead the second strand with blue jade beads
1st, take one of the rest two wires, thread through the six seed beads added firstly;
2nd, on the other end string two 3mm iris seed beads, two 3mm clear seed beads and two 3mm iris seed beads;
3rd, cross through one 8mm blue jade bead;
4th, on the inner wire end string one 3mm iris seed bead, share the two 3mm clear seed bead on 1st strand and string one 3mm iris seed bead. On the other wire string one 3mm iris seed bead, two 3mm clear seed beads and one 3mm iris seed bead;
5th, cross two ends through one 8mm blue jade beads;
6th, repeat the processes 4th and 5th to reach a same length of 1st strand.
Step 4: Add the final 10mm jade bead as closure
1st, divide the four wire ends into 3 parts like 1, 2 and 1;
2nd, string two 3mm iris seed beads, two 3mm clear seed beads and two 3mm iris seed beads per branch;
3rd, slide the 10mm jade bead and one 3mm clear seed bead;
4th, pull the wires snugly and thread the wires back through the 10mm jade bead;
5th, weave four wire ends through the adjacent beads to get them firmly stuck.
Remove the excesses wires and here is your new wide beaded cuff bracelet!
The pretty combination of two toned beads makes this beaded cuff bracelet a definitely desirable piece for women. Though it’s relatively time-consuming, the final result is satisfactory! Hope you’ve enjoyed this DIY beaded cuff bracelet project!