How to Make Braided Bead Bracelet – Easy friendship bracelet Pattern
Summary: This tutorial is going to show you a simple way about how to make braided bead necklace out of candy-colored threads and seed beads.
I love this beautiful wavy braided bead bracelet! It is shimmering stunner in sunshine. When I figure out how to make this braided bead bracelet, I just can’t wait to share with you. It is a very easy bracelet pattern that you even being a novice can handle it!
Materials and tools:
0.5mm golden copper wire
1mm pink nylon thread
4mm pink opaque seed beads
4mm green seed beads
Round nose plier
Flat nose plier
Step 1: Make curved braiding
1st, cut 5 pieces of nylon thread that all measure about 70cm;
2nd, tie an overhand knot atop;
3rd, pass the adjoining thread under the leftmost thread, wrap a loop and make it under through itself;
4th, repeat above process and tighten the working thread to finish the first knot
5th, continue to braid knots over the original “leftmost” thread (base thread) with rest threads;
6th, the first row is done, then slide 3 green seed beads to first thread, skip the second thread, slide 3 pink seed beads to third thread, skip the fourth thread and slide 1 green seed bead to the fifth thread;
7th, do another row of braiding from rightmost to leftmost;
8th keep braiding and beading like above;
Step 2: Attach clasp to finish the braided bracelet
1st, cut a piece of copper wire and coil it around the bracelet end;
2nd, make a loop against the coiling with round nose plier;
3rd, cut off excess threads and wire;
4th, in the same way handle the other end of bracelet;
5th, attach jump rings and lobster clasp to both ends.
The final look is like this:
Tada! This braided bead bracelet tutorial is done! As you can see, it is really an easy friendship bracelet pattern; what you need to do is just learn one braiding skill and repeat it all along the way.