A Detailed Tutorial on How to Make a Beaded Bangle Bracelet
Summary: Today I will show you a new charming seed bead bangle bracelet making process. Check the steps below and have a nice try if you love it!
With beads and wires at hand, you can actually make many patterns for bracelet. This time, I adopted the woven pattern in friendship bracelet in making this seed bead bracelet. With 3 strings of seed bead woven patterns, I made it into a unique and charming beaded bangle bracelet. Let's see how I make this beaded bangle bracelet.
Supplies in making the beaded bangle bracelet:
Instructions in making the beaded bangle bracelet:
Step 1: Make the Starting cord
1st, snip off 2 tiger wires(about 50cm), and tie knot in the middle to each hole of the clasp as shown in the picture;
2nd, slide a 4mm blue bugle bead to the 4 wires, and then divide them into 2 sets. Slide 3 orange bugle seed beads and a 4mm blue bugle bead to each set;
3rd, snip off a long tiger wire(about 45cm) and thread the wire through the 2 4mm blue bugle beads;
4th, thread a 4mm blue bugle bead to each wire at sides and another blue bugle bead to the 2 wires in the right middle(the new wire in 3rd process);
5th, repeat the pattern: thread a 4mm blue bugle bead to the wires at sides, and slide a 4mm blue bugle bead to every 2 wires as shown in the picture;
6th, cross the wire at side through the 2nd blue bugle bead in line and then cross back through the bead on itself and tighten. Do the same as for the other wire on side until you weave the pattern in the picture below.
Step 2: Bead the bangle bracelet pattern
1st, slide 2 orange bugle seed beads to each wire, and then divide them into 3 sets by crossing every 2 wires through a 4mm blue glass bead;
2nd, slide 2 orange cubic seed beads plus a 4mm blue bugle bead at each wire;
3rd, repeat 1st and 2nd process to bead the bangle bracelet pattern.
Step 3: Make the ending cord
1st, slide a 4mm blue bugle bead to the wires at sides, and a 4mm blue cubic bead to every 2 wires in the middle;
2nd, cross the first wire through the second bead and then cross back through the bead in line. Do the same as for the last wire;
3rd, slide a blue bugle bead to each wire at side and a bead to the 4 wires in the middle. Divide the wires into 2 sets, and slide a blue bugle bead to each set;
4th, slide 2 orange bugle seed beads to each set, and combine them by adding a blue bugle bead and finally tie the wires to the clasp and trim off the excess.
Let's have a look at the final piece of this DIY beaded bangle bracelet!
I came up with this beaded bangle bracelet pattern from friendship bracelet woven pattern, and it works out perfect with the bugle seed beads and glass beads on. If you want to try this seed bead bangle bracelet, you can use other beads to replace the bugle beads. Anyway, this is a good DIY project to learn stitching skills. Worth trying!