How to make seed bead bracelets-a unique beading method

Summary: Fancy seed bead projects about how to make seed bead bracelets with unique patterns and style! Both are delicate and exquisite adornments for your outfit!

Date : Aug 07, 2012

In today’s seed bead projects, I will show you how to make a seed bead bracelet that are fun to wear yourself and also as great gifts to others as well. In the whole project, only 3 kinds of beads, 1 roll nylon wire and 1 Side Cutting Plier is enough. The following are the detailed materials for making this seed bead bracelet:

seed bead bracelet

3 kinds of beads in the seed bead bracelet:

Opaque 12/0 Glass Seed Beads

Bicone Czech Glass Beads

Tube Beads

Thread for the seed bead bracelet:

1 roll nylon wire

Tools for the seed bead projects

Side Cutting Plier

Tools for seed bead bracelet

How to make seed bead bracelets?

Step1: Make the first layer of the seed bead bracelet

Before start to make beaded bracelets, you need to observe the item carefully and figure out its main structure. In this seed bead bracelet, the whole product can be divided into two layers; here we can firstly begin with the first layer.

Firstly: Break all Tube Bead into two 10mm long sections (in this seed bead bracelet, 9 sections are ok), then cut out a 100mm long nylon wire and then unfold it. After that, add on the beads: one green Opaque 12/0 Glass Seed Bead at the center, then each wire tip one Tube Bead and one green Opaque 12/0 Glass Seed Bead.

Secondly: Add one clear Bicone Czech Glass Bead on each tip and then cross through one green Opaque 12/0 Glass Seed Bead, next another one clear Bicone Czech Glass Bead on each tip again. After tighten the wire, you will see a “bloom” pattern.

Thirdly: Add the following beads on each wire in order, they are: one green Opaque 12/0 Glass Seed Bead, one Tube Bead.

Fourthly: Repeat the second action for another bloom in the seed bead bracelet; then repeat the third action and then cross the wire tip through one green Opaque 12/0 Glass Seed Bead at the end.

seed bead bracelet-step1

Step2: Make the rest part of the first layer

Except the main adornment, the rest part of this seed bead bracelet is comprised of green Opaque 12/0 Glass Seed Beads. The beading method is: add one Opaque 12/0 Glass Seed Bead on each tip and then cross through another one. Just repeat the actions until you get the ideal length.

seed bead bracelet-step2

At last, pull the wire to the starting seed bead, and then add one more seed bead on the below tip and string the starting one, then cross pass one seed bead to connect the head part and ending part.

seed bead bracelet-step2-1

Step3: “the rest part” of the second layer of the seed bead bracelet

To this layer, you can begin with making “the rest part” like that in step2. The beading methods are almost as similar as the step2, but the difference is that you should share the inner seed beads to assemble the two layers together.

seed bead bracelet-step3

Step4: The main bloom part of the layer 2

For this part, you can just refer to the step1.

seed bead bracelet-step4

Step5: Complete the center bloom part

Cut out another section nylon wire, the length may be 100mm. Share the tube bead and then group the 4 Bicone Czech Glass Beads and seed beads as “bloom” like you did in the above steps.

After that, tie a knot at last and the whole seed bead bracelet making project is done!

seed bead bracelet-step5

In this beading tutorial, though the materials are really simple, yet you should pay highly attention to the structure of the seed bead bracelet. Only when you get that point clearly, you will learn how to make seed bead bracelets more easily and efficiently!

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