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Aug. 8th, 2010 @ 08:32 pm [Tutorial] Crystal Bracelet #19
Tutorial : Crystal Bracelet #19
Level : Beginner
Technique : Cross-weaving








Equipment
- Crystal Bicone 4mm.
- Seed bead 11/o
- Nylon thread no. 20
- Clasp and jumprings

I use small thread here because it needs to pass through some seed beads for three times.

1.



Cut the nylon thread around 150 - 200 cm. String three seed beads as a start. Add one crystal to each side of thread. Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow).

2.



Add one crystal to both sides. Cross both threads at three seed beads (red arrow).

3.



Now, we add three seed beads to both threads. Cross both threads at the three seed beads that we first started our bracelet (red arrow).

4.



Add one crystal to each side. Cross the threads at a seed bead (red arrow).

5.



Add one crystal to each side. Cross both threads at three seed beads (red arrow).

6.



Add three seed beads to one thread. Put that thread into the previous three seed beads (red arrow).

7.



Cross both threads at the new three seed beads (blue arrow). I'm sorry I forgot to take a closer photo here.

Add one crystal to each side. Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow).

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Add one crystal to each side. Cross both threads at three seed beads (red arrow).

9.



Add three seed beads to the top thread. Put that thread into the previous three seed beads (red arrow).

10.



Cross both threads at the new three seed beads (red arrow). Again, sorry for not taking a closer photos.

Add one crystal to each side. Cross both threads at a seed bead (blue arrow).

11.



Add one crystal to each side. Cross both threads at three seed beads (red arrow).

12.



Add three seed bead to the left thread. Put that thread into the three seed beads (red arrow).

I believe you get the idea how to weave this bracelet now. Try mixing different colors or patterns and see the outcome.

13.



Finally, add jumprings and your favorite clasp.



Since I use a small thread, the bracelet turned out quite flexible. So I cut the new thread and tighten the seed beads base one more time.

If you have any problem, feel free to let me know.
Happy Beading ♥

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From:pwassonne
Date:December 13th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
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Hello,
This tutorial is great =) Do you have an idea how many bicones are needed to make this bracelet ?
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From:beejang
Date:December 13th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
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The example used 128 pieces and it can fit my 7 inches wrist okay. ♥
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From:pwassonne
Date:December 13th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for the quick reply =)
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From:ssssh
Date:December 13th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
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very pretty!
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From:arineat
Date:February 4th, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
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My very first beading project!! I made this bracelet for my mother-in-law's birthday and it came out wonderfully. I used the same colours and whatnot, so it's pretty much the same, but I wanted to share! \o/



You were right about it being flexible, but I wasn't sure how to tighten it without breaking something, so I left it. :P
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From:fionaa
Date:February 28th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
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Could you please tell what kind of seed beads did you use here? Is it Toho or Miyuki?
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From:Andra Simeral-Boyer
Date:October 21st, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
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Those seed beads are just regular old seed beads; neither Toho or Miyukis are round like this.
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From:Carol Tompkins
Date:February 26th, 2014 04:07 pm (UTC)
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What color beads did you use for the bracelet?
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From:beejang
Date:March 5th, 2014 02:57 pm (UTC)
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Sorry for my late reply, I have problem opening livejournal lately.

I can't remember exactly what colors I used. But I believe they're chrysolite for pale green, and emerald for bright green.
From:bethwoo
Date:March 14th, 2014 02:11 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for this beautiful and easy to follow tutorial.
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From:Deb Ann Young
Date:March 17th, 2014 09:38 pm (UTC)
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Very nice. Have some friends wanting to learn. This design gives them a chance to choose colors and make it their own design. dy1959@yahoo.com
From:Sehresh B
Date:May 2nd, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC)
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Im interested in trying this, its beautiful! Where do you buy the tools to make this?