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Jun. 20th, 2011 @ 11:23 pm [Tutorial] Andreth
Tutorial : Andreth
Level : Beginner
Technique : Crossweaving







Equipment :
- Swarovski crystal bicone 4mm. (Bronze shade)
- Swarovski pearl 4mm. (White)
- Seed bead 11/0 (Miyuki Silver-line gold)
- Jumprings and clasp
- Nylon thread no. 25
- Optional - Swarovski crystal bicone 3mm. (Erinite AB2X)

If you want something simple and flat bracelet, you don't have to add bicone 3mm. to your equipment list.

Andreth was the only human lady in Tolkien's world, who was deeply in love with the Elf-lord Aegnor. The love was returned but never fulfilled.

1.



On the comfortable length of thread, add three crystals and cross the threads at the crystal (red arrow).

2.



Add one seed bead, one pearl and one seed bead to each thread. Cross both threads at a crystal (red arrow).

3.



Add one crystal or each thread. Cross both threads at a crystal (red arrow).

4.



Repeat step 2 and 3 until to you reach the desired length.

5.



Now, we are going to make a u-turn. On the last ring, cross the threads at the crystal (red arrow).

6.



We will share the same inner seed bead. Pick up the left thread. Put the thread into the seed bead (red arrow). Add one pearl and one seed bead.

Pick up the other thread. Add one seed bead, one pearl and one seed bead.

Cross both threads at a crystal (blue arrow).

7.



Add two crystals to the right thread. Cross both threads at a crystal (red arrow).

8.



Again, we share the same inner seed bead. Put the inner thread into the seed bead (red arrow). Add one pearl and one seed bead.

Add one seed bead, one pearl and one seed bead to the other thread.

Cross both threads at a crystal (blue arrow).

9.



And we continue with the same style we did in step 2 and 3. Repeat it until you get the same matching pair with the first row.

10.



We will join the matching pair at the beginning of the bracelet. Cross the threads at the crystal (red arrow).

11.



Add one seed bead, one pearl and one seed bead to the left thread. Put the thread at the crystal (red arrow).

12.



Put the thread into the seed bead on each side (red arrows). Cross the threads at a pearl (blue arrow).

You should notice by now that we share the same inner seed beads for the middle row.

13.



Put the thread into the pearl on each side (red arrow). Cross the threads at the pearl (blue arrow).

14.



This step is optional if you do not want to add this small flower. Just skip to step 16.

Add 3mm. crystal to each thread. Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow).

Add 3mm crystal to each thread. Cross both threads at a pearl (blue arrow).

15.



Put the thread into the pearl on each side. Cross both threads at a pearl (red arrow).

16.



Put the thread into the seed bead, crystal and seed bead (red arrows). Do the same to the other thread too. Then, cross both threads at a pearl (blue arrow).

17.



Put the thread into the pearl on each side (red arrows). Cross both threads at a pearl (blue arrow).

Repeat step 14 to 17 to the rest of the bracelet.

18.



I have no creative idea for a clasp so I just use simple jumprings and magnetic ball clasp.



Done!

Feel free to play with colors and beads. I think it must look good on all pearls or all crystals or maybe with czech fire polished too.

I hope you like it. Happy beading~!

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From:kindofstillness
Date:June 20th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
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VERY LOVELY! When I finally get a job i'll try this haha. Thanks for sharing! PS love the pearls that gives it a soft touch of elegance + the blue is pretty hehe.
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From:beadingparagon
Date:June 21st, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
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I noticed you wrote need a job before you make this. If you go on Ebay you can buy many types of beads, crystals, glass pearls, clasps you name it. I cant make everything with real crystals, so I buy Chinese glass they are not always perfect but they let me create with out going broke.
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From:nickygabriel
Date:June 20th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
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I love it!
Thank you! :)
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From:nickygabriel
Date:June 21st, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
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I tried it and this is what I got:

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From:beejang
Date:June 22nd, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
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Love it~! ♥
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From:liyosa
Date:June 20th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
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This is so beautiful! I'm definitely trying this out :)

You always make such amazing designs, and your colours are always so perfect <3333.
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From:utagaki
Date:June 20th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
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So pretty! And luckily I just purchased some pearls too! Thank you so much for sharing!
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From:beadingparagon
Date:June 21st, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)

Clasps

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Lovey pattern!
I love these clasps too! What size is the best to use on these bracelets? I bought some that looked nice on Ebay but wont get them for 3 weeks.
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From:beejang
Date:June 21st, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)

Re: Clasps

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My magnetic ball in the example is 14mm. I always use 14 or 12mm because I don't like the small ball. lol I mean the smaller they are, the smaller the magnet inside will be. It will break loose easy when I wear it. lol
From:raven7601
Date:June 21st, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
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That's gorgeous!!!!! Thank you.
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From:astra58
Date:June 21st, 2011 11:43 am (UTC)
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Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to try this one.
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From:peroxidelace
Date:June 28th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
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This is so amazing!
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From:Gesu Nana
Date:July 4th, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)

cute!

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i love it! you make it very beautiful and elegant, sure i will make it ^.^
thanks for sharing. you´re very lovely!!!!!

--selenerakel--
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From:beejang
Date:July 5th, 2011 04:04 am (UTC)

Re: cute!

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Hi Selenerakel! I'm glad to find you here too.
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From:Gesu Nana
Date:July 7th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)

Re: cute!

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yes! i find how to be here, hehehehe and you are in my first place to look every time ;)
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From:Gesu Nana
Date:July 7th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)

Re: cute!

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do you have facebook acount?
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From:beejang
Date:July 8th, 2011 09:44 am (UTC)

Re: cute!

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Already added you. ♥
From:queenmotherhen
Date:July 22nd, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)

I WHAT TO SAY THANK YOU...

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I WHAT TO SAY THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
I made this one over the week end and it came out just BEAUTIFUL...
I made it for a Gift and she LOVE IT..
IN Fact I used the same colors you did Thank you again Sally
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From:candy_mad
Date:December 22nd, 2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
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This was my very first attempt at this type of jewellery making, I didn't use long enough thread so I could only make up the first part of the bracelet, but it still looked stunning.

I will try again using a longer thread and also I want to try some of the other designs as they are so nice.

Thank you for sharing how to make them.
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From:beejang
Date:December 23rd, 2012 03:31 am (UTC)
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Hi Candy! I'm glad you like the bracelet. You don't have to remake it from the start. Just end the thread by tying the knot. Cut the new thread and continue where you left off. My comfortable length is around 100cm - 120 cm. I don't like to work with longer thread than that. It'll always tangle up later on. lol
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From:candy_mad
Date:December 23rd, 2012 09:50 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the explaination, I will keep that in mind, although I will keep the bracelet I have made it is as it's so nice.

I'm going to have a go at another one today, I'm so excited.
From:beadzlover
Date:October 1st, 2013 02:08 pm (UTC)
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thanks for sharing your designs :)
very helpful...
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From:sugarsassy
Date:November 14th, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
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Love your tutorials, only been beading for 5-6 months, I can complete the project and that is amazing. Would like a list of all your tutorials?
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From:beejang
Date:November 17th, 2013 01:34 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

Please check the index of my tutorials here.
http://bead-tutorial.livejournal.com/419.html

But I did not include the latest ones yet. So just check from the first page of blog here.
http://bead-tutorial.livejournal.com/
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From:sugarsassy
Date:November 18th, 2013 05:07 am (UTC)

Thank You,

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Now the hard part what one to try first?