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Aug. 8th, 2011 @ 11:44 pm [Tutorial] Amberle
Tutorial : Amberle
Level : Beginner
Technique : Crossweave

Amberle is the granddaughter of the elven King Eventine. A main character in the Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks.

Equipment :
- Pearl 4 mm.
- Pearl 6 mm.
- Seed bead 8/0 and 11/0
- Jumprings and clasp
- Nylon thread no. 25.

The white bracelet used all swarovski white pearls. The green bracelet used swarovski pearl light green 6mm. and platinum 4mm. This bracelet is very easy for beginner. The finished bracelet will look like a dome.


Cut the thread around 60 cm. Make the alternate pattern of 6mm pearls and 8/0 seed beads. Cross both threads at the 6mm pearl (red arrow).


Add one seed bead and one 4mm. pearl to each thread. Cross both threads at a 11/0 seed bead.


Add one 4mm pearl and 11/0 seed bead to each thread. Cross both threads at 6mm. pearl (red arrow).


Pick up one thread and put it in the next 8/0 seed bead (red arrow). Add one 11/0 seed bead, one 4mm pearl, one 11/0 seed bead, one 4mm pearl and one 11/0 seed bead. Put the thread into the next 8/0 seed bead (blue arrow).


Repeat step 4 around the motif. Pull the threads snugly.

Make six or seven motifs.


You can connect each motif as you wish. I connect them with this simple method.

Cut the new thread. Exit your thread at the 4mm. pearls (red arrows). Add one 11/0 seed bead, one 4mm pearl and one 11/0 seed bead to each thread. Put the thread into 4mm pearl on the next motif (blue arrows). Put your threads into the beads to the other side of the motif and connect to another motif the same way.


I added five seed beads and form a ring to hold a jumpring and added a magnetic clasp.


Try using other shapes of beads to see more unexpected result. And you can use this motif to create the matching ring, earrings or pendant too.

Happy beading~!

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Aerith Miss You
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Date:August 8th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for yet another AMAZING tutorial!!!
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Date:August 8th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
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Wow! :)
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Date:August 8th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
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Beautiful as always....

Would you mind letting us know where you found that gorgeous clasp you used on the white bracelet? I love it!
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Date:August 9th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
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I bought them from local shop in my country. But they can be found from etsy and ebay sellers. Please search for magnetic ball clasp.

By the way, they are from China but the quality is okay. It will tarnish through time and usage. From my experience, the silver one will last longer than the gold. I love to use it because it looks good and very easy to wear. :D
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Date:August 8th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
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ahhh, looks beautiful! and it's for begginners too!
I will try it someday ^^
thank you for sharing it :D
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Date:August 12th, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
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Beautiful. As always, you never fail to impress :)

I have some of those wonderful clasps (from eBay) and this is a perfect time to use them.

Thank you.
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Date:August 21st, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
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Beautifull!!!... I love your works :D...

From Monterrey, Mexico...
Date:January 8th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
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Can you please tell me how to tie off each motif, I'm having a hard time figuring it out.
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Date:January 9th, 2012 03:12 pm (UTC)
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For finishing each motif, I just string the threads back into the beads and tie them together. Try to hide the knot inside the bead. Put the remaining thread into some beads before I trim them.

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From:Kalliopi Tetoia
Date:April 26th, 2012 07:25 am (UTC)
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very pretty!!! πολύ όμορφο!!
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From:Annita Perussi
Date:November 5th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
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um espetáculo muito obrigado
Date:September 1st, 2013 01:54 am (UTC)
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Thank You for another Beautifull Tutorial.
Halina in Australia
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Date:September 25th, 2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
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It is a beautiful bracelet, I can't wait to try this pattern. In the first picture you show the beginning (4) 6mm pearls. In picture two you say to add 6mm pearls, but the picture looks like you add 4mm pearls. Which is correct? How many 6mm pearls are in each unit?
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Date:September 26th, 2013 07:29 am (UTC)
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Thanks!! I correct it now. :-)
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Date:August 28th, 2015 04:58 pm (UTC)

finishing threads

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I'm new to bead weaving and I'm loving studying your tutorials, but with this patter and another that I was looking at, while you mention how to create a link between the motifs, you do not state how you finish the threads off so that they don't come undone and the bracelet falls apart. Do you knot the ends or have some other method for finishing off. Thank you for your help. You're creations are lovely.
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Date:August 29th, 2015 12:11 pm (UTC)

Re: finishing threads

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Thank you for following my tutorials. Yes, I tie knot. Pass the remaining threads into your beads and tie knot, then pass the threads into more beads away from the knot until you are sure it won't come undone.
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From:Janet Hitchen
Date:December 22nd, 2016 10:31 pm (UTC)

no photos

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Hi, there, I started to make 2 of this beautiful bracelt as Christmas gifts for my daughters. Now, there are no phtos available!! I really need photos to finish off. I do hoe you can help out, thanks x
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Date:December 24th, 2016 03:24 pm (UTC)

Re: no photos

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So sorry for the problem. I think LJ ate all my photos again. I'll try to fix this asap.