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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.

1.



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).

2.



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

3.



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

4.



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).

5.



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

Make six or seven motifs.

6.



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.

7.



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



Done!

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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From:vala_sg_1
Date:August 8th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for yet another AMAZING tutorial!!!
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From:nickygabriel
Date:August 8th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
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Wow! :)
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From:stella_pegasi
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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From:beejang
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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From:kiriezero
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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From:cuddlbuns
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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From:mgdeleonc
Date:August 21st, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
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Beautifull!!!... I love your works :D...

From Monterrey, Mexico...
From:thebarbeez
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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From:beejang
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
From:soapybeader
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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From:lilkeepers
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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From:beejang
Date:September 26th, 2013 07:29 am (UTC)
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Thanks!! I correct it now. :-)