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Apr. 18th, 2009 @ 09:50 pm [Tutorial] Crystal Bracelet #14
Tutorial : Crystal Bracelet #14
Level : Beginner


Another easy bracelet. Enjoy!







The design is from Thai Crystal Magazine.

Equipment :
- Swarovski Bicone Crystal 4 mm.
- Swarovski Pearl 6 mm. or Swarovski Round Crystal 6 mm.
- Seed Bead
- Nylon Thread
- Clasp

Here I used watch clasp. I got it from the local store here.

1.



Cut nylon thread around 150 - 170 cm. String it from the back of the clasp. Add one crystal and one seed bead to each thread and cross the threads at a pearl (red arrow).

2.



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

3.



Repeat step 2 all the way to your desired length.

4.



Connect the bracelet to the other side of clasp. I always string the threads back and forth two or three times to tighten the bracelet and the clasp.

5.



Now we string the threads back to the pearl (red arrow).

6.



String the threads to the seed beads (red arrows).

7.



Add one crystal, one seed bead and one crystal to each thread. Put the thread into the seed bead (red arrows). Cross the threads at a pearl (blue arrow).

8.



Repeat step 6 and 7 until the end. Again at the clasp, you can string the threads back and forth to tighten the bracelet and the clasp.



Done!

Easy, right?

I also made this bracelet by using Swarovski round crystal instead of pearl.



Enjoy beading!

......

Oh, and thank you for everyone who sent me message asking how I was. Recently, there is a political problem in my country but now it seems they work it out. I'm fine and safe~
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From:mumms
Date:April 18th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
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Great tutorial! Very beautiful bracelet and seems easy to bead it. Thank you :)
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From:beejang
Date:April 20th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. This one is really easy!
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From:nha6014
Date:April 19th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
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I must try this. Thanks for the tutorial.
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From:beejang
Date:April 20th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
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Yes! try it and show me too~
From:ch_sakura
Date:April 21st, 2009 10:41 am (UTC)
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Thank you. It is fantastic!
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From:beejang
Date:April 21st, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
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Thank you ♥
From:beadlover
Date:April 24th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
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Very nice! Where did you get those wonderful ideas? Thanks for sharing again!
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From:beejang
Date:April 26th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
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Now, I'm lack of creativity to make my own design. So I follow the patterns from Thai and Japanese magazines I have. This bracelet is from Thai Crystal magazine. Very lovely. I made it and I also fell in love with it. Haha!
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From:santeri_girl
Date:April 25th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
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Another wow! The bracelet is simple and magnificent and so is the tutorial.
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From:beejang
Date:April 26th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
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Thank you ♥
From:esmi111
Date:May 3rd, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)

love your tutorials

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Iam in awww with all your tutorial you make beautiful jewelry, I cant wait to get started all this bracelet..thanks for all your hard work.
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From:beejang
Date:May 3rd, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)

Re: love your tutorials

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Thank you. I'm glad you like it.
From:hiriel1804
Date:June 17th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
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Here's my try at it:


(the colours aren't pictured all that well, it's red, blue and purple, but the purple looks blue in the picture)

I love those round blue beads I found to use in the middle here, and I've tracked down a store in my town which sells Swarovski crystals :)
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From:beejang
Date:June 23rd, 2009 11:37 am (UTC)
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It's very beautiful! Yes, the round blue ones are very lovely.
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From:nickygabriel
Date:June 19th, 2009 12:08 pm (UTC)
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I can not afford the expensive crystals, but here is what I got:

And I like it.
Thank you!
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From:beejang
Date:June 23rd, 2009 11:41 am (UTC)
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I like it too. You mix and match your beads so well and it turns out very beautifully.
From:queenmotherhen
Date:September 4th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
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Thank you again for a easy and beautiful TUT..Sally
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 1st, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)

Heart Shaped Clasp

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Do you have any idea as to the name of the company who made the heart-shaped clasp you used or where it might be available in the US? I have looked for it but cannot find anything like it. Your work is really beautiful!!
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From:beejang
Date:April 2nd, 2011 04:07 am (UTC)

Re: Heart Shaped Clasp

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I'm sorry I don't know. But maybe you can look to the website that sell something imported from China such as Pandahall.com (Yes, they have them, I just checked.)
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Date:April 2nd, 2011 08:40 am (UTC)

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Thank you so much for your help. I went to Pandahall and also found the clasp. I am not sure I need 100 of them (since that is the way they ship them), but I have a good friend who is Thai and he owns a bead shop called Colorstones in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida near where I live and I will ask him if he may also know of another source for them. I have been to Thailand many times (the first time was in 1973), and Bangkok is one of my favorite cities in the world. The last time we were there was in 2004, so it is time to go back.

Thanks again for your help.
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From:beejang
Date:April 2nd, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)

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oh sorry, i did not know they only sell wholesale. I only know them from the advertisement in bead magazine. lol I believe your friend can find the clasp for you. The shop I bought the clasp is called Rainbow Art at china town.

I'm glad you like Thailand. You know, when you first came to my country I'm not even born yet. lol
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From:cross_harps
Date:February 17th, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
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Is it size 11 seed beads that are used in this deign? They are not listed in the materials list.
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From:beejang
Date:February 18th, 2013 04:27 am (UTC)
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Yes, it's 11/0. I'm sorry that all my early tutorials did not update with the size of seed beads. :D
From:jgirl52
Date:September 16th, 2013 03:28 pm (UTC)
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Love the bracelet but when listing supplies, please include amount needed of each; like 40 pearls, 30 green bicones etc. would be extremely helpful!
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From:beejang
Date:September 16th, 2013 03:56 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the feedback. :-)

Now, I add the quantities only for the new tutorials, but still not yet for the old tutorials like this one. I can't count the beads now since I can't remember where I keep the bracelet, or maybe I already sold it. lol
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From:Christie Honey
Date:October 3rd, 2014 06:28 am (UTC)

crystal bracelet

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Thanks for the most beautifull bracelet pattern, i hope the political problem is sorted out and did not harm you or your family. I will still pray for you.
Cynthia
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From:crisstara
Date:April 17th, 2019 08:32 am (UTC)

Instead of using Nylon Thread use higher gauge wire

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Instead of using Nylon Thread/Elastic why not use a higher gauge wire like of 30 or 32 gauge anti tarnish colored wire.I feel it would last longer & not break as easily.Just a suggestion.
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From:beejang
Date:April 18th, 2019 03:39 am (UTC)

Re: Instead of using Nylon Thread use higher gauge wire

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I don't think you can substitute wire for thread in all cases. Wire is hard to hand weave and your bracelet will be very stiff. This design is very flexible, you can roll your bracelet. I'm not expert in wirework and I'm not sure you can use flexible wire to weave this design. But if you don't like the thread I suggest, you can use any thread you prefer.

Actually, the thread I used here was monofilament thread. This was the only thread I used in my early years of beading before I introduced myself to nymo and fireline which I had to import to my country. I did not update the info in all my tutorials that it was monofilament.

And it's quite long lasting. All my bracelets hardly break. This bracelet is still okay after 10 years I made it and wrote this tutorial, only the clasp tarnished. :D




Edited at 2019-04-18 03:42 am (UTC)