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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Seed beaded bracelets with lotsa pictures! on: August 13, 2008 02:56:13 PM
Hi everyone!
So I've made a few bracelets over the summer (if you can call it that, it's been so rainy  Cheesy) and I thought I'd share! Sorry about the long post!

This one is spiral rope:

I'm very proud of this one! I've always like the bead crochet bangles, but they're way beyond me. So I decided on tubular peyote. It has memory wire inside to hold its shape.

This one one was a quickie to make!

Made with pastel seed beads that I've had forever but couldn't decide what to use them for. The beaded beads are also quick to make. It's a bit big on me so I have to skip the one bead when I wear it.

This is my first attempt at tubular netting. I made two for my cousins but I like the colours so much I might make one for myself!

And lastly, an accident... I was learning tubular herringbone but I think I inreased or decreased by accident somewhere and it ended up spiraling! But I like the end result!  Cheesy

Againg, sorry about the super long post!!!

I would love to hear what you think! Comments and suggestions welcome!

Instructions for beaded beads (see the fourth bracelet):

I hope this isn't too confusing. My explaining skills aren't that great!
You will have to pull everything tight at the end of each round for the bead to keep its shape.

Round 1: String 4 beads. Make a circle by going through the first bead you strung.

Round 2: Add one bead between each previous bead and step up by going through the first bead added in this round.

Round 3: Add two beads between each bead from the previous round and step up by going through the first bead added in this round.

Rounds 4, 5, 6, 7: Add one bead between each bead from the previous round (tubular peyote) for four rounds. Remember to step up at the end of each round!

Round 8: To decrease, instead of adding a bead between every bead, add a bead between every other bead from the last round you completed i.e. not add a bead, add a bead repeated around the row and step up.

Round 9: Add a bead between every bead you added in round 8.
Finish by passing through the four beads you added in round nine. Weave in the ends.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Hi! Rainbow beaded bead bracelet + bookmark on: July 22, 2008 08:49:07 AM
So this is the first project I'm posting here on craftster... so I hope I'm doing this right.  Smiley
I kinda just winged it making the beads... but had so much fun because it was great for me impatient-ness! I was originally just making a bracelet, but made too many beads so I made a bookmark.
Don't you think it looks like candy?  Cheesy
Here they are together:

And here's a close up of the bracelet:

Tell me what you think!
Thanks for looking!
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