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Topic: How is this bracelet made? Is there such a thing as double-drilled beads?  (Read 2546 times)
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« on: August 03, 2012 07:31:37 PM »

OK, I am madly in love with these bracelets, but I can't figure out how they're made. I know they're elastic, and I've got many different types of pearls and seed beads, but unless the pearls are double-drilled, I'm not sure how to recreate this, or even what to Google for. Any help?

« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012 11:11:38 AM »

I've done some research and found that 1) there are double-drilled beads, and they're kinda pricey. But 2) I might be able to recreate this with regular beads using the right angle weave technique. Any thoughts on that? The negative I can see to using the RAW is that I'm not sure I can do it using elastic thread, and I might have to use larger accent beads than seed beads, since multiple strands will have to pass through the seed beads.
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012 04:22:34 PM »

You could make it with RAW with seed beads if you use beading thread like Miyuki, Nymo, or One G - they will pass multiple times through size 10/0 or 11/0 seed beads.  You could also make it as a flat piece that fastens as opposed to a stretchy cuff, or as a large bangle that fits over your hand and sits low on the wrist.

« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013 05:34:52 PM »

you could cheat a bit and use multi strand plates (they're probably called something else).  They're small, narrow metal plates with multiple holes, one for each strand of beads.

You string elastic through beads and the 1st hole of an occasional plate, then string another strand of beads using the same plates, but the second hole, etc.  I would use 6-12 plates on a bracelet, but you could get away with only 3 or 4.

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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013 03:50:43 AM »

These bracelets are looking very beautiful and at the same time these are also seems very difficult to design. But if you will analyze and look thoroughly these bracelet you can get the way that how to design it. The more beautiful it looks the much easier it is to design.

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