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Fun & Simple Beads
This collection of fiery red and sandy brown beads conjures memories of summer bonfires. Incorporating cowrie shell beads adds a bit of the beach.

Project from the book Fun & Simple Beads by Tair Parnes. Read our review.

Posted by Fun & Simple Beads Published © 2019 Tair Parnes / Sterling · Reproduced with permission.
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  • How to make a beaded bracelet. Bonfire On The Beach Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    String both cords onto the clasp and draw them through until you reach the halfway mark. Fold the cords in half so you have 4 even strands and tie them in a knot close to the clasp (Figure A).

  • How to make a beaded bracelet. Bonfire On The Beach Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Divide the strands into 2 pairs and tie a knot in each pair. String a red seed bead onto a pair of strands and tie a knot. String a red seed bead onto the other pair and tie a knot (Figure B).

  • How to make a beaded bracelet. Bonfire On The Beach Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    String a glass bead onto a strand and tie the pair in a knot. String a yellow seed bead onto a strand in the other pair of strands and tie the pair in a knot (Figure C).

  • How to make a beaded bracelet. Bonfire On The Beach Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    String a shell bead onto a strand and tie the pair in a knot. String a glass bead onto a strand in the other pair and tie the pair in a knot (Figure D).

  • Step 5

    Continue stringing beads in this manner, measuring against your wrist as you go and making sure both strands are even.

  • How to make a beaded bracelet. Bonfire On The Beach Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    When the bracelet is the right length, draw all of the strands into the other half of the clasp and tie in a secure knot. Reinforce with a dab of super glue and cut the cords close to the knot (Figure E).E

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Eszti
Eszti · Dunakeszi, Pest County, HU · 42 projects
wow, beautiful :] really pretty
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minty
minty · 16 projects
thats very cool looking, i like the beads you put in it with the shellsHappy
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mew
mew · Division No. 18, Unorganized, Saskatchewan, CA · 2 projects
i love this!
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Ani W.
Ani W. · Germany, Pennsylvania, US · 18 projects
Thats really pretty!!!
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