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Seed Bead Chic
Lately, I’ve seen many necklaces and bracelets made of silk cloth that look like strands of squares flowing together. Since trends are my thing, I decided to do a beaded version of this. As I was experimenting, I got something very different—the look of liquid silver. One of the most interesting parts of designing is encountering unexpected outcomes. It was rewarding to stumble upon something else when I had a different idea in mind.

Dimensions
71⁄4 inches (18.4 cm)

Stitch
Right angle weave variation

Level
All Levels

Two Needle raw

Sometimes beaders are afraid of right angle weave. If this stitch isn’t your thing yet, try making this bracelet using a two-needle technique: Thread a needle on each end of the thread. Put each needle through one hole in the first Tila bead. Pick up the allotted 15°s on each needle, pick up one hole of each Tila bead on each needle. Continue until the end. Weave in the thread by alternating it to the opposite side, tie half-hitch knots, and end it.

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  • How to make a beaded bracelet. Faux Liquid Silver Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Strands

    Thread the needle with one and a half arm-lengths of thread. Leaving a 6-inch (15.2 cm) tail, pick up one color A and sew through both holes twice, leaving the tail on the top (figure 1).

  • How to make a beaded bracelet. Faux Liquid Silver Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    String on ten 15°s, pick up one color A, and put the needle through one hole, then the next.

  • Step 3

    Still referring to figure 2, string on ten 15°s. Put the needle back through both holes of the previous color A, the first ten 15°s strung, and the first hole of the second color A.

  • Step 4

    Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the strand is approximately 1⁄2 inch (12 mm) shorter than your wrist. Weave in the tail, tie half-hitch knots, and end it. Leave the working threads hanging on at least two completed strands.

  • Step 5

    Repeat steps 1 to 4, making three strands with color B and two strands with color A beads.

  • Step 6

    Line up the strands in the 
following order:

    • Color B Tila bead

    • Color A Tila bead

    • Color B Tila bead

    • Color A Tila bead

    • Color B Tila bead

  • How to make a beaded bracelet. Faux Liquid Silver Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Using one of the remaining working threads on each side, sew the end Tila beads together side by side. Reinforce them several times to make sure they’re secure. Weave in the thread, tie half-hitch knots, and end it.

  • How to make a beaded bracelet. Faux Liquid Silver Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Position the needle at the top of one of the end Tila beads. Pick up three 15°s and sew through the adjacent hole of the same Tila beads. Sew up through the hole of the next Tila bead. Pick up three 15°s and sew through the adjacent hole of the same Tila bead.

  • Step 9

    Repeat step 8 on the opposite side. Weave in the thread, tie half-hitch knots, and end it.

  • How to make a beaded bracelet. Faux Liquid Silver Bracelet - Step 10
    Step 10

    Clasp

    For this project I stitched in all of the ditches in the circle portion of the clasp with 15°s.

    Pick up the ring of the clasp and weave the needle through two 15°s in the center row. Pick up five 15°s. Put the needle through the three center 15°s at the top of B. Pick up five more 15°s. Put the needle back through the two 15°s in the circle. Reinforce it and put the needle through the top middle B as part of the reinforcement. Weave in the tail, tie half-hitch knots, and end it.

    Pick up the toggle clasp. Weave the needle through the two center Delicas in the bar. Pick up eight 15°s. On the opposite side put the needle through the three 15°s atop of the center B. Pick up eight 15°s. Weave back through the two center Delicas in the bar clasp. Reinforce it. Then weave the needle through the top middle B as part of the reinforcement. Weave in the tail, tie half-hitch knots, and end it.

    mix it up
    Instead of making a flat bracelet as I’ve done, you could sew the first and fifth Tila beads together on either side of the bracelet to create a tubular look. This will make the piece look more bunched up. Try adding more strands to it and using Tila beads in several colors for a different effect.

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