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Make this marvellous mandala bracelet for some great wrist action

Posted by Beads Unlimited from Brighton, England, United Kingdom • Published See Beads Unlimited's 96 projects »
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  • How to make a bracelet. Mandala Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Mandala Central Bead
    Prepare your needle with about 100cm of nymo loom thread. Pass your needle through a millefiori bead leaving 15cm tail. Loop the thread round and through the bead twice. Repeat on the opposite side.

  • How to make a bracelet. Mandala Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pick up 1 lime rocaille. Take the thread under the threads on one side of the central bead and back up through the rocaille

  • How to make a bracelet. Mandala Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Continue this all the way round with lime rocailles until you are back to the first rocaille. You should have 14 in total. Take the thread down the first rocaille and then back up the last rocaille. All the rows will be finished in this way. Use the same technique to make the rest of the rows, catching the threads between the rocailles on the previous row to hold the beads.

  • How to make a bracelet. Mandala Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using silver rocailles, employ the same technique to make row 2, catching the threads between the rocailles on the previous row to hold the beads. You will have to add more rocailles than on the previous row to make a total of 18. Simply add an extra rocaille in the same way when your mandala starts to feel a bit tight.

  • How to make a bracelet. Mandala Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Row 3 and 4 are made together. Add your first lime rocaille in the same way as rows 1 and 2.
    Pick up 1 ruby and 1 lime rocaille. In the usual way, go under the thread and up the lime rocaille. Your ruby rocaille should be lying on it’s side. Repeat this all th|e way round (1 ruby and 1 lime).

  • How to make a bracelet. Mandala Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pass your needle down the first rocaille and weave through to the central bead. Thread down the central bead and then tie your thread to the central thread. Weave your thread through several rocailles and trim. Repeat with the central thread. Make 3 more lime mandalas. Then make 4 mandalas replacing the lime rocailles with sky blue.

  • How to make a bracelet. Mandala Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Prepare your needle with 150cm of thread. Create a stop bead by picking up 1 ruby rocaille and moving it to about 15cm from the end of your thread. Loop round and through the rocaille again and pull tight. Pick up 2 lime rocailles,
    1 millefiori bead, 2 lime rocailles and 5 ruby rocailles. Weave your thread through the rocailles on a sky blue mandala to the central bead. Pass through the central bead and the following rocailles coming out of a sky blue rocaille on the opposite side of the mandala.

  • How to make a bracelet. Mandala Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pass your needle through the ‘sideways’ ruby rocaille to the left of the sky blue rocaille you have just come out of. Pick up 2 ruby rocailles and pass through a ‘sideways’ ruby rocaille on a lime mandala. Pick up 1 ruby rocaille and pass your needle through the next ‘sideways’ rocaille to the right of it. Pick up 2 more ruby rocailles and pass your needle through and towards the ‘sideways’ rocaille you came out of on the sky blue mandala. Pick up 1 ruby rocaille and pass through the first ‘sideways’ rocaille again. Weave through the first 2 ruby rocailles you picked up and then, as you did with the sky blue mandala, all the way through the lime mandala, coming out on the opposite side. Alternating between lime and sky blue, continue to add all the mandalas in this way.

  • How to make a bracelet. Mandala Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pick up 30 ruby rocailles. Pass your needle back down through the first 5 rocailles you picked up (from 5 to 1). Pull tight.
    To finish off, weave through the mandala knotting in-between rocailles as you go. Trim excess thread. Attach your needle to the 15cm stop bead thread and weave through, knotting in the same way. Trim any excess thread.

  • How to make a bracelet. Mandala Bracelet - Step 10
    Step 10

    Your finished bracelet should look something like this.

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Ann M.
Ann M.
those are really wow <a href="http://www.e-beads.co.uk" title="beads">beads</a>!
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Beads Unlimited
Beads Unlimited · Brighton, England, GB · 97 projects
Millefiori is the Italian for a thousand flowers. Millefori cane originates from the Venetian island of Murano and is produced by a very intricate process resulting in something like a very elaborate stick of rock. It is sliced into thin chips which are then pressed onto a background of molten glass.
So glad you like it!
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Pirate Moose
Pirate Moose · Norwich, England, GB · 28 projects
Wow! It's beautiful!
But what's a millefiori bead?
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Beads Unlimited
Beads Unlimited · Brighton, England, GB · 97 projects
I'm so pleased this is proving to be a popular project as it's one of my favourites too!
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Choti S.
Choti S. · Bangkok, TH · 11 projects
Cool!!!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
beautifull! and cool
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
I love how colorful this bracelet is. Very pretty!
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
oh wow, this is cool
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