Friday, December 27, 2013


This month's free tutorial comes from Aurelio :)
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By Aurelio CastaƱo

This bracelet will be one half inch thick, 8.5 inch long when finished; it would fit a 7.5 inch wrist.

-11/0 Toho seed beads, 10 Gr.
-7mm pressed button flowers, Approx. 150 Beads.
-4.8 mm thick cord, I used one foot for this project.
-Magnetic clasp, Brass Magnetic Swivel Clasps, Silver, Size: about 10mm in diameter, 18mm long, hole: 8mm.
-Size 10 or 12 beading needle
- Fire line tread, White 6 Lbs
-Beading mat

Step 1
On a comfortable length of thread, insert three sets of Three size 11/0 + one flower.

keep a tight, uniform tension throughout the piece.

Step 2
Tie the beads securely with a square knot; I usually tie three knots on top of each other to secure the stitch.

Step 3
Going from right to left, go through the flower next to the knot and the first size 11/0 bead next to the flower.

Step 4
To start the second round, pick up one size 11/0 bead + one flower+ two size 11/0 beads, go through the first size 11/0 bead on the next set of beads continuing right to left motion.

Step 5
Repeat as in Step 4.

Step 6
This is the Step Up if you will, once you finish with step 5, pick up one set and go through the first 11/0 bead on the first set on the second row as I explain on the graphic.

Repeat steps 4 to 6 until you reach the desired length.

Step 7
Diagram shows how the cord goes all the way through
the beaded work after the beaded work is done.

Step 8
Sew the edge of the beaded work to the inside cord. Calculate how much cord will be enough to put inside the clasp cavity, cut the excess.

Step 9
Using E-600 or Epoxy, glue the cord into the clasp cavity, let it cure for at least 12 hours.