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Preciosa Project - Black and White. Seed beads bracelets

 

 

 PRECIOSA ORNELA presents another tutorial for the creative use of the unique PRECIOSA Twin™ oval, two-hole seed bead, this time in a classic black and white color combination. Using the unique two-hole PRECIOSA Twin™ seed bead, it is possible to create a flat pattern with a highlighted color contrast relatively simply.
By repeating it, you can create any surface or strap and use a decoration or an appliqué as a costume jewelry accessory. If you have not yet tried this two-hole seed bead, have a look at this tutorial for an elegant bracelet made of seed beads with the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOOLS and MATERIALS:

PRECIOSA rocailles GBR10L, size 10/0 black and white (or any other color of your choice)
PRECIOSA Twin™ (1004 pieces); GBR2H black and white (or any other color of your choice)
a 0.20 mm nylon line, a long thin needle, scissors, flat nosed pliers (for flattening the end of the nylon line)

 PROCEDURE:

1. String 3 x Rocailles, 1 x Twin, 1 x Rocaille and 1 x Twin onto the needle and line and then repeat according to the required size of the bracelet (fig. no. 1). 17 seed beads have been strung together on our bracelet. String 4 x Rocailles after the last seed bead and pass the line through the Rocaille before the Twin. Then add 1 x Twin, 1 x Rocaille and 1 x Twin and pass the line through the first rocaille in front of the Twin, add 1 x Rocaille and pass the line through the third Rocaille. Continue in this way until the strap has been created (figure no. 2): it must then be firmly tied at the place where the two ends of the nylon line meet.
 
2. You have now sewn the initial row of the future bracelet. Sew the second and third rows on one side of the basic strap and then repeat the same on the other side. Add 1 x Rocaille, 1 x Twin, 1 x Rocaille, 1 x Twin and 1 x Rocaille in the next row and pass the line through the seed bead between the Twins in the initial row. Continue in this way along the entire length up to the end of the row. Then pass the line through the last seed bead between the Twins, string 3 x Rocailles and pass the line through the Twin, Rocaille and Twin in the initial row. Repeat this procedure along the entire length (fig. no. 3). Sew the third row similarly to the third, but at the beginning pass the line through the Twin and string 4 x Rocailles. Pass the line through the first strung seed bead, then string 1 x Twin, 1 x Rocaille, 1 x Twin, 1 x Rocaille and continue as in the second row.
  3. You now have a sewn bracelet and you need to put together a “ball” for the fastening. String 4 x Twins and tie them tightly in a circle, then pass the line through the second hole of the Twin and string 1 x Twin. Repeat this 3 times. Pass the line through the second hole of the Twin and connect all of the strung Twins and sew them up so that the “ball” is strengthened (figure no. 5). Sew the ball onto one side of the bracelet. Create an eye from the strung seed beads on the other side of the bracelet.

 

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