How to Attach a Bead Woven Focal to a CenterLine Cuff

SKU VID-1403
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
In this video you'll learn how to bead weave a floral focal and attach it to a CenterLine Cuff. Two-hole Cabochon beads and SuperDuos create a pretty design easily sewn onto the beadable window of this sleek, adjustable cuff bracelet. Get the look of a bead woven bracelet with the structure of a metal cuff!
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hi this is rachel with beadaholique to show you how to attach a bead woven focal to a centerline cuff so the centerline cuff is a really neat bracelet component I'll show you a blank one here it's an adjustable cuff with a beatable window in a rectangular shape and this window is lined with 23 pairs of holes so you can do a couple of things with this window you can sow seed beads into it like I did here and this gives you kind of a faux wrap bracelet look with just some 11 OC beads sewn into that window but you can also get fancy with your centerline cuff and that's what I did in this project so I took a couple of two whole beads some two whole cabochon beads which are the round beads you see in the center and some super duo duets and these have a collar on each side so it creates a really cool effect and I'm going to show you how to make this bracelet project in this video bead weaving a focal and attaching it to this cuff base so here is what you'll need you'll need a blank centerline cuff and I have the gold plated version you'll need some two whole Czech glass cabochon beads you'll need some two whole super duos and I'm using super duo duets in a purple and bronze color you'll need some 11 OC beads this is Miyuki round seed beads in a metallic chocolate color you'll need some black fireline you'll need a size twelve beading needle some thread snips and later on in the project you'll need some gs hypo cement glue so let's get started the first thing I'm gonna do is cut about a foot of my fire line maybe a foot and a half and this black fire line is really nice really nice shiny black color and I'm just gonna thread my needle so now what you're gonna do is take one of your two whole cabochon beads and just string your needle through one of the holes and slide it down most of the way now I'm going to pick up one super duo through the bronze side and one super duo through the purple side and I'm going to sew down through the second hole of my cabochon bead and these super dough's are just gonna sit on one side of that bead now over here on the other side I'm gonna do the same thing gonna pick up one super duo through the bronze side and one through the purple side and I'm gonna sew back through the original hole of the cabochon bead so now your piece should look like this with two beads on each side next thing is I'm going to pick up four more beads and I'm going to do one through the bronze side one through the purple side another through the bronze side and another through the purple side and so my thread is coming out here and I'm going to loop around and sew through that same hole of the cabochon bead going in the same direction and these four beads will just lay across that long side of the cabochon bead now I'm going to sew down through the other hole and I'm going to repeat that process so I'm gonna pick up one super duo through the bronze side one through the purple side one through the bronze and one through the purple and again I'm going to loop around and so through that same hole of the cabochon bead that I'm coming out of and now these beads are sitting along the other side so now if I straighten it up you can see that it's kind of filling out kind of a flower pattern so now the next thing I'm going to do is just sew through these two super duos that are adjacent to where my thread is coming out and I'm gonna step up so I can work with the second hole of the super duos and since I'm using a black thread here I'm gonna step up on the bronze side of the beads so the thread gets hidden on the dark side and if you were using crystal fireline for example you might want to step up on the purple side on the lighter side so it gets hidden against the lighter side of the bead so now I'm stepping up changing direction going up through that same super doh through the top hole and I'm gonna pick up a seed bead and I'm just gonna sew through the top hole of the adjacent super duo and I'm just gonna keep following my beads around adding a seed bead between every super duo and now your piece is gonna take shape the superdude those are gonna kind of stop flopping around and really gain their structure from having these seed beads between them and one more so now the outer row of your beaded piece is complete so now what I want to do is tie off my threads so I'm going to sew through the adjacent super duo here and step back down get my thread tail out of the way so you can see I'm gonna step down on the bronze side of the bead and sew through that bead and the one next to it and my thread will just disappear against the dark side of that bead and now I just want to tie off my thread tails so I'm just gonna make a couple of small knots maybe one will suffice on that lower ring of beads and then weave in that thread tail through another couple of super duos and I'm just gonna trim my thread now I'm gonna weave in my original thread tail just gonna string my needle on that first thread tail and do the same thing just catch one of my thread bridges make a little knot and then weave that tail in through the adjacent couple of super duos and snip off the extra so now you have one little beaded unit and I'm going to make two more of these for a total of three and then when we come back I'll show you how to connect them so now I have my three beaded units all ready to go and I'm gonna show you how to connect them so I've gone ahead and cut about a foot of black fireline and threaded my needle you won't need this much but I like to have a little bit of extra thread to work with so I'm gonna take one of my units and I'm going to sew through one unit of super duo seed beads super duo on the outer holes of the super duos like so there's one super duo one seed bead and now through the adjacent super duo so now I have the thread just coming out of these three beads on one side of this first unit and I'm going to pick up two seed beads now I'm gonna take my next beaded unit and sew through the corresponding super duo seed beads super duo unit and I pull my thread so you can see what I'm doing here so now I just have two seed beads connecting the tops of these two beaded units and now I'm gonna pick up two more seed beads and slide them down and at this point I'm going to take my needle off of my thread and I'm just going to take my two thread tails and tie them together in an overhand knot and I'm gonna make that a double knot for security all right and be careful not to tie any of your beads in the process okay so now I'm just going to put my needle back on weave in my thread tails just a little bit and then trim them off so I'm going to go back through the super duo seed bead and super duo that I connected and I'm going to step down into the inner hole of this same super duo and the adjacent one just to hide that thread tail and I'm gonna trim that off now I'll do the same thing over here thread my needle and I'll sew through the next bead going in the other direction and the following seedbead and super duo step down to the interior of the piece and trim that thread tail so now these two units are connected with a little bridge of seed beads on the top and bottom so I'm going to go ahead and do that again to connect all three of my units and then I will show you how to connect this whole bead woven focal to the cuff now I have my three bead woven clusters connected with seed bead joins and the next step is going to be attaching this piece to the cuff so as you can see in this finished piece the beaded focal just sits on top of the beatable window of the cuff and one nice thing I want to point out about these cabochon beads is that they have this nice rounded dome on top but as you can see with this bead it's flat on the bottom so you get that nice rounded look but it will still sit flush against your cuff so anyway I have gone ahead and cut about two feet of my fire line I threaded my needle and the first thing I'm going to do is take my cuff and sew up through the first hole on the bottom of the cuff and I'll just slide my thread through leaving a couple inches of tail there and now I'm going to sew down through the corresponding first hole on top of the cuff and I will pull that through so now I just have a thread bridge going across the top and my thread is coming out the back of the cuff now I'm going to take my beaded focal and just lay it across the cuff here because I want it to be centered and the way I'm going to tell if it's sensor is by looking through the back so I can really just line up the backs of those cabochon beads with the window and I'll say that this is pretty much centered there so now I'm gonna take my needle and basically I'm just going to line up the holes on the back of the cuff with the holes of the beads in the focal so I'm going to sew up through the second hole in the puffs here and my needles going to come out inside this first beaded unit here and what I'm gonna do is sew through the inner holes of the two super duos on top of this piece so I'm basically going to sew this beaded focal onto the cuff and now I'm going to sew down and my needle is going to come out one of the holes of the cuff right underneath where my thread is so now I've just secured these two beads in that first cluster to the cuff and I'm just going to move down here the next thing I want to do is sew the two seed beads of the join to the cuff so I'm just sewing up and I want to get my thread tail out of the way so I just sewed up basically underneath these two seed beads and now I'm going to get my needle through those two seed beads of the join between the first and second beaded unit and pull my thread through and I'm just going to sew down through the next hole in the cuff to secure those seed beads in place and I'm actually going to reinforce that joint one more time so I'm just backtracking and sewing up before those two seed beads get my needle through those two seed beads and I'm just creating a loop to really fasten this piece to the cuff and I'm sewing down through the hole of the cuff one more time all right so moving on down the line next thing is securing the second beaded cluster in the focal so I'm sewing up underneath those two beads and I'm going to slide my needle through the inner holes of these two super duos over here and I'm going to sew down through the hole of the cuff that's right underneath those beads so it's very simple you're just sewing your piece on to the cuff I'm gonna go through the next hole actually okay and now we're at the join between the second and third beaded clusters so again I'm going to sew up through that hole of the cuff that's right underneath those two seed beads so through those two seed beads and then down through the hole that comes right after those beads in the cuff I'm gonna reinforce that again like I did with the first seed bead join I'm going back up through the cuff through the seed beads and then down through the hole that just follows those beads and now we're at the last beaded focal here so as usual I'm going to go up through the cuff from back to front right where there's these top two stuper duo's are so through the inner holes of those super duos and I'm gonna go down through the last hole in this cuff so the focal really just fits pretty perfectly onto this beatable window of the center line cuff okay so now we've just completed sewing the first side of the focal onto the cuff so what I'm gonna do now is just bridge across the back of the cuff and sew into the first hole on the other side so I'm sewing up through that hole and you'll just have a little thread bridge connecting the two sides of your cuff here and I'm going to repeat the same process on the other side of the focal so I'm sewing through the inner holes of the two super duos in what is now the first cluster and down through the adjacent hole of the center line cuff and I'm just going to continue sewing through the seed beads of the join down through the hole underneath those and I'm going to repeat the process I did to attach the first side of the focal on the second side so I've just come to the end of this row and I'm just sewing down through the last hole and that's it for sewing on the focal so now I have my two thread tails here and I'm just going to tie them both in a square knot let's see if I can balance this that you can see but for these thread tails are coming out of the same hole so I'm nodding them and then I'm just going to add a little dab of glue all right so we're all knotted I'm gonna take my hypo cement glue it's got a little bit of dried bits on the inside so I'll just take that off and just gonna squeeze a little bit of glue out and place it right on the knot there and I'll close my glue up quickly because hypo cement will run all right now I'm going to make one more knot on top of the glue and that'll be nice and secure so now I'm gonna cut off my thread tails and my piece will be done so that is how to create a bead woven focal and attach it to a centerline cuff and this is a very secure join so it will wear very nicely on your wrist you can find all of these supplies at beadaholique.com thanks so much for watching you

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