How to Make the Ancient City Bracelet using Kheops Par Puca and Czech Glass 2-Hole Triangle Beads

SKU VID-1018
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
In this video you will learn how to use the Kheops Par Puca and Czech Glass 2-Hole Triangle beads to bead weave the Ancient City Bracelet.
Audio Transcript
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Hi, this is Kat with beadaholique.com part puka two whole triangle beads and the czech glass flat two whole triangle beads as well so that's just sort of what has constructed this bracelet and I'm also going to be using some 1102 ho seed beads as well as you're going to need some five millimeter 20 gauge jump rings and a nice spring clasp as well so I just want to kind of do a little overview of what the key ops part Puka beads are and as you can see here I have some beautiful colors and I just kind of wanted to have those here on the table just to short sort of show you but here's one of the colors and this one will show you how the holes are drilled so you'll get two holes in the bottom there and then those two holes come out each side of the top of that key ups so I'll just show you on my needle here so you have one side that comes up through this side and the other side comes up through this side so they're actually really kind of neat and a lot of the two holes aligned with many of the other checkmates and czech glass two whole beads you can really use them in conjunction with the other ones so you can make this bracelet with any of these colors and I'm going to show you how to do that in this video so let's go ahead and get started now to do this I'm going to be using size point zero six in the smoke gray fire line I have a couple of pairs of pliers to help me out with those jump rings and then I also have my trusty threads out so I've already taken my size twelve beading needle and add it on a piece of thread if you need to add more you can just tie it off and do so we have a video showing you how to do that but about two wingspans is enough to complete the entire bracelet if you want to do it all in one pass so what we're going to be doing is we're going to be working in these little units here and you've noticed that I chose to match the gold with the blue and then the blue with the gold depending on the colors chosen you could do it all in one color or what have you but for this I'm just going to repeat this exact color pattern so again I have my two colors of Cheops I have my two colors of the to hold Czech glass beads the triangles I have 1102 hose again 520 jump rings and a spring ring clasp so to start with this first unit the first thing I'm going to do is I'm just going to pick up one of my 1100 ho seed beads and slide it just about until I have a good tail of about eight inches or so so I've slid it down and now I'm just going to take my needle and go right back through it to create a nice little stopper bead for the end piece for myself now I'll be removing this so it doesn't really matter where it is on your tail okay so to begin what I'm going to do is I'm going to let me set this up for you as well sorry so I have four of the key ups and then I'm going to be using eight of the triangles per each unit so to start I'm going to go down through the side hole because on the bottom here I want to have the two holes so I'm going to start here and now I'm gonna pick up this tail piece here which is going to be five of the seed beads and now I'm just going to go back up through that second hole go and pull it tight so now I'm gonna go ahead and pick up the triangle beads pick up one triangle one seed bead and one triangle and I'm gonna go ahead and slide those down and you're gonna want to pick up the hole that will make sure that those little guys flip inward so if you can see I'm on the outside hole of these triangle beads so now I'm going to pick up another key opps and again going down through the side hole and I'm just going to come right back up making sure to make that so it's nice and snug there and just repeating by picking up one two whole triangle one seed bead and another two whole triangle sliding that down and again just repeating the process so picking up one of the key ups on the sides going down going up through the other hole there repeating again one triangle one seed and one triangle slide that down and to pick up the last key ops again going through that seam side hole there sliding it all the way down coming up through and now I'm gonna try to flip this around and this first one here there we go I'm gonna be picking up again one triangle one seed bead and one triangle bead so now at this point what you're going to do is you're going to remove your stopper bead and you could just sort of just pull that off there you go and take your two ends and you're just going to tie an overhand knot and for security I'm just going to double knot that we go so now you can kind of see how our unit has come together I'm just making sure that's nice and taut get all these threads out of my way so now when you put it down you can see that all the triangles kind of fall inward and you can see the start of that unit okay so we have our thread coming out our main thread our working thread coming out here so we're just going to go down through that key up speed and around those five seed beads and back down through the other side of the key opps there so I'm coming on the inside out of the way there okay so what you're going to do now you're going to take your needle and you're going to go through that first hole on the triangle bead that first seed bead and that second triangle bead right there and now what you're going to do is you're going to create a thread bridge across this triangle bead go back through and go back through both triangle beads and now you're going to work your way around clockwise by picking up only that second hole of each triangle bead and you'll see how they'll start touch sort of all fall in towards the center and come together and go through the next two and through the next two and you'll need to connect these ones so you'll go back through those first two there and you have your first unit completed now we need to work the thread over so that we're coming out of this key op speed right here this one on the end so go ahead and keep working it around through the two hole triangles and you're actually going to work it all the way so it's almost two full revolutions but you're going to go only as far as this triangle right here on the side because what we can do now is we're going to create a thread bridge and go down through that second hole of the triangle and you might not be able to get it through the key ops at the same time oops that one wants to come too so you have the thread bridge there and now you're going to take your needle and just go down through that key up speed now your first unit is officially completed and you should have your thread coming out of that bottom hole of the key ops there all right so now we're ready to begin the second unit and I've already pulled four of the blue key ops and eight of the gold two whole triangles so what we're going to do is you'll see we're coming out here at this second hole there so what I want to do is I want to match up that hole so I'm going to pick up that key ups from one of the bottom beads or I'm sorry from one of the bottom two holes so that those four holes sort of match up nicely just like so and now we're just going to pick up the other units in the same way so you're going to pick up one triangle one seed bead and one triangle bead go ahead and slide all that down and now you're going to go through the key ups and go through that side hole there so that you can come up through the bottom side hole and again just making sure that I'll be nice and tight making sure those triangles are coming inwards pick up one triangle one seed bead and one triangle bead sliding that down picking up one of the key opps through the side and if this is your second unit what you're going to do is you're just going to go ahead and go straight up through that side hole just as you would but if this is your final unit what you're going to do now is you're going to pick up five of the Toho seed beads to create the other loop of that clasp and you're just going to go back through here and just making sure that's nice and tight there so now you're just gonna continue by picking up another triangle bead another seed bead and another triangle be going down through the side hole of that key up and back up through again just kind of making sure that's all tight and picking up our final two triangles once you've made one triangle bead and now you're going to go through that side hole in the key ups and you're going to go through that second hole in the gold key up so you're sort of connecting the two units together and just go ahead and pull that down and let's just check to make sure that our triangles are all coming inwards so we don't have any trouble so see how that will all come together nicely right there so now what we have to do is we have to turn around our threads so we can get back and connect all of our gold triangles together so to do that you're just going to go up through this first hole in this first triangle here and you're just going to create a little thread bridge along the backside and you're going to go back through that second hole right there and it might be a little tricky just sort of get your needle in there mine's actually gonna just come out the back but it's coming out that second hole in that triangle bead and now you're just going to go through along the back there and now just go through that second triangle there sometimes you'll just have to keep flipping your work over just a little bit just to get the right angle on getting your thread through because you don't want to crack your needle or your thread or be glass beads that you're working with so now you're just going to come down through and you're gonna go straight through that hole on that key up speed and what you're gonna do is the same thing that you did on that first unit you're just going to go through the first triangle that seed bead and that next triangle right there again just gotta get the right angle on it there we go and now we're just going to create that thread bridge so we can go through those second holes on the gold triangles and connect them all together and now since this is our last unit we can just weave in that thread and tie it off so I'm gonna go through here and just make sure that I can secure that last little portion there where I'm gonna do the clasp so I'm just going to try to get my thread back there and I definitely recommend going around this loop at least twice just to make sure because this is where all that tension is going to be holding your bracelet together so now once I go through that last portion there all I'm gonna do is I'm basically going to do what's called a surgeon's knot so I'm just gonna take my thread not go through any beads but just go underneath that thread bridge let's see if I can show you so my needle is caught in that thread bridge and I'm just gonna pull down and in this loop here I'm just gonna take my needle and go back through it and that's gonna tie a knot and all I need to do now is just leave my thread through the next couple of beads so that I can tie it off and this is exactly the same step that you'll do on the other side here to tie in this tail so now you just take your thread zap warm it up and zap off your fun so to do the final part of this and I'll just show you really quick on the one I already did I added two jump rings to this side and my spring ring clasp and then I added a trail of jump rings here so that it could be adjustable but if this if you're just making it for yourself and you only want to add one or two jump rings here because you know it'll fit and you don't want that tail feel free to do so but very simply just take one of your jump rings we're just going to open that up slip it on to our side of the clasp there make sure it's closed nice and tight pick up another jump ring just open that up by simply twisting it and we can attach our clasp and attach it to our jump ring right there so that's it so that's how you sort of finish the clasp to your liking and you can make it whichever size you'd like I hope you enjoyed this video we have more colors of the keyup spar Puka beads and plenty more colors of the czech glass to whole triangle beads for you to make this design your very own you can find all of these supplies and more at beadaholique.com you

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