Retired - Twin Bead Beaded Bead Stretch Bracelet

PROJECT B1011
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Matte black and purple pearl twin beads are woven together into round beads in a delicate flower pattern and then strung together to form a stretch bracelet.
Instructions
I made this bracelet to fit snugly around my wrist, which measures about 6". Be sure to measure your wrist, decide if you'd like it to fit snugly or looser, and adjust the number of beaded beads you use accordingly. Each beaded bead will add a little less than 1/2".
  1. Before you begin, watch the videos: How to Make a Beaded Bead Using Twin Beads and How to Make a Stretch Bracelet. These videos will teach you the techniques used to make this project.
  2. Follow the instructions in the first video to make 14 twin bead beaded beads, using the beads in the following colors to achieve the contrasting color flowers.
  3. Make the first group of 5 twin beads with jet/matte plum pearl twin beads. Make groups two through six using matte jet twin beads. For group seven, add one matte jet, one jet/matte plum pearl, and then another matte jet. For groups seven through ten, add one jet/matte plum pearl then one matte jet. Finally, for group eleven, add one jet/matte plum pearl.
  4. When you have finished weaving your beaded beads, tie off your thread and weave in the ends.
  5. Next, cut a length of Opelon Floss Stretch Bead Cord about a foot long. Place a bead stopper a couple of inches from the end of the cord.
  6. Place the end of the cord through a wide eye needle.
  7. String your beaded beads onto the needle, and finish your bracelet as shown in the stretch bracelet video.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCT-020 - Preciosa Twin Beads 5x2.5mm 'Matte Jet' (24 Grams)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • BCT-024 -
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-2227 - Beadsmith Opelon Floss Stretch Bead Cord - Make Stretchy Bracelets Fast - 82 ft.
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8936 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .008 Inch - Black- 50 Yd
    Project uses 6 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3010 - Beading Needles For Soft Touch .010 16 Needles Size 10
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-0106 - BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-3165 - Set of 6 Big Eye Beading Needles in 4 Sizes - Easiest Needles To Thread!
Additional Information
Ingredients BCT-020, BCT-024, XCR-2227, XCR-8936, XTL-1001,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Opelon Stretch Bead Cord, 0.7mm 82 Feet, 1 Spool, White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: XCR-2227
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .008 Inch - Black- 50 Yd
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.59 / Package | SKU: XCR-8936
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beading Needles For Soft Touch .010 16 Needles Size 10
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0106
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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