Show & Tell: Magnetic Clasps featuring Multi-Strand Styles

SKU VID-1457
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Any Level
In this video you will see a wide variety of clasps in various styles ranging from tube clasps, to ball clasps, to multi strand decorative clasps; all with easy to wear magnetic closures.
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Audio Transcript
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Hi, this is Kat with beadaholique.com peyote duo bracelet kits now these feature odd count peyote and we do have even count peyote as well now odd count is a little bit of a different technique so it's a little slightly more advanced but it's still a wonderful introduction into peyote so we've designed for different kits so we have up here we have the Jasmine and this is beautiful pink and purples and golds and then we have the Zelda which is going to be that lovely metallic kind of art deco-inspired we have Harley over here and this is that lovely Argyle and that's going to be in a green and pink and then over here we have the Athena which is the one that I'm going to be doing in the video for you today now you can see that one of these is slightly thinner than the other one so we wanted to kind of create a little bit of visual interest for you so you'll notice something about all of these patterns is that they all have a geometric pattern which means they can be continued down the line and be continued as long as you like however please note that we've given you enough beads and you can see down here I've given you four tubes of the color coordinated beads to make a seven and a half inch weave and then the clasp adds a half an inch to give you an eight inch bracelet so you'll be able to make both of these bracelets because we give you again like I said enough to make to eight inch bracelets now if you wanted to make let's say a six and a half inch bracelet you would weave six inches stop your weaving wherever that happens on the pattern and then add your bracelet to add that extra half-inch so just be aware of that as well you can also start the pattern in between the sections we do kind of lay out the pattern so that you can adjust it as needed but as long as you're following the bulk section you should be just fine so what you're going to get in your kit is you're going to get two clasps you're going to get one with two rings and one with three rings you're going to get your crystal fireline you're of course going to get your tubes of color-coordinated beads and you're going to get a package of four size twelve beading needles the thing that you'll need to provide your wealth is either a pair of snips a thread zapper or a pair of scissors just to help you out with that thread now the other thing that you're gonna get in your kit is you're going to get a few pieces of paper so I just kind of want to show those to you for just a moment I'm gonna be going over how to do odd count peyote but we have this nice little chart here that kind of explains it and a little bit further details that you can kind of follow along here so we have our odd count peyote stitch and then we have another sheet here that will help you go through attaching both sides of the clasp with your two rings and your three rings and again I'll show you this in the video here but just to let you know you will get that with the kit additionally you'll get your appropriate color coordinated pattern so for the one that I'm gonna do here you're gonna see let me just kind of show you next to the pattern here so you can see that this pattern because we wanted to blow it up really big to let you be able to see it it'll be color coordinated but you can tell that this is not the entire pattern here and the same with the one on top so just so you know it's that we have our nice little start here and you work down and you just sort of continue the flow of the pattern now each pattern does not start and end with the bottom it's just to give you a rough idea so you can just find where that pattern starts to end and just continue to go back so something just to consider when you are reading these patterns we again we just wanted to kind of blow them up as large as we could so that you could officially get a chance to read them and they're and they're easy to read they don't hurt your eyes that's one thing that we always want to be careful of alright so here are the odd count peyote bracelet duo kits and go ahead and pour out your beads and we're gonna go ahead and get started alright so for this video I'm going to be doing the Athena and you can just follow along and follow your same pattern so what you're going to do is you're going to be able to create two bracelets so let me just kind of pull in the pattern sheet that you're going to get so you're gonna have your a which is your thinner strip and your B which is your larger strip so what we're gonna do is if you look at your odd count peyote stitch instructions you can follow along here but I just want to make sure that you guys kind of get your colors right here so to begin what you're gonna end up doing let me just kind of pull this in the center here for you is your gonna pick up the first two rows of beads so it's the up the down the up the down the up the down all the way across so that's what we're gonna do and then we're going to turn around and pick up our third row of beads alright so for the Athena our pattern is gonna be four of these dark blue beads I'm just going to kind of kick some of my beads out here just so I can kind of get them started and you always want to add a stopper bead especially with odd count so I'm gonna pick a color that I'm not going to be picking up in that first row so for me that's gonna be one of my little teal beads here just go ahead and slide it down and you want to leave a nice long tail of about 12 to 16 inches or so because that was what we were going to use to attach our class so all you're gonna do is go back through that bead and pull it so that it catches on your thread there so you just string it on and then just go back through it so now you have a little bead stopper on your thread alright so we're gonna start by picking up four of the dark blue beads three four put and slide those down and then for my gold I have one two three three three four five six and seven let me double check that one two three four five six seven yeah two four all right it's really important you definitely want to get your pattern right so take your time especially in the beginning here alright and then we have four more blue beads so one two three and four alright so now you have this represents your first and second row so what we're going to be doing now is picking up the third row so go ahead and kind of just hold it in your hand there and the next bead and let me just kind of show you on the pattern one more time the next bead we're gonna be doing is we're gonna be taking that thread bridge and going around so you're actually picking up that bead that sits just below that or speed there all right so for me that is a dark blue bead so pick that up so now you're going to skip over that first bead and you're gonna take your needle and you're gonna go into that second bead right there see how I did that all right and then you're just gonna pull it down and then it's gonna create a nice little sort of T okay you just want to give it a little bit of tension so just go ahead and kind of scooch it down all right so now we are gonna pick up another blue bead because that is what is in our pattern we're gonna skip over and we're gonna go into that next bead there so again this sort of starts that jig jog that is peyote it's different than loom loom all sits on the same path so this is just sort of creating up-and-down beads all right so there we go our first cluster there all right and next in our pattern we have a gold bead so we're gonna pick up a gold bead skip one gold bead and go into the next so it's always in this first row it's skipping one and going into the next one and that creates that little jagged edge alright and then we have another gold bead skipping over and going into the next one now I know it's hard cuz my fingers are kind of getting in the way there I just wanna let you know that we're just skipping over and going into the next one over and over alright and now we're gonna pick up a light blue bead skip over that gold and go into the next one let me double check my pattern here I misspoke sorry about that that's not a blue bead mm-hmm we'll get to him later we have a gold bead so we're actually doing another gold bead and this is where you always want to double check your pattern with each little bead that you do just to make sure all right it's the only way to kind of fix it is to just go back through and retrace your steps so now I'm coming out that third one and I'm gonna be adding one more blue bead skipping over and going into the next one all right and here is where we're gonna do that odd count turn around so that teal bead that you have there that doesn't count as a bead that's just our little stopper bead so I'm gonna actually kind of scooch him a little bit out of the way there all right so now the trick is you need to get that bead with another bead on top so what we're gonna do is we're gonna pick up a blue bead and we're gonna go around to the side there and we're gonna actually catch and go through that bead on the bottom and you see how I did that all right so now I'm just gonna pull that tight and then with my finger out of the way in just a minute and there we go all right so now I need to take that thread and go up through those next two adjacent beads and what you're going to want to do now is kind of just you can see how mine's a little wonky you just got to kind of adjust it so that you get that nice little end just like on the other side all right so now you're gonna take your thread and go back through the bead that's just below there and what this is going to do is it's going to create a little thread bridge and then you're gonna go through that Center bead right there pull through and then you're gonna go down and then finally the final portion is just to turn your thread around and make it go through that last bead on the end there now I'm gonna do another row and that first throws the hardest to do that turnaround just because you don't have anything to anchor it to so now I'm gonna kind of scooch my little stopper bead back up there I'm gonna do another row and when I come back to the other side I'm going to show you how to do that turn around again so now we're just gonna follow our pattern here so for me it's a dark blue bead and now you can just see for that third row I now have a nice clean opening to skip over that bead and go into the next one so then it just starts to sit nicely in there for you alright so I did that one and then I'm gonna do now I have a gold bead because we're starting that little triangle at the top so again just skipping over going into the next one so gold bead gold there we go and here's where my little blue bead comes into place there we go now you can see it a little bit better you just see how I'm going in through the little up bead that's right there and now it's starting to feel just like even count peyote because what we're gonna do on this side here it's just that nice clean little turn around so usually an even count peyote you're coming out the side there so you don't have to worry about adding that extra bead so now you're ready to just turn it around and start your next row so again just continuing to follow along the pattern just pull it down through there we go and I'm gonna be adding a gold bead and then another gold bead and now I'm gonna add a light blue bead and another light blue bead there we go and another gold bead and this is it this is the whole lovely relaxing process and you can just kind of watch that pattern develop for you and it's just really lovely all right so now I'm coming out that thread there or I'm coming out that second little blue bead there so what I'm gonna do is I need to add another blue bead so if I sort of string it all the way down it's not really gonna anchor on to anything so this is where we do that turnaround so this will be maybe a little easier to see so you take that thread and you put it through the bead that is just below it there and you're just gonna pull that through and now you'll see that that bead wants to sit right on top of it and now go through the bead just above it following that little thread path so when you do this turnaround what you're working with is those last little cluster of five beads that you have there so now I'm going through that gold bead and what that's gonna allow me to do is turn around my threads you can see my needles going back the opposite direction and going down through the bead just beneath it and only that bead and then you go through the Center bead there of the little five cluster and then you go through the bead that's just below it so every time you move up a row you're only working with the last five beads there and then back through and now we are ready to start our next row so for me that is a gold bead alright I'm gonna get a little bit further mostly so that I can do a little bit more work I'm going to show you how to tie off and add new thread but I am going to show you that turnaround here again just another minute just so I can kind of get my fingers out of the way so you can just see how it happens every time so I'm gonna we've a few more rows and I will be right back all right so I'm just finishing up the last couple of beads here in my row so you can see that I've gotten a little bit further and my pattern has developed very nicely so now I'm coming again to that end where I'm gonna need to add one more bead to that so for my pattern here it's gonna be a teal bead so I'm just gonna kind of slide that down and what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna actually do this in one step I'm gonna get all the way through three beads there now if it doesn't go through easily don't force it you don't want to break a needle or anything or hurt your thread so now I'm coming out that blue bead at the top I'm gonna go down through the blue bead the light blue bead just beneath there okay so you can see that I'm working with those five beads just right there and then I'm gonna go through the center blue bead and again I'm actually gonna do this in one step so you can see that I'm going through that blue bead and down through that teal bead just sort of worked out really nicely there for me all right and since we got to go back the other direction we're just gonna take our thread and go back through that teal bead on the end there and now we're ready to start our next row so what I'm gonna show you now is how to turn around I'm sorry how to tie off and weave in your thread so once you've gotten to a certain point here you just definitely want to work to tie off your thread so here's what I'm gonna do I'm going to do a couple more beads and I recommend you do this as well try to get towards the center of your beadwork it'll just be a little bit of a stronger connection alright so I'm going to do one more bead here and that puts me just about in the center so now take your needle and go down through your bead and you're gonna catch a little thread bridge that's in there so I didn't add a bead I just went down into my beadwork there and you can see I'm forming a little loop and I'm just gonna bring my needle through and I'm just pull it to tie a little knot there and now I have a little knot but what I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna take this thread and I'm just gonna weave it down into my beadwork and you can just kind of zigzag and go back and forth but the thing is is you just want to follow that thread path because you don't want to have your thread laying across any beads there so you can just kind of go down and into some beadwork you can see that I just caught two beads they're just how it happened to work out all right and I'm just gonna do one more a little turn about there all right so now I'm ready to cut off this thread so for this you can use your snips you can use scissors or you can use a little thread zap and a thread zap works like this you just open it up and you lift it and then that little tip will heat up and then you just touch it to the edge of the thread there let me see if I can do it with this one I know my battery is running a little bit low but the great thing about this is it just takes triple-a batteries alright so let me see if mine is heating up yep it did and it just sort of zipped right off there so you can't even tell where that thread was coming out which is just a really lovely nice little look again you'll get that with snips but the closest snip is gonna be those threads apps alright so now what we're gonna do is we're gonna thread our needle with another little length of our fire line and just cut off as much as you're comfortable working with at any given time you're gonna need a lot of thread to do these so you'll probably be doing this several times for the project so again just thread that needle there we go and I'm just gonna push it down there alright so now to get back into the bead weaving I was going this direction I was going north so what I want to do is I want to move a couple of beads down and I want to go south so that I get a nice little turn around there so I'm actually going to go through this blue bead here you can just kind of pick a spot and pull it down and I have a little tail there and you don't need to leave a long tail because you'll just end up cutting that off in just a little bit and what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna turn my thread around and go through the bead that is just above it and through one more bead there alright so now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to do that same thing I did before where I'm just gonna go behind the bead work there catch the thread bridge create a little loop and make a little knot and now what I want to do is instead of going down into the work I'm just gonna continue along the path that I was already working towards so now I'm ready to add my next bead there we go and I'm gonna add one more and you don't have to do this next step I'm about to show you but I like to do it just just adds a little bit of security so I'm gonna go through and tie another little knot now that I've gotten a little further away into the bead work and time and now I'm ready to continue with my bead work so I like to add two little nuts there it's just a little security measure for me I work really hard on my bead work and I definitely don't want to lose it alright so now you just continue your bead weaving and this is the exact same process as for the wider peyote you just follow along the pattern to pick up the appropriate number of beads but it'll still be that same turnaround and whenever you're ready you can snip off your little tails here and you can remove your little stopper bead we don't need him anymore cuz our bead work is nice and secure so with these patterns you'll be able to make seven and a half inches of bead weaving now for these patterns I wanted to kind of blow it up and really let you guys see how it's going to develop so I didn't want to put the entire pattern on here it would have just been too small for you so what I wanted to do is just showcase that you can continue the pattern throughout the geometry of it they are all continuous patterns so where ever you want to start and stop is up to you if you wanted it to kind of match up nicely you can definitely do that if it doesn't match up don't worry they're just a really beautiful geometric pattern so continue your weaving and keep in mind that when we add our it'll add about a half an inch so if you want an 8 inch bracelet you'll do seven and a half inches of bead weaving which is the maximum size of beads that we give you with these kids most of you will probably need a smaller size so just please be aware of that as you're weaving all right so I'm gonna continue this and I'm gonna do the other one as well and I will be back here to show you how to attach the clasps to finish off these beautiful bracelets so once you've woven the desired length that you want we've given you enough beads again to get to that seven and a half inches of bead weaving and this clasp will add about a half an inch so you'll end up with an 8 inch bracelet if you continue to weave as long as seven and a half inches so what I want to point out to you is this is something different that happens in odd count peyote and it's different from even count peyote is the way that you're going to attach the clasp has a little bit of a different thread turn around so if I can direct your tension over here what you're seeing is this is the very end of where I was bead weaving so you can see it that my thread is coming out that top bead there now on the other side this is my starting position so you can see that the thread is coming out this way so all it means is we're just going to do an extra little turnaround for this side of the clasp now you can follow along with your instructional sheet and we're gonna do side a and then side B for the two ring clasp and then again for the three ring clasp so let's go ahead and we're gonna start with that two ring clasp now what I like to do is follow along with sort of the pattern that's here so what you're gonna do is you're gonna take your thread and you're gonna go down through the next bead here so you're just gonna kind of follow back through that thread path so you're gonna go down through one and then we're gonna come up through one making sure to not loop your thread there down through one more and you're gonna come up through that final third up bead now we're gonna create a nice little bridge that goes across and I'm right-handed so I'm actually gonna flip my around so just kind of follow with me here so I just flip it there we go all right so now we're gonna create that first thread bridge now I'm coming out of a blue bead and I'm gonna be going into a gold bead so what I'm gonna do is we need to pick up four beads so I'm gonna pick up two blue and two gold so that it kind of continues with my pattern now your color beads might be different there you can also just use all gold or all green or whatever you like for this step alright so now I have my four beads and I'm just gonna slide on one ring of my tube clasp and those beads should fit nicely through the little hole there so they can kind of slide around a little bit so now take your thread and you're gonna go down through that gold bead that's right there that forth up bead whatever color yours might be we're gonna create a nice little loop alright so now we're gonna continue our thread bridge and we're gonna go down through that next gold bead there which is just your next down bead and again keeping good tension you'll see it kind of pop into place there and then we're gonna go through that next up bead and again just making sure not to loop your thread there we go so now I'm coming out of a gold bead and I'm gonna go into that next up bead and for me that is a dark blue bead so I'm going to pick up two gold and two blue again coming from the back going through that loop and then we're gonna go down through that blue bead and now you can do one of two things you can go ahead and tie off and weave in your thread or you can turn it around and go back through so if you wanted to tie off and weave in your thread you do it just like before as though you were adding some new thread but I'm going to show you really quickly how to kind of turn around and just sort of retrace your steps just to get that little added security alright so I'm going to go through the second to last up bead there and that's going to give me the opportunity to kind of go down through that gold bead that right beneath it there to turn my thread around and oh these guys like to stick up a little bit so we'll just make sure that we're not catching any of those and then go through the next beat and peyote is all about following that thread path so that you don't have all these little extra threads sticking up all right so now we're back to that little blue bead I know it's getting a little tight in there to see but I'm coming out that up blue bead so all I'm gonna do is just totally retrace my steps so I'm just gonna catch my needle and go into those first two blue beads yeah we go through that loop and you can kind of see on the back here I'm just gonna go down through the first gold bead and the second gold bead and I'm gonna come out the front there and now I'm gonna go down through that gold upbeat and this is just going just directly backwards just retracing those steps but again this is just gonna add a little extra security for when you are ready to tie off your thread all right and just move a little faster so it's the same process just keep following that thread path right there and this is why you want a nice long tail to do this you want about I'd say twelve to sixteen inches is probably good but that way you don't have to worry about trying to squeeze your needle down in there and trying to turn it around and your thread popping out so just don't make it harder on yourself mm-hmm all right so we're almost there okay so I am just going through that third up bead which is sort of that original bead there so what I'm gonna do next is go through one more bead and now what I'm gonna do is I have my class but nice and secure there so I'm gonna take my thread and go through the back and catch that thread bridge right there get my thread out of the way here we go and create a little loop and a little knot and then I'm just gonna kind of thread it down into my work just through a couple of beads just to secure that knot in there and you can just kind of go back and forth a little bit it's up to you sometimes you'll catch two beads at a time like I just did there that's totally acceptable all right so now I'm just gonna lay my work down and again you can use your snips your thread zap or a pair of scissors I love using the thread zap it really seals in the fireline so we're just gonna press it down heat it up just the same as we did before yeah we're just gonna zap off that thread so this side of our clasp is officially done that's what we're gonna do is we're gonna move over to the other side here and I'm actually gonna flip it around just that you can see it and let's go ahead and thread our needle again so I've thread my needle for the other side so we're ready to continue at this side of the clasp so I need my other end of my class and make sure that your ends are facing the opposite direction because you want to make sure that nice tube clasp slides together for you alright so this is going to be considered side B because we have that thread coming out the side instead of coming out into the piece so what we're gonna do is all we're gonna do is a very simple turnaround so you're gonna go to that bead just below it and pull that through and then just slide my needle down there we're gonna do the same thing where all we need to do is to get that thread back to that third up bead so you can see I'm just going through those last couple of rows there just working my needle all the way over until it is coming out that third up bead and in this pattern that is going to be the gold bead now you can see that I'm going to go into another gold bead so I'm going to go ahead and pick up four gold beads just to keep my pattern nice and happy alright so again making sure to pick up your tube in the right direction and then go down into it so now from here it's just the same it's the exact same it's just that first little turnaround that is going to be a little bit more difficult for you alright so again we have gold and gold so I'm going to pick up for gold coming through the back and sliding down and then we're just going to go through that next one and again you simply turn it around and go back the other direction and tie it off so I'm going to move on to the other side of the clasp so that you guys can see that done as well all right so just set that aside so now we're ready to do our larger portion here so this is going to require a three-ring clasp so again I have my piece here with the thread sticking out this way now again I'm just gonna flip my work around so that it's a little easier for myself to work with and all I'm gonna do is go down through that first bead in this case mine is a gold bead and come up through that next blue bead this is this should look very similar to the last one here and we're gonna still work our way towards that third up bead so in this case mine is that light blue there alright so now I'm coming out that third up bead and you can see that I'm going to go into a gold bead so picking up two blue beads and two gold beads and now I'm just gonna grab my clasp going through the back there sliding it all the way down and going through that first gold bead there alright so now again just kind of continuing along that threaded path and through the next up one and that is a dark blue bead for myself so and you can see that I'm going into a dark blue bead so we're gonna pick up to dark blue beads I'm sorry for mmm-hmm and then we're gonna go through the back yeah up the front and down through those beads now you can see sometimes I'm catching more than one bead at a time if that happens for you go for it if not don't force it don't forget these are glass beads so you definitely don't want to crack a bead especially after you've done all this beautiful work alright so again I have a gold and I'm gonna be going into a blue so two gold and two light blue through the back and down the front alright and again it is very simple you just do that nice little turn around so what you want to do is get yourself to that side where you have the one the 1up bead there and then you can just turn your thread around and you'll be all set to kind of weave back through and get to your other beads so I'm gonna do this quickly and just kind of talk you through it and then we'll get to the other side but I'm sure you can guess how that one's gonna go these are really beautiful beautiful patterns and what I love is they're all geometric so you can make various different color variations and you know you can take the patterns and buy more miyuki delicas and just create and create and create and they're just really really fun to do and I find it very relaxing to do this type of bead weaving just going through the back there sorry if my hands got in the way for a moment you know sometimes it's easier to just kind of flip it around and your fingers alright and I do recommend that you do this step you don't have to but while you're here and you have the extra thread it's much easier than trying to mend it in the future if you do end up wearing it a lot or it wears out just be aware of that I know sometimes thread can wear out if you end up going in the pool or something like that and you forget to take your jewelry off it's all happen to all of us so we just want to make sure that your jewelry lasts and is a beautiful quality all right so I'm getting to my last one here yeah I'm just going up there through the beads and like you can see sometimes I'm catching one bead sometimes I'm just catching two it just all depends and there I caught all three I'm just going back down through all right so now I'm just gonna go through one more little bead here just to kind of get away from that class portion and you can kind of see that I've got a really good tension on it now so you definitely want to give it a nice little tug don't pull too tight but definitely want to make sure that it is going to be nice and secure for you alright and again we're just gonna kind of go down through that thread bridge getting a little tight in there and we just got a lot of thread at this very end here so just be gentle with it if you should crack a needle it does happen don't worry but we've given you four that's why we give you guys a whole pack that way you can continue your bead weaving which is always fun and now all I'm gonna do is again just kind of weave that down through into the bracelet making sure again not to catch that little end that sticks up there mm-hmm all right and through one more just going the opposite way there we go and I love that the thread sort of disappears in these so you don't have to worry about it sewn again we're just gonna heat up our little threads up and just sort of zap off that I think my needs some new batteries there we go you can tell that I have made a lot of peyote when it doesn't want to zap off anymore all right well that's a good opportunity for me to show you the little thread snips they work just the same way and they still get nice and close there so thread zaps to the rescue all right so now I'm gonna finish off the other side really quickly here for you again I'm just going to thread my needle real fast so this is where we have that unique turn around so this is our starting point so what you're gonna do is just go down through that bead that is just below it and up through the next bead and we're working our way towards that first gold bead there cuz that's our third up bead and just remember that when you do finish your pattern you want to have an upper row so that's why you get the thread going the way it is alright so let me separate out my tube clasp I'm gonna pick up two gold beads and two of the blue the light blue that's what we're going to go into I'm going to pick up in the third ring there and down through and you guys know the routine by now but I'm just gonna go as quickly as I can to get you towards the end of this video and if you should have any questions or comments about this we love to hear them in the comments below here so just shout them out and let us know if that you have any troubles with these so that we're here to help for you and again we're just gonna go through that upbeat there and two more blue beads and then two more of our gold beads alright and down through that gold bead and again you can go over a couple and then turn your thread around so I'm gonna finish this kind of quickly off-camera and then I'll be back to show you the very final product alright so now you have completed the odd count peyote duo bracelet kits you can wear them alone or wear them together for a great look all of our patterns are nice and coordinated so you can get all of these supplies and you'll get these lovely little instructions as well but if you do still have questions after watching this video be sure to leave them in the comments below and of course you can get all of these supplies even more beautiful jewelry kits projects and videos at beadaholique.com you

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