Making beaded bracelets can be a fun and rewarding experience. To learn how to make a beaded bracelet at home, explore this write up.

How to Make A Beaded Bracelet

Beaded jewelry has been in fashion from ancient times. Many archeological evidences of beaded jewelry have been found in different parts of the world. Many tribal natives wear beaded jewelries as their only garments. Colorful beaded jewelry looks smart, trendy, and elegant.  Vividly beaded bracelets are very appealing and can go with any kind of attire, both Indian and Western. Both men and women can create their own fashion statement by wearing matching beaded bracelets. Beads can be of different shapes and materials, however, glass beads look most elegant. Making a beaded bracelet at home is quite easy and inexpensive, and if you have an interest in crafts, it is worth giving a try. You can create your own beaded bracelet in whatever shape and whatever color you want. Once you master the art, you can even make these beaded bracelets on a large scale and can sell it among friends for some extra bucks. You can even gift you own handmade beaded bracelets to your friends. Sounds exciting doesn’t it? Read the step-by-step instructions carefully and give it a try.   

Making A Beaded Bracelet 

Materials Required
  • Beads
  • Jewelry Clasps
  • Beading Thread
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Measuring tape
  • Long straight pins
  • Towels
  • Scissors
  • Glues
  • Bead Tips
  • A work area
  • Determine the appropriate length for the bracelet and then buy some beading thread from your nearby departmental store. An average sized bracelet will need seven inches of thread. Remember to buy a few extra inches and make provision for wastage.
  • If you are about to start making beaded bracelets, then you might need some patterns to get started with. Bracelets can be of various designs in the shape of hearts and shells, cuff bracelets, charm bracelets, etc. You can refer to some beaded jewelry books for ideas. However, the internet is the best source to look up for free patterns and ideas.
  • Choose beads for your bracelet. You can either go monochromatic or choose multi colored beads. Further, you can choose beads of similar shapes or may consider adding small spacer beads to insert between two bigger beads.
  • Take a towel or plain paper and lay down your beads in pattern, like the way you want to see your bracelet.
  • Now take a beading thread of an appropriate length and tie a knot at one end. You can trim off the remaining thread with the help of a scissors.
  • Next, take the other end of the thread (the one without the knot) and push through the opening of the bead. Make sure that the knot is large enough so that the bead does not pass through the knot.
  • String the other beads in a similar fashion.
  • Close the bead tip using glue. Allow the glue to dry.
  • Once you are done, tie a loose knot at the other end of the thread. Take a fine straight pin and push down the knot in the open end of the bead tip. Take pliers to trim the remaining thread and then close the bead tip.
  • Fasten two clasps in two ends of the bead tip hook. Use pliers and close the ring one over the other and voila, your beaded bracelet is ready to wear!

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