How to Make Beaded Bracelets


Butterfly Stitches Bracelet
Wear the butterfly stitched bracelet on your wrist or ankle.
Wear the butterfly stitched bracelet on your wrist or ankle.

No sewing is required to wrap your ankle with this butterfly stitches bracelet.

What You'll Need:

  • 2 strands nylon line, 12-1/2 inches each
  • 1 clasp and jump ring
  • 6 crimp beads
  • 5 silvertone butterfly beads

Tools:

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Scissors

Step 1: Hold both strands of nylon line together at one end, attach them to the clasp with a crimp bead. To do this, slide a crimp bead and then a clasp onto the end of the nylon line. Thread the nylon line back through the crimp bead, and pull it tight so the crimp bead is close to the clasp.

Step 2: Using needle-nose pliers or crimping pliers, flatten the crimp bead so it stays in place. Using a sharp pair of scissors, trim the excess line as close to the crimp bead as possible, but only on the short end. Obviously, you need to leave the long end in order to string the beads.

Step 3: Separate the strands. Thread one strand through a butterfly bead from head to tail, and thread the other strand through the same butterfly from tail to head.

Step 4: Pull the strands lightly until the butterfly is 3/4 inch from the crimp bead. Leave the line loose to form a loop, and make sure both sides of the loop are even.

Step 5: String a crimp bead onto both strands at once, and slide it up until it's 3/4 inch from the butterfly. Crimp down.

Step 6: Repeat steps 3 through 5 until only one crimp bead is left.

Step 7: To finish, bring the two strands back together and add the last crimp bead and the jump ring. Leave a 3/4-inch space between the last butterfly and the last crimp bead.

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