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Free Instructions : Summer Bracelet Stack

See what beads we used to make our summery stack of bracelets! And learn how to tie a surgeon's knot..

 

Ingredients

1 string x Polymer Clay 4mm Disc Light Mix ( FMAPLMX-1 )

2.4mm metal spacer beads  ( MTEA2432 )

3mm metal spacer beads ( MTEA3032 )

4mm Preciosa crystal bicone beads - Limcicle ( CPB450540-20 )

6mm Preciosa crystal bicone beads - Fuchsia ( CPB670350-12 )

4mm Preciosa crystal bicone beads - Capri Blue ( CPB460310-20 )

Smiley face bead ( PLBR15-200 )

5mm jump rings ( JR5GP )

Black  letter on coloured mix rounds ( PLBQMX-200 )

Star drop charm ( MT1ASGP-10 )

Thick clear elasticity ( EYK05PK-3 )

 

Tools required

A pair of sharp scissors ( SCIMX )

Two pairs of chain nosed pliers ( BEECN )

Beading matt - not essential, but very handy! ( BMT2 )

We used a surgeon's knot to knot our elasticity, this style of double knot tightens against itself ensuring that it will not come undone.

How to tie a surgeon knot

1.  Pass thread A over and across  B to create your circle bracelet shape (photo 1)
2. Wrap your A over and under your B twice to create half your knot (photo 2)
3. Pass B over and under A to create the second part of your knot (photo 3)
4. Pull your knot tight and trim your ends (photo 4)

Bracelet 1

Cut a length of elasticity, thread eleven polymer clay discs and one 3mm metal bead, repeat until your bracelet is your desired length, tie a surgeons knot (photo 5)

Bracelet 2

Cut a length of elasticity, thread one 6mm fuchsia crystal bead, one 2.4mm metal bead, three 4mm limecicle crystal bead, one 2.4mm metal bead, repeat until your bracelet is your desired length, tie a surgeons knot (photo 6)

Bracelet 3 & 4 

Cut a length of elasticity, choose your letter beads from the mix to create the word you are going to spell. Thread your letter beads on to your elastic with one 3mm metal bead in between. Move to the middle of your elasticity. Thread 3mm metal beads on either ends of your threads, until the bracelet is your desired length, tie a surgeons knot.  Use chain nosed pliers to attach a star charm onto your bracelet. Repeat this step again to make then second bracelet, with your chosen word. (photo 7)

Bracelet 5

Cut a length of elasticity, thread one capri blue crystal bead, one 2.4mm metal bead, repeat until your bracelet reaches half the length you would like it to be. Thread one yellow smiley face bead, continue threading your crystal beads and metal beads, repeat until your bracelet is your desired length, tie a surgeons knot (photo 8)

Materials Used

 

  • BMT2-1

    Bead Mat 325x325mm-Pack of 1

    £1.25

    Bead Mat 325x325mm-Pack of 1Our handy bead mats are now coming from a new supplier, they're slightly smaller than those previously stocked but stil...

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  • MT1ASGP-10

    Star Drop Gold Plated 6x10mm - Pack of 10

    £2.90

    The tiniest of drops charms these are great for adding plenty of interest without too much weight Charms are ideal for making earrings, pendants o...

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  • SCIMX-1

    Stork Scissors Multicolour - Pack of 1

    £4.95

    Stork Scissors Multicolour - Pack of 1An absolutely essential tool for any beadwork. These scissors have fine tips to get into awkward spaces. Rem...

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  • Flat round plastic letter coloured mix of  alphabet beads
    Flat round plastic letter coloured mix of  alphabet beads
    PLBQMX-200

    Black Letters on Mix 4x7mm - Pack of 200

    £1.65

    Small round flatties with horizontal holes, our plastic beads are always a big hit with children. These beads are perfect to pair with our elastici...

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  • PLBR15-200

    Coloured Smiley Faces 4x7mm Yellow - Pack of 200

    £1.20

    Bring a bit of cheer to any jewellery design with these sweet smiley face flatties. Will fit on our elasticity but not our cotton covered elastic. ...

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  • FMAPLMX-1

    Polymer Clay 4mm Disc Light Mix - 16" String

    £1.75

    A great mix of tiny polymer clay discs, perfect to use as spacers or string as stretchy bracelets for a fun stacking set.

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    CPB670350-12

    Preciosa Fuchsia Bicone 6mm - Pack of 12

    £1.45

    Preciosa Crystal Bicone beads are beautifully multi-faceted to reflect the light, giving them a stunning sparkle, adding movement, shine and richne...

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  • CPB450540-20

    Preciosa Limecicle Bicone 4mm - Pack of 20

    £1.50

    Preciosa Crystal Bicone beads are beautifully multi-faceted to reflect the light, giving them a stunning sparkle, adding movement, shine and richne...

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    BEECN-1

    Ergo Chain Nosed Pliers - Pack of 1

    £14.00

    Chain Nose Pliers are useful in many applications, and a quality tool is something you can appreciate. Use this stainless steel ergonomically desig...

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  • CPB460310-20

    Preciosa Capri Blue Bicone 4mm - Pack of 20

    £1.50

    Preciosa Crystal Bicone beads are beautifully multi-faceted to reflect the light, giving them a stunning sparkle, adding movement, shine and richne...

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