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Free Instructions: XOXO Bracelet

Follow our Free Illustrated Instructions below to learn how to make your own XOXO Bracelet out of Pony Beads. Get bead weaving - but the great this is, there are no needles required for this bracelet project

A perfect beaded bracelet to wear to a festival or rave, add a bold fun colour POP for summer!

It's also a great project to make with little beaders! It may be too tricky for little beaders to do independently. But we find a team effort is fun, little beaders count the beads out ready, choose the colours, thread the beads and ‘supervise’ their bracelet coming together!

Learn the technique of cross weaving to make your own handmade pony beads bracelet! Which colours will you choose for your handmade bracelet?


Materials needed

70 pony beads to make an approx 7.5" bracelet, we used 40 Lilac Bath Pearl Pony Beads (PLCE24) and 30 Opaque Mulberry Pony Beads (PLCG41), 2 metres of Cotton covered elastic (EL13)

Tools required 

A sharp pair of scissors (SCIMX), a beading mat - will help prevent escaping beads! (BMT2)

Instructions

Legend - A= Mulberry pony beads B= Lilac pony beads

 

TIP :  make sure you pull your elastic snugly as you're bead weaving, to keep a good tension.


 1. Take  your length of elastic and thread 1A 2B, 1A, 2B the middle of your elastic (photo 1)

 

 

2. Bring  your left and right elastics up, cross them over - when doing this,  pass your right elastic through the first A you picked up in the previous step to create a circle (photo 2)

3. Flip your beadwork over horizontally (photo 3) 
4. Take your right elastic, pass up through the next B, pick up 1A, pass up through the next B (photo 4)

5. Repeat with the left elastic but in the opposite direction (photo 5)
6. Cross your elastics through the top A in opposite directions  (photo 6)
7. On your right elastic pick up 2B, 1A. On your left elastic pick up 2B (photo 7)

8. Bring both your elastic up, cross them through the top A in opposite directions (photo 8)

9. Pass your right elastic down through the next B, pick up 1 A, pass down through the next B and the next A (photo 9)

10. Repeat for the left elastic,  but going in the opposite direction (photo 10)


11. Pass your right elastic up through the next B, miss out the A, pass through the next B , repeat for the left elastic, but going in the opposite direction.  (photo 11)

12. Cross your elastics through the top A in opposite directions (photo 12)


13. Repeat steps 7- 12  seven times for an approx 7.5” bracelet.

14. Pick up 2B on your right elastic, 2B on your left elastic. Cross your elastics through the end A at the other end of the bracelet to create a full circle. (photo 13)


15. Take your right elastic, pass down through the next B, pick up 1A, pass down through the next B, and the next A (photo 14)

16. Repeat for the left elastic but going in the opposite direction (photo 15)


17. Pass your right thread around through the 4Bs in this section, repeat with the left thread, but in the opposite direction. When your elastics meet, tie two overhand knots and trim (photo 16)

You're finished!


  • PLCG02-500

    Opaque White Plastic Barrel Pony 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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  • PLCNUN-500

    Unicorn Plastic Barrel Pony Mix 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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  • 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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    PLCG01-500

    Opaque Black Plastic Barrel Pony 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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  • PLCG11-500

    Opaque Red Plastic Barrel Pony 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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  • PLCGMX-500

    Opaque Mix Plastic Barrel Pony 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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  • PLCLMX-500

    Glow In The Dark Mix Plastic Barrel Pony 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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  • PLCN-500

    Mix Plastic Barrel Pony 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    This is a random mix of all the colours and finishes in our range of plastic barrel ponies. They're packed in huge batches so we can't guarantee th...

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    PLCG15-500

    Opaque Yellow Plastic Barrel Pony 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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    PLCC31-500

    Glitter Silver Plastic Barrel Pony 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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  • PLCE02-500

    Bath Pearl White Plastic Barrel Pony 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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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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  • PLCAMX-500

    Neon Mix Plastic Barrel Pony 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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  • PLCN02-500

    White Plastic Barrel Pony Mix 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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  • PLCN13-500

    Purple Plastic Barrel Pony Mix 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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  • PLCN12-500

    Pink Plastic Barrel Pony Mix 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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  • PLCG22-500

    Opaque Pale Pink Plastic Barrel Pony 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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  • PLCNHA-500

    Halloween Plastic Barrel Pony Mix 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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  • EL22-10

    Coloured Elastic Pale Pink Elastic 1mm-Pack of 10m

    £1.95

    Elastic within a cotton cover in a range of bright colours, alongside classic black and white. Perfect for quick and simple bracelets, a favourite ...

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    PLCN17-500

    Blue Plastic Barrel Pony Mix 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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    PLCG29-500

    Opaque Baby Blue Plastic Barrel Pony 6x8mm - Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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  • PLCNSP-500

    Spring Plastic Barrel Pony Mix 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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    PLCG17-500

    Opaque Royal Blue Plastic Barrel Pony 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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    PLCG16-500

    Opaque Green Plastic Barrel Pony 6x8mm-Pack of 500

    £4.10

    Pony beads were originally made of glass, wood or bone and used to trade with Native Americans. The name apparently comes either from the fact that...

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