January 11, 2013

DIY Beaded Tassel Bracelet for The Average Girl's Guide

If you've been following Thanks, I Made It for a little while now, I don't need to tell you my affinity for tassels; you've seen it here and here. Allow me to share just one more tasseled project with you, which I made for The Average Girl's Guide. This Shashi seed bead bracelet was the inspiration for this DIY bracelet, and it'll be my last bout of tassels for a while. Maybe...

Tools and materials:
Binder clip
Stretch beading cord (I used .5mm)
Thin, flexible wire (I used beading wire)
Embroidery thread in your choice of colors

Cut the stretch cord into a length that is twice as long as it takes to wrap around your wrist, plus an extra 3-4 inches. Thread the cord through the needle, doubling it. Clip the loose ends with the binder clip.

Begin stringing the beads using the needle. I used a pattern of 11 to 12 black beads, a gold bead, then black beads again. I made a total of 5 sections of black beads and 5 gold beads.

Tie the loose ends (needle and clip sides) together in a tight double knot. I then trimmed the string and added a drop of glue to the knot, sliding a bead over the knot.

Cut 5 pieces of embroidery thread about 8 inches long.

Double a single piece of thread, and loop it over the wire loop, shown above.

Use the wire to feed through a gold bead.

Slide the bead down onto the thread, making a loop of embroidery thread. Remove the wire.

Place the loop around one of the gold beads on the bracelet. Wrap the loop around the bracelet bead, and push the bead through the loop and pull tight. Add a drop of glue (using the toothpick) to the thread, and place the bead at the top of the tassel.

Repeat for the other strands of embroidery thread. That's it!

1 comment:

  1. Omg i loveee it! :) I will definitely try it! :)

    follow my blog, i do make tutorials too.. the last post is about earrings, i would really appreciate your comment and to know what you think about it, because i'm at the beginning.


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