DIY Christmas Bracelet with Bicone Crystals

Here’s an early Christmas gift from Cecily Ng of darlovely – Sparkle Christmas Bracelet!

Cecliy started beading back in 2008. It was by chance she came across a ring pattern that she very much likes to possess. After trying making the ring, she fell deeply in love with the beading process. She then started with something simple and it wasn’t long before she started beading, not only for herself but for her family and friends, as well. And now, she’s sharing one of her tutorials for everyone!

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Step 1:
String 1 seed bead to the middle of the thread.
Step 2:
Holding both the left (L) and right (R) threads together, pass both threads through the hole of the bead tip. Pull tightly. The seed bead will act as a stopper.
Step 3:
Holding both the left (L) and right (R) threads together, string 1 seed bead through both threads. Pull tightly.
Step 4:
String 3 seed beads on the left thread (L). String 3 seed beads and 1 Erinite 4mm bicone on the right thread (R).
Step 5:
Pass the left thread (L) through the Erinite 4mm bicone on the right thread (R). Pull tightly.Note: The left thread (L) will become right thread (R) and the right thread (R) will become left thread (L) every time they cross with each other.
Step 6:
String 1 Erinite 4mm bicone on the left thread (L). String 2 Erinite 4mm bicone on the right thread (R).
Step 7:
Pass the left thread (L) through the last Erinite 4mm bicone on the right thread (R). Pull tightly.
Step 8:
String 2 seed beads, 1 Siam 4mm bicone and 1 seed bead on the right thread (R).Note: Blue arrow show the movements of the threads for the next step.
Step 9:
Pass the right thread (R) through the Siam 4mm bicone as shown in the picture. Pull tightly.
Step 10:
String 3 seed beads on the left thread (L). String 2 seed beads and 1 Erinite 4mm bicone on the right thread (R).
Step 11:
Pass the left thread (L) through the Erinite 4mm bicone on the right thread (R). Pull tightly.
Step 12:
String 1 Erinite 4mm bicone on the left thread (L). String 2 Erinite 4mm bicone on the right thread (R).
Step 13:
Pass the left thread (L) through the last Erinite 4mm bicone on the right thread (R). Pull tightly. The 1st motif is formed.Note: you can reinforce whenever necessary by passing the threads through the bicone and seed beads for a few times.
Step 14:
Repeat Steps 8 – 13 for the 2nd motif.
Step 15:
Repeat Steps 8 – 13 till desired length.
Step 16:
String 3 seed beads on the left thread (L). String 3 seed beads on the right thread (R).
Step 17:
Holding both the left (L) and right (R) threads together, string 1 seed bead through both threads. Pull tightly.
Step 18:
Holding both the left (L) and right (R) threads together, pass both threads through the hole in the bead tip. Pull tightly.
Step 19:
String 1 seed bead on the right thread (R).
Step 20:
To finish, use the threads to tie a few knots tightly and hid it inside the bead tip. The seed bead will act as a stopper.
Step 21:
Drop a small amount of glue into the bead tip shell and the knots to secure the bracelet.
Step 22:
Wait for 20 minutes for the glue to dry. Trim off the excess threads.
Step 23:
Use the flat nose pliers to close the two shells of the bead tip togethe
Step 24:
Insert 1 part of the button clasp to the hook attached to the bead tip.
Step 25:
Use round nose pliers to close up the hook attached to the bead tip.
Step 26:
Repeat Steps 23, 24 and 25 for the other bead tip.
Your Bracelet is completed. Congrats and enjoy!

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