Dark Blue Twisted Tigertail Bracelet: Project Instructions

Dark Blue Twisted Tigertail Bracelet: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 20th Mar 2019

One of our most popular designs, this twisted tigertail bracelet uses glass and metal beads twisted together. Try different colours of tigertail to really spice things up! Follow our free instructions to find out more.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 3 x 30cm tigertail
  • 2 large crimps
  • 2 strong jump rings
  • 2 large holed decorative metal beads
  • 4 round glass lampwork beads
  • 16 x 4mm round glass crystal beads (colour 1)
  • 4 x 7mm helix faceted crystal beads
  • 16 x 4mm round glass crystal beads (colour 2)
  • 4 x Filigree Butterfly Metal Beads
  • 4 x Dragonfly Metal Beads
  • 7 x 6mm stardust metal beads
  • 4 x 8mm flat puffy square cats eye beads
  • 4 flat disc beads
  • 5cm tiny twisted loop chain
  • 1 magnetic clasp

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • 2 pairs of Crimping Pliers
  • Wire Cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

Take your three pieces of coloured tigertail, thread through a large crimp, then through a strong jump ring. Thread back through the large crimp and pull up tight. Squish securely, cut off any excess tigertail and thread on a large holed decorative metal bead to hide the crimp.

Split the three strands up, and thread on (set 1):

Strand 1:

  • a round glass lampwork bead

Strand 2:

  • a 4mm round glass crystal bead (colour 1)
  • a 7mm helix faceted glass crystal bead
  • a 4mm round glass crystal bead (colour 1)

Strand 3:

  • a 4mm round glass crystal bead (colour 2)
  • a shaped metal bead (we used a butterfly)
  • a 4mm round glass crystal bead (colour 2)

Bring the three strands together again, and then thread a decorative metal bead (we used a 6mm stardust metal bead) over all three strands. Split the strands up again, and thread on (set 2):

Strand 1:

  • a 4mm round glass crystal bead (colour 2)
  • a flat cats eye bead
  • a 4mm round glass crystal bead (colour 2)

Strand 2:

  • a 4mm round glass crystal bead (colour 1)
  • a shaped metal bead (we used a dragonfly)
  • a 4mm round glass crystal bead (colour 1)

Strand 3:

  • a flat disc glass bead

Bring the three strands together again, and then thread a decorative metal bead over all three strands. Repeat threading on the above two patterns, alternating between set one and set two, until you have 4 round glass lampwork beads and 4 flat disc beads on your bracelet.

Thread all three strands through a large holed decorative metal bead, then through a crimp and a jump ring. Thread back through the large crimp, pull up tightly and squish securely. Cut off any excess tigertail.

Open up one of the jump rings and thread on one end of the chain and one end of the magnetic clasp. Close securely. Open up the other jump ring and thread on the other end of the chain and the other end of the magnetic clasp. Close securely. Your bracelet is now ready to wear.

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