Purple AB Ladder Bracelet: Project Instructions

Purple AB Ladder Bracelet: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 20th Mar 2019

These fabulous ladder bracelets are all the rage now! Made with thick beading cord, silamide and shiny purple AB beads, this fabulous bracelet is a cinch to make - read on for more details!

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 2.1m x royal blue silamide beading thread
  • 2 x 4mm tanzanite Swarovski bicones
  • 26 x 6mm round shiny purple AB glass beads
  • 1 x 2 strand flower bead
  • 90cm x purple beading cord

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Big Eye Beading Needle
  • Beadsmith Thread Cutter
  • E-6000
  • Clipboard
  • Aligator Clip

INSTRUCTIONS

Take your cord and make an overhand knot to create a loop (keep the loop large enough to thread over your 2 strand flower bead).

Clip the loop to the top of your clipboard and use your aligator clip to secure the ends of your cord about 3cm apart at the bottom of the clipboard.

Take your silamide and thread it onto the beading needle, so that the needle is sitting halfway through the thread. Tie a knot in the other end. Tie the end of the silamide thread onto the left hand beading cord, up close to the loop you created. Tie another knot on top so that it is nice and secure.

Take your beading needle and thread it over the top of the right hand cord, then back under the right hand cord and up into the centre. Take your cord over the top of the left hand cord, then back under the left hand cord and up into the centre, completing a figure 8. Repeat this process (over the top of the right hand cord, under, then over the top of the left hand cord and under) several times to secure the beginning. Keep the cord purshed up tight against the original loop.

Thread on one of your 4mm swarovski bicone beads and then take your thread over the top of the right hand cord and under. Then take your thread back through your bead (from the right to the left). Take your thread over the top of the left hand cord, then back up under the left hand cord and up into the centre (completing another figure 8).

Thread on one of your 6mm glass beads and then take your thread over the top of the right hand cord and under. Then take your thread back through your bead (from the right to the left). Take your thread over the top of the left hand cord, then back up under the left hand cord and up into the centre (completing another figure 8).

Repeat this process until you have 26 x 6mm beads on your bracelet. Finish with your second 4mm Swarovski bicone.

Similar to how you started, make a few figure 8 from plain thread at the end of your bracelet. Tie a knot around the left hand beading cord. Tie another knot on top so that it is nice and secure.

Take the bracelet off the clipboard. Taking the four strands together, tie a knot. Thread one of the lengths of cord through one side of the 2 strand flower bead. Thread the other length of cord through the other side of the 2 strand flower bead. Tie a knot up against the back of the 2 strand flower bead. Tie a second knot for security.

Add a dab of glue to the knots for extra security - your bracelet is now ready to wear!

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