How To Make A Double Strand Beaded Bracelet



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Double Strand Beaded Bracelet Tutorial

Here is the double strand beaded bracelet tutorial that I said I was going to make a few weeks back. Sorry it's taken so long, I've been under the weather lately, so it has taken me longer than expected.

handcrafted beaded bracelet tutorial

handcrafted beaded bracelet tutorial


Below you will find a list of the tools and supplies needed to make this easy bracelet.

Supply List

6/0 seed beads (your choice in color)
Assortment of larger beads
One 22" piece of bead wire
Metal button
Crimp tube
Crimp cover
Bead Clamp
Flush cutters
Chain nose pliers
Crimping pliers

beaded bracelet supplies

beaded bracelet supplies


Let's first start off by making a loop for your button clasp by taking your piece of bead wire and stringing your seed beads onto the wire to form a loop. Hold the two ends of the wire together snuggly up against the seed beads. Add or remove beads to make the loop just loose enough for your button to slide through.
making loop

making loop for beaded bracelet tutorial


Once you get the loop the size you need for your button, hold the ends together evenly and slide one larger bead over both of the ends and push bead up snuggly to hold loop in place. Clamp one wire up close to larger bead so that you can work off the other wire.
how to make a beaded loop

how to make a beaded loop


Working off the other wire, add three or more seed beads, then start adding your larger beads in the order you choose till you get to about one inch of the desired length that you would like your bracelet to be.
how to make a beaded bracelet

how to make a beaded bracelet


Now move your clamp to the side that you just finished stringing, and start stringing your beads onto the other wire. Be sure to keep your bead wire even.
double strand beaded bracelet tutorial

double strand beaded bracelet tutorial


keeping your ends even

keeping your ends even for your bracelet


tutorial for double strand beaded bracelet

tutorial for double strand beaded bracelet


Once you get all your beads strung to where it is the same length as the other side, add a few more seed beads to each bead wire.
DYI beaded bracelet

DYI beaded bracelet

Now with ends together add one large bead onto the two wires and slide down to your seed beads.
adding the button

add a large bead


Add your crimp tube, then your button.
adding the crimp bead

adding the crimp bead


fastening the button to the bead wire

fastening the button to the bead wire


Slide the ends of your wire back through the crimp tube. Pull the ends (keeping the crimp tube close to the large bead) fairly snug to tighten the loop with the button. Use your chain nose pliers if needed.
Now take your crimping pliers and place the crimp tube into the slot closes to the handles of the pliers. Separate the wires, (wire ends together, and beaded sides together) so that each wire ends up on opposite sides of the crimp tube. Squeeze the handles collapsing the tube forming a "V" shape.
Now turn the "V" shaped crimp bead sideways and place into the first hole of crimping pliers and squeeze folding the tube in half.
How to use crimpers

How to use crimpers


Use your flush cutters to trim the short wire back even with the crimp tube.
trimming the excess wire

trimming wire


Conceal the crimp tube by placing a crimp cover over the tube and using the front notch of your crimping pliers to close.
adding the crimp cover

adding the crimp cover


That's it! All done. Wasn't that super easy?
handcrafted beaded bracelet tutorial

handcrafted beaded bracelet tutorial


You can use the same tutorial but just add another wire and have a four strand bracelet. Just keep both wires together when forming your loop for the button clasp, then separate each strand and start adding your beads. It will require two crimp tubes for the four strands. Mark the ends of one wire so that you will know which ends to crimp together. (crimp the two marked ends together and the two unmarked together).

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