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100 Beautiful Bracelets: Create Elegant Jewelry Using Beads, String, Charms, Leather, and more

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100 Beautiful Bracelets: Create Elegant Jewelry Using Beads, String, Charms, Leather, and more

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Jun 12, 2019
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Handmade bracelets don't have to look homemade — and here's the proof! These designs for 100 different bracelets offer a style for every taste and skill level. Anyone can create eye-catching jewelry by following these full-color, step-by-step instructions and patterns. Knotted, woven, and threaded, the beautiful bracelets incorporate string, beads, pearls, charms, leather, and other elements that can be blended to form unique and personal statements. They make great gifts, too!
Each of the bracelets is rated according to complexity, from lots of quick and easy projects to ones that take more practice and others that require advanced skills. If you're new to jewelry-making, you can start out with the simpler patterns and work your way up to the more sophisticated models. A section with basic instructions and diagrams will get you started, and helpful lists outline the tools and accessories you'll need to create chic bracelets for you and your friends.
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100 Beautiful Bracelets - Dover Publications, Inc.

Color Me Happy

Bracelets in bright colors—they’re sure to put a smile on your face! Explore the many color variations and combinations in this chapter and find your favorites. The various techniques give every bracelet a unique look of its very own.

Whether as a little something for yourself or a gift for your best friend, these colorful bracelets will enchant everyone! And if you have specific colors or combinations in mind, feel free to modify your favorite design. Dive into a vivid playground of colors!

Ready to get started? For the necessary materials and tools, see pages 150 through 153.

For knotting instructions and patterns, see pages 154 through 165.

For beading instructions, see pages 165 through 178.

1… Eye-catching Colors

BRACELET IN TURQUOISE, PINK, AND YELLOW

MODEL SIZE

Bracelet approx. 7¾ in.

MATERIALS

Pink satin cord, ø 0.7 mm, 5 ft. 10¾ in., 3 ft. 7¼ in., and 23½ in. long

Turquoise satin cord, ø 0.7 mm, 27½ in. long

32 rocailles in opaque yellow, ø 4.5 mm

2 Venetian chains in gold and silver, ø 5 mm, each 6¾ in. long

2 silver jump rings, ø 8 mm

Silver lobster clasp, in. long

Embroidery needle

1 Loop a jump ring through the first link of the gold chain. Thread the 23½ in. long pink cord through the jump ring, double it and tie a loose O-Kn around the jump ring. Pull the 5 ft. 10¾ in. long cord through this O-Kn and through the first chain link until the two ends are even. Tape both ends of the chain to the work surface. Lay both of the short strands to the right of the chain (the knot-bearing strands) and place the long strands (the knotting strands) on the outsides, to the left and right.

2 String one rocaille onto the right knot-bearing strand. Thread the left-hand knotting strand through the next-but-one link of the chain, toward the right, and tie a square knot with the four strands. Then thread the left-hand knotting strand back through the same chain link to the left. Repeat step 2 until you have woven through the entire chain.

3 Using the embroidery needle, thread the 3 ft. 7¼ in. long cord through the silver chain in a blanket stitch.

4 Now lay the two chains side by side as shown in the illustration and stitch them together using the turquoise cord.

5 Secure all the cords by first knotting and then melting the ends. Attach the clasp to the bracelet using the second jump ring.

2+3… Seafaring Treasures

SATIN AND BEADED BRACELETS

MODEL SIZE

Approx. 7¾ in.

MATERIALS

SATIN BRACELET

Satin cord in red and in blue, ø 2 mm, each 3 ft. 3¼ in. long

Satin cord in blue, ø 2 mm, 2 x 7¾ in. long

5 large-hole glass beads, transparent, ø 9 mm

Large-hole metal bead, ø 7 mm

Silver metal pendant, fish, 1¼ in. x 1¼ in.

Silver end cap, ø 5 mm

Silver metal ring, closed, ø 1 cm

2 silver jump rings, ø 8 mm

Silver lobster clasp, ¾ in. long

Jewelry glue

BEADED BRACELET

8 metal beads in silver, ø 6 mm

25 cut-glass beads in aquamarine, ø 6 mm

Elastic cord, ø 0.7 mm

Jewelry glue

Satin Bracelet

1 Pass the two long satin cords through the metal ring, double them, and string all four ends through the large-hole metal bead. Arrange the strands as follows: One blue and one red strand of 9¾ in. each (knot-bearing cords) and one blue and one red strand of 2 ft. 5½ in. each (knotting cords). Place the shorter cords in the middle and the long cords to the left and right of the middle cords.

2 Now tie three Sq-Kn. *String 1 large-hole glass bead over the two middle strands and tie three more Sq-Kn*. Repeat the starred instructions four more times. Trim the ends of the cords to in. and glue them into the end cap using jewelry glue.

3 Attach the lobster clasp to the end cap using a jump ring. String the two leftover pieces of cut cord through the metal ring on the other end of the bracelet, double them, and tie an O-Kn. Trim the ends approx. 1½ in. below the knot. Finally, attach the metal pendant to the metal ring using a jump ring.

Beaded Bracelet

String the 8 metal beads and the 25 cut-glass beads onto the elastic cord and knot it. Secure the knot with a drop of jewelry glue and slide a metal bead over the knot.

4… The Colors of Nature

BRACELET IN ORANGE AND MEADOW GREEN

MODEL SIZE

ø 3 in.

MATERIALS

Rocaille cubes, 1 x orange and 15 x light green, 4 mm x 4 mm

Silver-lined rocailles, 5 x orange, 30 x matte orange, 9 x green, and 11 x matte light green, ø 4.5 mm Rocailles, 21 x deep green, 15 x matte light green, and 11 x deep orange, ø 4.5 mm

Rocailles, metallic gray, 12 x ø 4.5 mm and 57 x ø 2.6 mm

9 wooden beads in dark brown, ø 6 mm

10 silver metal beads, diamond-shaped, ø 6 mm

14 brown cotton cords, ø 1 mm, 2¾ in. long

Approx. 3.5 coils of memory wire for bangle

Orange and Green Bracelet

1 Bend a small loop into one end of the memory wire using a pair of round-nose pliers. Set aside a colorful assortment of 28 beads (cubes and rocailles, ø 4.5 mm). String the rest of the beads in any order you like onto the wire and then bend the other end into a loop as well; shortening if necessary.

2 Tie the cotton cords with double knots between the beads, randomly arranged around the bracelet. String a rocaille or a cube onto each end and then tie an O-Kn.

5+6… I Love Pink

BRACELETS IN BLUE, PINK, ORANGE, AND WHITE

MATERIALS

BRACELET IN LIGHT BLUE AND PINK OR PINK, ORANGE, AND LIGHT BLUE

Embroidery floss in pink and light blue or pink, orange, and light blue

BRACELET IN PINK, ORANGE, WHITE, AND DARK BLUE

Embroidery floss in pink, orange, white, and dark blue

The following example describes how to make the light blue and pink bracelet. The version in pink, orange, and light blue is knotted in the same way, except that the squares are worked in two colors (see figure).

Bracelet in Light Blue and Pink

1 Start with four light blue rows of four DL-Kn each (see page 160 ), then leave the ends hanging. To the right, tie one pink DL-Kn, then two more offset below the first, then three DL in the third row.

2 Tie the second light blue square using DR-Kn and then the pink corner to the left also using DR-Kn. Continue this pattern until the bracelet reaches the desired length. Complete the bracelet by braiding the ends into a round braid, with four strands made up of two threads each.

Bracelet in Pink, Orange, White, and Dark Blue

You will make this bracelet using the same method as the bracelet in light blue and pink, except that the blue strand will be added in between the white DL-Kn. Simply stretch the blue strand over the white knots when tying the DR-Kn and only tie it into the DL-Kn. Braid the ending round braid with three groups of two and one group of three threads.

NOTE Because of the pattern, these bracelets look better when worn with the underside facing up.

7+8… The Colors of the Rainbow

RAINBOW AND RED BRACELETS

MATERIALS

RAINBOW BRACELET

Cotton floss in yellow, light orange, dark orange, red, apple green, pistachio, pink, purple, light blue, blue, and dark blue

5 Swarovski® glue-on stones, clear, ø 6 mm

Large-hole silver bead, ø 10 mm, hole size ø 5 mm

Jewelry glue

RED BRACELET

Cotton floss in dark red

17 silver-lined rocailles in matte red, ø 4.5 mm

2 metal cubes 3 mm x 3 mm, hole size ø 1.5 mm

SEE DIAGRAM PAGE 182

Rainbow Bracelet

1 Arrange the strings in the order shown in the diagram on page 182 and tape them to the table approx. 6 in. from the end.

2 Knot section A of the diagram. Start from the top middle with pink as your knotting strand and tie six DR-Kn diagonally to the right. After section A, work the pattern sequence (section B) twice. Finish with section C.

3 Glue the Swarovski® stones onto the center of the bracelet using the jewelry glue. Finish the bracelet with closure version 1 (see page 164 ).

Red Bracelet

1 Measure out two pieces of string (6 ft. 6½ in. and 4 ft. 7 in.) and double them. Tie an O-Kn approx. 1¼ in. from the closed ends using all four strands, to create a small loop. Pull the two metal cubes over this loop. To do this, pass a piece of wire (ø 0.25 mm) through the loop and bend it in half. Slide both metal cubes over the ends of the wire and onto the loop.

2 Arrange the strands as shown in the diagram. Begin in the middle with a DR-Kn. Tie a DL-Kn below and to the left and a DR-Kn below and to the right. Using a piece of wire, slide a bead onto the two middle strands and continue the pattern sequence as shown in the diagram. Repeat the sequence 17 times.

3 Tie an O-Kn, using all the strands, and a second O-Kn approx. ½ in. from the first.

9+10… Pink and Orange Harmony

BRACELETS WITH BEADS AND DANGLES

MATERIALS

BRACELET WITH SILVER BEADS

Cotton floss in purple, pink, lilac, light orange, and dark orange

15 silver rocailles, ø 2.6 mm

4 silver large-hole beads, ø 9 mm, hole size ø 4 mm

2 silver large-hole beads, ø 6 mm, hole size ø 3 mm

BRACELET WITH BEAD DANGLES

Cotton floss in pink and orange

3 silver metal beads, diamond-shaped, ø 8 mm

2 rose quartz beads, ø 1 cm

1 pink cut-glass bead, ø 8 mm

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