|Here's a quick and easy bracelet that you can whip up in no time! It makes a nice gift for co-workers or for all those lady friends when you don't know what to give them. It's simple, but can be embellished to make a truly one-of-a-kind gift. Scroll down to see some ideas.
Have fun, and Happy Holidays!
Nymo D thread. (I used white, but red would be great if you have it!)
Size 11.0 silver-lined ruby red seeds
Size 4mm Green crystals (The diamond shaped bicones look even better, so use them if you have them!)
|Cut a piece of Nymo about 40" long, pre-stretch it, and run it through some Thread Heaven a couple of times.
String on 1G (green), 5R (red)1G, 1R, 1G, and 5R. Tie into a circle, (leave about 6 or 8" tail for adding clasp) then continue to go around the circle so that you're coming out of the Red seed between the two Greens.
|* Pick up 1G, 5R, 1G, 1R, 1G, 5R, and 1G. Go up through the red bead as shown so that you have made a circle.
Keep going around your circle until your thread is coming out of the center red bead again. Keep your thread snug. ...>
Repeat from * for whatever length you'd like!
I always like to back through the whole bracelet to reinforce it, but that's entirely up to you!
I used a lobster clasp and a loop of size 11 beads for my clasp, but you can use whatever strikes your fancy. :)
|Pretty easy isn't it? You can now say you know how to do single needle RAW (right angle weave)!
|Now do some experimenting with other beads....try using bugles, or changing the amount of beads in each 'circle', or put a large crystal in the middle!
|Make it into a choker, and add some loops.....or fringe! Or, if you get really ambitious, (and have about a gazillion green crystals!) you could make it reeeeeally long, and use it for garland on your tree! LOL
Just have fun, experiment and let your creativity loose. :-)