Today’s bracelet is a fun and different way of using and wearing beaded strands. Simply braiding them all together gives an interesting look.
I show in the video that you can inadvertently unbraid the strands, but what I discovered later is that you can actually unbraid the entire thing and end up with just a bracelet of six strands side-by-side.
You may want to try this and have an alternate way of wearing it. To re-braid the strands simply twist the three hole connector through the leftmost pair and the center pair then through the center pair and the rightmost pair, and keep doing this until your bracelet is braided again as much as you like.
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
You can watch the Braided Bead Bracelet Video Tutorial over at YouTube.
- 10 to 12 inches each of six strands of beads
- 2 3-hole connectors
- 2 jump rings
- lobster clasp
- 2 to 3 inch piece of chain
- 12 wire protectors
- 12 crimps
- 12 crimp covers
- 6 16-inch pieces bead stringing wire
- wire cutters
- chain nose pliers
- crimping pliers
- Bead Bugs Bead Stoppers
- Slide onto a 16 inch length of bead stringing wire a crimp and a wire protector. Slide the wire protector onto a loop of a three-hole connector and slide wire end back through the crimp. Use crimping pliers to flatten crimp and cover with a crimp cover.
- Repeat to add two wires to each hole of three-hole connector.
- On each wire string 12 inches of beads, making sure all beads are pushed down and that there are no wire gaps showing. Add a bead stopper to each end.
- Separate out the three pairs of strung beads and braid them together until bracelet is length you need it to be. Remove excess beads and attach pairs of beads to loops of other three-hole connector with crimps, wire protectors and crimp covers.
- Use jump rings to attach lobster clasp to one end of bracelet and a piece of chain to the other end.