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LEARN and CREATE – a delightful stretchy summer bracelet in right angle weave - part 1

Fun to wear, easy to make, our delightful summer bracelet will enchant in no time and introduce you to the right angle weave (RAW). Let's make this easy-peasy bracelet even more fun and alternate the colors to create a diagonal stripe effect.

Challenge:

  • Learn how to weave a single row in right angle weave and control the color scheme.

stretchy summer bracelet in right angle weave

Supplies for the stretchy bracelet in right angle weave :

  • 6x6 mm Czech glass beads in 4 colors: color A, color B, color C, color D
  • 5 mm stretchy cord
  • jewelry glue, scissors and a beading surface

Instructions for a striped bracelet in right angle weave :

stretchy summer bracelet in RAW - start

  • pick up a bead in color A, two beads in color B and one crossover bead in color A
  • slide the beads to the middle of the stretch cord
  • pass one of the cords in opposite directions through the crossover bead, this is the last bead you added in color A

stretchy summer bracelet in RAW - crossing 1

  • by closing the A-B-B-A circle, you formed a geometrical diamond with top and bottom in a different color

stretchy summer bracelet in RAW - complete row 1

  • visualize and complete the first diagonal stripe : * add a bead in color A on one side in order to create a diagonal of three beads in the same color
  • note : you have actually added a bead in the same color as the crossover bead

stretchy summer bracelet in RAW - add color C

  • introducing a new color : add two beads in color C on the other side, the last bead being the crossover bead

stretchy summer bracelet in RAW - crossing 2

  • pass the other cord in opposite directions through the crossover bead in color C
  • to summarize : you have one bead on the left cord, one bead on the right cord and one bead in which both cords cross each other

stretchy summer bracelet in RAW - complete row 2

  • align the second stripe : add a bead in color C on one side

SEE - part 2

LEARN and CREATE – a delightful stretchy summer bracelet in right angle weave - part 2

CONTINUATION: RAW or right angle weave

stretchy summer bracelet in RAW - add color D

  • add two beads in color D on the other side

stretchy summer bracelet in RAW - crossing 3

  • cross the cords in the last added bead in color D

stretchy summer bracelet in RAW - complete row 3

  • third alignment : add a bead in color D on one side

stretchy summer bracelet in RAW - repeat color scheme

  • add two beads in color B on the other side
  • note: you are now repeating the color scheme

stretchy summer bracelet in RAW - crossing 4

  • cross the cords in the last added bead
  • complete the fourth stripe by adding a bead in color B **
  • add two beads in color A and repeat from * till **

stretchy summer bracelet in RAW - ending

  • when finishing the pattern of 4 diagonal stripes, you will end with a bead in color B on one side and a bead in color D on the other side
  • pay attention to the alignment and keep your work flat
  • attach the ends together
  • finish with a surgeon's knot and a dab of glue
  • cut off the ends and tuck the knot in a bead.

Enjoy and why not ... make a second non stretch version with a clasp.

Choose your favorite beads @ http://dunebeads.com/en/czech-druk-beads-smooth-and-round !

Do not forget: have fun, because practice makes perfect. See you soon!