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LEARN and CREATE – “dancing through hoops” bracelet - part 1

This elegant, dainty stringing project is all about playful loops and can without doubt become a stunning necklace too. Play with colors and amaze the world with your creativity.

dancing through loops - one unit

Challenge:

Arm yourself with patience and make sure that both threads stay parallel and do not cross each other, otherwise the loops around the rondelle beads will collapse into each other.

Supplies for the “dancing through hoops” bracelet:

  • 11/0 seed beads
  • 3x5 mm Czech faceted rondelle beads
  • 4x7 mm Czech faceted rondelle beads
  • 8x13 mm hematite gemstone loop beads in twisted rhombus shape
  • 3x3 mm Czech faceted round beads – optional -
  • polyethylene thread or fishing thread or FireLine
  • crimp beads or crimp tubes
  • button for the clasp
  • pliers, scissors and beading mat.

Stringing instructions for the “dancing through hoops” bracelet:

  • cut off about 70 cm polyethylene thread
  • to create a loop big enough for the button: for a 12 mm button that means about 24 seed beads and for a 14 mm button, that will be about 28 seed beads
  • pick up the seed beads for the loop, push them till the middle and fold the thread
  • string both ends of the thread through a crimp tube and check if the threads are parallel before crimping it
  • pick up one seed bead with both threads to give extra mobility to your bracelet

dancing through loops - clasp loop

  • * with both threads: pick up one 3x5 mm bead, two seed beads and one 4x7 mm bead
  • check if the threads are still parallel

dancing through loops - first part of section

  • with one thread: pick up six to seven seed beads and string in a loop through the 4x7 mm bead – repeat with the other thread -

dancing through loops - start loop first part of section

dancing through loops - loop first part of section

  • with both threads: pick up two seed beads and one 3x5 mm bead

dancing through loops - finish first part of section

  • continue with both threads and string one 8x13 mm loop bead
  • optional: if you want a central accent in the loop bead, pass one of the threads through the first hole, then through the 3 mm round bead and finally through the second hole of the loop bead – tighten the thread with the hand to one side and pass the second thread through in one go

dancing through loops - add hematite loop bead

  • check if the threads are still parallel **

SEE - PART 2

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