Learn how to make the Cranberry Champagne Bracelet by Fusion Beads

Learn how to make the Cranberry Champagne Bracelet by Fusion Beads


[Lindsay]- Hi welcome to Fusion
Beads, I’m Lindsay Burke, and I’m excited to show you how to make the Cranberry Champagne Bracelet. This bracelet is made using
the flat spiral rope technique. The finished look of
the piece using the flat spiral rope technique can vary greatly depending on the size beads that you used. In this bracelet I chose
to use pretty small beads and it gives it a tight finished look. It’s very comfortable to
wear since it lays flat on your wrist and moves fluidly. Okay, let’s check out the products used to make this bracelet. (upbeat music) To make this bracelet
you’ll need 50 of the three millimeter shiny cranberry
Czech glass pearl beads, size 15 starlight permanent
galvanized round Japanese seed beads, size 15
transparent cranberry gold luster round Japanese
seed beads, a gold plated pewter button, and
FireLine in a four pound. For my tools, I’m gonna be
using a size 12 beading needle and also my Xuron Thread
And Fiber Scissors. You can find the links for all of these products in
the description below. Okay, let’s get started. Okay to start the bracelet
you want to thread about five feet or your
FireLine on your needle. Then you want to pick up two of the three millimeter round beads. And then four of your gold beads, one cranberry, and then four
of the gold beads again. And then bringing your beads
down to end of the thread, probably about 18 inches
from the end of the thread. You’re gonna wanna leave some of that tail because we’re gonna use it
later to attach our closure. And then you’ll go back up through the two three millimeter
beads that you have here. And this will create your
first loop of your flat spiral. This will be my loop on the right side. So the flat spiral design will have a loop on the right side and
then one on the left side. And that’ll be one unit. Okay for the loop on the left side, you want to grab four more gold, one cranberry, and four gold beads. And then again you’re
gonna go back up through those two three millimeter beads. And this time you want to
make sure that your loop is on the left side. Okay, so that’s one
unit in the flat spiral. To start the next unit,
you want to get one more of the three millimeter beads,
bring it all the way down. Okay, and then we’re gonna start the loop on the right side again
with four gold beads, one cranberry, and four more gold. Okay, and then you’re gonna go down two of the three millimeter rounds and go up through those last two three
millimeter round beads. So you’re going through one and then two. Pull tight and you can see that I’ve got that loop on the right side. Then I want to make the
loop on the left side. Again I’m gonna add four beads, one cranberry, and then
four more of the gold. Bring those beads down,
go up through the last two of the three millimeter beads, pull that tight and make sure that, that loop sits on the left hand side. So it’s making that flat pattern,
so that’s the second unit. Okay, so I’m gonna repeat that again so you guys can see that. We’re gonna start with one
of the three millimeter round beads, bring it all the way down. And then again four of the gold, one cranberry, and four more gold. Now you can change this
design by making the loops more loopy, bigger if you
were to add more beads to the four, one, four
pattern that I have going on. So going up through that three millimeter and then through the
second three millimeter. It wants to get away from me. Pull that all the way down
and there’s your right loop. And then we’ll do the left loop. And again just going through the last two of the three millimeter beads. Pulling that down and making sure that this sits on the left hand side. And there you go. Okay, I’m gonna finish
this pattern by making sure that I have 50 of the
three millimeter beads all the way down the center. So I’m gonna continue this
on until I have 50 and then I’ll be right back to show
you how to add the clasp. Okay, as you can see I’ve
completed the bracelet. I’ve got 50 of the three millimeter round beads going down the center, and then I’ve got the loops of beads on both sides. And then the little
cranberry beads on the edge add a nice little pop of color. To add the clasp we’re gonna
make sure that your needle is coming out of the last
three millimeter bead. And then I’m gonna take my
needle and pick up 10 gold beads. One too many then. Okay, bring those down. Now I’m gonna go ahead
and pick up my clasp, threading my needle through
the shank of the button. And the beads will kind
of go in the shank there. Okay, and then I’m gonna
pass back through that last or the first seed bead
and then back down through two of the three millimeter round beads. You see that there. And then go ahead and pull that through. And this’ll make the loop
that holds the button on. Okay, you want to reinforce this loop. So I need to get my thread
back up through there. I’m gonna go ahead and thread my needle up through the right
side of the seed beads, up through the loop,
down through the three millimeter beads again,
up through the left side, around the loop, and back down through the three millimeter beads. Okay, so first going up
through the right side. Make sure you don’t
miss any of those beads, you don’t want to see your thread. And up and around the loop that you’ve made around the button. And then I’ll go back down through the two three millimeters, up again
through the left, and repeat. Okay, and then I’ll be back to show you how to add the other side. Okay, so I’ve gone ahead
and reinforced my loop. And then I took my thread and brought it all the way back down several of the three millimeter round beads. And then using my thread,
I just tied a knot right around one of the side threads here. And then I just want to cut
off the end nice and close. And there you have it, that side is done. You’ve got your button attached. Now we need to create a
loop on the other side. To do that we’re gonna
do almost the same thing as we did with the button
but without the button. We’re gonna add several beads. We stared with the tail coming out that last three millimeter bead. I’m gonna add 32 of the gold beads. Okay and then bring those down. this will make a nice size
loop for my button to go into. Now go ahead and go through the first seed bead that we put on and then also two of the three millimeter round beads. And pull that taught. Again I’m gonna go ahead and reinforce. Going up the right side,
around the loop again, back down the two three millimeters, up the left side, up
around the loop again, and down through several beads I’ll go ahead and do this and then be right back to show you
how to end off your thread. Okay I’ve finished off the
second side of my bracelet. I’ve added the loop, reinforcing
it at least three times. And then I brought my
thread down, through several of the three millimeter beads. And I’m coming out one of them here. Let me show you how to
end off your thread. You’re gonna wanna just loop
your needle right through underneath where the
thread pass the loops, come through and tie a knot
right around that thread. And I like to do it one more time so that knot should hide
right in between beads there. And that’s it, now you can cut your thread with your Xuron Thread
Scissors really close and you’re done. And there you have your
cranberry champagne bracelet with a button closure. And just use your loop,
put your button in, and there you go, you’re all set. A beautiful bracelet that’s perfect for the holidays or any occasion. You can find this and many more projects at fusionbeads.com. (upbeat music)

11 Comments

  1. I made this and it is super easy. I've been trying to find another color of 3mm to use to make more. I like how 'tight' the smaller beads look. Thanks for the kit. There were enough beads in the kit for me to make two bracelets.

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