Swarovski XILION Right Angle Weave Bracelet

Swarovski XILION Right Angle Weave Bracelet


Hello there I’m Steph going to teach
you how to make a right angle weave bracelet today using the absolutely
gorgeous and paradise shine two times from Swarovski and this is a four
millimeter zillion cut and bead which is ideal for right angle weave because
they’re shaped just sort of stick together really nicely creating a
really tight shape so I’m going to use and point two five supple Max and for my
weaving here so what I tend to do to start with I’ve cut a piece just just
longer than half a metre I’m going to secure the two lengths I’ve just got
a long piece that I’ve folded in half and basically I’m just going to crimp
that crimp tube I’m using a size two here where the two ends are folded and
then I’m going to cover that crimp with a necklace end I’m just going to take
the two ends through the necklace end and that’s going to cover my crimp tube
nicely so take that to the end of the cord okay so see my necklace and satin
side there and I’m just going to close this up so I’m using chain nose pliers I
always quit hold half of the necklace end and then gently press the other half
foot with my thumb and then finish by squeezing the two halves together I
always find you get and what you need to close if you do that rather than trying
to do the whole lot with pliers okay so I’ve now got two lengths of supple max threads coming out of my necklace end so now I’m going to start
the actual weaving so with right angle weave I’m going to start with a
crossover bead so I always hold on to both ends of my thread quite place and
to the ends and then pick up one bead scoop up off my bead mat and then with
the other length of thread to take that down the same bead in the opposite
direction by doing this where you’ve got both
threads close to the end you can actually see where the threads are
crossing over like so and now you can get hold of both ends and just pull the
threads and you end up with a bead sitting there in the center now
inevitably the bead always wants to sit one side more than the other so if you
loosen off the tension you can then just slide the bead down so it’s sitting
directly above the necklace then rather than on one side or the other so
that’s start after a crossover bead you want to pick up a single bead
on each side and let that fall down to the bottom so you’ll end up with three
beads so you can see there the crossover bead and one beading aside so now I’m
going back to a crossover bead so holding my threads close to the end I’m
going to pick up one bead and take the other thread down the same bead creating
a crossover and then you pull those down to the center and that creates your
first little square so this square has right angles hence the name right angle
weave comes from so it’s a really effective design something that often looks far
more complicated than it actually is which is always nice so now we continue
in the same way repeating the two steps so I’m going to thread one bead on
either side let those drop down and then pick up a new bead which is the
crossover so it’s just two steps repeating so you pull that down and I
can start to see the pattern build up I pin that down flat you’ll be able to see
I forget a little bit loose you can just pull the pull the threads up and get
attention nice and tight okay so now you want to continue in this way and you
keep going until your bracelet is long enough okay so this is all the right angle
weave once it’s built up I looks really effective and you want to carry on
beading until when you wrap your bracelet around your wrist and you’ve
got about and half an inch to an inch and gap if you like your bracelets nice
and snug leave an inch if you like them a bit looser a little bit more you can
actually finish your bracelet right here so you would attach your necklace end
and you would have this lovely and right angle weave bracelet as it is however
I’m going to add a little design feature and so what I’m going to do for now so I
don’t lose the beads off the end of my bracelet here is attach a bead stopper
so I’m just going to squeeze that and pop that on the bottom there and try get
it quite place my beads so things don’t move around too much though thread in
there there we go and our cut and a second piece of supple max thread here
and what I’m going to do is right at the beginning where the necklace end is I’m
going to thread the thread through the very first cross over bead and if I hold the
two ends together I’ll know that that’s roughly the center of the thread in that
first bead there so I’ve threaded that thread that’s coming out of that very
first beat there and I also need to thread that through the first bead on
the side just go put around the fit of a thread okay so now the spacer beads are
going to essentially fill in all the gaps in between these beads down the
side so where the right angle weave comes together all these gaps here so
I’m now going to pick up a spacer bead and then go straight through that bead
along the next bead along the edge like you can see there that’s so the
newbie this and then I’m going to pick up another bead so these are all the
same size all 2.5 millimeter and I’m going to go through the next bead
all right through you can see they just slot really nicely into those gaps and
the next one and then you carry on all the way along
this edge and then you repeat the same on this edge as well I tend to find that
I do a few on this slide then a few on that side because sometimes you end up
with the bracelet curling and then it will make it more difficult to do the
second side whereas if you do a few on each side and keep alternating and it’s
a lot easier I’ll do my next view on the opposite side just go through that bead
first and then pick up a space the bead and then carry on along this slide yeah already at this end you can see
what a difference that makes I think it just nicely finishes off the bracelet so
I’m going to carry on adding the beads so I had all the spacer beads on now so
you can see down each size there is a lovely little silver bead in between all
the edges and now if you find and that your beads get really tight and it
starts to pucker off a little bit and it gets bit wonky close at the end just remove
your bead stopper and then you can just gently ease all the beads down towards
this side ever so slightly until everything’s sitting nice and flat so
now to finish off and the the threads that are coming out of the side beads
and you just want to cross those over inside the very end cross over the edge
from before so the one from this side wants to go through that way and one
from this side the opposite way as well so all your ends can be kept together
now to finish off the bracelet and I make sure there’s no gaps and that all
your threads tight this end I’m going to thread all the ends through the back of
a necklace end which bit tricky when you’ve got four ends it’s two three and four and that wants
to sit down close to your beads and now I’m also going to thread on a crimp tube
a full list of all the ingredients for making this and the quantities used it
will be below the video along with links to where you can buy everything so now
that crimp tube is now on there now because of these threads wanting to and
spring out sideways when you push the necklace and down it’s just going to
keep springing back that’s just the nature of whether the threads are so an
easy way to combat that and I’m going to turn this around I find this easy because
I’m right-handed I’m going to be sliding the crimp tube with chain nose pliers
I’m going to get hold of my crimp tubes I can slide it down and I’m going to push
it down inside the necklace ends and up against the beads so there’s not much of
a gap there tall so as soon as I’m happy that that all looks okay I’m going to
give that a really firm squeeze and that way you have everything lined up nice
and straight and now I’m just going to double check that all my threads secure
so don’t want everything to jump off afterwards and in fact one of my threads
is a little bit loose if I also need to just give that another firm squeeze this
is why it’s so important to check that your crimp beads have always gripped
before trimming off the ends the last thing you want is one of these threads
to pop out of the crimp while you’re wearing it so that has now gripped all
of these threads so I feel quite confident cutting those off so I’m going to chop all of those off at
once and then I can close the necklace end again so it’s at the moment and our
two ends have got two hooks on then rather than loops and so the first thing
I need to do is close up the hooks so I can just do that by pulling the very end
of the metal center down to create a loop okay do the same on the other side so now we can attach our plasma so I was
going to go for a top of class because I quite like a toggle clasp on a bracelet
I find they’re a little bit easier to do up so I’m just going to use six more
jump rings here I’ve got one side gripped in the jaws of the chain nose
I’ve got a second pair of chain nose I’m going to gently twist that open so it’s
just open enough to pop one end of my bracelet in and part of my clasp what’s
going to pick in there as well and I’m just going to twist that back together
when you’re closing jump rings if you just go past where the two ends meet
when you’re twisting it back together you don’t end up with any gaps in the
jump ring that’s now nice and secure and I’m going to do this side and exactly
the same way it’s really effective and what’s really
nice about the paradise diners house sparkler they are and you can pick up
and Pink’s greens grays all sorts of different colors and within them so
it’ll go with Loads of different colors obviously we’ve got a huge range
of four-millimeter zillion shaped beads which are perfect for right angle weave
so there’ll be a color to suit everyone

9 Comments

  1. This works up so quickly! The great thing about these simple designs is that they can have to many options. For the spacer bead, I used a 2mm bicone for the outside contrast–it fit perfectly! On the next bracelet I made, I used four 11/0 seed beads and made a picot for each space. Also, I love designs where a needle is not necessary.

  2. I found if you start with 2 beads on each thread before the first bicone, it doesn't sit slanted against the crimp. Hope this helps😉

  3. good pointer's with the clamshell's the only thing I would do different is use a brighter color, but it is a nice bracelet. thank's

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