Charm Bracelets that combine a pattern of different types and colours of seed beads are always satisfying to create and can be crafted by the whole family. This tutorial will teach you how to combine bicone beads with seed beads to great effect and a heart pendant is the perfect finishing touch. The colours in this tutorial are an initial guide and we encourage you to experiment with different colour combinations.
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Use the Round Nose Pliers to stretch open the Stirrup Bail, then slip the Heart Pendant between the bails teeth and press the bail closed using the Chain Nose Pliers. The teeth of the bail should pass through both sides of the hole in the pendant. This will become the bracelet charm.
Measure out a length of the Elasticity Cord that is long enough to wrap round your wrist, plus a little extra for tying knots and cut it with the Scissors.
Tie a double knot at one end so the beads do not slip off the end and thread on approximately 40 Seed Beads.
Begin the patterned section of the bracelet starting with one Bicone Bead, followed by two Seed Beads and repeat this pattern approximately five times.
Thread on the heart pendant charm making sure it sits between two bicone beads as this will prevent it from slipping along the length of the bracelet.
Continue threading on the rest of the beads until the pattern is symmetrical on either side of the pendant charm. The threaded beads should be able to wrap all the way around your wrist.
Tie the two ends of the Elasticity Cord together in a secure double knot and cover the knot by slotting it inside a Crimp Cover and then pressing it closed with the Chain Nose Pliers. It should look like a silver bead when closed.