Preciosa Seed Beads Bracelet Jewellery Making Project
April 02, 20233 min read
The magic of the humble seed bead is that it can be combined with other beads using any number of beading techniques to create a broad range of jewellery pieces. Beaded jewellery like the bracelet you’ll find in this craft tutorial are beautiful and can be as complex or simple as you like, to suit your crafting level. Simply follow the steps provided in this short jewellery making guide and once you are confident with the technique, we encourage you to explore different colour combinations and enjoy the sheer versatility found with the disarming simplicity of Preciosa seed beads, the only limit is your imagination!
The full list of Preciosa seed beads, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:
Thread the Illusion Cord through the hole of the crimp bead, then through one of the jump rings and back into the crimp bead as shown:
Crimp the thread so it is secure.
Keeping a firm grip of the cord to ensure that both parts of the cord stay within the crimp bead, using crimping pliers (or any jewellery making or household pliers will do) crush the crimp bead first one way, then the other, to grip the Illusion Cord in place permanently.
The Illusion Cord should now stay in place when the thread is pulled. Once the thread is secure within the crushed crimp bead, cut off the excess thread leaving about 1 cm which can then be threaded back through the threaded beads.
String the beads.
Once you have chosen your colours, you can start stringing your Preciosa seed beads onto the beading thread. Start with the centre bead of your flower and string it onto the thread. Then, add the next few beads in the flower's petal colour to one side of the centre bead.
Shape the petals.
After you have strung the petal beads onto the thread, you can shape them to form half of the flower shape by pulling the thread back through the centre bead and creating a loop. Then, add more beads to the other side of the centre bead to complete the flower.
Repeat the process.
Once you have completed one flower, you can begin another by repeating the previous steps. Continue adding flowers to the thread until you achieve the desired length for your bracelet.
Close off the other end of the bracelet.
To secure the second end of the bracelet, you will need to repeat Step 1, ensuring that you tighten the Illusion Cord so that there is no excess. Once the thread is secure within the crushed crimp bead, cut off the excess thread leaving about 1 cm which can then be threaded back through the threaded beads.
Open the jump ring by using two pliers and twisting the jump ring in opposite directions, this will safely open the jump ring.
While the jump ring is still open loop on the trigger clasp and then close it using the pliers.