How To Make Plaited Bead Bracelets
These wrapping bracelets have been in a lot of stores lately but they’re so easy to make that I really don’t think they’re worth spending much money on.
- Thread or yarn
- Basic knowledge of how to plait
Cut 3 long strands of yarn and tie the ends in a knot. Leave a little extra before the knot so you can make a tie later with it.
This is easiest to do with something holding the yarn steady, I used a bead container and closed the lid on the thread.
String a heap of beads onto each thread. I started with 6 on each strand, you can always add some more later.
Start plaiting. Move the right thread over and to the center.
Move the left thread over and to the center.
Push the first bead up the middle thread and place it in the center of the plait.
Move the right thread around the bead and to the center. The bead is now trapped.
Move the left thread to the center and push up another bead. Continue the plait like this, every time you move the thread on the left to the center, push up another bead.
It will look something like this:
Plait until you run out of beads or it’s as long as you wanted. I think these look really cute when they wrap around a couple of times.
Plait the loose ends at the beginning and tie them in a loop.
Plait the rest of the yarn without the beads and then tie the end into a large knot.
You can push the knot through the loop to secure it.
Now you can experiment with different materials, I make one with wire too and it was really pretty!
These make really nice presents too!
Hope you found it useful, let me know if you tried it out!