Here is a tutorial perfect for anyone who likes to have a classy bracelet in just minutes! With this tut, you’ll learn how to create a simple unit of beads, link them together and have an accessory in an instant.
Cat’s Eye Bracelet by XQDesigns
Cat’s Eye beads
Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Step 1: Bring up an eye pin, bead cap and cat’s eye bead.
Step 2: Slide the bead cap, followed by the cat’s eye bead into the eye pin.
Step 3: With a flat nose pliers, bend the wire at 90 degrees like shown in this picture.
Step 4: Measure approximately 0.5 inch from the tip of the wire and then cut the wire with wire cutter.
Step 5: Bring up your round nose pliers and grip the tip of the wire.
Step 6: Make a loop by turning your wrist towards you.
Step 7: Keep turning until you make a full turn.
Step 8: You now have created 1 unit. Repeat Steps 1 to 7 and create units of cat’s eye beads needed to make a bracelet. In this tutorial we’ve created 12 units.
Step 9: Bring up 2 units of cat’s eye bead. Using a flat nose pliers slightly open 1 side of the loop on 1 unit like shown in this picture.
Step 10: Once the loop is open, link another unit by hooking it up onto the opened loop.
Step 11: Take your round nose pliers and carefully close the loop again.
Step 12: You now have linked 2 units. Keep linking the units of cat’s bead until you have enough links to create a bracelet.
Step 13: Open 2 jump rings and attach 1 jump ring onto the last unit, together with a loop lock. On the other end, attach again a jump ring, followed by a “T” lock.
See how quick, easy, simple but classy your bracelet is? Create it in different colors and make a friend happy today by giving one in her favorite color.
Now, did you love linking? Why not create a bangle this time? Shape the wire, add twirls and spirals the way how you want them! Learn how to create a Free-Form Wire Bangle!
Download lots of free jewelry making tutorials at DiyLessons! Are you a jewelry (jewellery) making teacher/ tutor? You can also list your tutorials here too. Join as our subscriber and redeem a free copy of the tutorials!