DIY Beading Bracelet: Oh, Christmas Tree Tutorial

It’s DIY beading time and I’m about to share a diy beading bracelet tutorial that’s perfect this coming Christmas! Remember this bracelet I shared on the Fanpage? Finally, the patten is finished and I believe many have been waiting for it 🙂 So, let’s wait no more!

 

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1. In order to create the Christmas Tree you need to know first the basic Square Stitch weaving technique. To start a Square Stitch, first string a number of beads. The number of beads strung will determine how wide you’d like the finished piece be. For tutorial purposes, we have strung 8 beads. The arrow indicates the thread path.This will be your 1st row.

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2. Weave a  2nd row. Pick up a bead then going counter-clockwise, pass the thread into the last bead from the 1st row and into the new bead added. Pull the thread.

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3. Continue by adding another bead. Pick up a bead and then going counter-clockwise, pass the thread into  the adjacent bead from the 1st row and into the new bead added. Pull the thread.

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4. Pick up a bead again and then going counter-clockwise, pass the thread into 3rrd to the last bead from the previous row and into the new bead added. Pull the thread.

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5. Complete the 2nd row by weaving in the same counter-clockwise direction until you reach the other end.

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6. Now, add a 3rd row, but this time, weave in clockwise direction until you reach again the other end.

 

 

 

7. Add a 4th row and going right to left, weave in counter-clockwise direction until you reach the other end. Continue to add new rows, weaving in clockwise and counter-clockwise direction until you reach the desired size or length of your beadwork.


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By now you are familiar with the Square Stitch. Let’s refer to the Christmas Tree pattern. The pattern is showing it has 12 rows and 14 columns. Each circle represents 1 seed bead. To have the white seed beads visible on the pattern, I indicated them as color yellow. Create as many Christmas Tree you need. Each Christmas Tree measures 1×1 inch. For a 6-inch bracelet, including bar ends, jump rings and clasp you need at least 4 Christmas Tree.

 

 

Now, after you have all your Christmas Trees ready this is where the bugle beads come in. I used approximately 4.95mm bugle beads. You may use longer sized bugle beads, but this will result a slight change in length when finished. Connect the trees with the bugle beads by weaving as shown on the pattern. Weave going down…

 

 

…and then come back up and continue to weave through the top row so your thread is in position to connect another tree.

 

 

After connecting the trees, attach your bar ends, jump rings and clasp. Surprise! Oh, a Christmas Tree bracelet! Hope you like my little and advance Christmas gift to you 🙂

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20131119_232957Oh by the way, newest addition to the family 🙂 I’m a grandma again for the 3rd time! I was taking care of her while creating the bracelet. She’s 2 days old on this picture, but she’s now 19 days old 🙂 Not yet walking but her eyes are now open.

 

Happy beading and have a great weekend!

 

 

 

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Sky Aldovino

I am a self-taught beadweaver who loves to learn and share her knowledge on jewelry making through blogging and published tutorials you'll find at DIY Beading Club.com

    One Comment On “DIY Beading Bracelet: Oh, Christmas Tree Tutorial”

    1. Thank you for the pattern. Very sweet of you! AND, it’s really cute!

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