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Bright Bangles Bracelets

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Bright Bangles Bracelets Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Punch up your wardrobe with these fun and colorful seed bead bracelets! Gathering inspiration from Japanese street fashion, each simple cuff is embellished with bright neons to reflect freedom and youth.

Choose your favorite seed bead color combinations to work with and your desired cuff sizes. You can find a list of the different seed beads and cuffs we used for each bracelet below.

Color Block Bangles

Step one:
Cut approximately 3 to 4 feet of white Nymo string and thread onto one #11 short beading needle. Choose anywhere from three to six different colors of seed beads to work with for one bracelet design and arrange them in your desired order.

Step two:
String the first foot of thread with one solid color, then the second foot with the next color and so on. Continue this process until you reach the end of the thread and tie a knot to hold the beads in place. You will need to cut more thread and repeat this process to finish the entire cuff.

Step three:
Apply Gem-Tac permanent adhesive to a small section of one aluminum rounded edge 20 gauge cuff and wrap one beaded strand around the cuff. Repeat this process to cover the entire bracelet, trying to keep the knotted ends on the inside. Hold the ends in place with clothespins until the adhesive has dried completely.

Striped Bangle

Step one:
Follow Step one from above, but thread two separate needles. Choose only two colors to work with. Thread each needle with a single color for the entire length and finish with a knot.

Step two:
Follow Step three from above, except wrap the two different colored strands side by side as you go around the cuff to create the striped look.
Estimated time: 4 hours (plus drying time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Nymo D Bobbin White (NYD-WHT)
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive (GEMTAC)
The BeadSmith #11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack (NEED-10)
List of Components:
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Peridot (TBRD11-7F, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Lemon Lime (TBRD11-4, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Lemon Lime (TBRD11-4F, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Lemon (TBRD11-12F, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Lemon (TBRD11-12, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Orange (TBRD11-10, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Medium Orange (TBRD11-10BF, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Medium Orange (TBRD11-10B, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Orange Lined Orange (TBRD11-957, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Medium Orange (TBRD11-30BF, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Cherry (TBRD11-5, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Cherry (TBRD11-5F, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Siam Ruby (TBRD11-5BF, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Coral Lined Amber (TBRD11-979, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Luminous Shocking Pink Lined Crystal (TBRD11-804, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Luminous Lime Green Lined Crystal (TBRD11-805, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Shocking Pink Lined Light Blue (TBRD11-980, qty 1)
1/2" Aluminum Rounded Edge 20 Gauge Cuff Blank (CUFF05, qty 1)
3/4" Aluminum Rounded Edge 20 Gauge Cuff Blank (CUFF06, qty 1)
1 1/4" Aluminum Rounded Edge 20 Gauge Cuff Blank (CUFF08, qty 1)
1 1/2" Aluminum Rounded Edge 20 Gauge Cuff Blank (CUFF09, qty 1)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Emerald Lined Amber (TBRD11-242)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Ceylon Hot Pink (TBRD11-910)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Medium Orange (TBRD11-30B)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Luminous Sherbet Lined Crystal (TBRD11-802)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Matte Nickel-Plated Plum/Teal Iris (TBRD11-515F)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Wisteria Lined Crystal (TBRD11-935)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Ruby (TBRD11-25CF)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Trans-Rainbow Lemon Yellow AB (TBRD11-175)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Lemon Yellow (TBRD11-32)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Pink Lined Dark Aqua (TBRD11-938)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Peridot (TBRD11-27)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Peridot
Code: TBRD11-7F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.19 $0.85$1.09 $0.78$1.00 $0.72
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Lemon Lime
Code: TBRD11-4
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.06 $0.76$0.98 $0.70$0.90 $0.64
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Lemon Lime
Code: TBRD11-4F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.19 $0.89$1.09 $0.81$1.00 $0.75
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Lemon
Code: TBRD11-12F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
Price: $1.29
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Lemon
Code: TBRD11-12
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.16 $0.85$1.07 $0.79$0.98 $0.72
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Orange
Code: TBRD11-10
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.16$1.07$0.98
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Medium Orange
Code: TBRD11-10BF
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33 $0.83$1.22 $0.76$1.12 $0.70
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Medium Orange
Code: TBRD11-10B
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.16 $0.85$1.07 $0.79$0.98 $0.72
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Orange Lined Orange
Code: TBRD11-957
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.20$1.08$0.98
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Medium Orange
Code: TBRD11-30BF
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.47 $0.94$1.35 $0.86$1.25 $0.80
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Cherry
Code: TBRD11-5
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.16 $0.83$1.07 $0.77$0.98 $0.70
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Cherry
Code: TBRD11-5F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33 $0.82$1.22 $0.75$1.12 $0.69
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Siam Ruby
Code: TBRD11-5BF
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33$1.22$1.12
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Coral Lined Amber
Code: TBRD11-979
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33 $1.11$1.22 $1.02$1.12 $0.94
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Luminous Shocking Pink Lined Crystal
Code: TBRD11-804
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.39 $1.12$1.28 $1.03$1.18 $0.95
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Luminous Lime Green Lined Crystal
Code: TBRD11-805
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.39 $0.90$1.28 $0.83$1.18 $0.76
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Shocking Pink Lined Light Blue
Code: TBRD11-980
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.72 $1.25$1.58 $1.15$1.46 $1.06
Qty>
1/2-inch Aluminum Rounded Edge 20 Gauge Cuff Blank
Code: CUFF05
Length 6 Inches, Width 1/2 Inch, Gauge 20 
1-2930-5960+
$0.68$0.60$0.54
Qty>
3/4-inch Aluminum Rounded Edge Cuff Blank
Code: CUFF06
Length 6 Inches, Width 3/4 Inch 
1-2425-4950+
$0.95$0.85$0.76
Qty>
1 1/4-inch Aluminum Rounded Edge 20 Gauge Cuff Blank
Code: CUFF08
Length 6 Inches, Width 1 1/4 Inch, Gauge 20 
1-1415-2930+
$1.33$1.21$1.09
Qty>
1 1/2-inch Aluminum Rounded Edge 20 Gauge Cuff Blank
Code: CUFF09
Length 6 Inches, Width 1 1/2 Inch, Gauge 20 
1-1415-2930+
$1.58$1.41$1.27
Qty>

Alternate Components

TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Emerald Lined Amber
Code: TBRD11-242
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.29$1.19$1.09
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Ceylon Hot Pink
Code: TBRD11-910
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.25 $0.91$1.15 $0.83$1.06 $0.77
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Medium Orange
Code: TBRD11-30B
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.37 $0.89$1.26 $0.81$1.16 $0.75
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Luminous Sherbet Lined Crystal
Code: TBRD11-802
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.39 $1.02$1.28 $0.94$1.18 $0.87
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Nickel-Plated Plum/Teal Iris
Code: TBRD11-515F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.76 $3.15$3.49 $2.93$3.24 $2.72
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Wisteria Lined Crystal
Code: TBRD11-935
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33 $0.99$1.22 $0.91$1.12 $0.84
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Ruby
Code: TBRD11-25CF
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.47 $1.04$1.35 $0.95$1.25 $0.88
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Trans-Rainbow Lemon Yellow AB
Code: TBRD11-175
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33 $0.99$1.22 $0.91$1.12 $0.84
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Lemon Yellow
Code: TBRD11-32
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.37 $0.97$1.26 $0.89$1.16 $0.82
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Pink Lined Dark Aqua
Code: TBRD11-938
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33$1.22$1.12
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Peridot
Code: TBRD11-27
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.23 $0.99$1.13 $0.91$1.04 $0.84
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nymo D Bobbin White
Code: NYD-WHT
Size D (64 yards) 
Sale Price: $1.60
Price: $1.78
Qty>
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 3.7 fl oz.
Code: GEMTAC
3.7 fl oz 
Sale Price: $11.69
Price: $12.99
Qty>
The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code: NEED-10
Length 1 inch, Size 11 
1-56-1112+
$2.39 $2.05$2.21 $1.90$2.04 $1.75
Qty>



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