Sheldon's Big Bracelet - As Seen on Blog for Beaders
This bracelet is sure to make you go bazinga! With flat SilverSilk knitted chain capturing a collection of multicolored beads, the bracelet is perfect for every style from geeky chic to Hollywood glam. We'll give you all the steps to make Sheldon's Big Bracelet in no time.
Cut two strands of flat SilverSilk approximately 7 inches long and lay them parallel.
Thread one big eye beading needle with approximately 3 feet Fireline thread. Longer needles work best due to their flexibility. Thread the needle through the inner most loop of one SilverSilk strand.
Pull the Fireline through and secure it with two tied knots.
String one TOHO 9mm bugle bead onto the needle, coming from the underside of the second SilverSilk strand and through the innermost loop.
Thread the needle back down through the bead.
Move to the next closest loop on the first SilverSilk strand and thread the needle up from the underside.
String a second bugle bead in a different color onto the needle and thread it up from the underside of the second SilverSilk strand.
Step eight: Thread the needle back down through the bead as before in Step three. Continue this process until you reach your desired length. Keep in mind that your ends and clasp will add length, so take this into consideration when determining the overall length.
Step nine continued:
Place the small portion of one hidden end piece over the end of the bracelet.
Sew it to the SilverSilk strands by weaving the needle and thread though its stringing holes.
Make sure that the bead pattern continues all the way to the end of the bracelet so you can set the hidden end piece over the top of the beads. If not, you will end up exposing the thread when you place the cover over the end piece.
Use a thread burner to remove excess thread on the ends.
Step eleven continued:
Place the hidden end piece covers over your ends.
Add your desired clasp using jump rings and you're finished!
Show off your cool new bracelet at the next beading party or quantum physics presentation!