beaded crocheted bracelet video tutorial

I love the look of these bracelets. The turquoise & brown is my favorite, of course. I really love the mixture of color and bead shapes and sizes. All of them feel like summer to me. Maybe because of the colors I chose or the crocheted “twine” look. I don’t know, but they need to be worn when you are out at the beach or out playing in the sun. They would make cute anklets too!

This is a great road trip project too!  Just make sure to string your beads at home first, so you are not dealing with run-away beads.

Supplies:
a really long length of 3-ply waxed linen thread (at least 3 yards)
various beads (seed beads size 11/0)
1 button
crochet hook, size 5

Things you might want to know:

* T0 find out how long your bracelet needs to be, measure your wrist and add 1/2″-3/4″ for each time you want it wrapped around your wrist.

* It is best to find a good fitting bracelet you already own and use that as a guide.

* The purple bracelet is almost 34 inches long and wraps around my wrist 5 times.

Please leave any questions in the comments. Thanks for watching!

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44 Responses to beaded crocheted bracelet video tutorial

  1. Catherine says:

    I’ve wanted to know how to make these since I saw some for sale at a friend’s house. Thanks for your video – your instructions are clear and concise. Now, off to buy some waxed linen and beads!

  2. elsa says:

    I’ve made a few of these but more necklaces than bracelets. Yours are so pretty! Thanks for reminding me.

  3. Susan Jonsson says:

    You did such a good job explaining how to make these bracelets….I am not a jewelry maker….but I am sure I can make a bracelet following your instructions. I am excited to use some of the millions of beads I have collected!

    Susan

  4. I really like this and will definitely try it. I have a boat load of beads and this is a good project for using them up. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. Great project – and your tip for taking this one traveling is spot on!

  6. I’ve never crocheted before and when I saw this, a light went on – I can totally do this! Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial. I’m headed to the store right after work today.

  7. Mousy Brown says:

    These are so beautiful Regina – can’t wait to have a go! :D

  8. Andria says:

    Oh my gosh, Regina…I’m so excited to try this! It looks like such an easy and wonderful project with such pretty results. Thanks for sharing; I will be bookmarking it, for sure!

  9. Lisa says:

    LOVE! Thank you so much for the calm and clear instruction. They are wonderful little bracelets.

  10. Maria says:

    Thank you for sharing! An extremely simple project with a great outcome. Your blog is already in my to-follow list! :)

  11. MelBee says:

    These are beautiful and really great instructions-thank you so much for sharing…..off to have a go.x :-)

  12. Jill says:

    Thank you for putting together this video! I really like the idea of making the button clasp – it’s much easier (and cuter) than attaching a standard jewelry clasp.

  13. Heather R. says:

    Thanks- that was a great tutorial! Just learned crochet, and am making rugs- it’ll be fun to combine it with the jewelry making that I already love to do!

  14. susan says:

    Thank you for post. I see Christmas gifts……..

  15. CaCraftingGirl says:

    Love your tutorial. Thank you!

  16. Debbie says:

    Great tutorial! I’m looking forward to doing this project with my granddaughter when she visits this summer–thanks!

  17. Janet says:

    I love these! Perfect for summer and I already have all the materials. I’m gonna make some this week. Thanks for generously sharing the video.

  18. lisa says:

    I’m with everybody else… lovely bracelets, great instruction, and I want to make some soon! And I think they WOULD be great xmas gifts… I have a boatload of beads, just have to remember if I still have that spool of waxed linen.

    And it suits my crochet skills perfectly (I can chain…)… I’m thinking a really really long one might be fun.

  19. Deborah says:

    Super project. You’re video was A+++++. Very nicely done. Good luck with your futur efforts. I will just be starting my own blog.

  20. Lisa says:

    Hi Regina,

    Have you tried it with 4 ply? Would it not work as well, in your opinion?

    Thanks!

  21. Eileen says:

    Thanks for the wonderful tutorial, Regina. I want to sit down and do this right now! Maybe I can make more than a dent in my bead stash. Your artwork is lovely and so is your blog. I’ll definitely be back.

  22. Dottie says:

    Where can I get the 3 ply waxed linen thread without ordering on the internet? I’ve tried Michaels and JoAnn’s but no luck they have never heard of it or really didn’t care that for that matter. I really want to make these with my Granddaughter!

  23. Finally I can see how to precisely finish a bracelet, thanks for the easy instructions.

  24. Thanks! I teach kids to sew, knit, crochet, and I’m sure they will love making these!!

  25. Dynamics says:

    I usually do not comment but I had to this time. Your explaining was great. I loved that you gave more than one example. Let the creative juices begin. To the bead store I am going. Thank you.

  26. sepideh says:

    Great! Your tutorial was clear… They are lovely

  27. Heather says:

    Thank you so much! This was exactly what I was looking for! I love that this style can dress up rather ordinary looking beads AND keeps faceted higher quality beads from looking too fussy. A great way to make casual-chic jewelry. Awesome “how to” video.

  28. tammie says:

    Really great instructions….for someone who has never crocheted before…it was easy to follow and I had fun doing it!! Thanks!!

  29. Teena says:

    Thanks for the video! Do you secure your nots at both ends with glue? Do you find that the knots come undone after awhile if not?

  30. Jackie says:

    I’m new to crocheting beaded bracelets! This video was really helpful. Many thanks!

  31. Robyn says:

    I just found out about beaded crochet and was lucky to find your video on Pinterest. It is so easy to follow and the bracelets are beautiful. thanks for sharing this wonderful tutorial:)

  32. Patty says:

    Thank you for the fantastic tutorial.

  33. Mari√ętte Venter says:

    Thanks this is going to be my Xnas presents to all the cousons.

  34. Mary Beth says:

    Thank you for that. It was the clearest instruction that I’ve ever seen. It seemed as though a good friend had stopped over for coffee and was teaching me over a “cuppa”.

  35. terrijean jacobo says:

    what a great way to use up some of the mixed baggies of beads i have left over from other projects! thanks for the awesome tut!

  36. Anonymous says:

    I loved your tutorial. I have used elastic to make something similar but the waxed linen will be so much easier! Thanks

  37. Gaylynn says:

    I loved your tutorial! .I have used elastic to make something similar. The waxed linen will go smoother. Thanks.

  38. Vicki Davidson says:

    I loved ur video on crocheting beads. It was very easy to follow. The material is difficult for me to handle. The thread is difficult to manipulate. Maybe I just need more practice, but I need help! Can u give me some tips? Also, is the re some kind of magic to threading those beads? Are there any special tools like a needle or something to thread the ones with tiny holes? Any advice you may have would be welcomed. Thanks!

    • Regina Lord says:

      Hi Vicki,
      Just make sure you are using 3-ply waxed linen, which should be thin and flexible. Anything thicker will be difficult to work with. The waxed linen also makes it easier to thread the beads, because the wax makes a nice point at the end of the thread. I have put a link in the post on which waxed linen I like best.

      If you are using regular embroidery floss, you may need to split it in half to 3 strands instead of 6. There are also beading needles that are ultra thin for working with small beads which can be found at a bead or craft shop.

      Hope that helps some.

  39. Diane says:

    thank you for the great tutorial! very cute bracelet!

  40. Sharon says:

    Your bracelets are beautiful, it’s exactly what I’m looking for, but how do you attached leather at each end for the button closure. Google “mermaid multi wrap crochet and leather bracelet” to see what i mean. Thank you

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