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Full Day 2-Wrap Bracelet

About this design:

I love brandy opal, and have actually been carrying a bag of red leather and brandy opal 6mm round beads around with me for about 2 months. I wanted to make a wrap bracelet, but needed to teach myself how first. Then I vision of what my day might look like if I laid on may back under a maple tree in my yard from sun up through sun down. That is where the graduation of color came into place.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 1 strand of 6mm round beads
  • 4 4mm round beads
  • 45” 2mm leather cord
  • 16’ of thread
  • 1 button

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Most important part this bracelet was getting the color graduation correct. Sort all of your brandy opal round beads into 3 groups – light/white, medium/orange/red, and dark black/brown.
Step 2:
Once you have the beads laid out from light to dark, you can begin your ladder stitch.

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Package of 6 needles $1.60

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  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Another fab piece, Ali!

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    M Barris says:

    I love this bracelet! The warm colors graduating down the strip of leather ropes reminds me of floating down the river in an innertube during the last days of summer. I can’t wait to try this. I’ve never attempted a wrap bracelt but you’ve inspired me to try. Thanks!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely bracelets Ali. I’m busy making these my bracelet for my next craft fair! I just love doing them!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Love this one too! Great color and love the graduation of tones!

  5. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! :D Love your work!

  6. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks for all your nice comments. I just hope that the tutorial has made making these bracelets seem possible and not daunting.

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Another wonderful color combo and design, Ali! :D

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    S Furr says:

    Always looking for new ideas and sources–you offer both—thanks!

  9. S Fletcher
    S Fletcher says:

    Love it!!!

  10. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    Ali, what kind of thread do you use for these?

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    Meg g says:

    What kind of stringing thread is used on these????

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    pattid says:

    Has anyone gotten the answer to the above questions? What kind of thread do you use?

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I know when Ali first posted these, she used Nymo thread. I have used it as well. It is sold here at LB.
    Perhaps the other brands can be used too? I’m not sure.

  14. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I think you can use whatever you want. I went to a bead show recently, and one woman was using Fireline. If you look at the other wrap bracelets Ali made, there is a video associated with one of them. I think she talks about the thread in the video.

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    Kinda Obsessed says:

    Love your designs, so simple and such easy goin’ style :D

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    alohadm57 says:

    Aloha Ali, You are wonderful , I’ve loved Chan-Lu’s bracelets! I’am a avid beader
    and have always wanted to make the 5- wrap bracelet, like the Very
    Costly ones in Sundance Catalog!!! Sense the first time I say them,
    I’ve been opening the Windows on the close-ups to try to see how She
    Makes them. I thought I had figured it all out but, was still not sure
    Enough to start to make one? But, You ensured & inspired Me with
    Your Fantastic Vidio & Written instructions!!! Maholo with much Aloha!

  17. RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs says:

    I would love to learn this technique!

  18. KSD
    KSD says:

    I’ve got it now – the ladder stitch is easy once you get the hang of it. I love your colors on this one. thanks.

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    Lawren s says:

    chan luu uses silk thread – not pearl knotting – but sewing silk thread. 4-6 strands

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    P Cockrell says:

    I use upholstery thread. It’s the heaviest weight of the threads offered at JoAnn’s.

  21. orangecat
    orangecat says:

    I’m gonna try envisioning myself lying under a skinny little weeping mulberry in my backyard all day cause that’s all I got right now. Or maybe I can borrow someone else’s tree. I love reading your ideas; always inspiring. Wish I could find some round brandy opals.

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