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  • kye
    kye on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Cool idea!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is such a different style from your previous bracelet. I really like this simplicity too.…” read »

  • Becca W
    Becca W on “Spiral Dance”:
    “this is exquisite! I can't imagine how much time and patience this took, and you are…” read »

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    Robert J on “copper blue”:
    “and the last one. …” read »

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    Robert J on “copper blue”:
    “got the antiquing done and some size reference pics. as always 5thew antiquing looks darker…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Fish on”:
    “Your fish is wonderful! I really like the combination of the hefty dark chain, the abalone…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Pretty in rustic pink”:
    “Love the dark chain with the gorgeous pink opal!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “copper blue”:
    “What an interesting piece! The three views are so different that it almost looks like a…” read »

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    A Groundwater on “Starfish with Love”:
    “Love this. I can never tire of this type of bracelet! :) …” read »

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    A Groundwater on “💜Moonstone💜”:
    “Thanks so much, everyone! You are all so lovely and sweet :) The grey…” read »

  • T thornton
    T thornton on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “Love the Misty look. Like a lake in Scotland.I love the thought you put into it.…” read »

  • T thornton
    T thornton on “Spring Birds”:
    “I am in love with these. Couldn't be any more perfect. Your an amazing artist. Keep…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “you really should try something of the sort, just take it a step at a…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Easy Does It”:
    “A modern, simple, and effective way to show off a beautiful bead or stone!…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Great to share this time of year with proms and weddings!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Finally”:
    “I wondered what you were going to do with that beautiful focal. You certainly did it…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Another gorgeous work of art!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “odalisque”:
    “I can't imagine even attempting this! Intricate, ornate, gorgeous, beautifully done!!!!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Finally”:
    “Love it!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “Thank you all for the complements. Sophiebug I don't try to see the holes when I'm…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Good, I am glad it is helpful. remember to not over twist the square wire…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Patina Queen”:
    “RockyD, just saw your note...the leaves are from Lima--#42368--but they are out of stock right now.…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “no, each step really is simple. there are only so many ways one can…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “whirlpool”:
    “Beautiful! Love the gradated pearls inside the spiral. Such a nice touch.…” read »

  • Rocky D
    Rocky D on “Patina Queen”:
    “Were did the leaves come from. If you don't mind me asking?…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
    “More "ooh" and "ahh"! Forget about finding needles to accommodate those seed beads-my eyes would not…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Nice idea. Really like the ones with the red pearls--they have a oriental touch to…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Easy Does It”:
    “Sometimes simplicity has a lot to say! You could create a hold variety of pieces,…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Again, just wow! I'm going to try the spiral-love the look of it!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “odalisque”:
    “Wow, this is so gorgeously intricate. And there's no earthly way I could ever come close…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Finally”:
    “This is beautiful, especially the PC focal. Love the colors!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Finally”:
    “I just love that you made so many of the components. I especially like all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, you are so funny, I'm chuckling now...surely not simple. Beautiful design with such intricate…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spiral Dance”:
    “The square/spiral wire combo holding the cab is amazing! Including the instructions really helps all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
    “All of YOUR support is a tremendous comfort. Sometimes we can feel so alone in…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

Braided Wax Linen Seed Bracelets

About this design:

This is a very simple bracelet to make and it looks great with a few on your wrist. As my first try with making bracelets it was an easy one to start with.
To close it (which you don't see in the photo) I used a pretty button.


So choose your color of waxed linen you like and use the seed beads of your choice. I used 6/0 and the 8/0 were just too tiny for me. Then choose a nice button from Lima Beads. I have gotten many compliments on them and have made them for gifts. Lisa LaBarre-Kurz

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Hi Lisa! These are so cool! I just took a tutorial to make a similar bracelet. Haven’t started yet, but am looking forward to it. I hope mine comes out as great as yours did!

  2. T Paul
    T Paul says:

    These are sooo cute!! I need a tutorial for these. Great little stackers for summer:)

  3. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Cool! Let me know if you find a tutorial- I would love to make these…..

  4. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    These are colorful,dainty and lots of fun. Nice work!

  5. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Thanks Maria! I will try it out- The bracelets are really FUN, Lisa!!

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    These are so cute. I love 3 strand braid because its so easy, you can change the beads up, put them on 1 or both sides or the middle, space them close or far.apart. Any little change can make it look entirely different. It makes great wrap bracelets.

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    They are adorable :D

  8. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    These are so fun! What a great way to show some fab seed beads. :)

  9. Lisa LaBarre-Kurz
    Lisa LaBarre-Kurz says:

    I will give you the way I make mine but each wrist would be a different size so you have to take that into consideration. Okay, here goes:Cut waxed linen cord into a 26″ piece and a 19″ piece(You will have leftovers, but try this way first). Fold the longer strand in half and align one end of the shorter strand with both ends of the longer strand. Fold the excess of the smaller strand over and make a knot big enough to fit your button. Snip off the extra fourth strand, so now you are left with three strands. I use a dot of cement adhesive on the knot. So, now you have 3 equal strands. I use a clip board and clip it at the knot very gently and work. Start braiding the three strands for a bit(It is up to your preference). Now, thread a bead onto the outer left strand, push it against the base of the braid, Cross the left over the middle strand and thread another bead onto the far right strand. Push to the base and crossover.Keep it as tight as possible and keep doing this until you have some leftover to simply braid as you did in the beginning. Knot it or just stand on a button( I like to knot first and then strand on the button so it is more secure. So if you are doing it for others get their wrist sizes. You will know how to figure out the length of your wax linen after you have done a few. DO NOT WEAR IN WATER AS THE LINEN STRETCHES. It does stretch a bit anyway, but it Really stretches when wet. enjoy and thank you so very much for your comments. Lisa LaBarre-Kurz

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    What a dandy stack of bracelets. Love ‘em! :D

    Thanks for the info on the tutorial and for your explanation of how you used it. Another technique to learn…… :D

  11. Frida
    Frida says:

    Lovely :)

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    Annie Z says:

    This would also make a great wrap ankle bracelet if made longer.

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