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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.

Components:

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. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick 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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