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Night Owl Bracelet

About this design:

The different types of black Czech glass make for a very interesting selection, especially when designing on the darker side. I added in a "zombie" green for the stringing material to give it a subtle pop. The Halloween TierraCast charms in gunmetal are the perfect finishing touch... just tie on a few with the remaining waxed linen, or even add in a touch of silk string.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin your bracelet by stringing a chunky table cut nugget or button, knotting it in place with an overhand knot.
Step 2:
String several beads onto the doubled-over waxed linen. I like to string on a few at a time, then decide where to knot, then string on some more.
Step 3:
Knot in-between your beads. This gives a nice pop of color while at the same time allowing your bracelet to bend nicely around your wrist.
Step 4:
Once you have all of your beads knotted onto the bracelet, you need to begin creating the structure for your loop. I did this by knotting over and over again using the same strand for the core strand. Knot for about an inch.
Step 5:
Fold your loop structure over to see if the bead will fit through. If it does, then knot around the base of the loop as shown in the photo. Do this a few times to make sure everything is secure.
Step 6:
Now it's time to add the charms. Using the tails of waxed linen from your loop, tie on 1 or 2 charms. Cut 4" off your silk string and knot that at the base of the loop. Tie on another charm or 2 using that and you're done!

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Thunderstorm Silk String 2mm
42" length

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I really like this – the beads are very interesting and I like that the charms are also dark instead of the cutesy ones that are more for charm bracelets. You could wear this almost anytime and it would perhaps be an accessory for a dark outfit and not just Halloween.

  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    This is wayyy cool! I’m with Nancy, I’d like to see this with dark non Halloween charms!

  3. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    Love it.

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    Rocky D says:

    Love the colors in this. Great design!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love it, had a similar design on my mind but with GGS :D

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    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I love this! I already ordered some of the charms but was fiddling with the design. Now you’ve given me some inspiration. Plus, I now want those chunky table cut nuggets!

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I love this piece! The elements you chose are perfect! I have some of the dark garden faceted barrel, and I love them.

  8. Bad Girl Mystic
    Bad Girl Mystic says:

    Love the design & colors – so mysterious – cool

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