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Sunny fringe bracelet

About this design:

My mother loves these fringe bracelets and I have made her a couple over the years but her favorite color is yellow so I scoured the internet in search of yellow flower beads to use and I love how cheery it is .... I almost want to keep it ....on a silly note I tried to take photography advice to take photos outdoors and well its hard to do with discerning free range hens who scrutinize your work :) so of course I hope this makes you guys smile too


Czech glass flowers , leaves , fire polish rounds , toho seed beads in all sizes , wildfire thread .....I will post a pick showing similar components lima has in stock to make this in purple

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Use your largest hole beads to create a middle channel I used 6/0 seed beads...thread your needle with a long piece of wildfire thread ( you can add thread as you go so only make it as long as you can handle comfortably....string your 6/0 seed beads to 7 1/2 inches or measure to fit ...use your 8/0 seed beads to create a loop then go back down through the middle channel and out the other end
Step 2:
Use 8/0 seed bead then add 11/ 0 seed beads to make a small loop to add a czech flower button
Step 3:
Go back through the channel all the way to the other end pull tight go back through the loop then go down 2 6/0 beads come out and begin adding your fringe
Step 4:
To make the fringe elements I string on a few seed beads ( all are different its up to what you feel ) then I put on a leaf a flower with a fire polish bead as it's center or just a fire polish bead ( to look like a flower bud ) then string on a 15/0 seed bead at the end bring your thread around the outside of the 15/0 seed bead then go back down through the fringe
Step 5:
Go back down to the main channel and go two more 6/0 beads down come back out pull tight and add the next element ....continue on like that adding fringe back and forth as you fill the bracelet in . ( wildfire is best for this as you won't split your threads ) no rules just add what you feel and stop when you like your result

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Creel U
    Creel U says:

    Wow! what a great mix of flowers and buds. I wish I could see a video of how you made this. Not that your instructions aren’t clear, but I am really obtuse without a visual!

  2. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    What a fun and happy bracelet!! I don’t think I could make it but I would love to wear it! I love Czech flowers….they always brighten up a design.

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    bluedog says:

    So cheery and lovely to boot!

  4. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Springtime cheer in summertime heat. It is gorgeous enough that I swear I can smell spring flowers.

  5. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Pretty and most interesting as well. It reminded me of a fringe type bracelet that I made many of a many of years ago. It was called Sea Urchin bracelet. Not my design. I bought an instruction pamphlet in a bead shop. Your bracelet let’s you use all those flower beads, and that sea urchin bracelet let you use up all your miscellaneous bead soup. Fringe designs are so happy. And these yellow flowers are so bright. I really like it.

  6. Phoenix
    Phoenix says:

    What a great picture! I think your hen approves. And of course I love your frilly, cheerful bracelet! Very fun and springy.

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Yes, yes–it’s making me smile! I love the bright yellow flower buds! Your mother will adore this piece, and I can see why you want to keep it. You’ll just have to make another for yourself. Miss Hen agrees that it is a spectacular bracelet–does she have a name? I do appreciate your directions as I’ve never done one with a stitching technique–it sure looks hard. Fantastic work and just in time for spring!

  8. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    What a great setting to photograph your creation! Looks like it sprang right up out of the soil.

  9. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Thank you all !! The hens name is sweetpea , she is probably the nosiest of the bunch but I am sure that is because she is thinking there might be food involved LOL …..This is actually a lot easier than it looks…. trust me ….I learned how to make these quite a few years ago when my friend drug me off to one of those crafting retreats they used to have in NJ …It was really big for scrapbooking at that time but there were some of us that made jewlery too and I was glad I went ….I do believe there are youtube videos out there with a similar method to how I do them ….if you ever try this I promise you’ll be amazed at how easy and relaxing it is to do (particularly if you like sewing you’ll enjoy this) …..just make sure you use wildfire so your threads don’t split and pull tight after each element is added so the threads hide inside the main channel

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love the bright and happy colors in the bracelet. A clever and creative setting for photographing your Fringe of Flowers. However, the chicken is an unexpected element. But she is there so make her part of the picture. In my family it’s what we call ” Making use of the existing resources. ” :D

  11. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    This is adorable … love the hen!

  12. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    and the daffodils add a special punch.

  13. Melody F
    Melody F says:

    This wins my special award of the most imaginative photo I have seen of a bead creation on this site! It is like Persephone herself is coming up from the underworld after the dead of winter. First she reaches up with one hand to test the weather. That one hand brings all really spring flowers. Even the birds are pleased. Oh, and I love the bracelet too. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

  14. kye
    kye says:

    I love everything about your post! The fantastic photo with the gorgeous bracelet, the daffodils, the hand emerging from the earth and the instructions. Who could ask for more?! I especially love the colors you chose. Green, yellow and amber. So beautiful. I definitely want to try this technique. Thanks so much for posting!

  15. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Yes – I smiled also. Beautiful bracelet. Beautiful hen. Great photography! Love it Kimberly.

  16. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Haha !! I truly was being silly with the setting and the bird coming over just worked …. I am so so glad it made you guys smile too :) Melody your description made me giggle ” even the birds are pleased ” LOL …Kye you would be amazed how easy it actually is to make …I forgot to add that the first pass the bracelet will sort of zigzag but as you keep adding elements it straightens out

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