Indian tube bracelets

Indian tube bracelets

Indian bracelets made using seed beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand

Czech seed beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads range offer the widest range of shapes, sizes and colors. This time, we have chosen simple glass tubes which will enable you to create colorful and playful bracelets simply.

These happy bracelets which you can make from colorful cords and glass tubes are sure to fascinate you thanks to their simplicity. You can connect the bracelet’s cords with the strung colorful tubes using one of the oldest textile techniques, “macramé”. The picots with double knots therefore play a role in connecting the bracelet’s cords and in tightening it around the wrist. This will enable you to create a kind of friendship bracelet.We wish you much inspiration when working with seed beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand.


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Materials and tools:

PRECIOSA Tubes (Tu)
321 11 001; 10 x 4 mm; 10 x 5 mm; 4 x 4mm; 5 x 5 mm; a mixture of colors

1 mm colorful cords (ca 1.20 m), scissors, needle nose pliers; flat nose pliers, snipping pliers, eye pins (12 mm longer than the used tubes), textile glue

 

The procedure:

Step 1:
Thread the eye pins through the individual glass tubes and finish them with a loop (fig. no. 1). Arrange the tubes by color in the way that you want to string them onto the cords (fig. no. 2).
You need ca 35 – 45x Tu for a bracelet length of about 18 cm, depending on the used material.

Step 2:
Cut 2x 36 cm cords and tie them off with individual knots, string 1 smaller tube onto each cord and then tie another knot on each cord at a distance of 9 cm (fig. no. 3).

Step 3:
Thread the cords through the eyes of the eye pins, tighten them slightly and tie them off with another knot on each cord (fig. no. 4). String one smaller tube onto each cord and tie it off with a knot (fig. no. 5).

Step 4:
Fold the remainder of the cord in half, thread it under the ends of the cords and tie a simple knot around both ends of the bracelet cord (fig. no. 6a). Start tying knots alternately to the right and to the left. Tie a total of six double knots (“macramé”) (fig. no. 6b).
Apply the textile glue onto the end of the cords, tie a simple knot at each end, tighten well and cut off the excess (fig. no. 6c).


Designer: Helena Chmelíková