The Beadsmith Pebblestone Bracelet

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by Beadsmith Design Team

The Beadsmith Pebblestone Bracelet

Create a gorgeous pebblestone necklace!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Remove the Kumihimo Braiding Disk from the package and review the Instructions for a Simple 8-Warp Braid and Whipping & Finishing Braid Ends in the printed insert. You may also want to download the project template for a guide to the colors used in this project.
  • 2
    Lay the four rattail cords side by side. Cut S-Lon into four 3 yard pieces. Tie all 8 strands together with a knot at the end.
  • 3
    Place the knotted end into the center hole of the Braiding Disk; set your warp as shown in the Warp Set. Place 145 beads onto each of the 2 left strands of S-Lon (290 beads in total).
  • 4
    Create the braid following the 8-Warp Braid instructions except you’ll have two S-Lon warps with beads and two without beads. Create approximately 1/4 inch of braid without beads, then start adding beads. Each time you come to a warp with beads on it, slide a bead into the center hole and tuck it under the first warp it crosses. Continue making the braid with beads to desired length then stop adding beads and continue braiding 1/2 inch of braid without beads (to attach end caps to).
  • 5
    After you’ve finished the braid, remove it from the board and tie a knot in the open end. Next, whip and cut the braid (see Braiding Disk package insert) and glue on the end caps. (Tip: if you set the end cap open side up into the hole in a spool of thread it will free up both hands for adding the glue to the cap.) Wait approximately 15 minutes for glue to dry/set up.
  • 6
    Attach clasp to end caps with jump rings.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Beadsmith Kumihimo 6 inch Braiding Disk 104743068
  • Beadsmith Kumihimo Braid Color Mix 2 mm x 12 yard Pebblestone 104787199
  • Beadsmith S-Lon Bead Cord 77 yard Black 104743104
  • Beadsmith Bob-EEZ No Tangle Thread Bobbins 8 pc. 104743066
  • Small Czech Glass E-Beads Opaque Black (1 package)
  • Small White Pearl Beads (1 package)
  • Crystal Silver Lined Beads (1 package)
  • Copper Mix Beads
  • Twist Tie or Scrap of Cord
  • 2 End Caps that are 6 mm
  • 2 Jump Rings
  • 1 Clasp that has Two Parts
  • Super Glue
Download Project Template