An embroidered bracelet, particularly the ones with beads, is considered as a wearable work of art. Each piece is precisely designed and can take several hours to finish, whether it is a free-formed or a ready-to-wear bracelet. Making this beaded cuff bracelet takes much patience and agile fingers, as it requires several sewing techniques.
Things You Need to Make an Embroidered Bracelet
Here are the supplies and tools you need for this bead embroidered cuff bracelet tutorial:
Bead Embroidery Bracelet Instructions
Here are the steps for making a bead embroidered cuff bracelet:
Step One: Sew a peyote bezel around the cabochon. Finish the stitch by surrounding it with large seed beads and run on a bridge stitch binding to it.
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Step Two: Get a piece of leather or faux suede and wrap it around the brass embroidery cuff blank. Leave approximately an inch on each side of the bangle for stitching the cabochon on the fabric. You may trim off the top and bottom sides from within 1/8 inches of the end of the embroidered bracelet.
Step Three: Cut a short size of beading thread and make a knot at one end. Place the cabochon in the middle of the embroidery leather bracelet and dab a few drops of glue or use double-sided tape to hold it temporarily as you work.
Sew from the bottom of the leather to the cabochon, popping out somewhere in the exterior round of seed beads and bezel. Tack it back down to the cabochon and the leather and repeat the process at one end of the cabochon.
Step Four: Finish the sewing process on the first edge of the cabochon. Stitch on the leather band and tie a few knots. You can apply glue if desired. Repeat this process on the opposite end of the cabochon.
Step Five: Use a toothpick to apply a thin coat of glue on the blank cuff bracelet and stick the leather onto the bangle. Cut off at least 1/8 inches of the ends on the outer part of the bracelet. Set it aside and allow the glue to dry for an hour.
Step Six: Do the same thing on the inner part of the bangle.
Step Seven: Sew a brick stitch throughout the cuff bracelet with seed beads to decorate the accessory. Use the same method in step four to finish the bracelet.
There you have it! You can add some metal filigrees or form shapes with cables or beads to spice up your accessory. You can also make cabochons using resins, scrapbook paper, or any picture you like. The key here is to let your imagination run wild, and you will have a handmade accessory that you can be proud of to wear.