DIY -Lattice Bracelet

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Beads & Supplies

Beads & Supplies

Tools Needed
Flush Wire Cutters
Crimp Tool or Chain Nose Pliers

Materials Needed
1 yard Softflex wire, size .014″
2 tube shaped crimp beads, size 2mm x 2mm
1 toggle clasp
11 Swarovski 6mm faceted round crystal beads
22 daisy spacer beads measuring 4mm across
5+ grams size 11/0 seedbeads

Designer’s Tip: This is a beginner level bracelet pattern.  The pattern is created by using a doubled length of Softflex wire and stringing through the beads in a figure 8 pattern. The 6mm beads can easily be replaced with any size or shape of bead. When using larger beads, the number of seedbeads strung between each lattice connection may need to be increased.

Attach the First Side of the Clasp

Step 1: Feed the Softflex wire through one end of the toggle clasp and position the clasp in the center of the stringing wire.

Step 2: Feed both ends of the wire through a crimp bead and position the crimp against the clasp. The resulting loop should be small but in no way constricting the movement of the clasp.

Step 3: For a professional look, use a crimp tool to secure the crimp bead in place.

Step 1 through Step 3

Secure one side of the clasp to a doubled length of Softflex wire with a crimp bead.

We have a great video on how to use this tool. (It’s a long video, jump to 2:59 for a quick review of how the crimp tool works.) Alternatively, the crimp bead can be secured in place by squeezing it with a pair of chain nose pliers.

String the Bead Pattern

Step 4: String 10 seedbeads onto each piece of wire.

Step 5: String 1 daisy spacer, 1 round crystal, and 1 daisy spacer onto one of the wire strands.

Step 6: Feed the other wire strand through the beads strung during the previous step in the opposite direction. This will create the figure-8 pattern.

Step 4 through Step 6

String 10 seedbeads on each wire. String onto one wire:1 spacer, 1 round bead, and 1 spacer bead. Feed the 2nd wire through the beads in the opposite direction making a figure-8 pattern.

Step 7: Repeat Step 4 through Step 6 ten more times or until the desired length is achieved.

Continue building the bracelet by repeating steps 4-6.

Continue building the bracelet by repeating steps 4-6.

Finishing the Bracelet

Step 8: String 10 seedbeads onto each piece of wire.

Step 9: Feed both ends of the wire through a crimp bead.

String 10 seedbeads on each wire. String both wires through the remaining crimp bead.

String 10 seedbeads on each wire. String both wires through the remaining crimp bead.

Step 10: Feed both ends of the wire through the loop of the second side of the clasp.

Step 11: Feed both ends of the wire back through the crimp bead so that the clasp becomes “trapped” in the loop and the wire ends are pointing toward the beads.

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String both wires through the clasp and then back through the crimp bead.

Step 12: For a professional look, use a crimp tool to secure the crimp bead in place. Alternatively, the crimp bead can be secured in place by squeezing it with a pair of chain nose pliers.

Step 13: Use wire cutters to cut off excess wire.

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Use a crimp tool to secure the crimp and cut off any excess wire.

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The completed bracelet!

WE LOVE READING YOUR COMMENTS!! Comment on this post for your chance to win a kit of materials to make your own. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on January 30th!

Congrats lilisgems for winning the kit. Be sure to watch for our next DIY with another chance to win something new. Suggestions are always welcome, what do you want to learn?

About Lisa Claxton
Beads... what can I say, they are and have always taken over my life. Every room in the house has them and yet I crave more.

9 Responses to DIY -Lattice Bracelet

  1. Angela Mullis says:

    I love this bracelet tutorial! So simple yet so gorgeous! I can’t wait to try it out! Pretty please count me in for your amazing giveaway! Thanks!

    Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

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  2. Autumn Adams says:

    The possibilities are endless! And it’s so easy. Thank you for posting the tutorial.

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  3. lilisgems says:

    Thanks for sharing. Like the color choice!

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  4. Jeanne Andrzejewski says:

    This is SMF (so much fun!). Have made 4 of them in 2 days. Wore black/gun metal one out to dinner last night and got so many compliments! Two of my friends asked for one so I get to make more – yay! Thanks Bead Shop Girl!

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  5. Karen Frisa says:

    Such a pretty bracelet with so many possibilities! Thanks for posting this, and for mentioning your blog in your newsletter — I didn’t know that you had one!

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  6. Marianne B says:

    Simple and very effective. Would love to win the kit!

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  7. Rachelle says:

    LOVE THIS! I will be making two tonight! Your classes are fabulous, Lisa, but in the meantime, I’m enjoying the tutorials on BSG. Hope I win!!

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  8. Carolyn says:

    Love the bracelet design. Would love to win a kit.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreations@live.com

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  9. Munmun Nishi says:

    Awesome Designs!
    Really color full.I also like it very much.This is so awesome bracelet design.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this article and fine post.
    Munmun Nishi :)

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