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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Tutorial Today Wednesday




Maybe you've noticed, maybe not, but we've been a little quiet on the blog front recently. That's hopefully set to change soon, but in the mean time we're giving you all our most popular posts throughout November (which just so happen to be the new Checkmybox range... coincidentally). We've been off doing busy business type stuff, getting all the necessary pieces in place for the launch, working through and learning the admin side, doing some courses and meeting with potential clients. Even though it's not the creative side that me and Hannah both enjoy and really started the business to do more of, it's still incredibly interesting, and motivating to see how much we have progressed since we set up two months ago now. I think sometimes it's difficult to see all the smaller goals achieved along the way when most of the focus goes into financial constraints and actually developing and creating your final product ready to sell. I'm really proud of what we've accomplished up to this point, only slightly off schedule, but working hard to get there always.
As usual we will keep you updated on Checkmybox right here. Enjoy today's tutorial xx



UPDATE: You can buy the materials to make this kit over at Checkmybox.co.uk or at our Etsy shop, making things even easier!

Seed Bead Ombre plaited Bracelet jewellery kit



  Tool list:  
Tigertail (nylon coated wire) / Seed beads in graduating colours / Crimps / Jump rings / Chain / Clasp

  Instructions:  
Cut 6 lengths of tigertail that are all 12cm long / Put a crimp onto the end of one piece of tigertail, then thread that end through a jump ring and back on itself into the crimp / Push the crimp tight against the jump ring and squash between pliers / Thread on equal amounts of each colour seed bead to required length / Thread another crimp on after the the last seed bead / Thread the tigertail through a second jump ring and back through the crimp / Pull tight and squash the crimp / Trim any excess tigertail / Repeat these steps twice for each jump ring so you end up with three lots of two strands / Attach all three sections with a jump ring at one end / Plait the three sections together and secure with another jump ring / Measure the extra chain needed to fit around the rest of your wrist and secure each end to the outer jump rings of the plaited section / Part your chain in the middle and attach your clasp to one end (and a jump ring to the other if needed) / Put it on your wrist and rock some ombre styling!

18 comments:

  1. Very cute! Made this today!
    Thanks :)

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    1. Fantastic! I'd love it if you could send a photo!

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  2. Any instructions? Or just the picture?

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    1. Hi Madelyn
      I replied to this message a while ago, but accidentally deleated it! So just in case you didn't see the last message I will rewrite.
      I am planning to write up all the tutorials very soon. So I'll get this one up first... hopefully very soon.
      Thanks x

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  3. I love this and have had someone ask me to make it for them. Looking forward to the tutorial.

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    1. That's fantastic! Right, I'm getting my ass in gear and I'll have this up later today... promise!!

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  4. I have the stuff to make this. Hope I can do it. May have to wait for tutorial though.

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  5. Hi there! I found this tutorial on Pinterest and had to check it out! I'm a fellow jewelry designer/maker and I've made lots of necklaces with the seed bead braid elements, but never a bracelet. I'm in the middle of trying the tutorial out right now - so far so good!

    Feel free to check out my blog/shop and leave a comment for me if you like :)

    -Ali of J'adorn Designs

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  6. What size seed beads did you use for this?

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    1. Hi Lisa. Thanks for your question. Please see my comment below for the actual answer!

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  7. Hi Lisa. I used size 6 seed beads for this tutorial. I like using them for this type of thing because they're nice and big, which make things a bit easier! You could use smaller ones and add more colours to make a smoother ombre

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  8. Cute! Love the colors you chose!

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  9. I love this bracelet and I want to do it on a larger scale maybe a necklaces. But I have 27 girls that are going to make it. Can i get a little more info on what size tigertale wire you used, also the size on jump rings and i know the chain will very person to person but what length did you use on each side. Sorry so many questions.

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    1. Hi Janille

      Thank you for your questions! No need to be sorry.

      For each bracelet we use just under a meter of tigertail. We use a standard size of 0.38mm. There's no need to buy the more expensive higher strand content, nylon wire tigertail as it's completely covered with beads. Cheap and cheerful will do just fine. The plaited bracelet part comes out at about 10cm, and 10cm of chain is more than enough for most wrists.
      We also used 7mm jump rings. We've found they are the easiest to use, especially for beginners.

      If you have any problems sourcing supplies we can arrange to put a kit together for you. If you'd like anymore info on this please email us at contact@checkmybox.co.uk and we'll see what we can do!

      Hope this was helpful, and that you and the girls have a great time making the bracelets!

      Thanks, Fran xx

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  11. Nice post and easy to make this. Definitely I will try it. Thanks for sharing.
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  12. I love it! Thank you!
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  13. OMG what a pretty Bracelets. This is my first time to this site but my friend has told me about your work and you are very very good!
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