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  • 00:00: hello everyone I'm Anna with the photography company here to show you how to create this seed beaded ball chain bracelet and I've got one here on my wrist here you can see it rolls really nicely and it has a lot of interest to it each one of the seed beaded cages or pockets that your beads are going to be popped into has a lot of detail around it you can see each bead here you've got
  • 00:33: on several lines of seed beads capturing it in there and there's just a lot of interest a lot of different angles running around those beads and so as you turn it on your wrist it's just really fun to kind of look at how the pattern progresses so I'm going to do one for you today in a pink color combination I have some six millimeter or I'm sorry these are eight millimeter you want an
  • 01:05: eight millimeter Czech glass round and these are a SAM pane luster and then I have two colors of seed beads I have a galvanized coral here and then I also have a matte blush that I'm going to use and those are the only three beads that you're going to use in addition to the beads we're going to use our wildfire beading thread and I have a point zero zero six in white so that it will blend
  • 01:37: well with my colors and then I'm also going to have some slip and snips and my my set of pliers close by and today I'm going to use some of these tulip beading needles I have an assorted pack here but I pulled out the largest needle from this pack and that would be a size ten so in this project I'm using a size ten a tulip beading needle
  • 02:07: one of the really nice things about this bracelet is that the end here the last ball in the ball chain is actually your clasp so in one end you've got your last ball of the ball chain and on the other end you're just going to have a loop and that is how you will clasp it you can do a bracelet with this like the ones that
  • 02:37: I've done here or you can make this even longer and make a really beautiful necklace out of it so it's up to you there's a lot of different possibilities this is a really great pattern that does transfer well to a necklace not a lot of seed beading bracelet patterns are easily made into necklaces but this one would would work perfectly as either so I'm going to go ahead and get my board
  • 03:09: set up here and meet you guys back here to get started the two samples I have sitting here are the completed bracelet and the step that we need to take before we can complete it and pop the six millimeter beads into it so this chain here has pockets running all down it and each one of these pockets has a band of seed beads running across our outer
  • 03:42: circle here in two directions and they are Criss crossing each other so that if I group those two bands and pull them apart I've now formed a nice little pocket there that has just the right amount of space in it to pop one of my six millimeter beads into so to get started making the making the
  • 04:20: base here and making this a line of pockets we're going to pick up some seed beads in the following pattern I need five of my a color and two of my B color and then I'm going to pick up three more repeats of this pattern so five of my a and two of my B
  • 04:50: five a and to be I have three repeats here so I need one more and after I've got all four of those
  • 05:20: repeats done I can loop this around on itself and I'm going to take my needle and run it through the first seven beads that I picked up which was that first set or that first repeat in my pattern and you can see how my outer circle here is going to look exactly like the outer circle that I have here in my first
  • 05:54: pocket I'm going to use my four anchor points here in my B color as my beginning and end anchor points for the bands that I'm going to create Criss crossing this circle so coming out of the second set of my armor my second be colored seedbead here
  • 06:24: I'm going to pick up two of my B color and I'm going to take my needle and run it through that first anchor point so now I've got my two my second set sitting right next to my first set I'm going to take my needle and run it down
  • 06:54: through that second set that I've added and I'm going to pick up one more set I'm going to take my needle and run it down through that second set again and this is just going to loop my thread around so that my third set is going to sit next to that second set and this is basically just a ladder stitch that I'm
  • 07:25: doing so my needle coming out of the bottom of my second set here I'm going to jump over to my third set and run up through those beads pick up another set of two of my B and loop around here and go back through that third set take my needle and run it down that down through that fourth set pick up a fifth
  • 07:57: set loop around here so that my fifth set here is now going to be sitting right next to my fourth set and I'm going to run up that fifth set and so now I've got this little band of C beads that is sticking out like a little arm off the side of my my initial circle and
  • 08:28: I have one two three four five sets of two including my anchor point I'm going to take this band and cross it to the anchor point directly on the opposite side of my circle and I want my top and bottom beads of my B color to line up I'm coming out the bottom of my B beads
  • 08:58: here so I'm going to come from the bottom up through that anchor point and I'm just going to attach these beads in my anchor point just as if I were attaching or picking up two new beads and I'm going to run back up through my
  • 09:28: anchor point and through the next five beads and I can go through the next two beads which should be the anchor point for my next band and continuing to work in a ladder stitch I'm going to add four more
  • 10:02: sets of my B color seed be so working in a ladder stitch I've added
  • 11:02: four sets of my baby so I now have a total of five sets and I'm going to cross this over so now my bands are going to cross over one another and I'm going to align my band here and the last set that I picked up with the two in my anchor point and attached to my anchor point and I'm just treating these beads
  • 11:35: in that anchor just as if they were two beads that I picked up to add in my ladder stitch I'm going to come back up through those anchor point beads and I'm going to pass through the next three in my outside circle so this is going to be our first pocket
  • 12:06: here I have my thread coming out of the third bead after my anchor point and now I'm going to add my second pocket so for the second pocket in every other pocket that you add after this your patterns going to be just slightly different we're instead of picking up five of our a color we're going to start by picking up two and then we're going to pick up
  • 12:36: two of our B color now we're going to pick up five of that eighth color another two of that be five of the a another two of our be and another five of our a two more of our B and now just another two of our a color again and
  • 13:12: once we've got this line of seed beads on our string we can take our needle and run it back through this third seed bead here after our anchor the one that my my thread should be coming out of and when I pull tight I'm going to have a circle
  • 13:46: created just like the first circle that I created to do my first little pocket here I'm going to continue around the circle and I don't need to go very far but I'm going to continue around until I'm coming out that second of bead in my anchor point here and just like I did on the first pocket I'm going to work in a
  • 14:19: ladder stitched band and I'm going to add four sets of my B color so we've now added four sets of my B
  • 15:24: color for a total of five including that anchor point and I can cross this to the other side of my circle and attach this band to my anchor point run back up through my anchor point and
  • 15:57: I can continue through all the beads in that outside circle until I pass through the next anchor point and I'm going to continue with my ladder stitch and create the second band in this pocket so now we've got my second little band
  • 17:02: here completed I'm going to crisscross my project crisscross my circle here and attach to that last and open Anchor Point after I've gone through my last anchor
  • 17:49: point here I'm going to continue through the next three seed beads and now I'm ready to pick up the bead that I need to create that second circle that will be the base for my second pocket here so I'm going to begin with two of my a color seed bead pick up two of my B color five of my a color two of my B
  • 18:22: five of my a two of my be another five of my a another two of my B and then this time just two more of my a and I'm going to cross through the seed bead
  • 18:57: here this third seed bead and now I've got myself set up to add the bands on my third pocket here and I'm going to continue to work the bracelet down the whole length that I'm going to need it to be and I'm going to show you here on this sample that I have worked a little bit farther
  • 19:28: the top bands that you're creating here should be zigzagging back and forth so if you can see fairly well here in the video I've got my top band here and then I got my second band here in this in the next cage over crossing up diagonally to the top and then I've got the next one
  • 19:59: crossing diagonally down to the bottom and then up to the top and then up to the bottom so they're just going to zigzag back and forth and if I flip it over you'll see that on the back side it's also doing the same thing they're all just zigzagging back and forth so you just want to be consistent with how you cross them over your loops or over your over your cages and pockets there
  • 20:30: I'm going to be back in a minute here and show you how to take your finished cage and add your six millimeter seed beads into it and to get this lovely finished product you're going to work this flat chain of pockets until you have enough to complete the length that you need for for your wrist or if you're
  • 21:02: doing a necklace however long you want to make the necklace and a good rule of thumb in case you're wondering how to judge that is to pockets for every inch that you need your project to be you cannot simply hold up this flat piece to your wrist because it's going to actually shrink up once you add the six millimeter beads to it and if I hold this up for comparison here and you can
  • 21:32: see that my first two pockets here and my first two pockets of my finished bracelet are significantly different so we want to make sure that we use that rule of thumb and create two pockets for every inch that you need of length in your product so once I've got the appropriate number of pockets and for me that's 14 because I want a seven inch
  • 22:02: bracelet I'm going to have my thread in position here just as if I were to add another pocket here and what I'm going to do is just add a loop of seed beads to be one end of my clasp and I'm going to pick up about twenty eight seed beads so I believe I actually picked up 29 as
  • 22:55: you're going to need at least 28 sea beads to fit around the last ball of your of your completed piece here and then I'm going to take this line of seed beads and I'm going to run my needle back through that third bead after my last anchor point there and again this is just very similar to adding another
  • 23:28: section here if I were to add another pocket but I'm going to do two this is just run back through all of these beads to reinforce them since this will be my clasp and cross through that seedbead there in
  • 24:10: the center again now I'm ready to start putting my six millimeter beads into their little pockets I want to pull each one of the bands here apart and I should be able to just pop my six millimeter bead inside that little pocket and I'm
  • 24:42: going to go ahead and just do this down the whole length of the bracelet these guys are very slippery and you can see I've got three of them added in here
  • 25:13: and I'm going to continue I'm going to do that down the whole length of the bracelet and then I will show you how to finish this up and just hold them in place once I have my beads added to all of the pockets I want to run some thread through them so that they're not just able to turn any which way and they can also easily fall out so what I'm going to do is take my needle and thread here and I want to have my thread coming out
  • 25:43: at the base here I want to go through these first two seed beads here and I want to have my thread coming out between these first two CDs in my loop and before one of my anchor points here I'm going to turn my bead around until I can find the hole and I'm going to take
  • 26:13: my needle through that hole in the bead and here at the other side of my bead I'm going to take my needle and run it through the two 11s here that are going to be next to my anchor point and I'm going to cross through the four beads
  • 26:47: that make up one half of this X connecting the two pockets so I'm crossing through two 11s through that Center 11 and through the next two 11s crossing on one diagonal of that X and pull tight I'm going to find the whole
  • 27:25: of my bead passed through my bead and I'm going to flip my project here so I'm now at the other side of my B and I'm going to cross through again
  • 27:57: diagonally through one half of that X so you can see here I've crossed through
  • 29:02: my bead and then I've crossed through this line of sea beads here through one of the Criss crosses in my ex and the whole and my next bead is right here so I'm going to cross through that and turn my project and I'm going to go through this next line of seed beads in my X and I'm going to continue doing this down
  • 29:38: the whole length of the bracelet just to make sure that I've got all of those six millimeter beads with a thread running through them and holding them and connecting them to the rest of the pocket so we've got my first three here held in
  • 30:16: place and I'm going to just continue working down the length of the bracelet here crossing through my beads and crossing through a crossing diagonally through the X connections here between each one of my pockets and then when I get to the end I'm just going to tie off my thread and my project will be a complete after working down the whole length of my bracelet and adding my
  • 30:47: thread here running through all of my six millimeter beads coming out the last hole here and all I'm going to do is simply just tie off my thread here so I'm going to just take my thread through these seed beads that I have here at the top and that will anchor my my six millimeter there to the end and just run my thread through these beads and I'm
  • 31:17: going to do a couple little knots here as I go tie off my or cut off my extra thread
  • 31:51: and now you can see I have my completed bracelet and it is exactly the same length as my sample bracelet here so you can see how much that did it shrink up and to clasp that's all I'm going to do is just use my last pocket and ball as the clasp so you can see um it's a very
  • 32:24: easy bracelet to meet and it puffs up quite a lot so it's a very nice 3d effect and with those cages running around the bead and it's a really pretty look to it so hope you guys have fun making it I'm in promoting you