Iris Bracelet Tutorial

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  • Iris Bracelet - DIY Jewelry Making Tutorial by PotomacBeads
In this video tutorial from PotomacBeads, Allie teaches you how to make her "Iris" bracelet using Potomac Bead Company's exclusive IrisDuo shape. Find a list of supplies in the description below.
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Materials Used To make The  Project

Designer's Material List

The Designer’s suggested colors and materials: •IrisDuo - Jet Bronze •RounDuo - Opaque Lila •Potomac Crystal Rondelles 3x4mm - Garnet AB •Miyuki Seed Beads 11/0 - Duracoat Galvanized Gold •Miyuki Seed Beads 15/0 - Duracoat Galvanized Champagne •Cup Button - Amethyst

Step-By-Step Instructions

Lots of shine and a touch of sparkle, the Iris Bracelet is a dainty accessory that will add a pop of style to any outfit. Learn how to create the pattern with 2-needles in this PotomacBeads tutorial.
1. Put 2 size 10 needles onto about 4.5 feet of .006 Wildfire beading thread. Pick up an 11/0, a Potomac crystal rondelle and another 11/0. Bring both needles up through the dome of a cup button. Add 2 seed beads to each needle. Criss-cross through 2 more seed beads. Make sure the threads are of equal length on both sides.
2. Watch the Iris Bracelet tutorial to follow along with Allie as she shows you how to create the pattern used in her beaded bracelet design.
3. Once you have added the Potomac crystal rondelles to the outside of the IrisDuos, add some 15/0s to the end of the project. Reinforce the clasp. Tie the 2 thread ends together. Burn the loose edges.
The Iris Bracelet is a fun way to experiment with the IrisDuo beads. Make different colored versions to match your style or give one as a thoughtful hand made gift.
Enjoy using this jewelry-making bead tutorial video to help you become a more creative and happier beader!

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