Gingersnap Beaded Bag and Netted Bracelet
Want to dress up that pretty
organdy bag? Here is a great way - add beads!! You can use
any color bag you like and add the beads to match or accent it. Why
not add a beautiful matching bracelet to place in the bag? If you
only want to make the bracelet, remove the organdy bag from the materials
1 Pkg. SL Topaz Drops (#J-3845)
1 Pkg. Met Bronze AB Seed Beads, 15/0
1 Pkg. Topaz Swarovski Crystals, 6mm
1 Spool Sand Nymo Thread, B (#49077)
1 Large Copper Organdy Bag (#51043)
Tools and supplies you may need (change
quantity to 1 if you need them):
1 Pkg. Needle, size 13 (#49054)
1 Pkg. Beeswax (#49085)
1 Pkg. Thread Heaven (#49086)
1 Pkg. Bead Stoppers (#51009)
Directions for beading the bag:
Bottom of Bag:
Step 1. Cut 2 ½
feet of Thread. Condition your Thread with the Beeswax and then with
Thread Heaven (repeat as necessary). Thread Needle. Place a
knot in the end of the Thread.
Step 2. Pull your
Thread through the very end of the bottom of the bag, from the inside of
Step 3. Onto your
Needle, place 3 Seed Beads, 1 Drop, and 3 Seed Beads.
Step 4. Pull your
Needle up through the bag at approximately ¼ of an inch from the
end of the bag. Pull the Needle back down through the bag right next
to the last Seed Bead.
Step 5. Onto your
Needle, place 6 Seed Beads, 1 Crystal and 1 Seed Bead. Pull the Needle
back through the Crystal and the Seed Beads. Pull Needle up through
the bottom of the bag and then back down right next to the Seed Beads and
Step 6. Repeat Steps
3 through 5 ten more times.
Step 7. Onto your
Needle place 3 Seed Beads, 1 Drop and 3 Seed Beads. Pull your Needle
up through the corner of the bag and place a knot inside the bag.
Cut off excess Thread.
Step 1. Place a knot
in the tie. Place Needle above the knot of the tie and pull through
until tight. Onto the Needle place 6 Seed Beads and 1 Drop.
Pull the Needle back up through the Drop and the Seed Beads. Repeat
this one more time so that you have 2 drops with the Drops.
Step 2. Onto the Needle
place 6 Seed Beads, 1 Crystal and 1 Seed Bead. Pull the Needle back
up through the Seed Bead, Crystal and the Seed Beads. Repeat this
one more time so that you have 2 drops with the Crystals. Tie a knot
in the thread as close to the drop as you can.
Step 3. Repeat Steps
1 and 2 for the other side of the tie.
Directions for Netted Bracelet:
Step 1. Condition
about 1½ yards of Thread with the Beeswax. Thread your Needle.
Step 2. Leaving a
6 inch tail, place a Bead Stopper on your Thread. With your Needle,
string on multiples of 4 Seed Beads, making a straight line of beads, until
it fits around your wrist plus 1¼ inches.
Step 3. String 3 Seed
Beads. Go back through the 7th Seed Bead on the strand.
Step 4. String 3 Seed
Beads. Skip 3 Seed Beads and place your Needle into the 4th Seed
Bead, making a loop, which will be on the outside of the strand of beads.
Continue to the end. Slip off the Bead Stopper, leaving the tail,
which will be used later for the Clasp.
Step 5. Now you are
beginning your second row. String 3 Seed Beads and go back through
the center Bead of the finished loop. Continue adding 3 Beads, and
going into the center loop of the outside row. At the end of the
row, add 3 Beads and go back in the opposite direction.
Step 6. Repeat Step
5, working back and forth until you achieve the desired width. Our
bracelet is approximately ½ inch.
Step 7. Add 3 Seed
Beads and go through the center Bead of the outside row as you did before.
Now add 1 Drop Bead and go through the center Bead of the previous row.
Repeat this step until you reach the end.
Step 8. Now string
3 Seed Beads and bring your Needle and Thread through the existing beads
to get to the other side of the bracelet.
Step 9. Repeat Step
7 for the other side.
Your Thread should be at the end of the bracelet.. String 12
Seed Beads and bring your Needle to the other side of the bracelet to form
a loop. Place your Needle into the first Bead of the second or third
row. Bring the Thread through the Beads of that row and up through
the Beads of the loop several times to make the loop tighter and stronger.
Weave the remaining Thread through the Beads of the bracelet until there
is no Thread left.
Thread the tail through the Needle and string 5 Seed Beads, 1 Crystal
and 1 Seed Bead. Take the Needle back through the Crystal and the Seed
Beads. Bring your Needle through the Seed Beads to tighten the Clasp.
Weave your Thread as you did before.