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Dotty Bracelet - A Free Jewellery Making Tutorial.

Updated on September 22, 2015

Seeds beads are small beads that are made by cutting long, thin tubes of glass into smaller pieces. They are a very versatile bed type to use in jewellery due to the fact that they come in a wide variety of colours, shapes, sizes and finishes. Seed beads are also a very adaptable type of bead and can be used in many techniques either on their own, for example in bead stitching or mixed with other beads and materials.

Some examples of seed shapes include hex, bugle, cube, cylinder and round.

Seed Beads

Seeds beads are small beads that are made by cutting long, thin tubes of glass into smaller pieces. They are a very versatile bed type to use in jewellery due to the fact that they come in a wide variety of colours, shapes, sizes and finishes. Seed beads are also a very adaptable type of bead and can be used in many techniques either on their own, for example in bead stitching or mixed with other beads and materials.

Some examples of seed shapes include hex, bugle, cube, cylinder and round.

The Finished Dotty Bracelet

Finished Dotty Bracelet
Finished Dotty Bracelet | Source

Materials List


To make this bracelet you will need the following materials:

  • 33 Silver plated 6mm jump rings (this will make a bracelet approximately 7.5 inches long)
  • 99 Glass seed beads in colours of your choice
  • 1 Silver plated lobster clasp and tag
  • Super glue (the type that is dispensed one drop at a time is best)


You will also need a pair of flat nosed pliers.

Step 1

Open your first jump ring and thread two beads on to it. Add a third bead and then close the ring.

Step 2 Dotty bracelet tutorial
Step 2 Dotty bracelet tutorial | Source

Step 2

Put a tiny drop of super glue on the join in the jump ring and move one bead over the join. Hold the bead in place for a few seconds while the glue dries.

Step 3 - Dotty bracelet tutorial
Step 3 - Dotty bracelet tutorial | Source

Step 3

Open a second jump ring and add two beads to this ring. Thread the second jump ring through the first, add a third bead and close the ring.

Glue one bead over the join in the jump ring as you did in step 2.

Step 4 - Dotty bracelet tutorial
Step 4 - Dotty bracelet tutorial | Source

Step 4

Continue the above steps until the chain of beaded jump rings measures approximately 6.5 inches (or 1 inch shorter than your required bracelet length).

Step 5 - Dotty bracelet tutorial
Step 5 - Dotty bracelet tutorial | Source

Step 5

Open a jump ring and add two beads as in step 1. Add the clasp to this jump ring and then a third bead.

Use a drop of super glue to glue one of the beads over the join in this jump ring.

Step 6

Repeat step 5 to add the clasp tag to the other end of the bracelet.

© 2012 Claire

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    • Elderberry Arts profile imageAUTHOR

      Claire 

      6 years ago from Surrey, Uk

      Wow, that is so pretty :) Looks great

    • woothie profile image

      woothie 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I said I'd make and I did! It turned out beautiful!

      http://www.youcme.net/120612_01_bracelet.jpg

      Thank you.

    • Elderberry Arts profile imageAUTHOR

      Claire 

      6 years ago from Surrey, Uk

      Hope it works out for you. It can be a bit fiddly but isn't hard. I have also made it using larger beads. Depending on the bead size sometimes you need larger rings so that the bead can move onto it and also there is enough space so the chain doesn't become rigid. Hope the demo goes great :)

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      woothie 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Love it! I have to do a demo tomorrow at our local craft store and I think I'll demo this bracelet. Perhaps not my greatest idea, seeing as it'll be my first time making this, but I hadn't made up my mind yet and this looks so cute.

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