Firstly, you will need these materials:
~ Strands of faux leather/suede strips
~ 1 strand of ball chain/threaded strand of beads
~ 1 lobster clasp or button
~ Embroidery thread
~ Craft Glue
For this tutorial, I will be making a bracelet with seed beads with a clasp^^
|My work table|
|Clasp. Pretty right!|
Slip the clasp from the non-glued end or before you put on the glue. And glue it like so. I took a picture before the glue dried because it dries clear. Anyway, it will be covered with yarn. Put this aside to let it dry.
Dab the end of the embroidery thread into the glue and stick it onto the joined part. I like winding it for about 0.8cm because it makes things more secure. Remember to attach the thread with the beads at this point. If you are using a ball chain, do not attach it just yet.
|*ignores messy table*|
Here's the picture of the finished product and the other variations you can make! :)
|with seed beads|
|with pearls and a button closure|
|with ball chains|
|You can add charms.|
~ Notice that I do not use jump rings for this project? I feel that jump rings are not really needed so I do not use it because using it means that there is a possibility that the charms or clasp might drop off because I have a bracelet that did that -___- Probably under my tough handling. Haha
~ You can put in charms like I did. I love the way it makes the bracelet look prettier instantly. Just slide the charms in (the right way please) and ta-ta. No jump rings needed.
~ You can make this like a clique bracelet which I am currently doing. Hehe. It would be beyond cool.
Okay. That's all for today. Ciao!