Saturday, 10 November 2012

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Style Women's
5 Wrap Bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix
With Sterling Silver On Natural Grey Leather

DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft
DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather

BOTSWANA AGATE MIX 5 WRAP BRACELET WITH STERLING SILVER ON NATURAL GREY LEATHER

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DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Style Women's 5 Wrap Bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet With Sterling Silver On Natural Grey Leather

Chan Luu Botswana Agate Mix Wrap with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather is a stunner! Classic mix of shades of grey with a hint of purple, you'll definitely love this tutorial.

Materials needed:

DIY Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet Natural Grey Leather
1.5mm natural grey leather cord (7 feet)
DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet sterling silver oval-shaped button craft
sterling silver oval-shaped button (1)
DIY Chan Luu bracelet Botwana Agate craft
4mm faceted botswana agate beads (48 pieces)
DIY Chan Luu wrap bracelet craft silver freshwater pearls
4mm off round silver freshwater pearls (48 pieces)
diy craft chan luu bracelet faceted sterling silver nuggets
2mm faceted sterling silver nuggets (112 pieces)
diy craft chan luu bracelet big eye needle
2.125 inches big eye needle (1)
diy craft chan luu bracelet silver silk thread
silver silk thread (sewing thread; 26 metres)
diy craft chan luu bracelet clipboard
clipboard



Step 1: 
Thread your leather cord through the button from the concave side.

DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft
For illustration only. Cord not exact.

Step 2:

Secure your button and leather cord to the clipboard. This will help to provide tension when threading the beads, pearls and nuggets.

DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft

Step 3:

Cut the 26 metre long silver silk thread into 2 equal halves. Place them side by side and fold it in half.

DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft
For illustration only. Thread not exact.

Thread through the big eye needle with the U-shaped end of the silk threads.

DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft
For illustration only. Thread not exact.

After you have threaded it through the big eye needle, form a loop by folding the U-shaped end towards the loose ends.


DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft
For illustration only. Thread not exact.

Pick up the threads at the part where it forms a "Y". Then, pull the loose ends while still holding on to the "Y" part of the silk threads firmly, yet allowing the threads to slide in between the thumb and index finger.


DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft
For illustration only. Thread not exact.

Step 4:

I did my bracelet with the button on the left hand side while it's secured to the clipboard. Thread the bottom leather through the loop formed with the silk threads.

DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft
For illustration only. Thread and cord not exact.

Tighten the silk threads that loop around the leather cord firmly, about 5mm away from the back of the button (convex side).


Step 5:

Start the design of the bracelet with 17 faceted sterling silver nuggets.

DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft

Do note, what we are trying to do is thread the nuggets/ beads/ pearls in a figure-8 method.


DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather
For illustration only. Thread not exact.

Position the nugget so that it sits nicely beside the previous one. Support the back of the nugget with your right index finger while pulling the loose ends to tighten the silk thread loop.


DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft

Make sure that the leather cords are perpendicular to the top of the clipboard with firm tension while you pull the loose ends of the silk thread. I didn't pay enough attention to it, resulting in a "smiling" bracelet. Oh well, lesson learnt.


DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft
Top: proper tension. Bottom: improper tension.

If the threads get messed up, simple, part the 2 leather cords and loosen the loop of the silk threads and re-tighten them. If they are just slightly messed up, sometimes, they can be neatened by turning the nugget in the correct direction.


DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft
DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft
DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft

Also, I like to neaten the threads I'm working with, by sliding the big eye needle. This way the loop around the top leather cord is likely to be neat too.


DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft

Step 6:

After you have completed the first section of 17 nuggets, make a section of 12 silver freshwater pearls.

DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft
DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft

Remember to use enough tension, each time you tighten the silk thread.


DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft
DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft
Top: proper tension. Bottom: improper tension = sad bracelet.

Step 7:

After you have finished threading 12 pearls, thread 17 nuggets.

Step 8:

Once you have finished with the 17 nuggets section, thread 12 faceted botswana agate beads.

By now you should have achieved quite a decent length of bracelet that makes it difficult to have good tension on the leather cords, while you tighten the silk thread loop. What I did, was to fold 2 pieces of tissue a few times to form a cushion, and place the bracelet right in the middle. This way, the clipboard will not dent or damage the bracelet.


DIY: How to make Chan Luu style 5 wrap bracelet - Botswana Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet with Sterling Silver on Natural Grey Leather craft

The design of the bracelet goes like this (in terms of sections):

1st. 17 nuggets (step 5)
2nd. 12 pearls (step 6)
3rd. 17 nuggets (step 7)
4th. 12 agate (step 8)

5th. 17 nuggets (step 5)

6th. 12 pearls (step 6)
7th. 17 nuggets (step 7)
8th. 12 agate (step 8)

9th. 17 nuggets (step 5)

10th. 12 pearls (step 6)
11th. 17 nuggets (step 7)
12th. 12 agate (step 8)

13th. 17 nuggets (step 5)

14th. 12 pearls (step 6)
15th. 17 nuggets (step 7)
16th. 12 agate (step 8)

Therefore, after you have finished the 4th section of 12 agate beads, continue with the 5th to 16th section (as shown above).


End the leather cords with an overhand knot once you have finished off with the last section of 12 agate beads. The space between each knot should be approximately 15mm. The length of the bracelet should be approxiately 32 inches, measuring from the back of the button to the start of the second knot.


I hope you'll find this tutorial helpful. Have fun!


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Love,

Karen

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