Wednesday, 12 December 2012

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Women's Style
Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet
On Natural Dark Blue Leather

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Peacock Freshwater Pearls Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx Sterling Silver Oval Button Faceted Sterling Silver Nuggets Overhand Knot

THE PERFECT DIY CHRISTMAS WRAP BRACELET FOR BLUE AND SILVER COMBI LOVERS!


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DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather

MATERIALS NEEDED

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Gift Idea Peacock Freshwater Pearls
4mm peacock freshwater pearls (48 pieces)
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Gift Idea
1.5mm natural dark blue leather cord
or
1.5mm natural pacific blue leather cord (7 feet)
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Gift Idea Blue Agate Onyx
4mm dark blue fire agate
or
4mm onyx and 4mm blue agate (48 pieces)
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Gift Idea Faceted Sterling Silver Nuggets
2mm sterling silver nuggets (136 pieces)
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Gift Idea Sterling Silver Oval Button
sterling silver button (1)
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Gift Idea Navy Silk Thread
navy blue silk thread (26 metres)
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Gift Idea 2.125inch Big Eye Needle
2.125" big eye needle (1)
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Gift Idea Clipboard
clipboard (1)

bead reamer *optional*

Estimated duration: 5-8 hours
Estimated material cost: USD45


STEP 1: GETTING STARTED
Thread your leather cord through the button from the concave side.

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Gift Idea Sterling Silver Oval Button

STEP 2: AID FOR TENSION
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 Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Sterling Silver Oval Nugget Clipboard

STEP 3: SILK THREAD
Cut the 26 metre long navy blue silk thread into 2 equal halves. Place them side by side and fold them in half.
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread
For illustration only. Materials shown not exact.

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


DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread 2.125inch Big Eye Needle
For illustration only. Materials shown 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 Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread 2.125inch Big Eye Needle

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 Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread 2.125inch Big Eye Needle
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread 2.125inch Big Eye Needle

STEP 4: POSITION OF LEATHER CORD & SILK THREADS
I did my bracelet with the button on the left 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 Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Sterling Silver Oval Button

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

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Sterling Silver Oval Button

STEP 5: STERLING SILVER NUGGETS
Start the design of the bracelet with 17 faceted sterling silver nuggets.

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Sterling Silver Oval Button Faceted Sterling Silver Nuggets

TIP: METHOD OF THREADING BEADS & TRICK FOR SILK THREAD
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 Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread
For illustration only. Materials shown 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 Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Sterling Silver Oval Button Faceted Sterling Silver Nuggets
For illustration only. Materials shown not exact.

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.


DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Sterling Silver Oval Button Faceted Sterling Silver Nuggets
For illustration only. Materials shown not exact.

I didn't pay enough attention to it, resulting in a "smiling" bracelet. Oh well, lesson learnt.



DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Sterling Silver Oval Button Faceted Sterling Silver Gunmetal Nuggets
Top: proper tension. Bottom: improper tension. For illustration only. Materials shown not exact.

If the threads get messed up, simple, part the 2 leather cords and loosen the loop of the silk threads and re-tighten them.


DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Sterling Silver Oval Button Faceted Sterling Silver Nuggets
For illustration only. Materials shown not exact.
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Sterling Silver Oval Button Faceted Sterling Silver Nuggets
For illustration only. Materials shown not exact.

If they are just slightly messed up, sometimes, they can be neatened by turning the nugget in the correct direction.

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 Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread 2.125inch Big Eye Needle
For illustration only. Materials shown not exact.

STEP 6: PEACOCK FRESHWATER PEARLS
After you have completed threading 17 nuggets, thread 12 peacock freshwater pearls.

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Peacock Freshwater Pearls Silk Thread Sterling Silver Oval Button Faceted Sterling Silver Nuggets

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

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Grey Freshwater Pearls Silk Thread Sterling Silver Oval Button Faceted Sterling Silver Gunmetal Nuggets
Top: proper tension. Bottom: improper tension = sad bracelet. For illustration only. Materials shown not exact.

My experience with smaller pearls is that the hole tends to be smaller. It'll be handy to make your own test kit with 10 strands of silk threads threaded through another big eye needle. Thread the test kit all the way through the pearls that you will be working with. By doing so, your silk threads are less likely to snap while doing the bracelet.

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Peacock Freshwater Pearls Silk Thread 2.125inch Big Eye Needle

STEP 7: STERLING SILVER NUGGETS
After you have finished threading 12 pearls, thread 17 nuggets.

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Peacock Freshwater Pearls Silk Thread Sterling Silver Faceted Nuggets

STEP 8: DARK BLUE FIRE AGATE BEADS OR ONYX & BLUE AGATE BEADS MIX
Once you have finished threading 17 nuggets, thread 12 dark blue fire agate beads or onyx and blue agate mix.

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Peacock Freshwater Pearls Silk Thread Sterling Silver Faceted Nuggets Blue Agate Onyx

TIP: TENSION WHEN WORKING WITH LONG BRACELET
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 Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Grey Freshwater Pearls Silk Thread Sterling Silver Faceted Nuggets Botswana Agate
For illustration only. Materials shown not exact.

STEP 9: REPEATING THE DESIGN
After you are done with 12 agate beads, repeat Steps 5, 6, 7 and 8 respectively till complete.

STEP 10: ENDING THE SILK THREADS
To end the silk threads, I divided the 4 strands of silk threads into 2.

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx

Thread the left 2 strands of silk thread in between the last 2 beads. Repeat the step for the right 2 strands of silk threads on the right side of the last bead.

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx Sterling Silver Faceted Nuggets 2.125inch Big Eye Needle
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx

End it with a square knot.

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx

After knotting, gather the 4 strands of silk threads and thread them through the last bead.

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx 2.125inch Big Eye Needle
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx 2.125inch Big Eye Needle

Snip off the excess threads as close to the last bead as possible.

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx

STEP 11: ENDING THE LEATHER CORD & MEASUREMENTS
End the leather cords with an overhand knot beside the last bead.

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx Overhand Knot
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx Overhand Knot

The start of each knot till the next should measure approximately an inch.

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx Overhand Knot
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx Overhand Knot
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx Overhand Knot

The length of the bracelet should be approximately 31 inches, measuring from the back of the button to the start of the first knot.

DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Peacock Freshwater Pearls Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx Sterling Silver Oval Button Faceted Sterling Silver Nuggets Overhand Knot

And you're done!
"I hope you'll find this tutorial helpful. Have fun!"
Xoxo, Karen 
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Peacock Freshwater Pearls Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx Sterling Silver Oval Button Faceted Sterling Silver Nuggets Overhand Knot
DIY: How To Make Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet (Women's Style) Dark Blue Fire Agate Mix Wrap Bracelet On Natural Dark Blue Leather Peacock Freshwater Pearls Silk Thread Blue Agate Onyx Sterling Silver Oval Button Faceted Sterling Silver Nuggets Overhand Knot

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2 comments:

  1. Very good tutorial. Thanks!

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  2. Best tutorial I've found,Thanks!!!

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