How to Make Super Trendy Seed Bead Bracelets in Minutes


Seed bead accessories are definitely making a comeback, which we LOVE, because they are seriously one of the simplest types of jewelry to make. (The hardest part is actually wrangling the tiny beads — which can be as small as a millimeter in diameter!) Follow this step-by-step tutorial to make a whole stack to layer (or gift!) in less than an hour.

Seed bead bracelet tutorial

Materials needed:

  • 3-4 different colored seed beads, size 11/0
  • 1 seed bead needle 
  • Jewelry nylon
  • 1 extender chain
  • Clasp
  • Jump rings
  • Double-cup bead tip
  • Charms (optional)
  • Pliers 

Photos via Oh Everything Handmade

Step 1

Cut a piece of 13-14" nylon string, thread the needle on, and slide it to the center. 

Step 2

At the end of the string, make a double knot.

Step 3

Add a double-cup bead tip to the end to cover the knot.

Step 4

Measure your wrist and start threading on the seed beads, stopping once you reached your desired length. 

Step 5

When the bracelet is long enough, add the second double-cup bead tip, and make a double knot again. 

Step 6

Finish the bracelet by closing the double-cup bead tips and adding your charms. Use the same method above to make 2 to 3 more strings. Attach all three to the same clasp and extender chain.

That's all there is to it!

Master the elements of successful jewelry design and confidently create stand-out, signature pieces!
Margie Deeb
Margie Deeb
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