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This awesome tutorial was brought to you by How Did You Make This for great diy tutorials make sure to check them out.

Supplies and Equipment:

– seed beads – these are matte opaque size 15 in cream, seafoam, robin’s egg and black (consider swaping them for size 11 beads – they’re much easier if you’re new to beading)
– thread – this is nymo in size OO
– beading needle
– sharp scissors
– jump ring
– necklace chain with clasp

This is the pattern I used. Feel free to use it as well, or grab a sheet of beading graph paper and design your own! Using an even number of beads (as I did with this pattern) will make it easier, but if your pattern is better suited to an odd number of beads this will help.

This tutorial isn’t incredibly in depth because this bead is made exactly the same way these beaded rings are made. The only real difference is proportion – this piece of beadwork is wider and requires fewer rows of work. Use that tutorial, but with this pattern instead.

String on your first row of beads.

Turn, and work back, being careful not to twist your piece.

Continue working back and forth until the desired width is reached, and be sure to stop at the end of a pattern repeat.

Stitch the piece closed. If your necklace already has a clasp you might want to stitch this closed around the chain instead of threading it on later.

Weave your tails in well and trim the threads.

Slide the bead onto the chain and wear it!

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Leather Bracelet DIY

Here is a great tutorial on how to make these beautiful leather wrap bracelets. These bracelets are super easy to make and a lot of fun. There is only one downside you mite come alittle bit addicted to making these bracelets, as the styles and colors you can make are unlimited. This tutorial was brought to you by LebensLustiger


I got 1 meter long leather cord and cut it in half. This length fits my wrist nicely but you might want to start your first one with a longer piece to figure out your personal perfect length.

Next you need some sort of colored string and a bead with a large enough hole to fit all endings through. I got all supplies at my local crafts store.


Start folding your leather in an exact half. Tie your colored string around it with a knot to form a nice loop. Wrap around a few times making sure you tuck the endings. Cut off the rest of endings.

Now start weaving in a figure-8 pattern around your two leather cords. Stop a few inches from the end.

Again wrap a few times around tightly and secure with a knot. Place a drop of glue onto the knot and cut the string ends.

Add the bead and another knot – you are ready to go!!!

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Great Diy Ideas For 4th Of July

Pop Rock Marshmallow Pops 

An easy, last minute treat for your 4th of July that will add a bit o’ fireworks to your dessert table… For the complete recipe check out The Decorated Cookie

Fire Cracker Cake Toppers 

Great idea brought to you by Studiodiy

Red White & Blue Wrap Bracelet 

Make this beautiful red, white, and blue wrap bracelet for the 4th of July using this great tutorial brought to you by Happy Hour Projects

DIY Shrink Film Patriotic Earrings

Make inexpensive, one of a kind, festive jewelry with shrink film to rock at your Fourth of July cookout. This great tutorial was brought to you by Saved By Love Creations

How to turn a plain dip into a patriotic appetizer for the 4th of July

Turn any dip into a patriotic dip with this great diy tutorial by Hungry Happenings

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