After many months of waiting, we finally have our hands on neon seed beads. I’ve had this project in my head since I first heard that we would be getting them in. So I had to patiently (or not so much) wait for them to get here and as soon as I could, I snatched them up. We have both opaque and translucent but today, I chose to work with the opaque. They have a matte finished and the color is silky and right. It’s hard to get a good picture of them since the colors can be blinding. I wanted to pair them with our spike beads for an edgy and stackable bracelet.
1) Cut 4 feet of Gossamer Floss and string one Big Eye needle on each end of the thread. (Image 1)
2) String on ONE black spike and center it on the string. (Image 2)
3) String TWO seed beads on each needle. (Image 3)
4) Thread on a spike bead, with one needle going from left to right (Image 4) and the second needle going the opposite direction (Images 5).
5) Carefully pull the thread snug to prevent tangling and to eliminate slack.
6) Repeat steps 3-5 until you have strung on 22-24 spike beads. I used 23 spike beads but you may want to use more or less depending on the desired size of your bracelet. (Image 6)
7) After stringing on the last spike bead, string on TWO seed beads on each needle. (Image 7)
8) Bring your needle back around and thread the needle through the first spike bead (Image 8). Using the other needle, thread through the first spike bead in the opposite direction.
9) Using one needle, string through two seed beads and the next spike bead. (Image 9 & 10)
10) Tie the ends in a double or triple knot.
11) Secure the knot with a small drop of glue.
12) Thread both strings through a single needle and thread it back through two of the seed beads to hide the knot. (Image 12)
Aren’t these fun? I had to make one in each color to mix and match. Wear all four at once if you are feeling really daring! The bracelets are stretchy and comfortable and really fun to wear. Whip up a bunch of them to add an edgy punch to your summer outfit. I know, many of you are already sending kids back to school, but I still have until September 4th and I plan on milking every last drop of summer I can!