Name of Design
"Think Pink." I wanted this bracelet to continue flowing, so I beaded the clasp, rather than using a purchased clasp.
Using brick stitch, and leaving a 6-8" tail, I make a flat base with as many rows as I feel I need (at the beginning, judge how large in diameter you want your toggle to be, by stringing the first bead row 6, 8, 10, or 12 beads and bringing the left and right sides together. This will be the final diameter of your toggle).
Continue beading to the length you desire for your toggle. On one side of the base you will have notches. On the other side the beads will protrude. Once the base is completed fold it into a tube and zip up using the tail thread. Weave the tail thread back through your toggle and cut the excess thread, preferably the thread should end up inside the tube (toggle).
For the connection to the bracelet and middle of the toggle, single bead a 20" piece of thread with 10-16 beads, then fold it in half and weave with one end of the double thread back through, and in and out of the doubled beads till sturdy. Do the same with the other thread. Now take one thread and secure it at the end of the bracelet, back up through the beads and into the end of a middle bead of the toggle, and back. Do this two times more with each thread end until both threads are coming out of the toggle into the bracelet. This process will strengthen the attachment and ends up by threading both ends into the beaded bracelet about 2 inches into the bracelet.
Circle one of the threads in the bracelet with one of the two threads, and tie the two ends in the knot of your choice. Optional: Use a dab of glue (E6000) on the knot, weave the ends through a few more beads and then cut close to the bead.
Make a circle of beads for the toggle to fit through, and attach to the other end of the bracelet. Repeat this step at least three more times. Take remaining thread and weave through the beads of the bracelet. Tie a double slip knot at one place between beads, and glue. When dry, weave thread further and cut close to a bead to hide.
- Very easy to complete.
- Make sure to use strong thread and triple the amount of thread.
- Make sure your loop and toggle connections are strong and tight or they will stretch.
Origin of Pattern
My own design.
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