These funky geometric beaded bangles have a wonderfully solid finish and are addictive to make, using just a few materials from your stash.
This is a super versatile beading project; it can be adapted to suit your skill level and your bead stash. You could use firepolish beads or size 8 seed beads for your main beads.
This tutorial offers two methods for creating the same bangle; Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW) or Right Angle Weave (RAW) – either single needed or 2-needle it’s up to you. You can choose which stitch to use, and instructions for both bangle methods are included but the instructions assume you are comfortable with using that particular stitch – so a little experience of either RAW or CRAW is necessary.
I recommend using Fireline or equivalent for this project as other threads may be cut by the sharp edges or the crystals and firepolish beads. You could also use monofilament for a solid (but fiddly) finish.
- 3mm or 4mm firepolish beads or size 8 seed beads
- Size 11 seed beads
- Size 15 seed beads (optional)
- 3mm or 4mm bicones/Xilions or pearls (optional)
- Fireline or monofilament thread eg Supplemax
- Needles and scissors
The RAW version of this pattern was previously published in Bead & Jewellery magazine.
Most suitable for intermediate beaders. The tutorial includes step-by-step diagrams, close-up photos where extra explanation is needed and easy to follow instructions.
While I am happy for you to sell any items you make using this tutorial, I do ask that you credit me as the designer and I kindly ask that you do not copy, teach or share my pattern.
If you choose Digital, then the PDF instructions will be emailed to you within 24 hours once payment has been received, no shipping will be charged. If you choose Printed then a printed copy of the instructions will be sent to you in the post and you will be charged the standard postage cost.