How to Make an Abuja Beaded Bracelet
If you're looking for a unique and eye-catching accessory, a beaded bracelet
is a great choice. One style that has been gaining popularity recently is the Abuja beaded bracelet
. This Nigerian
-inspired design features colorful beads woven into a pattern
that resembles a basket weave
- 2mm nylon cord
- Size 11 seed beads in various colors
- Measuring tape
- Measure your wrist with the measuring tape and add an extra inch to determine the length of cord needed for your bracelet. Cut two lengths of cord to this measurement.
- Melt the ends of the cords with the lighter to prevent fraying.
- Tie the two cords together in a knot, leaving a 1-inch tail.
- Thread a seed bead onto one of the cords and slide it down to the knot.
- Thread the same cord through the bead in the opposite direction to create a loop.
- Repeat steps 4-5 with the other cord, so that you have two loops side-by-side.
- Thread another seed bead onto one of the cords and slide it down to the loops.
- Thread the same cord through the next bead in the same direction to create a figure-eight pattern around the loops. Pull the cord tight to secure the bead in place.
- Repeat steps 7-8, alternating cords and bead colors, until your bracelet is the desired length.
- When you've reached the end of your bracelet, tie the two cords together in a knot, leaving a 1-inch tail.
- Trim the excess cord and melt the ends with the lighter to secure the knots.
Your Abuja beaded bracelet is now complete and ready to wear!
- Experiment with different bead colors and patterns to make your bracelet truly unique.
- If you want a wider bracelet, simply add more seed beads to each figure-eight loop.
- If you're having trouble threading the cords through the seed beads, try using a beading needle.
With a little patience and some basic beading skills, you can create a stunning Abuja beaded bracelet that's sure to turn heads.