While on vacation recently, I found this adorable alligator bracelet made from seed beads:
I decided this would make an easy project for beginning beaders to make; including groups of kids and young minded adults. Here is a picture that shows how you wear it:
Here is the pattern for this project. I sized it so you could print it out:
Obviously, basic beading skills are required. The alligator in the picture was made using the Ladder stitch for each row and pulling the tension very tight. Adapt this basic how-to on beading with the ladder stitch illustration work with this project. This means that instead of stitching with one bead at a time, you ladderstitch each row per the pattern above.
For the thread, use any you have on hand. You could even use elastic if you wish or thread which have a little “give” to it.
Note that this project has 2 sides, a front and a back side. I am planning to make each side seperately, then stitch them together and add the toggle and beaded bead. Alternatively, you could do both sides at once.
Here is what it looks like worn:
If you make yourself an alligator bracelet, send me a picture so everyone may enjoy it.
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Have fun!! Carla Barrett