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I'm Kristy!
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Beaded Tube Ribbon Bracelet Tutorial

Beaded Tube Ribbon Bracelet TutorialThis beading technique for the beaded tube ribbon bracelet tutorial is a weaving technique I’ve been playing with for years.

It’s really simple, but it looks really advanced once it’s done. You can use any size seed bead that you would like, and the more beads around the initial circle, the larger the tube will be. For this example I used 6/0 seed beads, but I’ve used all sizes before.

You will need:

  • Seed beads
  • Beading or crochet thread (depending on the size bead you choose to use)
  • Beading Needle
  • Ribbon (my ribbon was about 1/4 inch thick for this example)

Step 1. I start by tying a bead onto the end with about 10 inches extra string, I remove this bead after, but it helps me remember where i started and what side is down. Then string on 6 more beads.

Step 2. Go through bead 1 again (not the knotted on bead) then thread another bead.

Step 3. Pull through bead 3 then add another bead and got through bead 5.

Step 4. Continue going around in a circle adding a new seed bead and skipping one. As the tube forms you’ll start to see the beads alternating in height which makes it easier to pull through the alternating beads. Continue making the tube until it’s the length you would like for the bracelet.

Step 5. To finish the tube end go through the last 6 beads you put on, not alternating, then tie off the string.

Step 6. Remove the bead that was knotted on and re-thread the needle through the 10 inches you left on that end. Go through the initial 6 beads again, knot off the string anf cut your loose ends.

Step 7. Cut your ribbon to the length you would like. I suggest leaving 8 inches on each side of the tube of ribbon to tie it. You can always trim it later if it is too long. Push the ribbon through the bead tube, and knot both ends so it does not fall out. If it’s hard to push the ribbon through, push it through with floral wire.

Now your bracelet is ready to wear! Enjoy!

kristy o



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  1. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing at Fluster’s Creative Muster Party!

    Fluster Buster

  2. What a great bracelet! Thank you for sharing! I’d love to have you visit me at Get Your Crap Together! We have a Pattern Party with free patterns from the 1st of the month to the 10th that I’d love for you to check out. See you soon!

  3. These are so cute. Thanks for sharing the great tutorial.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  4. Thanks so much for visiting Let’s Connect Thursday! We were happy to have you join us.
    I noticed that you linked up a blog post versus your Facebook page though. Since the party is a social media blog hop, we are asking everyone to link up their social media page {Facebook this week} versus a post.
    I hope you will come back to Let’s Connect Thursday and link up your Facebook page with us!

  5. These are adorable!! I would love for you to link up at my craft party SHOW-licious Craft Showcase. Just follow the link..


  6. Love this post! My husband has just started making bracelets for me. I have Fibromyalgia and had Carpal Tunnel surgery so working with little items is very tasking for me. I’m glad I found your blog! New follower!

    Found you through 36th Avenue Party Time. Love your blog!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy

  7. Wow, that is really pretty! I like how the ribbon looks through the beads and adds color. Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.

  8. This is a fun bracelet and would make a great gift. Thank you so much for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday! I have featured your project on Blog Stalking Thursday Features YOU! The post is going live later tonight. I would love for you to stop by and grab a feature button. Thanks again for sharing!

  9. Super cute kristy, love the navy one!

  10. Super cute kristy, love the navy one!