DIY Hama beads bracelet

Plan B anna evers DIY Hama beads bracelet

The summer and it’s irresistible colors have inspired this DIY beaded woven bracelet, ideal for the pool or the beach. As a good Scandinavian I can’t miss a Hama bead tutorial on my blog. You will see how easy it is to make a woven beaded bracelet and you can use this technique for many other projects.

If you don’t know Hama beads, they are small tube plastic beads in many colors that you can model on a board to make thousands of designs and melt them with the help of the iron to create forms and figures. It’s actually a product for children, but many adults use them for their creative projects.

Plan B anna evers DIY Hama beads bracelet (materials)

Materials:

  • Hama beads or you can also buy “Perlers” (you can find them at Ikea by name of “Pyssla“)
  • Elastic thread
  • Scissors
  • Needle

Plan B anna evers DIY Hama bead bracelet

1. Choose the colors you like to make the bracelet.

I chose:

  • Pale pink
  • Fuchsia
  • Emerald Green
  • Aqua
  • Yellow

Plan B anna evers DIY Hama beads bracelet step 1

2. Begin by entering the thread strung a row of 7 beads. (If you want to do the same design that I created, follow the sequence of colors in the photos)

Plan B anna evers DIY Hama beads bracelet step 2

3. Then enter another bead to start another row (in this case green) and re-enter the thread in the aqua bead (bead # 6)

Plan B anna evers DIY Hama beads bracelet step 3

4. Thread a pink bead and enter the thread through the next bead. (Doing as a zig-zag: bead, no bead, bead…)

Plan B anna evers DIY Hama beads bracelet step 4

5. At the end, turn the thread into the loose thread and continue the same process again.

Plan B anna evers DIY Hama beads bracelet step 5

6. Follow the sequence of the photo introducing a fuchsia bead to make row 3 in the position of bead# 4.

Plan B anna evers DIY Hama beads bracelet step 6Plan B anna evers DIY Hama beads bracelet step 7

7. Measure on your wrist to know how long you have to do it. At the end of the beads close by joining the fitting beads to each other and tie a knot.

Plan B anna evers DIY Hama beads bracelet (zoom)Plan B anna evers DIY blog Hama beads bracelet

Being a plastic bead bracelet is perfect for the summer, you can get it wet, swim with it or do any activity because it’s elastic.

You can also do this project with kids, create hair bands or even napkin rings.

Long live the summer and DIY‘s! 😉

 

23 thoughts on “DIY Hama beads bracelet

  1. Julz jewellery

    I love the colour combinations with this bracelet and you can see the time and skill that it has taken to produce this piece of handmade jewellery and thank you for sharing how you made it. I do like unusual designs of jewellery made by hand.

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  2. Marinita

    Aunque quede poco de verano estoy segura que le sacaré partido a este tutorial. Me ha encantado, y muy bien explicado. Enhorabuena por tu blog, ya tienes nueva seguidora.

    :)

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hola M. Mar, puedes empezar con un numero de cuentas pares o impares, eso da igual… pues la siguiente fila que hagas será lo contrario (si empiezas con 7 cuentas como en la foto 2, la siguiente fila tendrá 6 como en la foto paso 4). De esta forma podrán ir encajando. Cuando llegues al final para dar la vuelta y empezar con otra fila, solo tienes que ensartar el hilo por la ultima fila que hiciste. Mira este tutorial para mas fotos del proceso :) http://planb.annaevers.com/diy-reloj-cuentas-hama/ espero te ayude!! 😉

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  3. Raquel

    A mí me pasa lo mismo q a M Mar con las cuentas impares. Cuando acabo digamos la segunda vuelta completa ( es decir, cuando engarzo los seis con los siete primeros) no m casa el último para seguir con la tercera normalmente. Tampoco me.queda claro en el tutorial del reloj. Podrías explicarlo? Es una pulsera preciosa. Eres una artista. Gracias de antemano

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hola Raquel… Creo que puede ser porque debes de dejar ese “vacio” (aunque pueda parecer raro, lo se) pero cuando coloques la tercera fila irá cogiendo la forma… ya verás 😉 Recuerda que al llegar al final de cada fila, debes de ensartar el hilo con la fila anterior. Aqui un tutorial con dibujos de una compi DIY’er que tal vez pueda ayudaros un poco… http://sysler.dk/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63:elastiske-armband-af-rorperler

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  4. Rebecca Freeston

    yes I agree, these bead bracelets are a great way to treat a friend on their birthday, and are fun to make too! however, if you haven’t the time to DIY, try these bead bracelets, the recipient will love them. Thanks for sharing.

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