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FIXXTURE X TTR DIY KIT TUTORIAL

 

Hello there, if you have reached this place you probably got yourself our Necklace, Bracelet & Ring DIY KIT!

 

There are two types of difficulty level to choose from when you make your own set of accessories from this DIY KIT. Depending on what you are after and your level of enthusiasm in making this on your own.

 

Here are your choices: 

We call this Beginner Friendly, finished with just elastics - - ever struggled with putting on bracelets yourself? These will slide on your wrist like a charm.

 

 

And if you are a Jewellery Enthusiast, you can take up the challenge to make a this bracelet or a necklace. You will need some tools for this though.

 

Before we start, here's a glossary of a few things that we will be mentioning in this tutorial.

   

  Level: Beginner Friendly  

 

What you'll need: Fast drying glue, scissors, trinket dish

1. Decide if you want to make a bracelet or a ring and prepare your elastic by streching it a few times.

2. Use the elastic to measure the desired length of the bracelet/ring that you will be making, keep a note of your measurements. Note: On top of your measurements, add 1-2cm in length for a bracelet or 2 extra beads for rings.

3. Pour your beads out gently on a trinket dish, arrange the beads on a flat surface to your desired design making sure that it follows the length of your measurements earlier + the extra beads.

4. Place paperclip on the end of elastic, this is to prevent any beads from falling out when beading.


5. Start beading with knot cover bead, this bead allows you to hide the knot for a clean finish. Continue with the rest of beads following the design that you've arranged.

6. Once you've finished beading, tie a regular knot (do not tighten yet). Then, tie a 2nd knot and tighten it all the way through. Tie a 3rd knot over it and tug the elastic several times. The knot should shrink in size when it is tight and secure.

7. For extra security, dab a small amount of fast drying glue on the knot, fan it and allow it to dry. Then, carefully snip off the excess elastic.

8. Tuck the knot into the knot cover bead by pulling the elastic, and you're all set!

 

 


  Level: Jewellery Enthusiasts  


What you'll need: x2 pairs of jewellery pliers, scissors, trinket dish


1. Decide if you want to make a necklace or bracelet and prepare your elastic by streching it a few times.

2. Use the elastic to measure the desired length of the necklace/bracelet that you will be making, keep a note of your measurements. Note: Add 1-2cm allowance on top of your measurements.

3. Arrange the beads on a flat surface to your desired design, making sure that it follows the length of your measurements earlier - remember to include the clamshell knot cover and toggle clasp in your design.

4. Place paperclip on the end of elastic, this is to prevent any beads from falling out when beading.


5. Start beading by following the design you've arranged earlier.


6. Once you've finished beading, (do not remove the paperclip just yet) slide the clamshell knot cover followed by the crimp bead.

 

Use a pair of pliers to crimp the bead towards the very edge of the elastic -- squeeze until it goes flat.

You'll know you did it right when the crimp bead is hugging the elastic tightly and it doesn't slide. 

 

 

7. Hide the crimp bead by folding the clamshell knot cover in half, making sure that the crimp bead is hidden inside the clamshell. Use a pair of pliers to assist in closing it shut.

8. Remove the paper clip on the other end and repeat step 6 and 7.


9. Open the jumprings in the direction like the image above.

 


10. Insert a jumpring on one end to the clamshell knot cover, then insert one side of the toggle clasp to the jumpring. Close the jumpring with your pliers.


11. Repeat the same step for the other end of the jewellery -- and you're all done!



Now go and strut the streets with your DIY accessories!