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How to Make an European Style Large Hole Bead Bracelet

How to Make an European Style Large Hole Bead Bracelet

Go to for all of your beading supply needs! Hi. This is a Andrea with In today’s video I’m going to teach you a
little bit about pandora style bracelets. Now without a doubt I’m sure you’ve seen
these kinds of bracelets all over the place. They’re very popular and everyone wears them. I’ve seen really
young people wear them. I’ve seen older people wear them. It doesn’t really
matter the popularity is across the board and
now here’s why. You begin with a simple bracelet. I have a leather type rubber bracelet here with sterling silver
magnetic ends or the classic sterling silver one. This
is probably the one you’ve seen most often. I got a braided faux leather bracelet. And then this is the fun part. You can
add whatever kind of bead you like. You can change it out any day to match your outfit, to match your mood. Whatever it is you want you can display it on your bracelet with these fun little beads. Now they’re called Pandora style because
pandora is the company that made it popular but there are many different companies
that produce these beads. What I love this bracelet for
particularly is for a present for someone. What you can do is you can give them
the bracelet one year. You could give them a nice sterling silver bracelet and maybe a
couple beads to go with it. Then every year, every special
occasion you can present them with another fun
bead to add to the bracelet. So here are some of the different
varieties of beads that you can use with your Pandora
style bracelet and there are many many many more than these. This is just kind of the sampling. We have wood beads. Most of them have
this middle gramite through the center. Some of them don’t. Obviously the metal ones don’t. Sometimes you get a glass one that
doesn’t have it or a crystal. It’s really a matter of preference. The best part about this bracelet I
think is mixing and matching. I don’t stick to any one type of bead. I don’t use all silver
or gold. I use some glass. Some wood. Some metal. Some sterling. Some brass.
I just love to mix it up. So we have wood. We have a gemstone style. This is a
Murano glass. It’s really beautiful. We have some kinds of bilgy ones and
sometimes these are nice just to have by themselves. So if you have somebody special in your life who’s really into
music you can just hang this from your bracelet and that’s enough.
I think that looks just beautiful. We have a heart and these are all sterling silver by
the way. Some are sterling. Some are silver plated, gold-plated. A starfish. You can personalize these by spelling out
names with alphabet beads or you can use gemstones. Now these are c.’s. They’re cubic zircons. They come in all the different
birth stones that you would need. You could use the two kinds that have
Swarovski crystals. Those are also really lovely. We have lampwork beads. This is a Czech Glass bead. This is kind of special. This is just a tube bead bail with a loop by the end. So if you have a special bead that doesn’t
have a large enough hole to fit onto your bracelet you simply hang your bead from a headpin and you make a
loop on the end. You can attach that to your bail. That’s one way of displaying beads that don’t have a large
enough hole to fit on your bracelet. We have religious beads, holiday beads and October’s coming up real soon.
October is breast cancer awareness month. So we have awareness beads. We have animal beads and just a lot of fun different
varieties. You can really have fun with this and play with a lot of different options. So most of the bracelets work in this
way. This is sterling silver by
the way so precious metal it’s kind of soft. Be careful with it. But this end screws off. So gently unscrew it. Then you can add whatever beads you
like. Now a quick note about this. Since a lot of these beads are rather
chunky, you’re going to want to buy a bracelet that’s
a little bit larger than you would normally get. So I have a seven and a half inch
bracelet here and that is because I’m going to take up a lot of that room with
these beads. So let’s see what do I like? I love this wood bead. I’m going to add that. I think this owl is really cute and love these sparkly crystal adds. My birthday’s in October so I’m going to add
this opal like one. I can just stick with this or I can add
more if I’d like. I could add some silver on there. It really doesn’t matter. When you’re done adding the beads that
you like you simply twist your end back on. Now I may like to wear it this
way for weeks, months or I could get sick of it tomorrow and change them out
for new beads. It really doesn’t matter. It’s up to you. That is the fun of this type of
bracelet. I hope you have fun exploring it
and adding whatever beads that tickle your fancy. I hope you enjoyed
this video. Thank you. Go to for all of your beading supply needs!

33 thoughts on “How to Make an European Style Large Hole Bead Bracelet”

  1. Very pretty, thanks for showing it. I live in a small town in Italy and I had only heard of Pandora, never seen them here until I went to Brussels on vacationa. They are so pretty and soooooooo expensive. It's a good thing others are copying them.

  2. @Gillygurl63 You can get them at Beadaholique. The links for the supplies in this video including the Pandora Style Bracelets are located in the video description underneath the video.

  3. Nice !!!!!!!!! One thing, do your beads scratch any other type of bracelets ?
    I have a pandora style bracelet and beads and i LOVE my bracelet. So im very aware of what beads i put onto it. Do these beads break or crack or chip ? Also are they sutible for pandora bracelets too ?

  4. could u pls post a direct link to the bracelets.

    I see the direct link to the beads and the mats but not the bracelets. I also searched your website and could not find them. tyvm

  5. @ambrosia4aj The bracelets are on the same page as the Pandora beads if you click on the link. Just scroll down the page on our website and you'll see categories for bracelets, necklaces, etc. I just added direct links for bracelets.

  6. What size bracelet would you get for a 13 year old with an average size adult wrist? I heard that you may need to get a larger bracelet than you would normally use. The kit with 15 beads that you have with the 8" or 9" bracelet on your website is what I'm looking at. " 15 Beads 8 Inch Bracelet Kit Murano Style Glass Lampwork Fits Pandora (1)" Thanks so much!

  7. @proudgrandma4times There are a couple things you will want to consider when selecting a bracelet size. Usually for Pandora bracelets, you want to measure your wrist and then add between 3/4" and 1". So if you have a 7" wrist, get an 8" bracelet. Another thing to consider is that at 13, her wrist might still grow a bit and you want this bracelet to be a keepsake and fit for years to come maybe consider getting a little larger bracelet rather then smaller if you end up debating between two sizes.

  8. @proudgrandma4times OK Great! So then I should purchase the 9" 15 bead kitm from your website right" They are out of stock now, so when do you think you will have them back in stock. Could you email me when you do? Thanks for the info!

  9. @proudgrandma4times To get notified when a product will be back in stock, simply click on the "Notify me when it becomes available" link under where it says the product is "Out of Stock" on the product page and you'll receive an email when we get the items in.

  10. We sell Pandora Style Beads and Pandora Style Bracelets. There are links for them in the video description underneath the video.

  11. Trollbeads came first. Both are pretty and I have a Pandora bracelet too but my trollbead bracelet is my favorite.

  12. Here at Beadaholique . com we have Giveaways every month. Go to our website and click on the pink box on the right hand side titled "Beading Contests and Giveaways" for more details.

  13. Just so pretty! I love how you can personalise it with your favourite colours and special gifts from loved ones. Gorgeous!

  14. You can get them on Beadaholique . com's website. The links for the supplies in this video are located in the video description underneath this video.

  15. Hi Andrea, hey, I definitely love going to beadaholique's YouTube videos. So thank you for all of the effort! However, this video it could have been called "an introduction to pandora-style bracelets," because it didn't really offer much of a how-to until the very end.

  16. You can get the supplies featured in our videos on Beadaholique . com's website. The links for the supplies in this video are located in the video description underneath this video.

  17. I was recently given a bracelet with tons of charms for mother's day. I love it! Well, except the fact that I have no idea how to put the charms on. The hook won't screw off, and i'm afraid if I try any harder it'll break!

  18. This video with a dislike bar? you should be thanking her for even taking out her time to show us how to do this….

  19. I get that you're trying to inform us on the materials but does it took 4mins before you ACTUALLY started on the bracelet.

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