DIY | Delica jewellery with locking bead

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armbånd og halskæde med delica perler

Jewellery with the tiny and colourful Delica beads has become amazingly popular – and the trend continues. Here we show you a little collection of bracelets and necklaces with Delica beads stringed on silk cord or polyester cord. The jewellery is finished off with an adjustable locking bead.

The new locking beads are 4mm in diameter and come with or without an eyelet. They are available in sterling silver and in gilded sterling silver. Their hidden core is made of rubber, this is why locking beads allow you  to adjust the length of the bracelets and necklaces – even once they are finished. That’s clever and convenient.

Browse our wide range of Delica beads to come up with your own combination of colours or get inspired by our ready-made colour coordinated Delica kits.

Don’t miss our earlier DIY tutorials about jewellery with Delica beads:

 

Necklace with delica beads and tassel

 

halskæde med delica og kvast

You need the following materials to assemble this necklace:

First, burn the two ends of the polyester cord carefully with a lighter in order to melt the polyester. After that, you will be able to use it like a needle. Then you string the Delica beads in your favoured pattern and push them into the middle of the string. Now you make a knot on each end as close to the beads as possible. If you find it difficult to string the beads on a 0.9mm cord, you can alternatively use a 0.5mm cord.

Slide the two string ends through the locking bead. If the ‚polyester needle‘ turns out not to be satisfactory, take a wide-eye needle for the job.

Once this is done, you make another knot into each string end. The locking bead has got a rubber core which makes it possible to adjust the length of the necklace.

Finally, you fasten the tassel to the cord with a jumpring. If you think that the tassel is too long, just trim it.

Another option is to use silk thread instead of polyester thread. The advantage is that silk thread comes with a needle attached to one end. If you opt for silk thread, it is a good idea to straighten it by moistening it before you start your work.

 

Delica bracelet with tassel

armbånd med delica og kvast

You need the following materials to assemble this bracelet:

armbånd med delica og låseperle

seedbeads armbånd med kvast

First, burn the two ends of the polyester cord carefully with a lighter in order to melt the polyester. After that, you will be able to use it like a needle. Then you string the Delica beads in your favoured pattern and push them into the middle of the string. Now you make a knot on each end as close to the beads as possible. Slide the two string ends through the locking bead. If the ‚polyester needle‘ turns out not to be satisfactory, take a wide-eye needle for the job.

Once this is done, you make another knot into each string end. The locking bead has got a rubber core which makes it possible to adjust the length of the necklace.

Finally, you fasten the tassel to the cord with a jumpring. If you think that the tassel is too long, just trim it.

 

Delica bracelet with charm

armbånd med seedbeads

You need the following materials to assemble this bracelet:

armbånd med delica og sommerfugl

First, burn the two ends of the polyester cord carefully with a lighter in order to melt the polyester. After that, you will be able to use it like a needle. Then you string the Delica beads in your favoured pattern and push them into the middle of the string. Now you make a knot on each end as close to the beads as possible. Slide the two string ends through the locking bead. If the ‚polyester needle‘ turns out not to be satisfactory, take a wide-eye needle instead.

Once this is done, you make another knot into each string end.  Finally, you fasten the butterfly charm to the locking bead’s eyelet with a jumpring.

 

Delica bracelet with locking bead

 

delica perler og låseperle

You need the following materials to assemble this bracelet:

 

armbånd med silkesnor og låseperle

String the beads on the silk thread in a pattern you like. Then you make a knot on each side close to the beads. Slide the two thread ends through the locking bead, first the end which has not got a needle attached. The easiest way to do that is to apply a bit of adhesive. Once the glue has dried, the thread end can be used like a needle. Alternatively, you can take a wide-eye needle. Once the two thread ends have made it through the locking bead, make another knot into each end.

Hoops with delica beads and tassel


 

You need the following materials to assemble these earrings:

Straighten the end of the hoop a bit so that the beads can be stringed more easily. Be careful not to break it. After stringing the beads, you carefully bend the end back into its original position.

Next, open the eyelet, insert the tassel and close the eyelet again (In our DIY tutorial about men’s necklaces we explain how to open and close an eyelet correctly without deforming it.)

 

Now you can hang the tassel into the hoop. The tassel shown in the illustration has been trimmed a little.

Have fun making your own jewellery with Delica beads!


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