Bugle Bead Ribbon Bracelet Tutorial

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Hey beautiful! In today’s beaded jewelry tutorial, I will show you how to make my Bugle Bead Ribbon Bracelet pattern, which combines 6mm bugles, 11/0, and 15/0 seed beads. Please see below for the full list of materials, and more.

Materials for One 7" Bracelet

✔ 6g – 6mm Miyuki Bugle Beads

✔ 4g – 11/0 Delica, or Seed Beads

✔ 1g – 15/0 Charlottes, or Seed Beads

✔ 9-10 yds. – 6lb. Fireline, or your choice of beading thread

Beading Needles, Size 10 and/or 12

✔ 2 – Wire Guards (4.5x4mm)

✔ 2 – Jump or Split Rings

Clasp of choice


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About the Bugle Bead Ribbon Bracelet

This bracelet pattern originated when I was playing around with the contents of the Serene Lavender monthly collection by Eureka Crystal Beads. 

Feel free to simply use bugle beads and 11/0 seed beads, if that’s all you have. This design works very well with either seed beads or Miyuki Delica beads in the background. I recommend choosing colors that will contrast with the bugles, so the wavy ribbon effect really stands out.

Colors Used in Tutorial:

Bugles — Matte Cobalt AB

Delica #1 — Matte Metallic Silver Gray

Delica #2 — Galvanized Silver

Charlottes — Crystal Vitrail Duplex

bugle bead ribbon bracelet

How the Design Evolved

bugle bead ribbon bracelet

The very first version I made is the green/purple combo, second from the right. This is an example of the bracelet, created with bugles and 11/0 seed beads only; even in place of the Charlottes. 

The next bracelet I created is the one in cream/green gold, second from the left. This bracelet also contains 11/0 seed beads in the background in place of Delica beads, and the ribbon portion is a little bit wider. 

Finally, the red version is the one I settled on to model for the tutorial instruction, but I realized afterward that I didn’t have the bugles folded the same way along the entire bracelet – oops!  That’s okay, I am used to making mistakes; I chalk it up to a learning experience, and move on. Most won’t notice, unless I point it out, and I’ll be keeping it for myself to enjoy. 😁

Click HERE to see a quick video clip on Instagram of the blue bracelet in action. Click on the image below to see a quick clip of the red version.

bugle bead ribbon bracelet red

If you Like this Design...

While you’re here, check out the Nexus beaded bracelet design, which combines Miyuki Tila, bugle, and seed beads!

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Also, check out the post called 10 Unique Ways to Use Bugle Beads in Jewelry.

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