You will need:
46 x 6mm fire polished beads
size 8/0 seed beads
size 11/0 seed beads
2 x size 12 needles (I prefer the longer needles)
1 toggle clasp
2 x jump rings
2 x round-nose pliers
You can buy supplies and tools online from The Beaderie.
You will need a few more beads if your wrist is larger than 7.5".
If your thread starts getting shorter on one end than the other, simply use the longer thread to reinforce your beads until the ends are of a similar length again.
1. Take one end of the KO thread in your left hand, unwind thread holding the spool in your right hand and hold your arms as far apart as is comfortable. Switch the end in your right hand to your left hand and repeat, so that you end up 2 x arm width of thread. Cut the thread. This should give you a comfortable amount to work with, but also ensure that you don't run out of thread before you finish your bracelet!
2. Thread one needle onto one end of your thread and pull your needle down to the middle of the thread. Thread your other needle onto the two other ends of thread, leaving an approx. 4" tail.
3. Now thread on 1 x 8/0 seed bead, 1 x 6mm, 1 x 11/0, 1 x 6mm, 1 x 8/0, 1 x 6mm, 1 x 11/0, 1 x 6mm (see Pic 1)
5. Then pull these beads down to the middle of the thread, so you have roughly the same amount of thread on each side.
6. Reinforce the loop by threading back through all the beads. Try to keep your tension quite tight throughout this project. (Pic 3)
14. Once you have reached your desired length, secure the needle threads by threading back into your beadwork, adding a few half-hitch knots to further secure. Depending on how much thread you have left, I would do this 3-4 times.
To make a half hitch knot, bring your needle up between 2 beads, make a loop and pull that knot tight, making sure that the knot goes into between the 2 beads and not over them. See picture below.
15. Using 2 pairs of round nose pliers, open up a jumpring and thread through the last 8/0 bead in the pattern and attach one end of the toggle clasp. (See Pic 10). Using your pliers, 'walk' the jump ring together to close the gap.