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This Tutorial Shows a Bracelet Design Made up of Several Tubular RAW Rings Cleverly Knotted Together

I was intrigued when I first saw this tutorial by Japanese beader Sapphirus. There were two large loops at each end of the bracelet and what appears to be a series of small beaded rings in the middle. 

It was an unusual design. But I didn't realize how innovative it was until I watched the tutorial. The bracelet is actually made up of 5 separate tubular RAW (right angle weave) rings. Note that tubular RAW is not the same as cRAW (cubic right angle weave).

3 of the rings were smaller than the other two. Once beaded up, the smaller rings are simply knotted together and then the ends were knotted to the focal area! Neat!

The designer does give the number of beads for each ring. But as far as I can see, the tutorial does not actually state how long the bracelet is. So you will have to bead one up as instructed and go from there if the length is not right for you.

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  1. Even though I don't do this kind of work I'm still intrigued by different designs and it makes me consider if I could incorporate any ideas I see into what I create.

    Very interesting design. Unique is a good word for it. The only complaint about this tutorial that I have is that the bracelet viewing on the wrist - from the front to the back - could be a bit longer so that I could see better how it looks on. :0)

  2. I'm fairly proficient at RAW and CRAW, but for the life of me, I can't figure out the tubular RAW. I've tried to find a tutorial that seems to follow what she is doing, but I get lost immediately. As you know, I love challenges, but I'm not sure I'm ready for this challenge. I do love the bracelet and would love to make it. Any suggestion for a tutorial that will help?

    Jill Wiseman has a tutorial for Tubular Chenille Stitch Without Border. Is the the same method under a different title?

    1. Nope. Tubular chenille stitch is something else - a combination of herringbone and netting. Tubular RAW is tricky and you need some sort of mandrel to do it. Try this tutorial :

      Jill Wiseman also teaches tubular RAW

    2. I knew I could count on you. I'll check them out. Always up for something new even if it doesn't work out. The fun is in the trying.



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