Midnight Garden Bracelet Tutorial & Giveaway

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hello, hello dear friends.  Today is August 1st and that means 10 days until my birthday!  But not just any birthday, this is the big 4-0.  I'm slightly freaked out.  I certainly don't feel like a 40 year old.  Instead of moaning and groaning though, I decided to celebrate.  Because my life is filled with amazing people, events and places and it's so worth celebrating!

And since it's is my 40th birthday and that's nothing to sneeze at, I have 11 days of birthday giveaways for my blog readers! You just never know what it's going to be, so check back each day.  All winners will be announced on the 11th.

First up, a tutorial!

Midnight Garden Bracelet

Wafer Disk Bead

3 ceramic nuggets

Rizo glass beads in two colors

Size 11/0 seed beads

2 lengths of 6' brown waxed linen

1. Thread one 11/0 seed bead onto the middle of one length of waxed linen.  String the wafer bead onto both ends of the waxed linen and pull it up to the seed bead, tie an overhand knot at the back of the wafer disk bead.

2. String on one Rizo bead and tie an overhand knot.  One thread will be straight and the other at an angle, thread the next bead on the angled thread and tie on over hand knot.  Repeat for four inches. (My bracelet is 8 1/2 inches - adjust your size accordingly.)

3. Tie on the other piece of waxed linen under the wafer disk bead with an overhand know.  Repeat and make sure this knot is very tight.  Add a drop of beader's glue if desired. Trim the edge of the thread.

4. On the new thread string five size 11/0 seed beads and tie on overhand knot.  Repeat until it's the same length as the Rizo beads.

5. Tie all four lengths of waxed linen in an overhand knot. Thread two lengths of the waxed linen through the ceramic nugget.  Thread the other two lengths of waxed linen thought the nugget - but on the other side of the whole.  Tie all four threads together in an overhand knot under the nugget bead.  Repeat with the other two beads.

6. With two of the waxed linen threads repeat step 4 with 6 sets of seed beads.  Tie all for threads together at the base of the last nugget bead, forming a loop. Repeat with another knot.  Trim threads. 

Resources: Wafer Beads: HumblebeadsCeramic Nuggets and Waxed Linen: Fusion Beads.  Rizos and seed beads: Whimbeads.

Now, let's get this giveaway going because a tutorial is great, but not Birthday Celebration great. My first prize is a set of Midnight Garden Wafers

How do you win them? Easy peasy - share this tutorial online somewhere and let me know you did in the comments below.  I'll pick one random winner on August 11th. 



I shared your generous giveaway on my FB page! ~Mary Anne


Shared on Facebook and Pinterest. Thanks for the giveaway!

Hope you will soon have a

Hope you will soon have a wonderful birthday. I shared your give away and tutorial on Pinterest.

Happy Birthday Buddy!

I am tickled that you are so on the ball. That must be the difference between 40 and 45 ;-) These midnight garden beads are indeed a favorite in my hoard. I think you just encouraged me to use them! Enjoy the day! Looking forward to the next 10 days with you! xo Erin

Free Tutorial and give away

Thank you for the lovely tutorial. I posted it on my facebook page with a comment. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks again!


Happy early Birthday Heather! This bracelet is awesome, I'd love to win these amazing beads! I shared on my FB business page!

Giveaway, Tutorial & Happy Birthday!

I shared the tutorial on Facebook & Pinterest. Wishing you a Happy Birthday in advance. Believe me the big 40 is not that bad!!


It's on my FB too. lovely.


Shared on FB.


Thanks for the giveaway! I posted it on my Facebook. And Happy Birthday a bit early!

Shared on Facebook, love

Shared on Facebook, love them!!


I tweeted and pinned on Pinterest!

Giveaway and Tutorial

Love the bracelet!!!!
Will get all my tools and try my hand at it!


I shared on my fb page! Ty for the chance to win! Blessings!

Tutorial and Giveaway

Thank you for the great tutorial. I shared it on my Pinterest page!

Birthday Giveaway

Happy Birthday. Shared on Facebook and Pinterest. Beautiful giveaway!

Birthday giveaway

I shared :) Thank you so much and Happy Birthday. 40 is the new 30! :)


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Shared on Pinterest! Love the bracelet ~ thanks!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Shared on Pinterest. Love the bracelet ~ thank you!


Shared on Pinterest. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Pinned it!

Gorgeous bracelet Heather!!! Thanks for the tutorial ... I shared it on Pinterest!

You Won!

Hi Lola - you won the Midnight Garden Wafers! Email me your address:


Gladly 'pinned' this tutorial for a gorgeous bracelet, Heather!

Was the first to share link

Was the first to share link on Twitter- -- hope I win so I can wear your pretty bracelet to play piano for the people :)

I shared on pinterest

I shared on pinterest here:

Birthday, tutorial, and giveaway

Happy birthday! You know I love your beads and always try to win some. I put your wonderful tutorial on my Facebook page at

Thank you for mentioning Rizzo beads. They are new to me and look very useful. I appreciate these tips and resources. Kathy


. I love the tutorial and I would love to win these. I shared on facebook.

Midnight Garden Bracelet Giveaway

Shared on my facebook page!! Happy Early Birthday!

Giveaway Garden Braclet

Love to own this. Shared on my Pinterest board "Passionate about Beads".

Have a happy birthday! Your

Have a happy birthday! Your 40's are great, so enjoy. I shared your lovely tutorial on Pinterest...

I pinned it

Here's my pin And Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday, early! Hope you have a good one! I pinned this tutorial to Pinterest.

I pinned mine on my creative

I pinned mine on my creative ideas pinterest board. Have a wonderful birthday!

I shared on Facebook. Happy

I shared on Facebook. Happy 40th!

First Happy Birthday! 40 is

First Happy Birthday! 40 is good! I pinned on my FB page, and thanks for the tutorial

Yay for 40

Happy birthday! I hope you have a great 40th! I shared on pinterest.

Happy early birthday!!! I

Happy early birthday!!! I have to say 40 didn't bother me, nor did 50 until I had some minor health issues that seemed major to me.

I just love the colors and beads in this bracelet. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!
And by the way I shared this on my FB page.

Thanks for sharing your

Thanks for sharing your lovely bracelet, I shared it with my friends on Facebook.

Disc beads giveaway

I'd love a chance to win these. Thanks. Just tweeted about your tutorial.

Birthday wishes

Hi I have shared of FB
Have a love day birthday!

Shared on my FB page. I love

Shared on my FB page. I love the bracelet and beads!!!

I shared via Pinterest! I

I shared via Pinterest! I hope I win, these wafer beads are so fun to use!


I pinned this beauty to my Pinterest board. Thank you for this great giveaway opportunity! I just turned 40 this year too, 1973 was a good year! :-) I'm still warming up to the idea. Hope you have a wonderful celebration!

give away

I shared on facebook, tweeted and pinned your tutorial and give away on pinterest

happy birthday

you and I almost share the same birthday, mine is the 12th! Happy Birthday

I simply adore these, happy

I simply adore these, happy birthday!!
I shared on Pinterest (DESPINA VNT):

I forgot to leave name/email

I forgot to leave name/email from my enthusiasm :-p


Happy Birthday! Thanks for

Happy Birthday! Thanks for the bracelet tutorial and the chance to win those gorgeous beads. I shared on my Pinterest board "Beautiful Bracelets." Lynn :)

Happy upcoming great birthday

Happy upcoming great birthday to you. Welcome to the 40's. I shared on Pinterest.

Midnight Garden Share

Congrats on your upcoming birthday! I just celebrated mine (your + 7) and must say that the 40's have been great. I love the rich colors in the Midnight Garden beads. I shared the tutorial on my Pinterest jewelry tutorials and tips board. ¡Feliz cumpleaños!

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