A slightly different martenitsa for little ladies – a bracelet with a string of red and white beads. 

You need beads, a hardcover book and some thick piece of string. Wrap the string around the book to make 5 tight lines of string. Tie them at the back.

We made a drawing to show how exactly to weave in the beads.
When you are weaving the beads in one direction, the string they are on must go over then under the vertical lines. After you move the needle, adjust the beads with your fingers to make sure that each one is placed between two vertical lines.

When you reach the end, draw the string again through the same beads, but this time go over the v. lines you went under the first time around – and vice versa.