Friday, October 17, 2014

now free! Bow Tie crystal bracelet pattern


free Bow Tie Bracelet pattern

copyright 2005 Deborah Roberti

MATERIALS (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp)
• 3 yards waxed Nymo or C-Lon thread, size D, or 6 lb. FireLine
• About 125 size 11/0 seed beads or Delica beads
• About 17 size 3mm beads (of any type, or size 8/0 seed beads or size 8/0 Delica beads)
• About 72 size 4mm fire-polished beads
• About 34 size 4mm bicone crystals
• clasp

Beads Used in Photo Above:
Top (purple):
• About 125 size 11/0 Delica beads: Lt. Gold DB-34. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.com.
• About 17 size size 8/0 Delica beads: Dark Gold Plated DBL-034. Can be purchased online at RedPandaBeads.com.
• About 72 size 4mm fire-polished beads: Czech Iris Purple. Can be purchased at FireMountainGems.com.
• About 34 size 4mm bicone crystals: Swarovski Amethyst. Can be purchased online at AnyBeads.com.

Bottom (black):

• About 125 size 11/0 seed beads: Duracoat Champagne Miyuki Rocailles 11RR4204. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.com.
• About 17 size 3mm fire-polished beads: Matte Metallic Flax. Can be purchased at Etsy.com.
• About 72 size 4mm fire-polished beads: Czech Jet. Can be purchased at RedPandaBeads.com.
• About 34 size 4mm bicone crystals: Swarovski Jet from AnyBeads.com or Jet Czech bicones from RedPandaBeads.com.




Step 1: Thread your needle with 3 yards Nymo, C-Lon or Fireline.

String a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a 3mm bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Leaving about a 10-inch tail for attaching the clasp, tie the beads in a circle with a double knot:



Step 2: Go back around through the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 3mm bead and the fire-polished bead that you strung in the last step:



Step 3: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go back down through the 3mm bead highlighted in RED:



Step 4: Continue on down through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 5: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go up through the 3mm bead and out through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 6: String a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a 3mm bead, a fire-polished bead and a seed bead.

Go around and up through the fire-polished bead, the 3mm bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 7: Go back down through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 3mm bead and the fire-polished bead that you strung in the last step (highlighted in RED):



Step 8: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go up through the 3mm bead highlighted in RED:



Step 9: Continue on up through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 10: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go down through the 3mm bead and out through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 11: String a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a 3mm bead, a fire-polished bead and a seed bead.

Go around and down through the fire-polished bead, the 3mm bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 12: Go back up through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 3mm bead and the fire-polished bead that you strung in the last step (highlighted in RED):



Step 13: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go down through the 3mm bead highlighted in RED:



Step 14: Continue on down through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 15: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go up through the 3mm bead and out through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 16: Repeat steps 6 to 15 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a half-inch and the length of your clasp.

Step 17: To close off the end of the bracelet, string a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead and a seed bead.

Go around and up through the fire-polished bead, the 3mm bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:



Step 18: Continue back around through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead that you strung in the last step (highlighted in RED):



Step 19: To attach the clasp, string four size 11 seed beads, go through your clasp and back through the last seed bead that you just strung (the 4th seed bead).

String 3 more seed beads and go back down through the seed bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED).



Go through these seed beads and the clasp several more times to reinforce your attachment to the clasp. Weave back into the bracelet, knot in several places and cut your thread.

Repeat Step 19 to attach the other end of the clasp. If your bracelet seems a bit too short, just add more seed beads at the end when attaching the clasp.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cube Bracelet pattern facelift

Was playing with the gorgeous Toho hybrid 4mm cube beads this summer and discovered that because the Toho cube holes are so much bigger than the Miyuki cube bead holes, they just swallow up the size 11 seed beads in my Cube Bracelet pattern

So... I used size 8 seed beads and 6mm instead of 4mm fire-polished beads and the result was a heavier, more substantial band so I added the variation to my pattern. 


http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Patterns/CubeBracelet.html


Details and beads used here: http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Patterns/CubeBracelet.html

Betsy at RedPandaBeads.com has the Toho hybrid cubes listed if you want to look at all the pretty colors: http://www.redpandabeads.com/category_s/2688.htm. I love them!