Crystal Teal Woven Bracelet
Dark teal Swarovski beads mixed with silver lined seed beads create the beautiful contrast for this glamorous, glittering bracelet. The sterling silver clasp features a filigree design accented with a clear Swarovski crystal. I found my clasp on eBay where costs for quality findings can be very reasonable. The directions below will make a bracelet that measures seven inches.
step 1 - Cut beading thread to measure two and a half yards. Thread the needle and slip on a stop bead 12” from the end of the thread. This tail will be used to connect the clasp when the beading is finished.
step 10 - You will reinforce again by going through the column you just created, ending with your thread coming out of the top teal bead.
step 11 - Complete the bracelet by repeating steps #5 through #10 until you have 25 columns. Follow steps for adding the clasp.
Adding The Clasp
step 5 - Bring the needle up the first column one bead at a time, creating half hitch knots between each bead. Move across the top seed beads to the next column and move down the column knotting between beads again. This will insure that the clasp is connected securely to the bracelet. Clip excess thread after your last knot.
step 6 - Complete the bracelet by threading the 12” tail into the needle and following the clasp steps 1 through 5.
- 54 teal bicone beads 6mm
- 8 grams 11/0 silver lined crystal delica seed beads
- 25 clear crystal bicone beads 4mm
- 10 lb. Beadalon Wildfire Frost beading thread - Joann’s
- beading needles - Joann’s
- clasp - eBay