Flecked Raspberry Gold Peyote Bracelet

bracelet measures 7"  x 1 1/8"

bracelet measures 7"  x 1 1/8"

 
 

I couldn’t resist making another peyote stitch bracelet when I found these three rich bead colors - Rainbow Raspberry, Gold/Red, and Golden Rose. I envisioned the three colors splashed across a wide band, all of them blending into rows of gold beads on each edge and finishing with a gold clasp. And here it is. I’ve offered the peyote stitch instructions on my website before but I’m doing it again because this bracelet has 10 rows of beading, the widest I’ve created. It also mixes the colors together as you work, which is much easier than it sounds. I’m including a graph on the right with the instructions. If you have any doubts about color placement, you can follow the graph bead by bead. I hope you enjoy my pattern as much as I’m enjoying wearing my colorful creation!

Directions

step 1 - Depending on your lighting, the Rainbow Raspberry and Gold Red beads can look very similar and easy to confuse.  Avoid this by pouring out each color in separate containers. Arrange them in the order in which they will be used;  Rainbow Raspberry, Gold/Red, Golden Rose.

step 1 - Depending on your lighting, the Rainbow Raspberry and Gold Red beads can look very similar and easy to confuse.  Avoid this by pouring out each color in separate containers. Arrange them in the order in which they will be used;  Rainbow Raspberry, Gold/Red, Golden Rose.

step 3 - Add one more gold bead which will be the first bead in row # 2.  As you work the entire bracelet you will always add a bead at the beginning and end of each row.

step 3 - Add one more gold bead which will be the first bead in row # 2.  As you work the entire bracelet you will always add a bead at the beginning and end of each row.

step 2 - Add a 6’ strand of beading thread to the beading needle.  At 12 inches, add a stop bead on one end.  Working right to left, thread the needle through ten Golden Rose beads which will be row # 1.  The 6’ strand will only be enough thread for half the bracelet.  Start another strand when necessary using the half-hitch knot technique.

step 2 - Add a 6’ strand of beading thread to the beading needle.  At 12 inches, add a stop bead on one end.  Working right to left, thread the needle through ten Golden Rose beads which will be row # 1.  The 6’ strand will only be enough thread for half the bracelet.  Start another strand when necessary using the half-hitch knot technique.

step 4 - Working left to right, pass the needle through the second bead in row # 1 (shown in red).

step 4 - Working left to right, pass the needle through the second bead in row # 1 (shown in red).

step 5 - Add a gold bead.

step 5 - Add a gold bead.

step 6 - Pass the needle through the fourth bead in row # 1.  Add a bead and continue working across the row passing through every other bead and adding a new bead after each.  At the end of the row, add a bead which will be the first bead in the next row. 

step 6 - Pass the needle through the fourth bead in row # 1.  Add a bead and continue working across the row passing through every other bead and adding a new bead after each.  At the end of the row, add a bead which will be the first bead in the next row. 

step 7 - Work right to left across the bracelet passing through every other bead and adding a bead between each.  You will see the pattern emerging, a row of beads clearly dropped below others as you weave. 

step 7 - Work right to left across the bracelet passing through every other bead and adding a bead between each.  You will see the pattern emerging, a row of beads clearly dropped below others as you weave. 

step 8 - Continue adding gold beads until you have a vertical pattern of 3/4, 3/4, 3/4, 3/4, 3/4 Golden Rose beads. 

step 8 - Continue adding gold beads until you have a vertical pattern of 3/4, 3/4, 3/4, 3/4, 3/4 Golden Rose beads. 

step 9 - Begin the color mix for the bracelet by adding a row of Raspberry, then a row of Gold/Red, then a row of Golden Rose.  The bead you add at the start and end of each row should be Rainbow Raspberry.  This will create the solid color border on each side of the bracelet.

step 9 - Begin the color mix for the bracelet by adding a row of Raspberry, then a row of Gold/Red, then a row of Golden Rose.  The bead you add at the start and end of each row should be Rainbow Raspberry.  This will create the solid color border on each side of the bracelet.

step 10 - There are 53 horizontal rows in this 7” bracelet.  At row 50, revert back to using only the Golden Rose beads in the 3/4 pattern as you did on the other end of the bracelet.  If you need a bracelet longer than 7”, add more of the color mix portion to lengthen it.   Then add the Golden Rose.

step 10 - There are 53 horizontal rows in this 7” bracelet.  At row 50, revert back to using only the Golden Rose beads in the 3/4 pattern as you did on the other end of the bracelet.  If you need a bracelet longer than 7”, add more of the color mix portion to lengthen it.   Then add the Golden Rose.

step 11 - Fill in the spaces at the end of the bracelet with matching seed beads working the thread from right to left.

step 11 - Fill in the spaces at the end of the bracelet with matching seed beads working the thread from right to left.

step 12 - Work up through the last Golden Rose beads and then down to the seed beads again.  Move the needle through the beads from left to right.

step 12 - Work up through the last Golden Rose beads and then down to the seed beads again.  Move the needle through the beads from left to right.

step 13 - Work up through the last Golden Rose beads then down to the seed beads again.  Move the needle through the beads from right to left passing through the loops of the clasp along the way.  When you reach the far left return through the beads and loops once more for a strong connection.  Work the excess thread up through the Golden Rose beads with three or four half-hitch knots.  Cut off the thread tail.

step 13 - Work up through the last Golden Rose beads then down to the seed beads again.  Move the needle through the beads from right to left passing through the loops of the clasp along the way.  When you reach the far left return through the beads and loops once more for a strong connection.  Work the excess thread up through the Golden Rose beads with three or four half-hitch knots.  Cut off the thread tail.

step 14 - Move to the other end of the bracelet and remove the stop bead.  Thread the needle and finish the bracelet following steps 11 through 13. 

OPTIONAL
Dot the threads that run through the clasp loops with a gold metallic marker.



Supplies

At Fire Mountain Gems

  •  7.5 gm Rainbow Raspberry Delica beads 8/0
  •  7.5 gm Gold Red Delica beads 8/0
  •  7.5 gm Golden Rose Delica beads 8/0 Silver
  •  Fireline 6lb. Crystal beading thread
  •  beading needles
  •  5 strand clasp

Miscellaneous

  •  scissors

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