Peach and Platinum Crystal Bracelet

bracelet measures 6.50"

bracelet measures 6.50"

Add major wattage to your wrist with this peach and clear crystal bracelet.  Galvanized silver gives the look of platinum and adds a soft contrast to the peach glass.  The simple weave is finished with a delicate gold clasp for an elegant, sparkling bracelet. 

 

Directions

step 1 - Thread a beading needle with five feet of gold beading thread.  Attach a stop bead then add three seed beads, a bicone, a seed bead, rondelle, seed bead, bicone, three seed beads, bicone, seed bead, rondelle, seed bead, and a bicone.  Red lines represent thread.

step 1 - Thread a beading needle with five feet of gold beading thread.  Attach a stop bead then add three seed beads, a bicone, a seed bead, rondelle, seed bead, bicone, three seed beads, bicone, seed bead, rondelle, seed bead, and a bicone.  Red lines represent thread.

step 2 - Bring the needle back to the start of your work.

step 2 - Bring the needle back to the start of your work.

step 3 - Pass the needle through the first two seed beads.  This will force your work to form a somewhat square shape.

step 3 - Pass the needle through the first two seed beads.  This will force your work to form a somewhat square shape.

step 4 - Add on a seed bead, rondelle, bicone rondelle, seed bead.  Pass the needle through the middle seed bead in the group of three. You have now completed the first cluster.

step 4 - Add on a seed bead, rondelle, bicone rondelle, seed bead.  Pass the needle through the middle seed bead in the group of three. You have now completed the first cluster.

step 5 - Begin the next cluster by passing the needle through one seed bead then through a bicone, a seed bead, rondelle, seed bead, bicone, three seed beads, bicone, seed bead, rondelle, seed bead, bicone and a seed bead.

step 5 - Begin the next cluster by passing the needle through one seed bead then through a bicone, a seed bead, rondelle, seed bead, bicone, three seed beads, bicone, seed bead, rondelle, seed bead, bicone and a seed bead.

step 6 - Bring the needle through the middle seed bead in the first cluster.

step 6 - Bring the needle through the middle seed bead in the first cluster.

step 7 - This will force the second cluster to take shape.  Follow steps 4 to complete your second cluster.  Repeat steps 5, 6, and 7 to finish your bracelet.  You will need approximately 9 clusters for a 6.5” bracelet.

step 7 - This will force the second cluster to take shape.  Follow steps 4 to complete your second cluster.  Repeat steps 5, 6, and 7 to finish your bracelet.  You will need approximately 9 clusters for a 6.5” bracelet.

step 8 - When your bracelet is the correct size for your wrist, add the clasp by passing the needle through the clasp loop then back through the middle seed bead.

step 8 - When your bracelet is the correct size for your wrist, add the clasp by passing the needle through the clasp loop then back through the middle seed bead.

step 9 - Pass the needle through the beads in the upper half of the cluster coming back through the center beads to the clasp. 

step 9 - Pass the needle through the beads in the upper half of the cluster coming back through the center beads to the clasp. 

step 10 - Pass the needle through the beads in the lower half of the cluster creating 4 or 5 half hitch knots along the way.  If you’re unsure of how to do this see Beading Techniques.  Cut off the excess thread.

step 10 - Pass the needle through the beads in the lower half of the cluster creating 4 or 5 half hitch knots along the way.  If you’re unsure of how to do this see Beading Techniques.  Cut off the excess thread.

step 11 - Finish the other side of the bracelet using steps 8, 9 and 10.



Supplies

At Amazon

  •  45 peach 6mm bicone crystals
  •  36 clear 3mm rondelle crystals
  •  galvanized silver seed beads 11/0
  •  beading needles

At Fire Mountain Gems

on eBay


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