Peachy Crystal Lattice Weave Bracelet

bracelet measures 6.50" long, 1" wide

bracelet measures 6.50" long, 1" wide

The lattice portion of the bracelet is created first. Then the peach and purple rondelle beads are added.

The lattice portion of the bracelet is created first. Then the peach and purple rondelle beads are added.

Sparkling Czech crystals mounted on silver lattice work make this a stunning bracelet you’ll want to wear again and again. Like many woven bracelets, the steps, repeat throughout the work. This is a project you can create while you’re watching TV.

Directions

step 1 - Cut beading thread to measure 2 1/2 yards or whatever length with which you are comfortable working. Add a stop bead (green) to the end leaving a 12” tail. Add 13 seed beads to the thread. Bring the needle through bead 10 creating a three bead triangle. You will now be workingin a downward direction.

step 1 - Cut beading thread to measure 2 1/2 yards or whatever length with which you are comfortable working. Add a stop bead (green) to the end leaving a 12” tail. Add 13 seed beads to the thread. Bring the needle through bead 10 creating a three bead triangle. You will now be workingin a downward direction.

step 2 - Add five more seed beads. Move the needle through bead 4. Add six beads and move the needle through bead 21.  You will now be working upward.

step 2 - Add five more seed beads. Move the needle through bead 4. Add six beads and move the needle through bead 21.  You will now be working upward.

step 3 - Add five seed beads and move the needle through bead 16. Add six more beads. Bring the needle through bead 32 creating a triangle. Repeat this pattern.  When working in an upward or downward direction you’ll add five beads, share a bead, add six beads, create the three bead triangle, then change directions.

step 3 - Add five seed beads and move the needle through bead 16. Add six more beads. Bring the needle through bead 32 creating a triangle. Repeat this pattern.  When working in an upward or downward direction you’ll add five beads, share a bead, add six beads, create the three bead triangle, then change directions.

step 4 - Continue weaving the lattice as wide as necessary for your wrist size. At the end of the work add rondelle beads to the lattice work. Bring the needle through a purple rondelle bead and one seed bead. Move the needle back through the rondelle only. We’ll call this rondelle and seed bead a "set".

step 4 - Continue weaving the lattice as wide as necessary for your wrist size. At the end of the work add rondelle beads to the lattice work. Bring the needle through a purple rondelle bead and one seed bead. Move the needle back through the rondelle only. We’ll call this rondelle and seed bead a "set".

step 5 - Pass the needle through two seed beads working from right to left. Add a peach set.  Move through two seed beads and add a purple set.  Work across the top half of the bracelet this way.

step 5 - Pass the needle through two seed beads working from right to left. Add a peach set.  Move through two seed beads and add a purple set.  Work across the top half of the bracelet this way.

step 6 - From the last peach set added, move down to the other end of the bracelet moving through six seed beads. 

step 6 - From the last peach set added, move down to the other end of the bracelet moving through six seed beads. 

step 7 - Add three more seed beads to form a triangle.  Add a peach set, then move through two seed beads. Add a purple set and continue adding sets across the bottom of the bracelet.

step 7 - Add three more seed beads to form a triangle.  Add a peach set, then move through two seed beads. Add a purple set and continue adding sets across the bottom of the bracelet.

step 8 - When you reach the end of the work, bring the needle through two seed beads and through the bottom loop of the clasp. Work back though the beads and up to the second loop then the third, securing the claps to the beads. Repeat to secure the clasp. Finish by moving the needle through the beads, creating at least four half hitch knots. Cut off excess thread.

step 8 - When you reach the end of the work, bring the needle through two seed beads and through the bottom loop of the clasp. Work back though the beads and up to the second loop then the third, securing the claps to the beads. Repeat to secure the clasp. Finish by moving the needle through the beads, creating at least four half hitch knots. Cut off excess thread.

step 9 - Remove the stop bead from the other end of the bracelet and thread the tail through the needle.  Attach the clasp to the beads as you did in step 8. 

TIP Make the work easy to handle by pinning it to styrofoam to hold it in place as you add the rondelle beads.

TIP

Make the work easy to handle by pinning it to styrofoam to hold it in place as you add the rondelle beads.

 

NOTE
• The number of beads you will need may vary. I used the amounts listed below for my 7” bracelet.

• Many different clasps can be used for this project. I choose the slide clasp because I like that it’s nearly invisible in the bead work, eliminating a visual break in the bead design.



Supplies

At Michaels

  •  Purple Czech 6mm rondelle beads approx. 42
  •  silver seed beads 11/0 - 18 g.
  •  peach 6mm rondelle beads approx. 42
  •  three strand clasp
  •  white 0.15mm beading thread
  •  beading needles

Miscellaneous

  •  scissors
  •  stop bead

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