Slanted Silver Peyote Bracelet

Shiny silver metal against shiny black Czech glass is set on an angle to make this bracelet special.  I had the idea for this design when I made my Double Copper Peyote bracelet, and my Kiss Me Valentine bracelet but time slipped away and I never got to creating it then. Ever notice how sometimes an idea in your head turns out so differently when the project finally comes together? That was the case with this piece.  I thought of it as a casual bracelet because of the chunky square metal beads but it resulted in a more glamorous looking bracelet than expected. The pattern makes a 6.25” bracelet (6.50” with the clasp).  If you need a larger bracelet, just add more rows of black at each end.  Be sure to add the same number on each end of the bracelet to maintain balance.

Directions

step 1 - Cut a piece of beading thread to measure three yards.  Attach a stop bead 12 inches from one end.  The 12 inches of thread will be used to work in the clasp later.  In my pattern, the black beads are represented by white squares, the silver beads by grey squares.  String on six black beads.

step 1 - Cut a piece of beading thread to measure three yards.  Attach a stop bead 12 inches from one end.  The 12 inches of thread will be used to work in the clasp later.  In my pattern, the black beads are represented by white squares, the silver beads by grey squares.  String on six black beads.

step 4 - Add another bead then pass the needle through the fourth bead of the previous row.  Add another bead and pass the needle through the sixth bead of the previous row.

step 4 - Add another bead then pass the needle through the fourth bead of the previous row.  Add another bead and pass the needle through the sixth bead of the previous row.

 
step 7 - After completing all the rows, create an even edge to the bracelet by adding two 10/0 black seed beads in the first, third, and fifth columns.  Pass the needle back through the previous work to secure the small beads.

step 7 - After completing all the rows, create an even edge to the bracelet by adding two 10/0 black seed beads in the first, third, and fifth columns.  Pass the needle back through the previous work to secure the small beads.

step 2 - There are six beads across each row.  At the end of the row add one more bead which will be the start of the next row.

step 2 - There are six beads across each row.  At the end of the row add one more bead which will be the start of the next row.

 
step 5 - When you pull the thread through all the beads, the pattern will emerge even though it may be a little difficult to recognize right now.  When more rows are added it will become more obvious.

step 5 - When you pull the thread through all the beads, the pattern will emerge even though it may be a little difficult to recognize right now.  When more rows are added it will become more obvious.

 
step 8 - Work the needle back to the center to attach the clasp loops to the third and fourth column.  Pass the needle through the first clasp loop, through another bead then through the second loop.  Do this twice to reinforce the work.  Finish by bringing the needle through four different beads of previous work knotting the thread between each.  Snip off the remaining thread.

step 8 - Work the needle back to the center to attach the clasp loops to the third and fourth column.  Pass the needle through the first clasp loop, through another bead then through the second loop.  Do this twice to reinforce the work.  Finish by bringing the needle through four different beads of previous work knotting the thread between each.  Snip off the remaining thread.

step 3 - Pass your needle through the second bead of the previous row.  Don’t worry too much about the look of things at this point.

step 3 - Pass your needle through the second bead of the previous row.  Don’t worry too much about the look of things at this point.

 
step 6 - Each row will be worked in the same way.  At the end of the row, add another bead to begin the next row.  Pass the needle through the “dropped” beads in the previous row adding beads between them.

step 6 - Each row will be worked in the same way.  At the end of the row, add another bead to begin the next row.  Pass the needle through the “dropped” beads in the previous row adding beads between them.

 

TIP

As you add beads to your needle, look at their shape.   Not every one of them is perfect and a chipped or deformed bead may throw off alignment.  Try to choose beads from the group that are uniform in size.



Supplies

At Amazon

  •  black beading thread
  •  big eye beading needles
  •  silver metallic geometric beads 3.5 mm
  •  black seed beads 10/0
  •  shiny black geometric beads 3.5 mm
  •  two strand black slide clasp

 

 


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