Sweet Addictive Woven Crystal Bracelet

bracelet measures 6.50"

bracelet measures 6.50"

 

The weave of this uncomplicated bracelet repeats across the length of the project in a dazzling, addictive design you’ll want to wear when you dress up and when you’re in your pajamas.  Swarovski crystals in the palest hues blend with seed pearls and silver lined seed beads giving “bling” an utterly fresh look and meaning.  Reminiscent of sherbert, the light peach, peridot, and lavender colors combine in this sweet one-inch wide band of cool shimmer. The silver slide clasp completes but doesn’t compete with the lovely pattern. 

Directions

step 1 - Thread a beading needle with approximately 6’ of white thread.  Attach a stop bead 12” from the end.  Pass the needle through a pearl a green bicone, pearl, peach bicone, pearl, lavender bicone, pearl, two silver seed beads, a pearl and a peach bicone.

step 1 - Thread a beading needle with approximately 6’ of white thread.  Attach a stop bead 12” from the end.  Pass the needle through a pearl a green bicone, pearl, peach bicone, pearl, lavender bicone, pearl, two silver seed beads, a pearl and a peach bicone.

step 2 - Add two silver seed beads and bring the needle up through the lavender bicone, pearl, and two silver seed beads.

step 2 - Add two silver seed beads and bring the needle up through the lavender bicone, pearl, and two silver seed beads.

step 3 - Pass the needle through the pearl and the peach bicone.  Add a pearl, green bicone, pearl, and two silver seed beads.  Pass the needle through the pearl, peach bicone and pearl.

step 3 - Pass the needle through the pearl and the peach bicone.  Add a pearl, green bicone, pearl, and two silver seed beads.  Pass the needle through the pearl, peach bicone and pearl.

step 4 - Pass the needle through the two silver seed beads, pearl, green bicone, and pearl.  Add a lavender bicone, pearl, and two silver seed beads.  Pass the needle through the pearl and the green bicone.

step 4 - Pass the needle through the two silver seed beads, pearl, green bicone, and pearl.  Add a lavender bicone, pearl, and two silver seed beads.  Pass the needle through the pearl and the green bicone.

step 5 - Pass the needle through the two silver seed beads, the lavender bicone and the pearl.

step 5 - Pass the needle through the two silver seed beads, the lavender bicone and the pearl.

step 6 - Add two silver seed beads, peal, peach bicone, and two silver seed beads.  Pass the needle through the lavender bicone. 

step 6 - Add two silver seed beads, peal, peach bicone, and two silver seed beads.  Pass the needle through the lavender bicone. 

step 7 - Pass the needle through the pearl, two silver seed beads, pearl, and peach bicone.  Add a pearl, lavender bicone, pearl, two silver seed beads.

step 7 - Pass the needle through the pearl, two silver seed beads, pearl, and peach bicone.  Add a pearl, lavender bicone, pearl, two silver seed beads.

step 8 - Pass the needle through a pearl, green bicone, pearl, two silver seed beads, pearl, lavender bicone, and a pearl.  Add a green bicone, pearl, two silver seed beads.  Pass the needle through the pearl and peach bicone.

step 8 - Pass the needle through a pearl, green bicone, pearl, two silver seed beads, pearl, lavender bicone, and a pearl.  Add a green bicone, pearl, two silver seed beads.  Pass the needle through the pearl and peach bicone.

step 9 - Pass the needle through two silver seed beads, the green bicone and the pearl.  You now have three completed rows which is the pattern for the entire bracelet.  Add two silver seed beads to the needle and repeat adding rows until the bracelet is the length you need.

step 9 - Pass the needle through two silver seed beads, the green bicone and the pearl.  You now have three completed rows which is the pattern for the entire bracelet.  Add two silver seed beads to the needle and repeat adding rows until the bracelet is the length you need.

 
step 10 - Attach The Clasp Add one silver seed bead to the needle to finish the corner of the bracelet before connecting the clasp.  Bring the needle from the pearl, through the bead then back through the pearl.

step 10 - Attach The Clasp

Add one silver seed bead to the needle to finish the corner of the bracelet before connecting the clasp.  Bring the needle from the pearl, through the bead then back through the pearl.

step 11 - Pass the needle through the top clasp loop then through the green bicone and down through the next pearl.  Continue moving from the pearls through the loops and back to the bicones.  After the last loop go directly back the peach bicone (not the pearl) and move up retracing your steps, reinforcing the connections between clasp and bracelet.  When the clasp is attached, work the thread back through the bracelet making half hitch knots to secure the thread.  (See knots in beading directions. ) Cut off the excess.   Remove the stop bead from the other side of the bracelet.   Attach the needle and connect the other half of the clasp.

step 11 - Pass the needle through the top clasp loop then through the green bicone and down through the next pearl.  Continue moving from the pearls through the loops and back to the bicones.  After the last loop go directly back the peach bicone (not the pearl) and move up retracing your steps, reinforcing the connections between clasp and bracelet.  When the clasp is attached, work the thread back through the bracelet making half hitch knots to secure the thread.  (See knots in beading directions. ) Cut off the excess.  

Remove the stop bead from the other side of the bracelet.   Attach the needle and connect the other half of the clasp.

TIP
The amount of thread and beads you will need to complete the project will obviously depend on how large a bracelet you require. One inch of bracelet equals 6 vertical rows, so 6 of each color bead is needed (one for each row). My 6.5” bracelet required 36 of each color bicone crystal.

If you see that you will run out of thread during beading, weave through the completed work with half-hitch knots. Cut off the excess and thread the needle again with a new length, create half hitch knots in the work and weave your way back to where you left off in the pattern.



Supplies

At Amazon

  • 36 Swarovski light peach bicone crystal 4mm
  • 36 Swarovski peridot bicone crystal 4mm
  • 36 Swarovski lavender bicone crystal 4mm
  • Silver Lined Crystal Delicas 11/0
  • 3mm seed pearls
  • .006” beading thread
  • beading needles
  • 4 strand magnetic slide clasp

Miscellaneous

  • scissors

Recommended Items