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Beaded double-wrap bracelet

Work in right-angle weave around a leather cord to make this stunning double wrap bracelet
Beaded double wrap bracelet

Make this stunning double-wrap bracelet embellished with sparkling crystals. Seed beads, bicone crystals and metal beads are sewn around a suede cord using right-angle weave. Want to make it a single? Simply create two beaded segments instead of four, with a metal bead in the center. Each segment measures approximately 3 in. (7.6 cm) long.

Below, you’ll find instructions to complete the beaded segments. For full instructions that also detail how to complete the embellishment and add the clasp, download the free project PDF by clicking here.

Materials
Mauve bracelet 12 in. (30 cm) (double wrap)
    •    3 7 mm round metal beads with 3 mm hole (brass)
    •    120 4 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski, lilac shadow)
    •    10 g 11/0 seed beads (Toho 1704, mauve 24K gilded marble opaque)
    •    4 g 15/0 seed beads (Miyuki 460, metallic dark raspberry)
    •    14 in. (36 cm) 1/8 in. (3 mm) faux suede cord
    •    jump rings
         - 1 8 mm (brass)
         - 1 6 mm (brass)
    •    2 5 x 3 mm fold-over cord end
    •    1 lobster claw clasp
    •    Fireline, 6 lb. or 8 lb. test
    •    beading needles, #11
    •    2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose, and/or bentnose pliers

Blue bracelet colors 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) (single wrap)
    •    1 5 x 9 mm metal bead with 5 mm hole (silver)
    •    60 4 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski, light turquoise AB2X)
    •    5 g 11/0 seed beads (Miyuki 2008, matte metallic patina iris)
    •    2 g 15/0 seed beads (Miyuki 1816, black-lined chartreuse)
    •    7 in. (18 cm) 1/8 in. (3 mm) faux suede cord (turquoise)


Tip!

When using a lobster clasp, it’s easy to make the length of jewelry adjustable. Just add five or more jump rings, or a piece of chain to the first jump ring.

Instructions:
Beaded double wrap bracelet Figure 1
Figure 1
Beaded double wrap bracelet Figure 2
Figure 2

Beaded segments
[1] On a comfortable length of thread, pick up 10 11/0 seed beads, and sew through the beads again (not shown in the figure for clarity) to form a ring, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Tie a square knot, and sew through the first five beads again (Figure 1, a-b).

[2] Pick up eight 11/0s, and sew through the last two beads your thread exited in the previous stitch, and continue through the first five beads added in this stitch (b-c).

[3] Work as in step 2 for a total of 15 right-angle weave stitches to form row 1, ending and adding thread as needed. After the final stitch, sew through the next three 11/0s on the bottom of the last stitch (Figure 2, a-b).

[4] To start row 2, pick up seven 11/0s, and sew through the three 11/0s on the bottom edge of the last stitch in row 1 to form a ring, and continue through the first two 11/0s picked up in this stitch (b-c).

[5] Pick up five 11/0s, and sew through the adjacent three 11/0s on the bottom edge in the previous row (c-d). Continue through the next two side 11/0s in the previous stitch, the five 11/0s picked up in this stitch, and the following three 11/0s of the next stitch in the previous row (d-e).

[6] Pick up five 11/0s, and sew through the two side 11/0s in the previous stitch in this row, and continue through the three 11/0s your thread exited at the start of this step and the next two 11/0s added in this stitch (e-f).

Beaded double wrap bracelet Figure 3
Figure 3
Beaded double wrap bracelet Figure 4
Figure 4

[7] Work as in steps 5-6 to complete the row, and sew through the bottom edge of 11/0s in the last stitch (Figure 3, a-b). End and add thread as needed.

[8] Fold the beadwork in half length-wise to create a V-shape (with the open side facing upward). Pick up three 15/0 seed beads, and sew through the edge three 11/0s in the corresponding stitch of the opposite row (b-c). Pick up three 15/0s, and sew through the three 11/0s your thread exited at the start of this step. Continue through the three 15/0s just added and the next three 11/0s on the other edge (c-d) to form a three-sided tube shape.

[9] Slide the suede cord through the tube so the cord lies flat against the 15/0s. Pull the cord through the tube until 5/16 in. (8 mm) extends out the tube end (Figure 4). If needed, cinch up the 15/0s by pulling the thread tight.

Beaded double wrap bracelet Figure 5
FIgure 5

[10] Keeping the cord flat in the beadwork, pick up three 15/0s, sew through the corresponding three 11/0s on the opposite edge, the three 15/0s added in the previous stitch, and the three 11/0s your thread exited at the start of this step (Figure 5, a-b). Continue through the three 15/0s just added and the next three 11/0s on the other edge (b-c).

[11] Repeat step 10 for the remainder of the row. On the last stitch, stop after sewing through the last three 15/0s just added (c-d).  The side with 15/0s will be the bottom edge of the bracelet.

To view or print the full instructions, including steps to add the embellishment and clasp, download the free project PDF by clicking here.

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