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Argyle beaded bracelet

Work up a quick bracelet using Tila beads and bicone crystals

Argyle beaded bracelet

When formed into a ring, flat square Tila beads create angular openings that are perfect for the corners of your favorite bicone crystals. The resulting components create a stylish square shape.

 

The instructions below will get you started on the square components for this bracelet project. To view full instructions, download the free PDF by clicking here.

Tip!

While this project calls for 5 mm bicone crystals in the center of the square components, we’ve found that substituting 6 mm bicone crystals work just as well.

Materials

Green bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)

  • 6 5 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski, erinite)
  • 31 5 mm Tila beads (Miyuki 468, metallic green iris)
  • 4 mm bicone crystals
      50 color A (Swarovski, erinite)
      14 color B (Swarovski, aurum)
  • 11/0 cylinder beads
       2 g color C (Miyuki 42, silver-lined transparent gold)
       1 g color D (Miyuki 1207, silver-lined transparent olive)
  • 1 g 15/0 seed beads (Miyuki 468, metallic malachite green iris)
  • Clasp
  • Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #12

Purple bracelet colors: 

  • 5 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski, amethyst)
  • 5 mm Tila beads (Miyuki 316, light amethyst purple luster)
  • 4 mm bicone crystals
       color A (Swarovski, crystal comet argent light)
       color B (Swarovski, amethyst)
  • 11/0 cylinder beads, colors C and D (Miyuki 629, silver-lined alabaster lavender)
  • 15/0 seed beads (Miyuki 1, silver-lined crystal)
beads

Khaki bracelet colors:

  • 6 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski, black diamond)
  • 5 mm Tila beads (Miyuki 2008, patina iris)
  • 4 mm bicone crystals, colors A and B (Swarovski, silver champagne)
  • 11/0 seed beads
       color C (Miyuki 650, dyed rustic gray silver-lined alabaster)
       color D (Miyuki 2015, matte metallic dark olive)
  • 15/0 seed beads (Toho 741, copper-lined alabaster)

Instructions:

Argyle beaded bracelet Figure 1
Figure 1

Square components

Center

 

1. On 9 in. (23 cm) of Fireline, pick up a repeating pattern of a color C 11/0 cylinder bead and a 5 mm Tila bead four times, leaving a 1-in. (2.5 cm) tail. Tie the beads into a ring with a square knot. Pull the knot into an adjacent bead, and trim the tail. Sew through the ring to exit a cylinder bead.

 

2. Pick up two 15/0 seed beads, a 5 mm bicone crystal, and two 15/0s, and sew through the opposite cylinder in the ring (Figure 1, a-b)

 

3. Pick up two 15/0s, sew back through the 5 mm crystal, pick up two 15/0s, and sew through the cylinder your thread exited at the start of step 2 (b-c). End the thread.

Argyle beaded bracelet Figure 2
Figure 2
Argyle beaded bracelet Figure 3
Figure 3

Outer ring

 

1. On 20 in. (51 cm) of Fireline, attach a stop bead, leaving a 3-in. (7.6 cm) tail. Pick up a C, a color A 4 mm bicone crystal, and a C, and sew through the remaining hole of a Tila (Figure 2, a-b). Repeat this stitch three times (b-c). Remove the stop bead, and tie the working thread and tail with a square knot. Sew through the next C, A, and C (c-d), pull the knot into an adjacent bead, and trim the tail.

 

2. With the working thread, pick up a C, an A, and a C, and sew through the following C, A, and C (Figure 3, a-b). Repeat this stitch three times (b-c). Tie a few half-hitch knots to secure the thread, but don’t end the working thread. Sew through the beadwork to exit a side A added in step 1.

 

3. Make six square components. 

 

To view the full project instructions, download the free PDF.

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