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Chevron chain bracelet

Stitch a colorful chevron chain bracelet using Tila beads, glass pearls and seed beads

Chevron chain bracelet

Glass pearls, Tila beads and seed beads bring dimension to this simple bracelet. We used metallic colors for a funky feel, but you can use a different finish to create more of an everyday bracelet. Or, substitute 3 mm bicone crystals or fire-polished beads in place of the pearls to add a little sparkle.

 

Materials

Bracelet 7 /2 in. (19.1 cm)

  • 34 Tila beads
  • 33 3 mm glass pearls, color A
  • 34 3 mm glass pearls, color B
  • 1 g 11/0 seed beads
  • Clasp
  • Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #12
Tip!

Designer’s note: To add a little sparkle, substitute 3 mm bicone crystals or fire-polished beads in place of the 3 mm pearls.

Chevron chain bracelet Figure 1
Figure 1

Instructions

 

Bracelet

 

1. On 1 yd. (.9 m) of Fireline, attach a stop bead, leaving a 9-in. (23 cm) tail. Pick up three 11/0 seed beads, and sew through the first hole of a Tila bead. Pick up three 11/0s, a color A 3 mm pearl, and three 11/0s, and sew through the second hole of the Tila bead. Pick up an 11/0, and sew through the first two 11/0s added at the start of this step (Figure 1, a-b).

 

2. Pick up a color B 3 mm pearl, three 11/0s, the first hole of a Tila bead, and an 11/0. Starting with the 11/0 your thread exited at the start of this step, skip five beads, and sew through the next two 11/0s (b-c). Pick up a B and three 11/0s, and sew through the second hole of the Tila bead. Pick up an 11/0, skip an 11/0 in the previous row, and sew through the next two 11/0s (c-d).

 

3. Pick up an A, three 11/0s, the first hole of a Tila bead, and an 11/0. Skip five beads, and sew through the next two 11/0s. Pick up an A and three 11/0s, and sew through the second hole of the Tila bead. Pick up an 11/0, skip an 11/0 in the previous row, and sew through the next two 11/0s (d-e).

 

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to the desired length, ending with step 2.

Chevron chain bracelet Figure 2
Figure 2

Clasp

1. Sew through the previous B and three 11/0s (Figure 2, a-b); the second hole of the second-to-last Tila bead; the following three 11/0s, B, and three 11/0s; and the second hole of the last Tila bead (b-c).

 

2. Pick up seven 11/0s and half of the clasp, and sew through the second hole of the Tila bead again (c-d). Retrace the thread path to reinforce the connection, and end the thread.

 

3. Remove the stop bead, and repeat steps 1 and 2 on the other end of the bracelet.

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