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Hexagonal lace cuff

This cuff-style bracelet features Twin beads, seed beads and fafalle beads

Hexagonal lace cuff

Learn how to make this simple yet dramatic bracelet by creating hexagons and connecting them using netting stitch. Create the piece using three rows or two – either way, these lacy, star-shaped components make a show-stopping cuff.

Below, you’ll find instructions on how to make the components for this cuff bracelet. To view full instructions, download the free project PDF by clicking here.

Materials

Black/silver bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)*

  • 144 (approx. 10 g) 2.5 x 5 mm Twin beads (opaque black)
  • 19 g 2 x 4 mm Czech farfalle beads (jet/labrador)
  • 23 g 10/0 Czech seed beads (silver)
  • 4 8 mm jump rings
  • 2 box clasps (www.agrainofsand.com)
  • beading needles, #11 or #12
  • Fireline 6 lb. test, smoke
  • 2 pairs of flatnose pliers

Black/gold/silver bracelet colors*

  •  7 g Twin beads (silver)
  • 12 g Czech farfalle beads (opaque black)
  • 9 g 11/0 Czech seed beads (metallic gold, in place of 10/0s)
* All beads are Preciosa Traditional Czech beads.
Hexagonal lace cuff Figure 1
Figure 1

1 On 26 in. (66 cm) of thread, pick up a 10/0 seed bead and a Twin six times, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Sew through all the beads again to form a ring (not shown in illustration). Continue through the first two beads to exit the first Twin, and sew through the open hole of the same Twin (Figure 1, a-b).

2 Pick up a 10/0, a farfalle, and a 10/0, and sew through the open hole of the next Twin (b-c). Repeat five times to complete the round, and step up through the first 10/0 and farfalle in this round (c-d).

3 Pick up five 10/0s, and sew through the next farfalle (d-e). Repeat five times to complete the round, and step up through the first two 10/0s added in this round (e-f).

 

Hexagonal lace cuff Figure 2
Figure 2

4 Sew through the 10/0s and farfalles in the previous round, skipping the middle 10/0 of each five-bead group. Keep the thread under the skipped bead. Pull your thread firmly in each group so the skipped 10/0 pops up to form a point. Step up through the first three 10/0s in the first group (Figure 2).

5 End the tail but not the working thread, and set the component aside.

6 Repeat steps 1-5 to make a total of 24 components.

For full instructions, download the free project PDF.

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