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Animal print bracelets

Stitch these gorgeous zebra and peacock bracelets using three-drop peyote

Animal print bracelet

Hear the call of the wild as you stitch these gorgeous printed zebra- and peacock-printed bracelets. Fire-polished beads and cylinder beads pull these creative patterns together, and beaded edging provides the final touch. 

 

Learn how to get started with the bracelet bases in the instructions below. For full project instructions, download the free PDF.

Zebra bracelet

Materials

Both bracelets 7 in. (18 cm)

  • Fireline 4 lb. test
  • beading needles, #10 or #11

Zebra bracelet

  • 200 3 mm fire-polished beads (Czech, ruby red)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads
    - 10 g color A (DB0010, opaque black)
    - 4 g color B (DB0035M, galvanized silver)
  • 1 g 15/0 seed beads (Czech, black)
Peacock bracelet

Peacock bracelet

  • 1 12 mm rivoli button (Swarovski, crystal)
  • 190 3 mm fire-polished beads (Czech, crystal vitrail)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads
    - 12 g color A (DB0035M, galvanized silver)
    - 8 g color B (DB0022, dark bronze)
    - 1 g color C (DB0027, metallic rainbow green/teal)
    - 1 g color D (DB0416, galvanized aquamarine)
    - 2 g color E (DB1763, rainbow eye of peacock)
  • 1 g 15/0 seed beads (Czech, blue-lined clear)

 

Instructions
Bracelet bases

Both bracelets are worked in three-drop peyote stitch, a technique based on two-drop peyote stitch. Refer to our Online Beading Basics to brush up on two-drop peyote before beginning this project.

1. On a comfortable length of thread, attach a stop bead, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Pick up 24 11/0 cylinder beads for rows 1 and 2 of the desired pattern.

2. Work in three-drop peyote stitch using cylinders for the desired length, minus 1 in. (2.5 cm) for the clasp. End and add thread as needed while you stitch, and end the working thread and tail when you finish.

3. Choose the appropriate steps below to add a clasp and edging to the base.

For full project instructions, download the free PDF.

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