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Peyote pavé bracelet

Embed fire-polished beads into a cube bead bracelet for a cobblestone effect

Peyote pave bracelet

Two-drop peyote is the perfect vehicle to create a pavé cuff using appropriately sized beads. This bracelet has the look of a well-manicured, old-world road.

Tip!

To make a wide cuff, like the bronze one shown at left, pick up 20 cube beads in step 1 of “Two-drop band,” and add four 3 mm fire-polished beads in step 4 instead of two.

Materials

Yellow bracelet 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)

  • 100 3 mm fire-polished beads (Czech, milky peridot vitrail)
  • 12 g 1.5 mm cube beads (Toho 1CY181, hybrid opaque luster Picasso)
  • 1 g 11/0 seed beads (Toho 183, hybrid ultra luster green)
  • 2-strand slide clasp
  • Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #11

Bronze bracelet colors:

  • 3 mm fire-polished beads (Czech, green malachite
  • 1.5 mm cube beads (Toho 1C221, bronze)
  • 4-strand slide clasp

Green bracelet colors:

  • 3 mm fire-polished beads (Czech, rose vitrail)
  • 1.5 mm cube beads (Toho 2204, raspberry-lined olivine)

 

Instructions

 

Two-drop band

Peyote pave bracelet Photo a
photo a
Peyote pave bracelet Photo b
photo b

1. On a comfortable length of Fireline, attach a stop bead, leaving a 9-in. (23 cm) tail. Pick up 12 1.5 mm cube beads (Photo A).

 

2. Working in two-drop peyote stitch, pick up two cubes, skip the last two cubes added in the previous step, and sew back through the following two cubes working toward the tail. Repeat this stitch to complete the row.

 

3. Pick up two cubes, and sew through the next pair of “up-beads” in the previous row (Photo B). Repeat this stitch to complete the row.

Peyote pave bracelet Photo c
photo c
Peyote pave bracelet Photo d
photo d

4. Pick up two cubes, and sew through the next pair of up-beads (Photo C). Pick up a 3 mm fire-polished bead, and sew through the following pair of up-beads (Photo D). Pick up a 3 mm, and sew through the next pair of up-beads.

 

5. Pick up two cubes, and sew through the next 3 mm. Repeat this stitch once, and then pick up two cubes, and sew through the next two cubes.

Peyote pave bracelet Photo e
photo e
PeyoteF
photo f

6. Pick up two cubes, and sew through the next pair of up-beads. Repeat this stitch (Photo E) to complete the row.

 

7. Repeat steps 4-6 for the desired length, ending and adding thread as needed, and ending with at least 9 in. (23 cm) of working thread.

 

Clasp

 

1. With the working thread, exit the first two up-beads in the end row.

 

2. Pick up three 11/0 seed beads, a loop of the clasp, and three 11/0s, and sew through the next two up-beads in the end row (Photo F). Repeat to attach the other loop of the clasp, sewing through the next two up-beads in the end row. Sew through the previous row, and retrace the thread path through the clasp connection. End the thread.

 

3. Using the tail, repeat step 2 on the remaining end.

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