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Cube and seed bead bracelet

Create the look of tile in a band stitched with cubes and seed beads 

An ingenious combination of stitches allows you to create this bracelet in one continuous pattern, rather than going back to embellish it later. 
Carefully select colors and finishes to create coordinated contrast for your bracelet. 

SUPPLIES

Bracelet 6 1⁄2 in. (16.5 cm)

  • 4–6 g 3 x 3 mm cube beads 
  • 11/0 seed beads
  • 8–10 g color A 
  • 2–5 g color B
  • 1–3 g 15/0 seed beads
  • nylon beading thread, size D, or Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #12

INSTRUCTIONS

Bracelet band

Cube and seed bead bracelet 1
Figure 1

Column 1

1. On a comfortable length of thread or Fireline, pick up eight color A 110 seed beads, leaving a 30-in. (76 cm) tail. Sew through the beads again to form a ring, and continue through the first A  (figure 1, a–b).

 
Cube and seed bead bracelet 2
Figure 2
Cube and seed bead bracelet 3
Figure 3

2. Pick up a 3 x 3 mm cube bead, skip four As, and sew through the next A (b–c). There will be two As on each side of the cube.

3. Working in ladder stitch, pick up two As, and sew through the two adjacent As and the As just picked up (figure 2, a–b).

4. Working in daisy chain, pick up six As, and sew through the first A picked up in the previous step (b–c). Pick up a cube, skip four As, and sew through the next A (c–d).

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 twice (figure 3).

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