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Trick-or-treat with funky birds

Show your Halloween spirit by wearing this fun bracelet-and-earrings set
Trick or treat with funky birds key

Birds on brooms? This set will delight anyone who comes to your door for tricks or treats!

SUPPLIES

Bracelet 6 1⁄4 x 13⁄4 in. (15.9 x 4.4 cm) 

  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads
  • 9 g color A (DB0167, opaque light sapphire blue AB)
  • 3 g color B (DB0722, opaque orange)
  • 1 g color C (DB0866, matte transparent topaz AB)
  • 2 g color D (DB0310, matte black)
  • 2 g color E (DB0721, opaque yellow)
  • 1 g color F (DB0233, light daffodil Ceylon)
  • 1 g color G (DB0232, light lemon ice Ceylon)
  • 1 g color H (DB0201, white pearl Ceylon)
  • 1 g 11/0 seed beads, color A
  • 15 mm button
Pair of earrings
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads 
  • 2 g color A (color names are the same as for the bracelet)
  • 2 g color B
  • 1 g color D
  • 1 g color E
  • 1 g color G
  • 1 g 11/0 seed beads, color A
  • pair of earring findings

INSTRUCTIONS
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Pattern 1

Bracelet

1. On a comfortable length of Fireline or thread, attach a stop bead, leaving a 12-in. (30 cm) tail. Pick up the 33 11/0 Delica cylinder beads outlined in PATTERN 1. These beads will shift to form two rows of beadwork as the next row is added. 

2. Working toward the body of the bracelet (ignore the tapered end for now), work pattern 1 in flat odd-count peyote stitch. End and add thread as needed, and move on to PATTERN 2 when you complete PATTERN 1. 

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Pattern 2

3. Create the tapered end in PATTERN 2 by working peyote stitch decreases along each edge. End with a row of five beads. Remove the stop bead, and create the tapered end in PATTERN 1 using the 12-in. (30 cm) tail.

4. Using the remaining threads, add a button on one end of the band and a loop of 11/0 seed beads on the other. End the threads.

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Pattern 3

Earrings

1. On a comfortable length of Fireline or thread, attach a stop bead, leaving a 10-in. (25 cm) tail. Pick up the 24 11/0 Delica cylinder beads outlined in pattern 3. These beads will shift to form two rows of beadwork as the next row is added.

2. Working toward the body of the earring (ignore the tapered end for now), work PATTERN 3 in flat even-count peyote stitch. End and add thread as needed.

3. Create the top tapered end by working peyote stitch decreases along each edge. Remove the stop bead, and create the bottom tapered end using the 10-in. (25 cm) tail.

4. With either thread, sew through the beadwork to exit the top corner of the earring. Pick up four or five 11/0 seed beads, the loop of an earring finding, and four or five 11/0s. Sew into the other corner of the beadwork, and retrace the thread path. End the threads.

5. Make a second earring.

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