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Holiday lights bracelet

Get into a festive mood with bulbs so bright you would even say they glow!
Holiday lights bracelet key

SUPPLIES

Bracelet 7 1⁄4 in. (18.4 cm)

  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads 
    • 13 g silver (DB0035, metallic galvanized silver)
    • 2 g purple (DB0610, silver-lined royal purple)
    • 2 g green (DB0046, transparent silver- lined Kelly green)
    • 3 g yellow (DB0145, silver-lined yellow)
    • 2 g red (DB0602, transparent silver- lined red)
    • 3 g blue (DB0047, transparent silver- lined cobalt)
    • 3 g black (DB0327, matte metallic dark green iris)
  • nylon beading thread, size D, or Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #12
INSTRUCTIONS
Holiday lights bracelet pattern
Pattern

Bracelet band

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

2. Following the pattern, work in two-drop peyote stitch using cylinders. End and add thread (How-Tos) as needed while you stitch. 

3. When you reach the area of the clasp opening, which is about 3⁄4 in. (1.9 cm) from the end of the band, work 12 partial rows on each side to create two tabs, and then work eight more full rows to connect the tabs and finish this end. End the working thread and tail.

Clasp button

1. On 2 ft. (61 cm) of thread, pick up four cylinders, and tie them into a ring with a square knot, leaving an 8-in. (20 cm) tail. This is round 1.

2. Work in rounds as follows in FIGURES 1-5:

Holiday lights bracelet f1
Figure 1

Round 2: Pick up two cylinders, and sew through the next cylinder in the ring. Repeat this stitch three times, and step up through the first cylinder added in this round (FIGURE 1).

Holiday lights bracelet f2
Figure 2
Round 3: Pick up two cylinders, and work a modified herringbone stitch by sewing down through the next cylinder in the pair (FIGURE 2, a–b). Work a peyote stitch by picking up a cylinder and sewing through the next cylinder in the previous round (b–c). Repeat these two stitches to complete the round, and step up through the first cylinder added in this round (c–d).
 
Holiday lights bracelet f3
Figure 3

Round 4: Work a herringbone stitch and two peyote stitches. Repeat these three stitches to complete the round, and step up through the first cylinder added in this round (FIGURE 3).

Holiday lights bracelet f4
Figure 4
Round 5: Work a herringbone stitch and three peyote stitches. Repeat these four stitches to complete the round, and step up through the first cylinder added in this round (FIGURE 4).
Holiday lights bracelet f5
Figure 5

Round 6: Work a herringbone stitch with only one cylinder, and then work four peyote stitches. Repeat these five stitches to complete the round, and step up through the first cylinder added in this round (FIGURE 5). End the working thread and tail.

3. Work as in steps 1 and 2 to create a second square shape, but omit round 5 and do not end the working thread or tail. 

4. Align the two square shapes, and with the working thread exiting a corner herringbone stitch in round 4, zip up the outer rounds of the two square shapes. End the working thread.

5. With the tail, pick up six cylinders. Sew through two center cylinders about 1⁄2 in. (1.3 cm) from the end of the band opposite the clasp opening. Pick up six cylinders, and sew through the opposite center cylinder in the clasp button. Retrace the thread path through the clasp connection, and end the tail.

 

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