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Snowflake bracelet

Display a band of friendly flurries with an easy pattern
Snowflake bracelet key

SUPPLIES

Bracelet 7 1⁄2 in. (19.1 cm)

  • 11/0 cylinder beads
    • 8 g color A (Miyuki DB0609, dyed silver-lined dark purple)
    • 2 g color B (Miyuki DB0200, white)
  • 2 g 15/0 seed beads (white)
  • toggle clasp
  • Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #12

INSTRUCTIONS

Snowflake bracelet pattern
Pattern

Band

On a comfortable length of thread, attach a stop bead, leaving a 10-in. (25 cm) tail. Pick up 21 color A 11/0 cylinder beads. Reading the pattern from top to bottom or bottom to top, work the band in flat odd-count peyote stitchEnd and add thread as needed, but do not end the working thread or tail when you complete the band.

Snowflake bracelet fig 1
Figure 1

Clasp

1. With the working thread, sew through the beadwork to exit the fourth up-bead from one edge in the last row with your needle pointing toward the other edge (FIGURE 1, point a). 

2. Pick up seven color A cylinders, half of the clasp, and three As, and sew back through the fourth A picked up in this step (a–b). This forms a loop of beads through the clasp; snug the loop to the first three As picked up. Pick up three more As, skip three up-beads in the last row of the band, and sew through the following up-bead, which should be the fourth up-bead from the other edge (b–c). Retrace the thread path through the clasp connection, and end the working thread.

3. Remove the stop bead from the tail, and work as in step 2 to attach the other half of the clasp. End the tail.

Snowflake bracelet fig 2
Figure 2

Edging

1. Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread to the band, and exit the first A along one edge with your needle pointing away from the band (FIGURE 2, point a).

2. Pick up five 15/0 seed beads. Skip one A along the edge of the band, sew through the next edge A with your needle pointing toward the band, and sew through the following edge A with your needle pointing away from the band (a–b).

3. Repeat step 2 for the length of the band.

4. Sew through the beadwork to exit the last A along this edge (point c), and continue through the last two 15/0s added in the last edging stitch (c–d). Skipping the center 15/0 in the stitch, sew through the next two 15/0s in the stitch (d–e). Pull the thread tight so the center 15/0 forms a point. Sew through the next two edge As in the band, and continue through the following two 15/0s added in the previous edging stitch (e–f).

5. Continue sewing back through the edging stitches, skipping the center 15/0s to form points, as in step 4. End the thread.

6. Repeat steps 1–5 on the other edge of the band.

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