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Garden path bracelet

Create a cobblestone effect with two-hole tile beads
Garden path bracelet Key

Made up of crystals, seed beads, and two-hole tile beads, the cute domed components in this bracelet zigzag like textured stones in a cottage garden. Quick and easy to stitch, this design will put you on a path to (almost) instant gratification. 

In the instructions below, you can use either 6 mm CzechMate beads or 5 mm Tila beads for the two-hole tile beads.

SUPPLIES

Green bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)

  • 33 6 mm CzechMate two-hole tile beads (Czech, light turquoise Picasso)
  • bicone crystals (Swarovski)
  • 11 4 mm (Indian sapphire)
  • 33 3 mm (olivine AB)
  • 2 4 mm round glass beads (Czech, turquoise/luster pink)
  • 1–2 g 1.8 mm cube beads in each of 2 colors:
    • color E (Miyuki 234, inside color-lined clear/gold)
    • color F (Miyuki 2008, matte metallic patina iris)
  • 1 g 11/0 seed beads in each of 2 colors:
    • color A (Miyuki 4202, Duracoat gold)
    • color B (Toho 952, rainbow light topaz/seafoam)
  • 1 g 15/0 seed beads in each of 2 colors:
    • color C (Miyuki 634A, silver-lined trans- parent amber AB)
    • color D (Miyuki 263, color-lined seafoam AB)
  • toggle clasp
  • Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #12

Pink bracelet colors:

  • 36 5 mm Tila beads (Miyuki 599, 
  • opaque antique rose luster)
  • bicone crystals (Swarovski)
    • 12 4 mm (rose AB 2X)
    • 36 3 mm (light Colorado topaz AB)
  • 4 mm round fire-polished beads (Czech, luster opaque gold/ smoky topaz)
  • 1.8 mm cube beads
    • color E (Miyuki 12, smoky silver-lined light amethyst)
    • color F (Miyuki 2601, shimmering rose)
  • 2.5 mm peanut beads, in place of color A 11/0 seed beads (Miyuki 29, Duracoat galvanized gold)
  • 11/0 seed beads, color B (Toho 960, dusty mauve-lined amber)
  • 15/0 seed beads
    • color C (Miyuki 364, color-lined fancy dusty rose)
    • color D (Miyuki 301, gold luster rainbow gold)

Bronze bracelet colors:

  • 6 mm CzechMate two-hole tile beads (Czech, bronze)
  • bicone crystals (Swarovski)
    • 4 mm (3 fuchsia and 2 each of Indian red, crystal astral pink, padparadscha, and vintage rose AB 2X)
    • 3 mm (sand opal)
    • 4 mm round fire-polished beads (Czech, bronze)
  • 11/0 triangle beads, in place of color E 
  • 1.8 mm cube beads (Toho 262, inside color-lined clear/gold)
  • 1.5 mm cube beads, in place of color F 
  • 1.8 mm cube beads (Toho 1C221, bronze)
  • 11/0 seed beads
    • color A (to match 4 mm bicones)
    • color B (Toho 93, gold-lined black diamond)
  • 15/0 seed beads, colors C and D (Miyuki 1521, sparkle beige-lined crystal)

INSTRUCTIONS

Garden path bracelet Figure 1
Figure 1

Components

1. On 28 in. (71 cm) of thread, pick up a repeating pattern of a two-hole tile bead and a color A 11/0 seed bead three times. Tie the beads into a ring with a square knot, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail, and sew through the first tile again (FIGURE 1, a–b).

2. Pick up a color E 1.8 mm cube bead, and sew through the outer hole of the tile your thread is exiting (b–c).

3. Pick up a color C 15/0 seed bead, a color B 11/0 seed bead, a 3 mm bicone crystal, a B, and a C, and sew through the outer hole of the next tile (c–d).

Garden path bracelet Figure 2
Figure 2
Garden path bracelet Figure 3
Figure 3

4. Pick up an E, and sew through the inner hole of the tile your thread is exiting. Pick up an E, and sew through the outer hole of the tile your thread is exiting. Pick up a C, a B, a 3 mm, a B, and a C, and sew through the outer hole of the next tile (FIGURE 2).

5. Repeat step 4 (FIGURE 3).

Garden path bracelet Figure 4
Figure 4
Garden path bracelet Figure 5
Figure 5

6. Pick up an E, and sew through the inner hole of the tile your thread is exiting (FIGURE 4, a–b). Sew through the next A, E, C, tile (outer hole), C, and E (b–c). Continue around in this manner, ending with your thread exiting the first A you sewed through in this step (c–d).

Garden path bracelet Figure 6
Figure 6

7. Pick up two color D 15/0 seed beads, a 4 mm bicone crystal, and two Ds, and sew through an A (FIGURE 5, a–b). Sew back through all the beads just added, and sew through the A your thread exited at the start of this step in the same direction as before (b–c). Sew through the next tile and A (c–d).

8. Pick up two Ds, and sew through the 4 mm and first two Ds picked up in the previous step. Sew through the adjacent A, sew back through the two Ds, 4 mm, and two Ds just added, and continue through the A your thread exited at the start of this step (FIGURE 6, a–b). Sew through the beadwork to exit the outer hole of a tile (b–c). End the tail but not the working thread.

9. Make a total of 11 components.

Garden path bracelet Figure 7
Figure 7

Assembly

1. Using the working thread from a component, pick up a color F 1.8 mm cube, sew through the outer hole of a tile on another component, pick up an F, and sew through the tile your thread exited at the start of this step (FIGURE 7, a–b). Retrace the thread path, but sew through the adjacent Cs as well (b–c), and then end the thread.

2. Repeat step 1 to attach the remaining components, making sure to attach each new component to the appropriate tile so the beadwork creates a zigzag.

Garden path bracelet Figure 8
Figure 8
3. Add 12 in. (30 cm) of thread at one end of the bracelet, and exit an end B. Pick up three Cs, a B, a 4 mm round glass bead, a B, three Cs, half of the clasp, and three Cs. Sew back through the B, 4 mm, and B (FIGURE 8, a–b). Pick up three Cs, and sew through the other end B (b–c). Retrace the thread path through the clasp connection once or twice, and end the thread. Repeat this step at the other end of the bracelet.
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About Penny Dixon

Penny Dixon became captivated with beading six years ago. She loves the constant learning and limitless creativity that beading affords. Teaching classes, being a TrendSetters designer for Starman, Inc., and a Beadwork magazine 2015 Designer of the Year, has only enhanced her love for beading and design.

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