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Quick stitch briolette bracelet

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 Briolettes and crystals combine with silver accent beads for a sparkling bracelet. 

SUPPLIES

bracelet 7 1⁄2 in. (19.1cm)

  • 26 5mm cubic zirconia briolettes
  • 52 4mm bicone crystals
  • 119 2mm seamless sterling silver round beads
  • 28 2.1mm sterling silver tube beads
  • lobster claw clasp
  • 2 4mm soldered jump rings
  • 2 4mm jump rings
  • Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #12
  • chainnose pliers

INSTRUCTIONS

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FIGURE 1
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1. Thread a needle with 2 yd. (1.8m) of Fireline. Leaving a 6-in. (15cm) tail, pick up a 2mm round bead and a soldered jump ring, and sew back through the 2mm (FIGURE 1, a–b).

2. Pick up a tube bead, a 2mm, a crystal, a 2mm, a crystal, and a 2mm (b–c). Repeat 12 times (c–d).

3. Pick up a tube, a 2mm, and a soldered jump ring, and sew back through the 2mm (d–e).

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FIGURE 2

4. Pick up a tube, a 2mm, and a crystal. Sew back through the 2mm between the last pair of crystals (FIGURE 2, a–b). Pick up a crystal, a 2mm, a tube, a 2mm, and a crystal. Sew through the 2mm between the next pair of crystals (b–c). Repeat the pattern to point d.

5. Pick up a crystal, a 2mm, and a tube. Sew through the end 2mm and the jump ring. Sew back through the end 2mm (d–e).

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FIGURE 3

6. Sew through the band to exit at FIGURE 3, point a.

7. Sew diagonally through the first cluster of crystals (FIGURE 3, a–b). Pick up a 2mm, a briolette, and a 2mm, and sew through the adjacent crystal and the center 2mm (b–c). Retrace the thread path of the briolette embellishment.

8. Continue diagonally through the next crystal (c–d). Add a briolette embellishment to the other edge as in step 7 (d–e). Retrace the thread path, and continue through the next crystal, the 2mm, the tube, and the 2mm (e–f).

9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 for the length of the bracelet.

10. Secure the Fireline with a few half-hitch knots between beads, and trim.

11. Open a jump ring, attach it to the soldered jump ring on one end, and close the ring. Repeat on the other end, but attach a lobster claw clasp before closing the jump ring.

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Tip!
Do not pull the thread too tight on the first row. A loose tension will allow the crystals to form even clusters when you stitch through the center 2mm beads.
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