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Bunny tessellation bracelet

A flurry of bunnies running this way and that — how else could all those Easter baskets get delivered? Make this peyote stitch bracelet featuring a tessellation of rabbits for a lively ode to the spring season.
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Bracelet 7¾ in. (19.7 cm)

  • 11/0 cylinder beads (Miyuki Delicas)
    • 2 g color A (DB0220, white opal)
    • 1 g color B (DB0010, opaque black)
    • 2 g color C (DB0733, opaque chartreuse)
    • 3 g color D (DB1133, opaque Mandarin)
    • 3 g color E (DB0729, opaque turquoise)
    • 2 g color F (DB2118, Duracoat opaque antique rose)
  • 2 20 mm slide end tube findings
  • 1 toggle clasp
  • 2 4 mm jump rings
  • beading needles, #11
  • Fireline, 6 lb. test (crystal), or nylon beading thread, size D
  • 2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose, and/or bentnose pliers


1. On a comfortable length of thread, attach a stop bead, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Starting at the upper-right corner of the pattern, pick up 11//0 cylinder beads for rows 1 and 2: one A, one B, three Ds, two Fs four Es, one F, six Es, one C, one B, and one A.

2. Following the pattern or the downloadable word chart, work in flat odd-count peyote stitch to complete the band. End and add thread as needed. 

3. When the pattern is complete, stitch an additional bead onto the seven center up-beads at one end of the band using square stitch. These beads will stick out from the rest of the band, giving you a place to attach the slide end tube finding. Retrace the thread path through the newly-added beads, and end the thread. Using the tail, repeat this step at the other end of the band.

4. Use chainnose pliers to bend down the tab at one end of a slide end tube finding, closing that end. Slide the finding onto one end row of beads, and then bend the other tab down to secure the end row of beads within the tube. Repeat this step with the other finding at the other end of the band.

5. Open a jump ring, and attach half of the clasp to the loop on one tube end finding. Repeat this step at the other end of the band.

If you'd prefer to use a word chart instead of the graph, click here to download and print the PDF.

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