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All buckled up bracelet

Peyote stitch and CRAW a buckle bracelet
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Craft an enticing bracelet featuring SuperDuos and sparkling crystals fastened with a clever beaded buckle.
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SUPPLIES

blue bracelet 7 1⁄2 x 1 5⁄16 in. (19.1 x 3.3 cm)

  • 19g 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuos (pastel petrol)
  • 130 3 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski, crystal metallic blue 2X)
  • 10g 8/0 seed beads (Miyuki 454, metallic dark plum iris)
  • 3g 11/0 seed beads (Miyuki 319P, berry breeze)
  • 6g 15/0 seed beads (Miyuki 319P, berry breeze)
  • 1 3⁄4 in. (1.9 cm) hook-and-eye closure
  • Fireline, 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #11 or #12

green/bronze bracelet colors

  • SuperDuos (opaque green luster)
  • 3 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski, crystal iridescent green)
  • 8/0 seed beads (Miyuki F457P, matte bronze metallic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (Miyuki F460, matte green gold iris)
  • 15/0 seed beads (Toho 378A, bronze-lined aqua)

burgundy/green bracelet colors 

  • SuperDuos (red Picasso)
  • 3 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski, light gray opal AB2X)
  • 8/0 seed beads (Miyuki 460, metallic dark raspberry)
  • 11/0 seed beads (Miyuki 356F, topaz sage-lined)
  • 15/0 seed beads (Miyuki 374A, topaz aqua-lined)

INSTRUCTIONS

Base

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FIGURE 1

1. On a comfortable length of doubled thread, attach a stop bead leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Pick up 10 SuperDuo beads. Sew through the open holes of the last two SuperDuos just added (FIGURE 1,a–b).

2. Using an even tension, pick up a 3 mm bicone crystal, and sew through the open holes of the following two SuperDuos (b–c). Repeat this stitch three times to form the first row (c–d).

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FIGURE 2
3. To start the next row, pick up two SuperDuos, and sew through the next crystal in the previous row (FIGURE 2, a–b). Repeat this stitch three times (b–c). Pick up two SuperDuos, and make a turn: With the needle pointing toward the beadwork, sew through the closest holes of the two adjacent SuperDuos in the previous row (c–d), continue through the two SuperDuos just added (d–e), and sew through the open hole of the last SuperDuo added (e–f).

4.
Pick up a crystal, and sew through the open holes of the next two SuperDuos (f–g). Repeat this stitch three times (g–h). To complete the row, pick up a crystal, and sew through the open hole of the following SuperDuo (h–i).
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FIGURE 3

5. To start the next row, make a starting turn: Pick up a SuperDuo, sew through the hole of the SuperDuo your thread exited at the start of this step, and continue through the inner hole of the SuperDuo just added (FIGURE 3, a–b).

6.
Sew through the next crystal in the previous row (b–c). Pick up two SuperDuos, and sew through the following crystal in the previous row (c–d). Repeat this stitch three times (d–e).

7. Make an ending turn: Pick up a SuperDuo, sew through the closest hole of the adjacent SuperDuo in the previous row, and continue through the inner hole of the SuperDuo just added. Sew through the open hole of the same SuperDuo, and the open hole of the next SuperDuo (e–f).

8. Pick up a crystal, and sew through the open holes of the following two SuperDuos (f–g). Repeat this stitch three times to complete the row (g–h).

9.
Work as in steps 3–8 for the desired bracelet length, less 1 3⁄8 in. (3.5 cm) for the buckle clasp, ending after completing step 3.

Buckle clasp
Tabs

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FIGURE 4
Click on images to enlarge.

1. With the working thread, pick up an 8/0 seed bead, and sew through the open holes of the next two SuperDuos (FIGURE 4, a–b). Repeat this stitch three times (b–c). Pick up an 8/0, and sew through the open hole of the following SuperDuo (c–d) to complete the row. Sew through the other hole of the same SuperDuo, and continue through the last 8/0 added (d–e).

2. Work in odd-count peyote stitch: Pick up two 8/0s, and sew through the following 8/0 (e–f). Repeat this stitch three times to complete the row (f–g).

3. Pick up an 8/0, and sew through the next two 8/0s (g–h). Repeat this stitch three times (h–i).

4. To complete the row, make a figure-8 turn: Sew through the end 8/0 in the previous row (i–j), pick up an 8/0, and sew through the beadwork as shown (j–k).

5. Work as in steps 2–4 to work a total of 20 rows, ending after step 2.

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FIGURE 5
6. Make a decrease stitch: Sew around the nearest edge thread bridge, and continue back through the 8/0 your thread exited at the start of this step and the next two 8/0s in the end row (FIGURE 5, a–b). Pick up an 8/0, and sew through the following two 8/0s (b–c). Repeat this stitch twice (c–d).

7. Make a decrease stitch: Sew around the nearest edge thread bridge, and continue back through the two 8/0s your thread is exiting at the start of this step and the next 8/0 in the last row added (d–e). Pick up two 8/0s, and sew through the following 8/0. Repeat this stitch once (e–f).

8. Make a decrease stitch: Sew around the nearest thread bridge, and continue back through the 8/0 your thread exited at the start of this stitch and the next two 8/0s in the row just added (f–g). Pick up an 8/0, and sew through the following two 8/0s (g–h). End the working thread and tail.

9. Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread to the other end of the base, exiting the outer hole of an edge SuperDuo with the needle facing toward the beadwork. Work as in steps 1–5 to form an unfinished tab on this end of the base. End the tail, but not the working thread.
Buckle

1. On a comfortable length of thread, work a CRAW unit (Click here to download the CRAW How-to) using 11/0 seed beads and leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail.
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PHOTO A
2. Work five more CRAW units off the first one (PHOTO A). This completes the first leg of the buckle catch. Sew through the beadwork to exit a side bead in the last unit so that your thread is exiting perpendicular to the last unit.
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PHOTO B
3. Work 10 CRAW units in the new direction. This completes the second leg of the buckle catch (PHOTO B). Sew through the beadwork to exit a top bead in the last unit so that your thread is exiting perpendicular to the previous leg.
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PHOTO C
4. Repeat step 2 to complete the third leg of the buckle catch (PHOTO C).
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PHOTO D
5. Work eight CRAW units, and then work a joining unit (“Cubic RAW how-to”) to connect the fourth leg to the first (PHOTO D).
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PHOTO E
6. To stabilize the buckle catch, exit an edge 11/0, and stitch in the ditch: Pick up a 15/0 seed bead, and sew through the next edge 11/0 in the adjacent CRAW unit (PHOTO E). Repeat this stitch around the inner and outer edges on all four sides of the buckle catch. End the threads.
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PHOTO F
7. To attach the buckle catch to the base: Slide the catch onto the unfinished tab (the one that isn’t tapered). Fold the tab over, and align the ends of the peyote rows. Using the working thread on the base, zip up the ends remembering to treat the pairs of “up” beads as a single bead (PHOTO F). Retrace the thread path, and end the thread.
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FIGURE 6

Clasp

1. Add 24 in. (61 cm) of thread to the base (the end opposite the catch), with the needle exiting at FIGURE 6, point a.

2. With the eye portion of the closure centered on the base, sew up through the bottom hole of the closure and down through the adjacent hole. Continue through the beadwork as shown, and secure the other end of the eye closure as before. Sew through the beadwork to retrace the connection a few times, and end the thread. 

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PHOTO G
3. Working on the same surface of the base, center the hook portion of the closure on the tapered tab, with the closure’s center hole facing toward the eye closure and the top edge positioned approximately five rows down from the tip. Add 24 in. (61 cm) of thread to the tab, with the needle exiting an 8/0 close to one of the holes on the hook finding. Sew through the hole on the finding, and back through the nearest 8/0. Sew through the beadwork, and repeat this stitch for the remaining holes (PHOTO G).
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FIGURE 6

Edge embellishment

1. Place the bracelet vertically on your bead mat. Add a comfortable length of thread in the beadwork, and exit the top hole of an end SuperDuo on the edge (FIGURE 6, point b).

2. Pick up four 15/0 seed beads, sew through the top hole of the next edge SuperDuo, and continue through the bottom hole of the SuperDuo your thread exited at the start of this step (b–c).

3. Pick up four 15/0s, cross over the loop just added, and continue through the bottom hole of the adjacent SuperDuo (c–d) and the top hole of the same SuperDuo (d–e).

4. Work as in steps 2–3 for the remainder of this edge, sewing over two loops as each new loop is added. End and add thread as needed. Sew through the beadwork on the other end, and work as in steps 2–3 to add embellishment edging to the other side of the base. End the thread.

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