Superduo Stitched Bracelet


size: 6-1/2"

Materials

  • Czech glass seed beads: superduo 2-hole frosted ivory vitrail, 2-1/2x5mm, 24g; ceylon green, 10/0
  • Japanese seed beads, 7g each: aqua, 8/0; silver, 2mm
  • Beadalon Frost WildFire Beading Thread
  • Silver toggle clasp

Basic Supplies

ruler, scissors

Tools

  • Big-eye needle

Directions

  • 1. Cut 36" length of beading thread. Pick up four superduo beads. Leaving 4" tail, pass back through all beads in same hole to form ring. Tie knot with tail and trim.
  • 2. Pick up ceylon green; pass through same hole in Step 1. Repeat four times. Pass through first bead added in this step. Step up through top hole of closest superduo bead.
  • 3. Pick up superduo, silver, and superduo; pass through top hole of next superduo bead. Repeat four times. Step up to top hole of first superduo bead added in this step.
  • 4. Pick up two superduo; pass through next bead. Pick up two ceylon green; pass through next bead. Repeat four times. Step up through top hole of first bead added in this step.
  • 5. Pick up aqua; pass through next bead. Pick up superduo, two ceylon green, and superduo; pass through next bead. Pick up aqua; pass through next bead. Pick up six ceylon green; pass through next bead. Repeat two times. Weave thread to exit bottom hole of first superduo added in this step.
  • 6. Work two square stitches over two ceylon green beads added in Step 5. (To square stitch, pick up two ceylon green, pass needle back toward you through second bead, and pass through second bead added again. See Photos 1-3.) Weave thread to opposite side and work two rows of square stitch. Repeat Steps 1-6 to create five links. (see photos)
  • 7. Connect links by creating three-row square stitch unit. Match up links with one-row square stitch side facing two-row square stitch side. Stitch two links together. Stitch together top holes of superduo beads. Repeat thread path to reinforce; secure thread and trim.
  • 8. Attach clasp. Work additional square stitch rows at ends of bracelet. Work two additional rows to end where ring will attach and three additional rows to end where bar will attach. Sew to attach clasp. Repeat thread path to reinforce; secure thread and trim.

by Eve Leder

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