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 Bracelet with Seed Beads and Czech Glass Beads 

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The seed beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand are in the colors of late autumn and they are bursting with possibilities and dissipate the color shades in unbelievably refined combinations. The warm color combinations imbued with aromas and optimistic moods are lavish and have many uses. The combined decorations full of glitter and gleam demonstrate their emotive strength. The recommended colors: coral red, olive gold, cinnamon brown, opaque red, pink, apricot. We wish you many creative ideas when working with PRECIOSA Twin™ seed bead and with other types of Czech seed beads and beads.
: : : Materials : : :
  • Chain 
  • Beading needles 
  • Scissors 
  • Pliers, chain-nose 
  • Pliers, flat-nose 
  • Bead, Czech glass, red, 5mm round (PB)
  • Seed bead, Czech glass, crystal with brown lining, twin (T)
  • Seed bead, Czech glass, green iris, twin (T)
  • Seed bead, Czech glass, vacuum coating, #6 rocaille (R6)
  • Seed bead, Czech glass, brown, #11 rocaille (R11)
  • Headpin
  • Eye needle
  • End of Materials List

    The Procedure:

    You can use the color combination according to the detailed drawing or you can choose the colors according to your own design. The bracelet we describe here corresponds to the standard bracelet length which is ca 17cm without the fastening.
    Step 1
    String the red beads PB on the eye needles individually (14x) and one onto an eyepin and use the needle-nose pliers to create loops of the same size in a single plane at the other end. Connect the bead and pin to the chain. String the rocailles 6/0 (2x) onto the eye needles in the same way as the beads, rotate the rings at the other end by 90°. Before closing the newly created rings, connect the completed red bead to one of the chains and to the second snap hook.
    Step 2
    The central part of the ornament: string the seed beads onto a ca 60cm long line as follows: 3x R11, pass the line through the eye of the eyepin in the rocaille with the snap hook, 3x R11. Repeat the next stringing a total of 4 times: 3x R6, 3x R11, 2x T, 1x R11, 2x T, 3x R11, 3x R6 and 4x R11, pass the line through the eye in the red bead, 4x R11. Finish the first row of the stringing as follows: 3x R11, 2x T, 1x R11, 2x T, 3x R11, 3x R6 and 3x R11, pass the line through the eye of the eyepin in the rocaille with the chain, 3x R11, pass the line through the last R6 once more in the opposite direction.

    This completes the first row of the stringing according to the blue line in the drawing.

    String the individual seed beads in a similar way according to the red line and pass it through the second hole of the Twin and do not forget to add the next red beads for the outer ornaments precisely according to the drawing. After completing the central ornament, straighten up the stringing and slightly tighten it. Finish with a triple knot, hide the end of the line in the holes of the nearest seed beads and cut it.

    Step 3
    Start the stringing for the outer sections of the ornament according to the blue line and complete it according to the red line. Make sure that the stringing of the seed beads and the red beads is precisely according to this manual and the drawing.

    Have a question regarding this project? Email Customer Service.

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