Bracelet and Earring Set with Seed Beads, Czech Pressed Glass Beads and Rose Gold-Plated Beads

Necklace

STEP 1
Cut a 2-yard length of FireLine® then thread a beading needle onto the end first off the spool. Pick up twelve size 8 Delica® seed beads and leave at least a 12-inch tail. Using an even-count flat peyote stitch, weave a section of beads twelve beads wide, and so every other row in the pattern is seven beads high and the opposite row only six beads high. Repeat to create a total of four woven sections at this size.

Repeat to create two woven sections that are twelve beads wide with every other row being four beads high and the opposite rows only three beads high.

Note: These dimensions create a bracelet 7-7/8 inches long. If you need your bracelet to be shorter or longer, adjust the height (or amount of rows) in your woven sections accordingly, keeping in mind you want to keep every other row one bead longer than the other rows so you have a pattern that works for weaving the sections together later.
STEP 2
Line up two woven sections so the top row has a bead that extends out beyond the next row. (Because this is even-count peyote, one end row will be longer than the other end row. Keeping that in mind, you might need to flip a section vertically so it is facing correctly when connecting two together.)

Add a needle to a thread from either of the two sections--choosing one that is close to the top row. Weave the thread so it exits down through (from top to bottom) the last bead on the row.

Pick up one size 11 seed bead, two size 8 seed beads, one size 11 seed bead, one thorn bead, one size 11 seed bead, two size 8 seed beads and one size 11 seed bead. Pass through the end bead in the top row of the second beaded section, working the needle from the bottom of the bead through the top.

Weave the thread so it exits the bottom of the next bead that extends out in the beaded section, then pick up the same series of beads. Pass the needle from bottom to top through the opposing bead in the other beaded section. Weave your thread so it exits the next bead that extends out in the beaded section.

Tip: Sometimes the tension from the swag pulls on the end bead--if needed, weave the thread to strengthen the connection of the end beads along the outside row so they lay parallel to the other beads in the beaded section.

Repeat adding a swag of beads between each bead section, using the end beads in every other row. Once you have added a swag of beads between each end bead of the two sections, weave the thread into the beadwork of one section until the thread is secure; using the FiberFuse™ thread burner, trim the thread as close to the beadwork as possible.
STEP 3
Repeat linking each woven beaded section together with beaded swags, placing the smaller woven sections on each end. Keep the tension even and consistent. Leaving a tail on each smaller woven section, weave all the other thread ends into the beadwork to secure then trim the thread close.
STEP 4
On one end of the assembled beaded sections, add a needle to one tail thread and, if needed, weave it so it exits an end bead along the outside edge. Pick up nine size 15 seed beads and the loop on one end of one half of the slide lock tube clasp.

Pass the thread through the same bead you started with to create a circle of thread and securing the beads and the clasp to the woven beaded section. Pass the thread through the beads again. Weave the thread so it tightens up any slack as well as so it exits the next bead in the row.

Repeat picking up nine size 15 seed beads and the next loop in the clasp. Weave the thread to secure.

Repeat adding nine size 15 seed beads to connect all the loops in the clasp to the beaded section. Weave the thread end into the beadwork so it is secure then trim close.

Repeat to attach the other half of the slide lock tube clasp to the other end of the bracelet.

Earrings

STEP 1
Cut a 2-yard length of FireLine then thread a needle onto the end first off the spool. Pick up four size 8 seed beads. Leave a 2-foot tail. Pass your needle up through the first two beads again then pull the thread tight, forcing the beads into a 2x2 configuration.
STEP 2
Pick up two new size 8 seed beads. Pass the needle down the third and fourth beads strung in Step 1 then pass the needle up through the three beads in the adjacent column--this will lock the new beads in place as well as give the start of your weave a good foundation.
STEP 3
Pick up two new beads. Pass the needle down the first bead of the adjacent column then up the two top beads of the other column.
STEP 4
Repeat Step 3 to complete 13 rows of size 8 seed beads, two beads per row. Repeat Step 3 to add two size 11 seed beads--this will be the center of the woven bead strip. Repeat Step 3 to add 13 rows of size 8 seed beads, two beads per row.
STEP 5
Pass your needle down one column of beads and have it exit the bottom of the sixth bead (counting up from the center size 11 seed beads). Pick up two size 11 seed beads, one thorn bead (making sure to orient it so the color you want showing is facing out) and two size 11 seed beads. Pass the needle up the adjacent bead in the row. Weave it back down the bead you started with to secure the fringe. Continue passing the needle down the column of beads then exit the fourth bead (from the center).

Add the fringe beads to Row 4.

Repeat adding fringe to Row 2. Exit the needle through the first bead from center.

Pick up the fringe-bead series and pass the needle through the first bead on the other side of center, working the thread diagonally.

Repeat adding fringe to the other half of the column of beads.
STEP 6
Weave the thread so it exits a size 8 bead on the end of the column. Fold the column in half, bringing the ends together. Weave the thread to join the two ends together, working in an up and down, across and over manner until you are sure the ends are secured.
STEP 7
With the needle exiting an end bead of one column, pick up a size 8 seed bead and pass the needle down the other end bead in the same column.

Repeat to add a size 8 seed bead to the top of the other column.

Note: When your working thread becomes too short, weave it into the beadwork to secure then trim close. Add a needle to the tail thread and begin using it to finish the end of the beadwork.
STEP 8
Weave the thread so it exits a size 8 bead. Pick up a 3x2mm rondelle, a 4.5x3mm saucer and a 3x2mm rondelle. Pass the needle through the other single size 8 seed bead then back into the column. Repeat weaving this path to secure the beads in place.
STEP 9
Exit the needle from one of the small rondelle beads. Pick up fifteen size 15 seed beads and a jumpring. Pass the needle through the other small rondelle bead to form a loop of beads. Pass the needle along this same path to secure the loop.
STEP 10
Exit the needle through one size 8 bead along the top of the column. Pick up seven or eight size 15 seed beads then wrap the row of beads along the outside of the column. Pass the needle into the size 8 seed bead diagonal to where you started, passing the needle from the top to the bottom, creating a draped row of beads.

Weave the needle through the next bead so it exits the bottom. Pick up seven or eight seed beads then pass the needle into a nearby size 8 seed bead in the second row in the column.

Continue to spiral down the column adding two or three rows of size 15 seed beads. Weave the thread into the beadwork until it is secure. Trim the thread close.

Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, open the loop on the earwire and pass it through the jumpring in the loop created in Step 9; close the loop.

Repeat all steps to create a second earring.

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