Bracelet with Miyuki Seed Beads
-- Designer --
Kelly, Customer Service Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
- Seed bead, Miyuki, glass, opaque metallic galvanized gold, 1.8mm square
- Seed bead, Miyuki, glass, opaque metallic galvanized silver, 1.8mm square
- Seed bead, Miyuki, glass, opaque metallic dark gold, 1.8mm square
- Spacer, glass rhinestone and silver-plated ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), clear, 11x6mm 2-strand, fits up to 6mm bead (1 spacer)
- Jumpring, silver-plated brass, 6.5x5mm oval, 4.6x3mm inside diameter, 18 gauge (5 jumprings)
- End bar, silver-finished brass, 20x4mm round tube with fold-in ends, 2.75-3mm inside diameter (2 end bars)
- Clasp, toggle, silver-plated ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 12mm smooth round (1 clasp)
- Thread, C-Lon, nylon, black, size D
- Beading loom, steel and wood, 12x2-1/2 inches with 7-inch looming length
- Needle, Wide-Eye Needle, nickel-plated carbon steel, #14, 4 inches
Prepare the beading loom with 10 warp threads (one more thread than the number of beads used in the design), spaced approximately 2mm apart.
Cut a 3-foot length of black size D Nymo® thread. Thread a beading needle, doubling the thread. Pull one thread end to create a tail that is approximately five inches. Temporarily tie the tail to the side rail of the loom.
Note: It may be necessary to cut additional lengths of thread later in the design. If there are 6 inches or less of thread remaining, weave the remainder through adjacent beads to secure. If desired you can first knot the thread. Start a new length of thread in the same way--passing through several beads and exiting from the point where you left off.
String the following onto the beading needle:
Hold the needle behind the warp threads. Use your finger to press the seed beads into place. (Each bead will be placed between two warp threads.) Hold the beads in place with your finger and pull the needle and thread through the seed beads.
Three silver 1.8mm square seed beads
Three dark gold 1.8mm square seed beads
Three gold 1.8mm square seed beads
Pull the thread taut. Pass back through the seed beads, ensuring that the needle is in front of the warp threads.
Untie the thread tail from the loom. Tie the tail and the working thread close to the seed beads to secure.
Repeat Step 3 using the following square seed beads:
Row 2: three silver, three dark gold, three gold
Row 3: three silver, three dark gold, three gold
Row 4: three gold, three silver, three dark gold
Row 5: three gold, three silver, three dark gold
Row 6: three gold, three silver, three dark gold
Repeat the pattern until the desired length is reached.
Row 7: three dark gold, three gold, three silver
Row 8: three dark gold, three gold, three silver
Row 9: three dark gold, three gold, three silver
Pass the needle through several adjacent seed beads on several rows. This secures and hides the thread. Trim the excess thread. Thread the needle onto the thread tail and repeat.
Separate one warp thread from the loom, keeping the others secure, and repeat. Repeat to secure both ends of all warp threads.
Insert the first row of the seed bead strip into the tube slot of one 20x4mm end bar. Press the end cap on the end bar to secure the strip into place.
Repeat with the opposite end of the seed bead strip and a second end bar.
Pass a 6.5x5mm oval jumpring through a loop of a silver-plated and rhinestone spacer bar, then close.
Attach an oval jumpring to the loop of each half of the toggle clasp.
Pass an oval jumpring through the jumpring attached to the toggle clasp, the jumpring attached to the spacer bar and the loop on one end bar on one end of the bracelet, then close.
Pass an oval jumpring through the jumpring attached to the second half of the toggle clasp and the loop of the second end bar, then close.
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