Bracelet with Czech Pressed Glass Beads and Seed Beads

Bracelet

STEP 1
Cut two 20-inch lengths of FireLineĀ® thread.
STEP 2
On one length of thread, pick up one metallic gold #11 seed bead and bring to the center of the thread. Keeping the bead at the center of the thread, pass through the bead again and pull tight to secure.

Repeat to add a centered stop bead on the second length of thread.
STEP 3
Pass both ends of the thread through an open bead tip, from the inside to the outside so the seed bead rests in the clam shell.

Repeat to add the second length of thread to the same bead tip. Add a small amount of adhesive then close and allow to cure.
STEP 4
String a seed bead and the first hole of a 6mm puffed disc onto two of the threads.

Repeat to add a seed bead and the second hole of the copper disc to the second set of two threads.

Row 1

STEP 5
String the first hole of one disc in the color of your choice and two long magatama beads.

Repeat 15 more times.
STEP 6
String the first hole of two more discs and one seed bead. Temporarily secure the thread.

Row 2

STEP 7
String the second hole of the first disc of Row 1 and the first hole of a new disc.

Repeat 15 more times to fill out Row 2.
STEP 8
Pass through the second hole of the next disc of Row 1. Pass through the first hole of the last disc and seed bead added in Step 6. Temporarily secure the thread.

Row 3

STEP 9
String the first hole of a disc bead and the second hole of the next disc bead of Row 2.

Repeat 15 more times to fill out Row 3.
STEP 10
String the first hole of one disc.

String the second hole of the last disc added in Step 6 and a seed bead. Temporarily secure the thread.

Row 4

STEP 11
String the second hole of the first disc bead of Row 3 and two magatama beads.

Repeat 15 more times.
STEP 12
String the second hole of the disc beads and the seed bead from Step 10. Temporarily secure the thread.

Finishing the Bracelet

STEP 13
String a bead tip and a seed bead onto the threads of Rows 1 and 2. Pass both threads through the seed bead again and pull tight so the bead rests in the clam shell.

Repeat with the threads of Rows 3 and 4.

Close the bead tip.
STEP 14
Add a 6mm jump ring to the loop of one bead tip.

Use a 4mm jump ring to add a lobster claw clasp to the loop of the opposite bead tip.

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