My son just got married over the weekend. It was exciting, sad, happy, stressful, and now I’m exhausted. Beading is low on energy and high on relaxation. So how about another bracelet? This is a simple right angle weave with a little flair added to it. The crystal bicones give it a sparkly look to grab some attention.
This braclet is 6 3/4″. I’m going to give you the number of beads for that size. If you have a larger wrist you will have to increase the number.
14 3mm bugle beads, 52 4mm bicones, 26 3mm bicones, a handful of gold and turquoise size 11 seed beads. I forgot to show my clasp, but use any that you want.
Step 1 – put 1 bugle bead, 1 turquoise seed bead, 1 4mm bicone, 1 gold seed bead, 1 4mm bicone, and 1 turquoise seed bead on your thread.
Step 2 – pass your needle back through all of the beads a second time. Pull tight, and tie a double knot with the 2 thread ends.
Step 3 – Pass your needle through beads until you are exiting the gold seed bead. Although the picture shows the bracelet further along, the directions are the same all through out the bracelet, repeating and repeating.
Step 4 – Add 1 4mm bicone, 1 turquoise seed bead, 1 bugle bead, 1 turquoise seed bead, and 1 4mm bicone to your needle. Pass your needle back through the gold seed bead. Pass through all new beads a second time, exiting the gold seed bead.
Step 5 – Pass your needle down through the bicone shown below.
Step 6 – Add 2 gold seed beads, 1 3mm bicone, and 2 gold seed beads to your needle. Pass it through the corresponding 4mm bicone, gold seed bead, and adjacent 4mm bicone as shown below.
Step 7 – Add 2 gold seed beads, 1 3mm bicone, and 2 gold seed beads to your needle. Pass it through the corresponding 4mm bicone as shown below.
Step 8 – Pass your needle through the center gold seed bead and the adjacent 4mm bicone as shown below.
Step 9 – Pass your needle through the adjacent turquoise seed bead and bugle bead. Repeat from Step 1, but don’t tie a knot.
I just love it. I can’t wait to wear it.