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Easy, two-hole bead bracelet

Weave SuperDuos for an intricate look

I love the look of intensive bead weaving projects so I created this design with SuperDuos and seed beads that appears complex but comes together fairly quickly. It’s an easy way to get that intricate look without investing loads of time. For extra pop, string on bright-colored beading wire!

Color key

Purple bracelet (pictured)

  • Color A: pastel Bordeaux
  • Color B: pastel burgundy matte
  • Color C: purple iris

Green bracelet

  • Color A: turquoise green
  • Color B: pastel emerald teal matte
  • Color C: turquoise green picasso

What you’ll need

Bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)

  • 292–312 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads: 132–140 color A, 96–102 color B, and 64–70 color C
  • 64–68 11/0 seed beads
  • flexible beading wire,.018 or.019
  • 20 crimp beads
  • five-strand slide clasp
  • chainnose pliers or crimping pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

 SuperDuo beads from Aria Design Studio, ariadesignstudio.etsy.com. Check your local bead store for supplies.

Instructions:

 

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Step 1
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Step 2
1. Cut 10 13-in. (33 cm) pieces of beading wire. For strand 1: On a wire, string a color C bead and a seed bead. Repeat the pattern until the strand is within 1⁄2 in. (1.3 cm) of the finished length.

2. For strand 2: String a wire through the remaining hole of the first color C from strand 1. String a color A. Repeat this pattern, going through the previous color Cs and adding color As until the strand matches the length of strand 1.
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Step 3
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Step 4
3. For strand 3: Go through the remaining hole of the first color A from strand 2. String a color B. Repeat this pattern as in step 2.

4. For strand 4: String a color A. Go through the remaining hole of the color B on the previous strand. Repeat this pattern, matching the previous strand lengths.
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Step 5
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Step 6

5. For strands 5 to 8: String as directed, repeating the patterns and matching the previous strand lengths:                     

Strand 5: Go through the remaining hole of the first color A from strand 4. String a color B.                        

Strand 6: Go through the remaining hole of the color B on strand 5. String a color A.

Strand 7: String a color B. Go through the remaining hole of the color A from strand 6.                    

Strand 8: Go through the remaining hole of the color B from strand 7. String a color A.

6. For strand 9: String a color C. Go through the remaining hole of the color A from the previous strand. Repeat. For strand 10: Go through the remaining hole of the color C. String a seed bead. Repeat.

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Step 7
7. On one side, on strand 1, string a crimp bead and the corresponding loop of a five-strand slide clasp. Go back through the crimp bead and tighten the wire. Crimp the crimp bead and trim the excess wire. Attach the remaining strands on that side. Snug the beads together. Check the fit, and add or remove beads if necessary. Fasten the clasp to make sure it’s positioned correctly.  Attach the wires to the remaining clasp half.   
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