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Floral-accented chain bracelet

Accent a feminine St. Petersburg chain bracelet with crystals and a fringe clasp

Floral chain bracelet

Work a circular peyote stitch to make a flowered pendant that draws attention to a dainty version of St. Petersburg chain. Attach the pendant to one end of the band, and it becomes the flower’s center and bracelet’s clasp.

 

Below, you’ll find instructions that get you started on the flower clasp loop. To view full instructions, which also include a lesson on double St. Petersburg chain, download the free project PDF.

Tip!

You could substitute 4 mm round crystals for the 4 mm bicone crystals.

Materials

Bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)

  • CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements
      11 x 5.5 mm pendant
      23 4 mm bicone crystals
  • 3 g 11/0 Japanese seed beads, color C
  • 15/0 Japanese seed beads
       5 g color A
       3 g color B
  • nylon beading thread
  • beading needles, #13

 

Instructions

Flower clasp loop

 

1. On 4 ft. (1.2 m) of thread, pick up 20 color A 15/0 seed beads, leaving an 8-in. (20 cm) tail. Sew through all the beads again to form a ring, and sew through the first bead again.

 

2. Working in circular peyote stitch, pick up an A, skip an A, and sew through the next A. Repeat around, and step up through the first A picked up in this round.

 

3. Pick up two As, and sew through the next up-bead. Repeat around, and step up through the first A in the pair of As picked up in this round.

Floral chain bracelet Photo A
Photo A

4. To make a fringe, pick up five color B 15/0 seed beads, an A, a color C 11/0 seed bead, and a B. Skip the end B, and sew back through the first seven beads. Sew through the next A in the pair of As.

 

5. Repeat step 4 around the ring, sewing through the next A in either a pair of As or an A from the third round (Photo A). End and add thread as needed.

 

6. Sew through the beadwork in the ring, and exit an up-bead in the first round. Work a second round of fringe: Pick up four Bs, an A, a C, and a B. Skip the end B, and sew back through the first six beads. Sew through the next A in the first or second round. Repeat around the ring. End the working thread and tail. Set the clasp loop aside.

 

To view complete instructions, download the free project PDF by clicking here.

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