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Seed bead bracelet

This right-angle weave bracelet is as easy to wear as it is to make

Seed bead bracelet

Seed beads are extremely versatile and can be used to make jewelry with varying degrees of complexity. Choose a pair of your favorite hues for this right-angle weave bracelet, and you’ll want to wear it everywhere. The more contrast in your choice of colors, the more the surface embellishment will stand out.

 

Below, you’ll find instructions on how to make the base for this bracelet. To view full instructions, including how to make the surface embellishment, download the free project PDF

Materials

Bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)

  • 10 g 11/0 Japanese seed beads in each of 2 colors: A, B
  • 2-strand clasp
  • nylon beading thread, size D
  • beading needles, #12

 

Instructions

 

Base

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Figure 1
Seed bead bracelet Figure 2
Figure 2

1. On 3 yd. (2.7 m) of thread, pick up eight color A 11/0 seed beads. Tie the beads into a ring with a surgeon’s knot. Sew through the first six As again (Figure 1, a-b).

 

2. Working in right-angle weave, pick up six As, and sew through the two As your thread exited in the previous stitch (b-c). Sew through the next four As (c-d).

 

3. Pick up six As, sew through the two As your thread exited in the previous stitch (d-e), and through the next six As to position the needle to begin the next row (e-f). Flip your beadwork so it matches the illustrations as you work.

 

4. Pick up six As, sew through the bottom two As in the previous row (Figure 2, a-b), and the first two beads in the new stitch (b-c).

Seed bead bracelet Figure 3
Figure 3
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Figure 4

5. Pick up four As, sew through the bottom two As in the middle stitch of the previous row (Figure 3, a-b), two As in the last stitch (b-c), the four As just added (c-d), and the bottom two As in the next stitch of the previous row (d-e).

 

6. Pick up four As, sew through two As in the previous stitch (Figure 4, a-b), the bottom two As in the last stitch of the previous row (b-c), and the four beads added in the new stitch (c-d). Flip your beadwork.

 

7. Repeat steps 4-6 for a total of 32 rows for a 7-in. (18 cm) bracelet, making fewer or more rows to reach your desired length. Don’t end the threads, or your beads will be filled with thread and knots, making it difficult to add the embellishment on the surface of the bracelet.

 

To download full instructions for this project, click here.

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