Peyote poinsettias bracelet

Adorn yourself with festive flowers worked in a perennially favorite stitch

Whether in red or white, poinsettias will dress up any room for the holidays, and they’ll do the same for your wrist. Stitch this bracelet in your favorite colorway, add a peyote toggle clasp, and prepare to outshine any potted poinsettias you meet! 

Peyote poinsettias bracelet key white
Peyote poinsettias bracelet key

SUPPLIES 

Bracelet 8 in. (20 cm)

  • 12 4 mm accent beads (gold)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads
  • 1 g yellow (DB1776, white-lined yellow AB)
  • 1 g orange (DB0424, galvanized zest)
  • 1 g dark gold (DB0505, 24kt dark yellow gold)
  • 2 g light green (DB0657, dyed opaque olive drab)
  • 2 g medium green (DB0797, dyed semi-frosted opaque jade green)
  • 2 g dark green (DB1585, matte opaque avocado)
  • 3 g light red* (DB0774, dyed semi- frosted transparent red)
  • 1 g medium red* (DB1102, transparent dark cranberry)
  • 2 g dark red* (DB0654, dyed opaque maroon)
  • 2 g very dark red* (DB1262 matte transparent dark cranberry)
  • 3 g white** (DB0635, crystal silk satin)
  • 1 g cream** (DB0202, white pearl AB)
  • 2 g taupe** (DB1510, matte opaque bisque white)
  • 2 g gray** (DB0209, opaque light gray luster)
  • 1 g 11/0 seed beads (Toho 119, transparent lustered olivine)
  • 1–2 g 15/0 seed beads (Miyuki 191, 24kt gold plated)
  • nylon beading thread or Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #10 or #12

* For red poinsettia bracelet only
** For white poinsettia bracelet only

INSTRUCTIONS
Peyote poinsettias bracelet white
Pattern 1 - White Poinsettia Bracelet
Peyote poinsettias bracelet red
Pattern 2 - Red Poinsettia Bracelet

Poinsettia band

1. On a comfortable length of thread or Fireline, attach a stop bead, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. 

2. Using 11/0 Delica cylinder beads, work pattern 1 or pattern 2 in flat even-count peyote stitch, starting at the bottom left-hand corner of either pattern. End and add thread as needed while you stitch. When you complete the pattern, remove the stop bead, and end the tail. Do not end the working thread.

Edging

1. Hold the band horizontally so the working thread is pointing away from you. With the working thread exiting the end cylinder in the last row, pick up three 15/0 seed beads, sew down through the next edge cylinder, and sew up through the following edge cylinder. Repeat this stitch for the length of this edge, ending and adding thread as needed. 

2. Sew through the beadwork to exit the end cylinder bead along the other edge. Repeat step 1, and end the thread.

Peyote poinsettias bracelet a
Photo a
Peyote poinsettias bracelet b
Photo b
Peyote poinsettias bracelet c
Photo c
Peyote poinsettias bracelet d
Photo d
Peyote poinsettias bracelet e
Photo e
Peyote poinsettias bracelet f
Photo f

Toggle bar

1. On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread or Fireline, attach a stop bead, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail.

2. Pick up 20 cylinder beads to match the color of your poinsettias, and work a total of 12 rows in flat even-count peyote stitch. 

3. Roll the strip into a tube, and using the tail, zip up the first and last rows. End the tail.

4. With the working thread, sew through the hollow center of the tube, and pick up a 4 mm round accent bead and three 15/0s. Sew back through the 4 mm and the tube, pick up a 4 mm and three 15/0s, sew back through the 4 mm and the tube, and exit an end cylinder. 

5. Sew through the beadwork to exit the third cylinder in any row of the tube. Sewing toward the other end of the tube, work four stitches in flat even-count peyote stitch to begin the toggle bar tab (PHOTO A).

6. Work two more rows of peyote to complete the tab, and zip up the end row of the tab to an end row of the poinsettia band (PHOTO B). Retrace the thread path of the join, and end the working thread.

 

Toggle ring

1. Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread or Fireline to the remaining end of the band. Sew through the beadwork to exit the fifth up-bead from either edge with your needle pointing toward that edge.

2. Pick up 47 cylinder beads to match the color of your poinsettias, and sew through the fifth up-bead from the other edge with your needle pointing toward the first edge (PHOTO C).

3. Sew through the beadwork to exit the first cylinder added in step 2. Work 23 peyote stitches around the toggle ring (PHOTO D).

4. Sew through the beadwork to exit the first cylinder added in step 3. Pick up five 11/0 seed beads, skip the next up-bead, and sew through the following up-bead (PHOTO E). Repeat this stitch around the toggle ring.

5. Sew through the beadwork to exit the center 11/0 in the first stitch added in step 4. Pick up an 11/0, a 4 mm, and an 11/0, and sew through the next center 11/0 (PHOTO F). Repeat this stitch around the toggle ring, and end the thread.

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