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Soccer, anyone? beaded bracelet set

Show your team spirit with black-and-white beaded bead earrings and a bracelet.
Socceranyone

Cover a clear bead with a net of black and white beads in a soccer ball pattern.

MATERIALS
both projects

  • Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #12
  • 2 pairs of pliers
  • roundnose pliers
  • wire cutters

bracelet 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)

  • 6 12 mm clear glass beads
  • 4–6 g 11/0 seed beads in each of 2 colors: color A (black), color B (white)
  • toggle clasp
  • 8 in. (20 cm) 22-gauge wire, half-hard
  • 7 7 mm jump rings

pair of earrings

  • 2 12 mm clear glass beads
  • 2–4 g 11/0 seed beads in each of 2 colors: color A (black), color B (white)
  • 2 in. (5 cm) 1.1 mm open-link silver chain
  • 2 2-in. (5 cm) head pins
  • 4 7 mm jump rings
  • pair of earring findings


EDITOR'S NOTE:
Be sure to cull your beads to select the largest 11/0s for this project. Otherwise, you may have to substitute a 10 mm glass bead in the center so your beadwork fits over the center bead.


MAKE THE BEADED BEADS
1. On a comfortable length of Fireline, pick up five color A 11/0 seed beads. Tie the beads into a ring with a square knot, and sew through the first bead.
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FIGURE 1
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Figure 2
2. Pick up two color B 11/0 seed beads, an A, two Bs, an A, and two Bs. Skip the next A in the ring, and sew through the following A (FIGURE 1).

3. Pick up two Bs, an A, two Bs, and an A. Sew through the last two Bs added in the previous step and the next two As in the ring (FIGURE 2).

4. Repeat step 3 twice.
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Figure 3
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Figure 4
5. Sew through the first two Bs added in step 2, and pick up an A, two Bs, and an A. Sew through the last two Bs added in the previous step, the A your thread exited at the start of this step, the first two Bs added in step 2, and the next A (FIGURE 3).

6. Pick up three As, and sew through the A adjacent to the A your thread exited at the start of this step (FIGURE 4, a–b). Continue through the next A to form a five-bead ring, then sew through the next two As in the ring (b–c).
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Figure 5
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Figure 6
7. Pick up two Bs, an A, two Bs, and an A. Sew through the adjacent two Bs and the next two As in the ring (FIGURE 5).

8. Pick up two Bs, an A, two Bs, and an A, and sew through the two adjacent  Bs from the previous step (FIGURE 6, a–b), the next two As in the five-bead ring (b–c), and the next two Bs (c–d).
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Figure 7
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Figure 8
9. Pick up an A, two Bs, and an A, and sew through the adjacent two Bs from the previous step, the next A in the five-bead ring, the two Bs your thread exited at the start of this step, and the next two As (FIGURE 7).

10. Pick up two As, and sew through the first A added in the previous step and the next two As to form a five-bead ring. Sew through the first A added in this step (FIGURE 8).
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Figure 9
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Figure 10

11. Repeat steps 8–10 twice (FIGURE 9, a–b).

12. Repeat steps 8 and 9 once (b–c).

13. Sew through the adjacent A from step 7, pick up an A, and sew through the adjacent A added in the previous step. Sew through the next three As again to form a five-bead ring (c–d).

14. Sew through the next two Bs, pick up an A, two Bs, and an A, and sew through the adjacent two Bs, the next A in the five-bead ring, and the two Bs  you sewed through at the start of this step (FIGURE 10, a–b).

15. Sew through the next two As, pick up two As, and sew through the first A picked up in the previous step and the next two As to form a five-bead ring (b–c).
 
16. Sew through the next two Bs and the next three As (c–d). Pick up two As, and sew through the three As your thread just exited to form a five-bead ring (d–e). 

17. Repeat step 16 three times, then sew through the next A in the last five-bead ring (e–f).

18. Insert the 12 mm glass bead to hold the shape of the beaded bead.

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Figure 11
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Figure 12
19. Pick up two Bs, an A, and two Bs, and sew through the first A in the previous five-bead ring (FIGURE 11, a–b). Sew through the next two Bs, two As of the next five-bead ring, the next two Bs, and the first A in the following five-bead ring (b–c).

20. Repeat step 19 twice, but instead of picking up the second set of two Bs, sew through the adjacent two Bs from the previous step.

21. Pick up two Bs and an A, and sew through the two adjacent Bs from step 19, the next A in the five-bead ring, the next two Bs, the two As in the following five-bead ring, the next two Bs, the first A in the next five-bead ring, and the next two Bs.

22. Pick up an A, sew through the four As at the top of the beadwork, and sew through the A just added to form a five-bead ring. Retrace the thread path through the ring to close the beadwork securely.

23. To fill in the spaces, exit any A, pick up two Bs, and sew through a B on the opposite side of the space (FIGURE 12)End the thread.
Soccer anyone full bracelet
TURN THE BEADS INTO A BRACELET
1. Make six beaded beads. Align each 12 mm bead’s hole with the center of a five-bead ring on each end.

2. Cut a 1½-in. (3.8 cm) piece of 22-gauge wire, and make a wrapped loop at one end. String a beaded bead on the wire, and make a wrapped loop. Repeat for a total of six beaded bead links.

3. Open a 7 mm jump ring, and attach a wrapped loop of two beaded bead links. Close the jump ring. Repeat to connect the four remaining beaded bead links.

4. Open a jump ring, and attach half of the clasp and the wrapped loop at one end of the bracelet. Close the jump ring. Repeat on the other end of the bracelet.
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MAKE THE MATCHING EARRINGS
1. Make two beaded beads, and align each 12 mm bead’s hole with the center of a five-bead ring on each end. 

2. On a head pin, string a beaded bead, and make a wrapped loop.

3. Cut a ¾-in. (1.9 cm) piece of chain. Open a 7 mm jump ring, and attach one end of the chain and the wrapped loop made in step 2. Close the jump ring. 

4. Open a jump ring, and attach the other end of the chain and an earring finding. Close the jump ring.

5. Make a second earring.

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