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Quick stitch briolette bracelet


 Briolettes and crystals combine with silver accent beads for a sparkling bracelet. 


bracelet 7 1⁄2 in. (19.1cm)

  • 26 5mm cubic zirconia briolettes
  • 52 4mm bicone crystals
  • 119 2mm seamless sterling silver round beads
  • 28 2.1mm sterling silver tube beads
  • lobster claw clasp
  • 2 4mm soldered jump rings
  • 2 4mm jump rings
  • Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #12
  • chainnose pliers


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1. Thread a needle with 2 yd. (1.8m) of Fireline. Leaving a 6-in. (15cm) tail, pick up a 2mm round bead and a soldered jump ring, and sew back through the 2mm (FIGURE 1, a–b).

2. Pick up a tube bead, a 2mm, a crystal, a 2mm, a crystal, and a 2mm (b–c). Repeat 12 times (c–d).

3. Pick up a tube, a 2mm, and a soldered jump ring, and sew back through the 2mm (d–e).


4. Pick up a tube, a 2mm, and a crystal. Sew back through the 2mm between the last pair of crystals (FIGURE 2, a–b). Pick up a crystal, a 2mm, a tube, a 2mm, and a crystal. Sew through the 2mm between the next pair of crystals (b–c). Repeat the pattern to point d.

5. Pick up a crystal, a 2mm, and a tube. Sew through the end 2mm and the jump ring. Sew back through the end 2mm (d–e).


6. Sew through the band to exit at FIGURE 3, point a.

7. Sew diagonally through the first cluster of crystals (FIGURE 3, a–b). Pick up a 2mm, a briolette, and a 2mm, and sew through the adjacent crystal and the center 2mm (b–c). Retrace the thread path of the briolette embellishment.

8. Continue diagonally through the next crystal (c–d). Add a briolette embellishment to the other edge as in step 7 (d–e). Retrace the thread path, and continue through the next crystal, the 2mm, the tube, and the 2mm (e–f).

9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 for the length of the bracelet.

10. Secure the Fireline with a few half-hitch knots between beads, and trim.

11. Open a jump ring, attach it to the soldered jump ring on one end, and close the ring. Repeat on the other end, but attach a lobster claw clasp before closing the jump ring.

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Do not pull the thread too tight on the first row. A loose tension will allow the crystals to form even clusters when you stitch through the center 2mm beads.
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