AMETHYST AND CRYSTAL BRACELET

(copyright 2005 Deborah Roberti)

MATERIALS (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp)

•3 yards waxed Nymo or C-Lon thread, size D, or 6 lb. FireLine
• About 200 size 11/0 seed beads: I used Silver-lined Jade Green DB-182 Delica beads.
• About 60 size 4mm fire-polished beads: I used Czech Purple/Gold.
• About 64 size 4mm bicone crystals: I used Swarovski Chrysolite Satin.
• About 16 size 4mm amethyst round beads (or any 4mm round beads). I used amethyst beads purchased from FireMountainGems.com.
• Clasp

Step 1: Thread your needle with 3 yards Nymo, C-Lon or Fireline.

String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, an amethyst bead, a seed bead and a bicone crystal. Leaving a 10- to 12-inch tail for attaching the clasp, tie the beads into a triangle with a double knot:

Step 2: Go back around through the bicone crystal, the seed bead and the amethyst bead:

Step 3: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal and a seed bead. Go around and back down through the amethyst bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 4: Continue back around through the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 5: String a bicone crystal, a seed bead, an amethyst bead, a seed bead and a bicone crystal. Go around and up through the seed bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 6: Continue back around through the bicone crystal, the seed bead and the amethyst bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 7: Repeat Steps 3 to 6 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a half-inch and the length of your clasp.

Step 8: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal and a seed bead.
Go around and back down through the amethyst bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 9: Go back around through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the two seed beads above the amethyst bead (highlighted in RED):

Step 10: String a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead and a seed bead. Go through the next two seed beads above the next amethyst bead (highlighted in RED):

Step 11: Repeat Step 10 until you get to the end of the bracelet:

Step 12: Go around through the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the next two seed beads below the amethyst bead (highlighted in RED):

Step 13: String a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead and a seed bead. Go though the next two seed beads below the next amethyst bead (highlighted in RED):

Step 14: Repeat Step 13 until you get to the end of the bracelet:

Step 15: Go through the bicone crystal and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 16: To attach the clasp, string 4 seed beads, go through your clasp and back through the last seed bead that you just strung (the 4th seed bead). String 3 more seed beads and go back up through the seed bead that you exited at the end of the last step.

Go through these seed beads and the clasp several times for reinforcement. Weave back into the bracelet, knot in several places and cut your thread. Repeat Step 16 to attach the other end of the clasp. If your bracelet seems a bit too short, just add more seed beads at both ends when attaching the clasp.


For a PDF of this pattern, click HERE: