CANDLELIGHT CUFF

(copyright 2009 Deborah Roberti)

Candlelight Cuff, free at Deb Roberti's AroundTheBeadingTable.com

MATERIALS (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp)
• 4 yards of 6 lb. FireLine
• About 275 size 11/0 seed beads: I used Miyuki Lt. Bronze 11-0457L.
• About 56 size 3mm fire-polished beads (or any size 3mm bead would probably work but test first): I used Czech Peach/Brown.
• About 75 size 4mm bicone crystals (or any size 4mm bead would probably work but test first): I used Swarovski Red Magma.
• clasp

Step 1: Thread your needle with 5 yards of Nymo, C-Lon or Fireline (or start with a length you feel comfortable working with and add more thread later).

String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a bicone crystal.

Leaving a 12- to 14-inch tail for attaching one end of the clasp, tie the beads in a circle with a double knot:

Step 2: Go back through the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead that you strung in the last step:

Step 3: String a fire-polished bead, three seed beads and a fire-polished bead.

Go around the bicone crystal and through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 4: String a fire-polished bead, three seed beads and a fire-polished bead.

Go around the bicone crystal and across through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 5: String three seed beads.

Go across through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 6: String three seed beads.

Go around through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 7: String a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a bicone crystal.

Go around and back across through the seed bead that you exited at the end of the last step:

Step 8: Go back up through the bicone crystal and the seed bead that you added in the last step:

Step 9: String a fire-polished bead, three seed beads and a fire-polished bead.

Go around the bicone crystal and through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 10: String a fire-polished bead, three seed beads and a fire-polished bead.

Go around the bicone crystal and across through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 11: String three seed beads. Go across through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 12: String three seed beads. Go around through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 13: Flip the bracelet over horizontally so that you are exiting out of the left side of the seed bead instead of the right side:

Step 14: Repeat Step 7 to Step 13 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about
an inch and the length of your clasp:

Step 15: Go back down through the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the three seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 16: String a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead and a bicone crystal. Go down through the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 17: String a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead and a bicone crystal. Go down through the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 18: Repeat Step 17 until you come to the end of the bracelet:

Step 19: Weave your way to the other side of the bracelet by going around through the two seed beads, the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the three seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 20: String a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead and a bicone crystal. Go up through the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 21: String a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead and a bicone crystal. Go up through the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 22: Repeat Step 21 until you come to the end of the bracelet:

Step 23: Weave your way to the top of the bracelet by going up through the two seed beads, the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 24: To attach one end of the clasp, string a bicone crystal and four seed beads.

Go through the clasp and then back through the last seed bead that you just strung:

Step 25: String three seed beads and a bicone crystal. Go back across through the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 26: Circle back through the bicone crystals, seed beads and clasp again for extra reinforcement (all beads highlighted in RED):

Weave your way back into the bracelet, knot in several places and then cut your thread.

Step 27: To attach your clasp to the other end of the bracelet, thread your needle with the tail thread from Step 1. Go through the seed bead next to the knot:

Repeat Steps 24-26.

Candlelight Cuff, free at Deb Roberti's AroundTheBeadingTable.com