PURPLE HAZE BRACELET

(copyright 2007 Deborah Roberti)

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

• 4 yards waxed Nymo or C-Lon thread, size D, or 6 lb. FireLine
• About 150 size 11/0 seed beads or Delica beads: I used Delica Silver-lined crystal DB-41.
• About 36 size 4mm fire-polished beads: I used Czech Lilac.
• About 100 size 4mm bicone crystals: I used Swarovski Tanzanite Satin.
• clasp

Step 1: Thread your needle with 4 yards of Nymo, C-Lon or Fireline.

String a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a bicone crystal and a seed bead.

Leaving a 14- to 16-inch tail for attaching the clasp, tie the beads together into a circle.

Step 2: Go through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead and the fire-polished bead:

Step 3: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal and a seed bead.

Go around and back through the fire-polished bead that you exited at the end of the last step:

Step 4: To add some strength to your bracelet, go through the beads you just strung again and exit out of the same fire-polished bead that you exited at the end of the last step:

Step 5: Go through the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead:

Step 6: String a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead and a bicone crystal.

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

Step 7: To add some strength to your bracelet, go through the beads you just strung again and exit out of the same seed bead that you exited at the end of the last step:

Step 8: Go back through the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead and the fire-polished bead (all highlighted in RED):

Step 9: String a seed bead and a bicone crystal.

Go up through the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 10: String a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal and a seed bead.

Go around and back through the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead (that you exited at the end of the last step)—all highlighted in RED:

Step 11: Go back through the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead (all highlighted in RED):

Step 12: String a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead and a bicone crystal.

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

Step 13: To add some strength to your bracelet, go through the beads you just strung again and exit out of the same seed bead that you exited at the end of the last step:

Step 14: Go through the bicone crystal, the seed bead and the fire-polished bead (all highlighted in RED):

Step 15: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead and a bicone crystal.

Go around and through the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 16: String a bicone crystal and a seed bead.

Go back through the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead (all highlighted in RED):

Repeat Step 6 to Step 16 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a half-inch and the length of your clasp.

Step 17: To attach one end of the clasp, go back through the beads highlighted in RED: the bicone crystal, 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, the seed bead and the bicone crystal:

Step 18: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal and two seed beads.

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

Step 19: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal and a seed bead.
Go through the bicone crystal highlighted in RED:

Step 20: Next, the name of the game is to weave your way back through the clasp twice to reinforce it.

You can do this however you wish or just go through the circle of beads and the clasp highlighted in RED in the diagram below:

To attach the other end of the clasp, just flip your bracelet around and repeat Step 17 to Step 20.


For a PDF of this tutorial, click HERE: