ROSALINE GOLD 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 150 size 11/0 seed beads
• About 72 size 4mm Color1 beads (or any type size 4mm bead will work just fine: fire-polished beads, bicone crystals, round beads, etc.)
• About 72 size 4mm bicone crystals (or any type size 4mm bead will work just fine: fire-polished beads, bicone crystals, round beads, etc.)
• clasp

Step 1: Thread your needle with 3 yards of Nymo, C-Lon or 6 lb. Fireline.

String a seed bead, a Color1 bead, a seed bead, a Color2 bead, a seed bead, a Color2 bead, a seed bead and a Color1 bead.

Leaving about a 10-inch tail for attaching the clasp, tie the beads in a circle with a double knot:

Step 2: Go through the Color1 bead, the seed bead, the Color2 bead and the seed bead:

Step 3: String a Color2 bead, a seed bead, a Color1 bead, a seed bead, a Color1 bead, a seed bead and a Color2 bead.

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

Step 4: Go back around through the Color2 bead, the seed bead, the Color1 bead and the seed bead that you added in the last step:

Step 5: String a Color1 bead, a seed bead, a Color2 bead, a seed bead, a Color2 bead, a seed bead and a Color1 bead.

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

Step 6: Go back through the Color1 bead, the seed bead, the Color2 bead and the seed bead that you added in the last step:

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 Color2 bead, a seed bead, a Color1 bead, a seed bead, a Color1 bead, a seed bead and a Color2 bead.

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

Step 9: Go back through the Color2 bead, the seed bead, the Color1 bead, the seed bead, the Color1 bead and the seed bead that you added in the last step:

Step 10: String a Color2 bead, a seed bead and a Color2 bead.

Go though the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 11: String a Color1 bead, a seed bead and a Color1 bead.

Go though the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 12: Repeat Steps 10 and 11 until you get to the end of the bracelet:

Step 13: Go back around through the Color1 bead, the seed bead, the Color1 bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 14: String a Color2 bead, a seed bead and a Color2 bead.

Go though the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 15: String a Color1 bead, a seed bead and a Color1 bead.

Go though the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 16: Repeat Steps 14 and 15 until you get to the end of the bracelet:

Step 17: Go through the Color1 bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 18: 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 down through the seed bead that you exited at the end of the last step:

Go through these seed beads and the clasp several times to reinforce it. Weave back into the bracelet, knot in several places and cut your thread.

Repeat Step 18 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: