This bracelet is a great project to start if you'd like to learn beaded netting. The netting portion took me about the same amount of time as the peyote ends.
This regal bracelet combines a beaded netting pattern with luxurious pink and gold colors for a look full of luxury. Follow the step-by-step instructions to learn how to make the netted pattern featured in this bracelet. For a printable version of these instructions, use the Alexandria Instructions PDF. The technique is simple and the results are stunning
Cut a length of thread that is easy to work with. Thread on a needle, and then add a stopper bead, leaving a 12-inch tail. Using the Miyuki 8/0 round seed beads in silver-lined rose bronze alabaster, make 23 rows of odd-count peyote. The strip you are creating should be five beads wide. Repeat this step so that you have two strips of peyote. These will be the ends of your bracelet. When you finish each strip, weave TOHO 11/0 bead rounds in galvanized sweet blush between the beads on the narrow ends of the strip. As the picture shows, you will add two 11/0 beads between the first peyote row on each end.
Position your thread so that it is exiting out of an end bead on one of your peyote strips. Thread on the following seed bead pattern: two TOHO Takumi large-hole 11/0 bead rounds in bronze, one TOHO Takumi large-hole 11/0 bead round in frosted bronze, one TOHO 11/0 bead round in galvanized sweet blush, one TOHO 3mm bugle bead hybrid in opaque rose gold/topaz luster, one sweet blush bead, one frosted bronze bead and two bronze beads. Then, add a fire-polished 4mm bead in matte metallic flax to the thread. Repeat this pattern six times and then add another set of the seed bead pattern.
Tie off one of the threads on the other peyote strip. Insert your needle into the end bead of the other peyote strip you created and then through an adjacent bead in the next row up. Then, weave your thread back down so that your needle is coming out of the next edge bead over.
Add one set of the seed bead pattern from step two to the thread. Then, add a fire-polished bead. Add another set of the seed bead pattern. Thread your needle into the second fire-polished bead on the previous strand as shown in the picture above.
Continue this technique until you reach the end of the strand and then weave your needle into the peyote strip and back out of the next end bead over as you did in step three.
At this point, you want to connect your strands to the fire-polished bead at the center of a loop, not one that has already been connected. This will create the net pattern. For this row, add one set of the seed bead pattern and then go through the fire-polished bead in the middle of the loop on the previous strand. Then add one set of the seed bead pattern, a fire-polished bead and another set of the seed bead pattern. Continue to the end of the strand and then weave your thread into the peyote strip.
Continue this technique to create the rest of your beaded netting. Add thread at any point as needed.
To make the button and loop closures, position your thread so that it is exiting out of the third bead from the edge on the end of your bracelet. Add two bronze seed beads to the thread, followed by a Swarovski 12mm briolette bead in Light Colorado Topaz and another bronze bead. Bring your thread back down through the briolette and the first two bronze beads added, then back into the edge bead on the peyote strip. Pass your thread through the seed beads and briolette several times to strengthen them. Position your thread so that it is exiting out of the third bead from the other edge of the strip and repeat.
On the peyote strip at the other end of your bracelet, position your thread so that it is coming out of the second bead from the edge. Add 21 bronze beads to the thread, then bring your needle down through the fourth bead over from the edge of the strip. Make sure your loop fits the button you created in the previous step and then pass through the beads several times to strengthen the loop. Repeat this step on the second bead from the other edge of the strip to make the second loop.
List of Components: Miyuki 8/0 Round Seed Beads - Silver-Lined Rose Bronze Alabaster 22g Vial (MR8-0641, qty 1) TOHO Bead Bugle Hybrid 3mm Opaque Rose Gold/Topaz Luster (TBBG3-Y184, qty 1) TOHO Takumi Large-Hole Round 11/0 Bead - Frosted Bronze (TTR11-221F, qty 1) TOHO Takumi Large-Hole Round 11/0 Bead - Bronze (TTR11-221, qty 1) TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Galvanized Sweet Blush 8g Bag (TBRD11-PF552, qty 1) Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Matte Metallic Flax (100pc Pack) (BEADS-0603, qty 1) Swarovski 5040 12mm Briolette Bead Light Colorado Topaz (5040-LCT12, qty 2)
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