Red Peyote Stitch Bracelet with Scarlet Bicone Trim
designed byCheri Carlson
Approximate Size7 1/4 Inches
The red of Swarovski's Scarlet crystal looks perfect with our Ruby Red Designer Seed Bead Blend. This is a sweet look for Christmas, Valentine's Day, and any other day.
Swarovski's Scarlet crystal color is a ravishing red that is rich and romantic. When used with the perfect Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend, it creates a red statement piece you'll wear again and again. Cheri even used the bicones and seed beads to create her clasp. You can see more ideas featuring fun Swarovski pieces in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Work with a comfortable length of thread to start an even-count peyote stitch bracelet by stringing six seed beads from the Artbeads Ruby Red Designer Blend onto your thread. These beads will become the first two rows of three in your peyote stitch bracelet. Follow this color pattern for the beads; one dark red-lined bead, two matte red beads, one dark red-lined bead, and two transparent red beads. Make sure to leave a tail, as additional beads will be added later for your closure. Continue the peyote stitch with the same color pattern until the bracelet is the desired length, keeping in mind the clasp will add about 3/4 of an inch of length. We have 58 beads along both edges of the bracelet. Once you have added all of your beads, with your thread exiting out of the last edge bead, go back through the corresponding bead below the last edge bead (bead 58, as shown in figure 1 of our Cherries Jubilee PDF diagram.
Weave the thread back into the bracelet until it is exiting out of the center bead in the last row of peyote (as shown in figure 2 of our PDF diagram). Add a bead in the corresponding color and go through the last bead in the last row. Go down through the corresponding bead below that.
Weave your thread into the bracelet until it is exiting out of the first bead in the last row of peyote (as shown in figure 3 of the PDF diagram). Add about 14 transparent red seed beads to the thread and then go back through that odd bead you added to the end of your bracelet. Leave this thread loose for now, so you can check that the loop fits your button later. We will reinforce the loop and secure the thread after it is checked with the button.
To make the button or toggle for your bracelet, create a small strip of peyote stitch following the same color pattern as your bracelet. Ours is five beads long. Stitch the ends of the strip together to create a tube. You can see this technique in action in our Totally Tubular Peyote Beaded Beads Artbeads Cafe episode and our Peyote Stitch Ring Tutorial. Then, with your thread coming out of the center of the tube, add a Swarovski 4mm Scarlet bicone to the thread, followed by a TOHO 15/0 transparent Siam ruby bead round. Go back through the bicone and out the other end of the tube. Add a 4mm bicone and 15/0 TOHO to this end and go back down through the bicone. Go back through the tube and loop through the beads to reinforce, as shown in figure 4 of the PDF diagram. Weave your thread into the beads of the tube to tie off and secure.
Weave your tail thread through the beads on the end of your bracelet so that it is coming out of the first bead in the last row, as shown in figure 5 of the PDF diagram. Add a bead in the color corresponding to the bracelet and then go through the next bead in the last row. Add a bead and then go through the last bead in the last row. Weave your thread back into the bracelet until it is coming out of the first bead you added. Add a new bead and go through the next bead over.
Weave your thread through the beads as shown in figure 6 of the PDF diagram. Add a bead and then go through the bead next to it as shown in the diagram. Attach your button by going through one of the seed beads at the center of the tube.
Go through the next bead over in the tube, as shown in figure 7 of the PDF diagram. Then go back through the last bead added in the previous step. Loop around back through the two beads in the tube you already went through. Then go through the third bead over in the tube. Go back through the last bead added in the previous step and weave your thread back into the bracelet to secure.
With your thread coming out of the third bead from the end of the bottom edge of your bracelet (the edge with transparent red beads), add an 8/0 transparent red seed bead, a 4mm bicone, and another 8/0 red seed bead. Go through the second edge bead over and then go back up through the next edge bead over from that. Continue adding trim in this manner until you reach the end of the bracelet (As shown in figure 8 of the PDF diagram).
Weave the thread to position it so that it is coming out of the last red seed bead added to your trim, go back through the last bicone added to your trim. Then, add an 8/0 red seed bead, a 4mm bicone, and another red seed bead to the thread. Go back through the next bicone added previously in your trim, as shown in figure 9 of the PDF diagram. Continue until you reach the start of your bracelet again.
Check that the loop fits your button and use the thread that you left there to loop back through the beads to reinforce and tie off.
Weave your thread from the bottom trim up to the top edge of your bracelet (or start a new thread). Add a TOHO 11/0 frosted transparent ruby bead round to the thread, followed by a Swarovski 3mm Scarlet Bicone, and another 11/0 TOHO. Go down through the second edge bead over and then go back up through the next edge bead over from that. Continue adding trim in this manner until you reach the end of the bracelet, as shown in figure 10 of our PDF diagram. Secure and trim any loose threads.
List of Components Swarovski 5328 4mm Bicone Scarlet (5328-SCLT4, qty 37) Swarovski 5328 3mm Bicone Scarlet (5328-SCLT3, qty 19) Artbeads Ruby Red Designer Blend, TOHO 8/0 Round Seed Beads (ADB0414, qty 1) TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Frosted Transparent Ruby (TBRD11-5CF, qty 1) TOHO Bead Round 15/0 Transparent Siam Ruby (TBRD15-5B, qty 1)
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