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Oct. 14th, 2011 @ 12:46 am [Tutorial] Reyna
Tutorial : Reyna
Level : Beginner
Technique : Crossweaving







Reyna is a the Praetor of the Twelfth Legion at Camp Jupiter from Percy Jackson and The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan.

Equipment :
- Swarovski crystal bicone 4mm. (denim blue, antique pink and satin.)
- Pearl round 4mm. (light blue, rosaline, and light grey)
- Seed bead 11/0 (galvanized silver)
- Fishing nylon thread No. 25
- Clasp and jumprings

This is easy bracelet. But if you find it difficult to pass through the seed beads. You may change to bigger seed beads or just use smaller thread.

1.



If you want to finish the bracelet in one go, cut the thread about your wingspan (your open arms). But if you don't like to work with long thread, just use comfortable length.

Make a ring of six seed beads. You will add jumpring and clasp to this ring. Feel free to adjust the number of seed beads to your liking.

2



Add one pearl, one seed bead, one crystal, one seed bead and one pearl to each thread. Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow).

3.



Add one seed bead to each thread. Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow).

4.



Repeat step 2 and 3 but use the other set of colors.

Make around 8 - 10 sets depend of your desired length of bracelet. End the other side with the ring of six seed beads (or the same number you used in step 1.)

5.



We will make the top layer. Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow). Pass each thread to the next pearl (blue arrows).

6.



Add one seed bead and one crystal to each thread. Cross both threads at seed bead (red arrow).

7.



Add one crystal and one seed bead to each thread. Pass your thread to the next pearl (red arrows).

Cross your threads at the seed bead. Pass your thread to the next seed bead and cross them at the seed bead. Pass your thread to the pearl (blue arrows).

8.



This is the same as step 6 and 7. Add one seed bead and one crystal to each thread. Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow). Add one crystal and one seed bead to each thread. Pass the threads to the pearl (blue arrows).

9.



Repeat adding the top layer to the rest of the bracelet. Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow).

10.



We will add more beads to the side of the bracelet. But if you are happy with the bracelet now, you can add your jumprings and clasp right away.

Pass the thread to the pearl, seed bead, crystal and exit at a seed bead (red arrow). Do the same to the other thread too.

11.



Add two seed beads, one pearl and two seed beads. Pass your thread to the seed bead at the next set (red arrow). Pass the thread to the next crystal and seed bead (blue arrow). Do the same to the other thread too.

Continue adding seed beads and pearl to the rest of the bracelet.

12.



Finally, add jumpings and your clasp.





Well, this above bracelet is my first try with this design. I miss calculate the length of the bracelet and it came out quite short so I just used extension chain and lobster clasp and added crystal heart shape at one end. The pearls here are also new swarovski color, Petrol pearl. It match up so well with those AB2X crystals.

Hope you enjoy this tutorial. Happy beading.


PS. Thank you for all your concerns and your messages to me about the flood in Thailand. Yes, the situation is very bad now. Though my house is still safe and dry, but it's just for now. The water is coming to Bangkok and we have to prepare for the worst. I just hope the situation will be better soon.

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From:katzb101
Date:October 13th, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC)
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Beautiful bracelets!

And lots and lots of good thoughts.
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From:greenseafaery
Date:October 13th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
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Okay have to try this one. Gorgeous!
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From:linkide
Date:October 13th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
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So pretty!
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From:liyosa
Date:October 13th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
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This bracelet is gorgeous. I have to try it out now :O
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From:stella_pegasi
Date:October 13th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
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Thanks as always for the wonderful tutorials...yours are the best.

Our thoughts are with you and your people. Please stay safe!
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From:beejang
Date:October 15th, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
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Thank you very much everyone. ♥
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From:beadbug
Date:October 15th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
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This is a beautiful bracelet. Glad to hear that you are ok. Will keep you in my prayers. Tks
From:lilith973
Date:October 17th, 2011 04:56 am (UTC)
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esta divina, me encanto.
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From:cuddlbuns
Date:October 18th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
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Beautiful, as always, BeeJang.

Stay safe. My prayers are with you.
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From:dorisleung
Date:October 18th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)

Stay safe. You're in my prayer.

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Stay safe. You're in my prayer.
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From:beejang
Date:October 19th, 2011 08:45 am (UTC)

Re: Stay safe. You're in my prayer.

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Thank you very much everyone.
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From:stardancerx
Date:October 20th, 2011 05:35 am (UTC)
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What a beautiful bracelet!
I'm new to jewelry-making, so I have a question: how do you finish with the ends of the thread once you've added all the beads? Do you tie it?
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From:beejang
Date:October 20th, 2011 11:12 am (UTC)
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Yes, I tie the threads together and try to hide the knot inside the bead. :D
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From:stardancerx
Date:October 20th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
From:beadzlover
Date:October 1st, 2013 02:23 pm (UTC)
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i´m new to this and i´m overwhelmed by so many designs and they are all beautiful!
i don´t know which one to do first...
thanks a lot for these tutorials!