|Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 10:40 pm [Tutorial] Floral Elegance Bracelet|
|Tutorial : Floral Elegance Bracelet
Level : Intermediate
Technique : Crossweave
- Crystal bicone 4 mm. (Aquamarine 2X)
- Pearl round 4 mm. (Petrol)
- Czech rondelle 6x4 mm (Beige/Copper)
- Swarovski montee 3 mm (or 4mm)
- Seed Bead 11/0 (Silverlined Crystal)
- Clear fishing nylon thread No. 25
Please refer to my previous tutorial how to make this floral motif. Make 3 or 5 motifs. (My bracelet used only 3 motifs.)
Now we will connect each motif together. Cut the new thread (or you can use the remaining threads from each motif.). Start from 6mm pearl. Add one seed bead, one 4mm pearl, one seed bead to each thread. Cross the threads at the montee. Put the thread into hole number 1 and exit at number 4. Put the other thread into hole number 3 and exit at number 2.
Add one seed bead, one 4mm pearl and one seed bead to each thread. Cross both threads at the 6mm pearl of the other motif (red arrow).
Put the thread into seed bead we just added in previous step (red arrows). Add one crystal, one rondelle and one crystal. Put the thread into the seed bead (blue arrow). Cross both threads at the 6mm pearl (green arrow).
Connect the other motifs the same way.
At both sides of the bracelet, I just repeated step 2-4, three times. The finished bracelet is 7.5 inches.
At the 6mm pearl, add one seed bead and one crystal to both threads. Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow). Add jumprings and clasp.
With my pink bracelet, I switch the crystals and pearls and use bigger beads.
I hope you like it. Happy beading!