Breath of Fire Bracelet

PROJECT B8043
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This yoga-inspired bracelet pairs 2-hole Ginko and Cabochon beads with vibrant turquoise Minos par Puca beads, featuring a TierraCast magnetic lotus clasp. Flame-like embellishment along the edges add a striking effect using red luster Miyuki round 11/0 seed beads.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 6.5 inch bracelet. For a longer or shorter bracelet, adjust the number of beaded units you weave. You will need to add more thread as you weave.
  1. Cut 2 feet of Fireline and thread a size 12 beading needle. String on a stopper bead, leaving a 4 inch tail.
  2. String on the following beads: 1 Ginko, 1 Minos par Puca, 1 Ginko, 1 Minos par Puca, 1 Ginko, 1 Minos par Puca, 1 Cabochon, 1 Minos par Puca (make sure your Ginko beads are facing the same direction, and that your cabochon beads are flatside down). Repeat this step 3 more times. Note: Ginko beads will reverse direction in each alternating set of 3 beads between the cabochon beads (see photo for reference).
  3. Now string on the following beads: 1 Ginko, 1 Minos par Puca, 1 Ginko, 1 Minos par Puca, 1 Ginko, 1 Minos par Puca.
  4. Once your beads are strung, thread your needle through one side of a wire protector. String on one side of your lotus clasp. Then thread your needle back through the wire protector.
  5. String on one Minos par Puca bead, then thread your needle back through the second hole of the last Ginko bead you strung. String on another Minos par Puca bead. Continue the pattern down this side of the bracelet, stringing one Minos par Puca bead between each Ginko and Cabachon bead as you thread your way down the opposite side of the bracelet, for a total of 20 Minos par Puca beads (see photo for reference).
  6. String on another wire protector. Then slide on the other side of your magnetic clasp.
  7. String on one more Minos par Puca bead.
  8. Remove the stopper bead and tie the two ends of your thread together in an overhand knot so that the knot lands between the Minos par Puca bead and the Ginko bead.
  9. Send your needle through the next Ginko bead, then string on 5 red seed beads. String through the next Ginko bead and pull your thread tight so that the seed beads lay snug along the outside of the Minos par Puca bead.
  10. Repeat step 9 to continue adding seed beads along this side of the bracelet.
  11. Once you have added your final 5 seed beads, string through the last Ginko and Minos beads on this side of the bracelet.
  12. String your needle through both sides of the thread protector and repeat steps 9 and 10 to add seed beads along the opposite side of your bracelet.
  13. Once you have strung on your last section of seed beads, string through the last Ginko bead, tie off and weave in your thread. Enjoy your bracelet!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCG-113 - Czech Glass Matubo, 2-Hole Ginko Beads 7.5mm, 10 Grams, Jet Black
    Project uses 15 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BCT-780 - Czech Glass Minos par Puca, Cylindrical Beads 2.5x3mm, 120 Pieces, Opaque Green Turquoise
    Project uses 40 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-20693 - CzechMates Glass, 2-Hole Round Cabochon Beads 7mm Diameter, 25 Pieces, Opaque Picasso Luster
    Project uses 4 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-0426 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, 426 Opaque Red Luster
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-103 - TierraCast Magnetic Clasp, Lotus 14.2x20.5mm, 1 Set, Antiqued Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4161 - 22K Gold Plated Wire & Thread Protectors .019 Inch Loops (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 6 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0373 - Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Summer, Boho
Ingredients BCG-113, BCT-780, BCP-20693, DMRR-0426, FCL-103, FCR-4161, XCR-1285,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Czech Glass, 2-Hole Ginko Beads 7.5mm, 10 Grams, Jet Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$1.76 / Package | SKU: BCG-113
Czech Glass Minos par Puca, Cylindrical Beads 2.5x3mm, 120 Pieces, Opaque Green Turquoise
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 120 Pieces.
$2.44 / Package | SKU: BCT-780
CzechMates Glass, 2-Hole Round Cabochon Beads 7mm Diameter, 25 Pieces, Opaque Picasso Luster
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$1.76 / Package | SKU: BCP-20693
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #426 Opaque Red Luster
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$1.76 / Package | SKU: DMRR-0426
TierraCast Magnetic Clasp, Lotus 14.2x20.5mm, 1 Set, Antiqued Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: FCL-103
22K Gold Plated Wire & Thread Protectors .019 Inch Loops (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-4161
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.64 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
$22.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373

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