Christmas Party Bracelet

PROJECT B1059
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Advanced
Just like your favorite Christmas sweater, this bracelet has kitsch and charm written all over it! Bead woven trees are adorned with tiny seed beads and festive flatback rhinestones, bringing the Christmas spirit out in this cuff bracelet.
Instructions
As written, these instructions will make a finished bracelet that is about 6" long. Measure your wrist and add half an inch to figure out your desired bracelet length. Add or subtract from the number of rows you weave at the beginning and the end of the bracelet to make yours longer or shorter. Each 7 rows of weaving will add or subtract about 1/4".
  1. Before you begin, watch the instructional video: How to do Flat Even Count Peyote Stitch.
  2. Thread a size 12 beading needle with a length of white Wildfire beading thread. Use as long of a length as you are comfortable working with. You will need to add new thread several times throughout this project. If you are unfamiliar with how to do this, watch this video.
  3. Using 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads in ceylon cream, weave a piece of flat even count peyote stitch 32 beads wide. Complete 11 rows.
  4. Then, continue to weave, following the pattern. Be sure to include the six solid cream rows before and the seven after the trees.
  5. Repeat the pattern three times. Then weave 11 rows of cream after the last row from the pattern.
  6. Weave your thread around to come back up through the 2nd to last bead you wove, moving in a downward direction. String 4 cream seed beads. Then string a light siam red 8mm round crystal bead. String another cream bead, and then go back down through the red crystal bead and the next cream bead. String 3 more cream beads and then go down through the next bead in the final row of peyote.
  7. Weave through the last 2 rows of beads, skipping the next four beads in the final row of peyote, and coming out of the fifth. Attach a second crystal bead as you did the first.
  8. Weave through, skipping the next three beads in the final row of peyote, and coming out of the fourth. Attach the third crystal bead as before.
  9. Tie off and weave in your ends.
  10. On the other end of the bracelet, weave in a new length of thread. Moving downward, come out of the third bead from the top in the first row of peyote. String 20 cream beads, then go back through the original bead in the same direction to create a circle.
  11. Weave through, skipping the next five beads in the first row of peyote. Create another loop on the sixth as you did before.
  12. Weave through, skipping the next four beads in the first row of peyote. Create a third loop on the fifth as before.
  13. Tie off and weave in your ends.
  14. Thread your needle with white NYMO beading thread. Weave in and come up through a green seed bead in one of the trees. String one of your silver lined 15/0 Toho seed beads in any color and bring your needle back down into the next green bead. Work through the tree, adding different colors of 15/0 beads dotted around wherever you want them until your tree looks fully "decorated". Tie off and weave in your ends.
  15. Repeat this process with the other two trees.
  16. Place a dab of E6000 glue on the back of a crystal AB rivoli star flatback rhinestone and press it into place at the top of one of the trees. Repeat with two more star rhinestones on the other two trees.
  17. Place a dab of E6000 on the back of a crystal rivoli snowflake flatback rhinestone and press it into place somewhere on the background of your bracelet. Repeat with more snowflake rhinestones to decorate the background.
  18. Allow all glue to dry thoroughly before wearing.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-203 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Ceylon Cream DB203 7.2 GM
    Project uses 2 tubes. You will need 2 packages.

  • DB-046 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Silver Lined Light Green DB046 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-150 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Silver Lined Brown DB150 7.2 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0199 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 22B 'Silver Lined Medium Topaz' 8g
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0204 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 25C 'Silver Lined Ruby' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0022 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 35 Silver Lined Sapphire 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0218 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 30B 'Silver Lined Hyacinth' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0304 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 23B 'Silver Lined Dark Aqua' 8g
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8933 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - White- 50 Yd
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8901 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-7221 - Swarovski Crystal, 2816 Rivoli Star Flatback Rhinestone 5mm, 10 Pieces, Crystal AB
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-7240 - Swarovski Crystal, 2826 Rivoli Snowflake Flatback Rhinestone 5mm, 10 Pieces, Crystal
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0885 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Light Siam
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-0106 - BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
Additional Information
Theme Christmas
Ingredients DB-203, DB-046, DB-150, JSO-0199, JSO-0204, JSO-0022, JSO-0218, JSO-0304, XCR-8933, XCR-8901, SWF-7221, SWF-7240, SWC-0885, XTL-1054,

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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Ceylon Cream DB203
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: DB-203
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Silver Lined Light Green DB046
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: DB-046
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Silver Lined Brown DB150
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$4.89 / Package | SKU: DB-150
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 #22B 'Silver Lined Medium Topaz' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: JSO-0199
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 25C 'Silver Lined Ruby' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.15 / Package | SKU: JSO-0204
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 35 Silver Lined Sapphire 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: JSO-0022
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 30B 'Silver Lined Hyacinth' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: JSO-0218
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 #23B 'Silver Lined Dark Aqua' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: JSO-0304
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - Frost / White- 50 Yd
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.59 / Package | SKU: XCR-8933
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$2.00 / Package | SKU: XCR-8901
Swarovski Crystal, #2816 Rivoli Star Flatback Rhinestone 5mm, 10 Pieces, Crystal AB
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.81 / Package | SKU: SWF-7221
Swarovski Crystal, #2826 Rivoli Snowflake Flatback Rhinestone 5mm, 10 Pieces, Crystal
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.32 / Package | SKU: SWF-7240
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Light Siam
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Pieces.
$3.74 / Package | SKU: SWC-0885
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0106

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