Field of Poppies Bracelet

PROJECT B6001
Designer: Suki Song
Skill Level: Intermediate
This feminine bracelet features bright red bead-woven poppies and a cool, denim-blue beaded backdrop for a fun, casual look.
Instructions
These instructions make a 6 3/4 inch bracelet. To adjust the length, simply add more rows onto the beginning and end of your bracelet. This project refers a lot to patterns and video instruction. Basic bead-weaving knowledge is recommended, but not necessary.
  1. Before you begin, watch the video: How to do Flat Even Count Peyote Stitch. During the course of this project, you will need to tie off and add new thread several times. If you are not familiar with how to do this, watch this video.
  2. Using size 11/0 Delica seed beads in Matte Metallic Dark Gray Blue, and Dyed Opaque Cranberry, follow the pattern in the first chart to complete the 24 bead wide floral design. You will notice that it is a repeating pattern, so the illustration included in this project only shows you one inch. However, this one inch includes the first four rows which are just solid blue, that you will not repeat until the very end. Just keep repeating the pattern over and over, until you make your desired length. I did 5 3/4 inches of beadwork.
  3. Watch the video: How to Add a Beaded Toggle Clasp to a Peyote Stitch Bracelet. This video will walk you through the steps to add the clasp to your bracelet. The added pieces for the clasp are shown broken out into sections in the second and third charts. Be sure to follow them to make your toggle bar and clasp opening match the pattern of your bracelet.
  4. After completing the last row, follow the pattern for the clasp (figure 2) opening to add four more rows only 6 beads wide to the right side of your bracelet.
  5. Starting from the top of the pattern and working down, create another piece of peyote stitch weaving 24 beads wide and 6 rows long. Then follow the pattern to add four more rows only 6 beads wide to the left side of this piece (the left side when aligned with the pattern). Zip this piece to the top of the bracelet, matching the pattern, as shown in the video. Then zip closed the other side of the opening.
  6. Go back to the beginning of your bracelet. Weave in to the center 4 beads of the first row and add four more rows only four beads wide, using only blue beads.
  7. Create a new piece of weaving 20 beads wide and 5 rows long, with all blue beads (figure 3). Zip the toggle bar closed as shown in the video, and then attach it to the bracelet as demonstrated.
  8. Tie off and weave in all of your thread tails.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-377 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 - Matte Metallic Dark Gray Blue DB377 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • DB-654 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Dyed Opaque Cranberry DB654 7.2 GR
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

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

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0106 - BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
Additional Information
Ingredients DB-377, DB-654, 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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Matte Metallic Dark Gray Blue DB377
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$5.47 / Package | SKU: DB-377
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Dyed Opaque Cranberry DB654
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: DB-654
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0106

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