Retired - Fjord Bracelet in Blue Glacier

PROJECT B7050
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Bead woven units of Czech glass 2-hole Mini Silky beads and MiniDuos come together with jump rings in this bracelet, featuring luminous, frosty colors.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 7 1/4 inch bracelet. For a longer bracelet, weave additional beaded units or use jump rings to create a chain extender on one side of your clasp. For a shorter bracelet, subtract a beaded unit and create a jump ring chain extender to fit to your specific size.
  1. Cut a 2 foot length of Fireline. Thread a size 12 beading needle.
  2. String 1 Mini Silky bead, 2 silver 8/0 Toho demi rounds, 1 Mini Silky bead facing backward, 2 silver Toho demi rounds, 1 Mini Silky bead, and 4 MiniDuos. Slide them down, leaving an 8 inch thread tail. Then sew through the second hole of the last Mini Silky bead strung. Then string 2 silver demi rounds, 1 Mini Silky bead facing backward, and 2 silver demi rounds. Then sew through the second hole of the first Mini Silky bead strung. Then string 4 MiniDuos and sew through the first hole of the same Mini Silky bead. Grab your thread tail and pull tight. Knot your thread and thread tail, and make it a surgeon's knot.
  3. String your needle onto your thread tail and sew through the adjacent 2 silver demi round beads to pull the knot under the beads. Keep sewing around through your beadwork until you get to the 4 MiniDuos on one end. Exit one hole of the Mini Silky bead that serves as the base for the MiniDuos and sew up through the top hole of the MiniDuo on the end. String 2 blue 11/0 demi rounds, then sew through the top hole of the adjacent MiniDuo. String 1 blue demi round, 1 silver demi round and 1 blue demi round, then sew through the top hole of the adjacent MiniDuo. String 2 blue demi rounds, then sew through the top hole of the last MiniDuo. Sew down through the bottom hole of the same MiniDuo. Tie off and weave in your thread tail, then cut off the excess thread.
  4. String your needle on the main thread again. Repeat the previous step to add demi round beads between the top holes of the 4 MiniDuos on the other end. Tie off and weave in your thread tail, then cut off the excess thread. This completes one beaded unit.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 five more times, or as many times as you like to reach the desired length of your bracelet.
  6. You will now connect your beaded units with jump rings. Using pliers, open a jump ring. Slide it through the silver demi round bead between the MiniDuos on one side of one beaded unit. Then slide on the silver demi round bead on one side of another beaded unit, making sure they are both facing up (the Mini Silky beads have their textured side up). Close the jump ring.
  7. Repeat step 6 four more times, so all of your beaded units are connected with jump rings.
  8. Open another jump ring. Slide on the silver demi round bead on one end of the bracelet. Also slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring.
  9. Open another jump ring. Slide on the silver demi round bead on the other end of the bracelet. Also slide on another jump ring. Close the jump ring.
  10. Close the clasp, and enjoy your bracelet!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-11558 - Czech Glass Mini 2-Hole Silky Beads, 5mm Diamond Shape, 40 Pieces, Lumi Blue Turquoise
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCT-134 - Czech Glass MiniDuo, 2-Hole Seed Beads 2x4mm, 8 Gram Tube, Chalk Blue Luster
    Project uses 48 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DRO-0029 - Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 8/0 (3mm) Size, 7.4 Grams, 711 Nickel
    Project uses 60 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DRH-0007 - Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm) Size, 7.8 Grams, 206 Gold Lustered Hydrangea
    Project uses 72 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5454 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1140 - TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 12x7mm, 4 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1288 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 6lb Test and 0.006 Thick, 15 Yard Mini Spool, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 12 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0109 - Beadsmith Extra-Fine Thread Snips - Cuts Textiles, Yarn, And More!
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Winter
Ingredients BCP-11558, BCT-134, DRO-0029, DRH-0007, FJR-5454, FCL-1140, XCR-1288,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Czech Glass MiniDuo, 2-Hole Beads 2x4mm, 8 Grams, Crystal Blue Luster
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$3.35 / Package | SKU: BCT-134
Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 8/0 (3mm) Size, 7.4 Grams, #711 Nickel
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$9.25 / Package | SKU: DRO-0029
Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm), 7.8 Grams, #206 Gold Lustered Hydrangea
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.50 / Package | SKU: DRH-0007
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: FJR-5454
TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 12x7mm, 4 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: FCL-1140
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 6lb Test and 0.006
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.25 / Package | SKU: XCR-1288
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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