Grand Cayman Bracelet

PROJECT B7054
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Bright, coastal colors give this herringbone stitch bracelet contrast and pop, while a brick stitch decrease at both ends lends a polished look to this bead woven piece.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 6 1/2 inch bracelet. For a longer or shorter bracelet, adjust the length of herringbone stitch weaving.
  1. Begin by watching our video on how to weave flat herringbone stitch. Cut a 5-foot length of Fireline thread and thread a needle.
  2. Following the technique shown in the video, weave a ladder stitch foundation row that is 10 seed beads long, with the following color pattern from your Exclusive Beadaholique designer color palette in Bay Breeze: 1 antique brass bead, 2 white beads, 1 rose gold bead, 2 turquoise beads, 1 rose gold bead, 2 white beads, 1 antique brass bead.
  3. Continue weaving herringbone stitch until your bracelet is 5 1/2 inches long, or your desired length. While weaving, you will need to tie off and add new thread.
  4. Next, please watch our video on how to finish herringbone stitch with a brick stitch decrease. Following the instructions in the video, weave back through your last row of beads using ladder stitch, and add successively shorter rows of brick stitch, using the antique brass seed beads, until the piece tapers to a row of three beads. Sew on half of your magnetic clasp. Weave in your thread tail.
  5. Repeat the process in step 4 on the other side of the bracelet and add the second half of your magnetic clasp. Tie off and weave in your thread tail.
  6. Enjoy your bracelet!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JSO-0026 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 41 Opaque White 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0037 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 55 'Opaque Turquoise' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0080 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 221 'Bronze' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0354 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 #PF551 - Permanent Finish Galvanized Rose Gold (8g)
    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 15 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-6825 - Magnetic Clasp, 6x4.5mm, 4 Clasp Sets, Antiqued Brass Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0109 - Beadsmith Extra-Fine Thread Snips - Cuts Textiles, Yarn, And More!
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients JSO-0026, JSO-0037, JSO-0080, JSO-0354, XCR-1288, FCL-6825,

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.
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 41 Opaque White 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: JSO-0026
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 55 'Opaque Turquoise' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: JSO-0037
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 221 'Bronze' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$5.39 / Package | SKU: JSO-0080
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 #PF551 - Permanent Finish Galvanized Rose Gold (8g)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: JSO-0354
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 6lb Test and 0.006
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.29 / Package | SKU: XCR-1288
Magnetic Clasp, 6x4.5mm, 4 Clasp Sets, Antiqued Brass Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Sets.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: FCL-6825
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

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