Isabella Bracelet

PROJECT B696
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This lovely bracelet looks much like a piece dating from the Victorian era with its multitude of jet black beads woven together in an intricate pattern. Even the clasp is bead woven and true to the historical feel of the design.
Instructions
Please note that the design shown in the photo and the instructions make an approximately 7 inch long bracelet. Because of the nature of this design, you will need to add or subtract entire segments of bugle bead darts (see photo) which means you will be adjusting the length in 3/4" segments (if you want to make it longer or shorter). The video will talk about this in more detail as will the instructions below.
  1. Start by threading onto your beading needle as long of a length of Wildfire thread as you are comfortable working with. You will definitely need to tie off and add threads as you go. To see how to do this, please watch the video: How to Tie Off and Add New Thread in Bead Weaving.
  2. Next, please watch the video: How to Bead Weave the Isabella Collar Necklace. This video was created especially for this design and will show you how to make every part of the bracelet except for the clasp.
  3. In the video, it will discuss how long of a row of right angle weave to start with to get your desired length. For the bracelet photographed, which is 7 inches long, it has a base row of 31 units of right angle weave. This will allow you to then make 8 bugle bead dart segments (each consisting of 4 bugle beads). If you want a 7 3/4" bracelet, then start with a base row of 35 units of right angle weave, conversely, if you want a 6 1/4" bracelet, start with a base row of 27 units of right angle weave. Even though the video instructions are making a necklace, it is the exact same technique for making a bracelet. Bead weave your bracelet to the desired length. Note: the clasp will add about half an inch and this has been accounted for in the numbers above.
  4. The clasp on this bracelet is a little beaded bead and loop. To see how to make the beaded bead, please watch the video: How to Make a Beaded Bead. Create a beaded bead using your Wildfire thread and Miyuki 11/0 Delicas in black.
  5. Once you have finished your beaded bead, watch the video How to Attach a Button and Loop Clasp to Your Bead Weaving. This video will show you how to attach the beaded bead to your beadwork and also how to make and attach the loop.
  6. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCZ-5415 - Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads 'Jet Black' (50)
    Project uses 39 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3290 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 2.5mm Round Jet Black (50)
    Project uses 30 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3390 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Jet Black (50)
    Project uses 126 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • BCZ-5615 - Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads 6mm Bicone 'Jet' Black (20)
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSB-2032 - Toho Bugle Tube Beads Size 3 2x9mm Opaque Jet 10 Grams
    Project uses 32 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8936 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .008 Inch - Black- 50 Yd
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-010 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Black' Opaque DB010 7.2 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion
Ingredients BCZ-5415, BCP-3290, BCP-3390, BCZ-5615, JSB-2032, XCR-8936, DB-010,

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.
Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads 'Jet Black' (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.21 / Package | SKU: BCZ-5415
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 2.5mm Round
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.95 / Package | SKU: BCP-3290
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Jet Black (50)
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.19 / Package | SKU: BCP-3390
Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads 6mm Bicone 'Jet' Black (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.87 / Package | SKU: BCZ-5615
Toho Bugle Tube Beads Size #3 2x9mm Opaque Jet 10 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: JSB-2032
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .008 Inch - Black- 50 Yd
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.59 / Package | SKU: XCR-8936
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Black Opaque DB010
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: DB-010

Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

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