Mint Julep Peyote Bracelet

PROJECT B7022
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Sparkling Czech glass fire polish beads give a luxe twist to this peyote stitch bracelet, featuring springtime mint and peach tones.
Instructions
These instructions make a 7 inch bracelet. For a longer or shorter bracelet, adjust the number of peyote rows you weave. If you want to make a longer bracelet, please be advised that you might need to purchase an additional strand of Czech fire polish pale green beads.
  1. Begin by watching our video on how to weave flat even-count peyote stitch.
  2. Following what you learned in the video, cut a length of Fireline thread as long as you are comfortable working with, and thread a size 12 beading needle. Begin weaving peyote stitch 8 beads across with the Czech glass pale green beads. While weaving, you will need to add in more thread; please watch our video on how to tie off and add new thread.
  3. Continue weaving peyote stitch for 82 rows, until your weaving measures 6 1/4 inches long. When you finish, your thread should be exiting one corner bead in the top row.
  4. Now you will stitch the beaded edging. Pick up 2 gold seed beads, 1 Czech glass peach bead, and 2 more gold seed beads. Skip one green bead and sew down through the next green bead over. Then sew back up through the green bead in the middle that you skipped, pulling the thread so both ends of the edging loop lay snug against the green beads. Make sure you exit the bead with your needle in front of the edging loop you just created.
  5. Repeat step 4 down the first long edge of the peyote bracelet, always making sure to exit each green bead in front of the previous beaded loop, so your edging loops don't get tangled and appear to make a coiled pattern from above.
  6. Once you sew down through the last green bead along the edge, your needle should be exiting the corner bead, facing toward your beadwork. Sew through the next green bead in the row.
  7. Next, watch our video on how to attach tube clasps. Based on the technique shown in the video, separate the two halves of your clasp and align one half with the green beads in the last row of your peyote.
  8. Pick up 3 gold seed beads, then sew through the top loop of the clasp, then pick up 3 more gold seed beads. Sew back through the other side of the green bead the loop originated from. Then pass your needle through the loop of gold seed beads attaching your clasp a second time, securing it. Sew back through your green anchor bead, completing the loop. Then sew through the next bead over in the row.
  9. Repeat step 8 four more times, so you connect all five loops of the clasp to five consecutive green beads in the last peyote row.
  10. After you attach the last loop of the clasp, there should be two more green beads in the top row. Sew through them, so your needle exits the last green bead in the row.
  11. Repeat steps 4-5, creating beaded edging along the second long edge of the piece.
  12. Repeat steps 8-9 at the other end of the bracelet, attaching the second half of your clasp. Make sure to align the two ends of the clasp so they are anchored to corresponding green beads on both ends of the bracelet -- otherwise the bracelet will be lopsided.
  13. Weave in your remaining thread tail and close the clasp. Enjoy your bracelet!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-10086 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round 'Opaque Pale Turquoise Star Dust' (50)
    Project uses 328 pieces. You will need 7 packages.

  • BCP-00112 - True2 Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Round 2mm, 50 Pieces, Crystal Orange Rainbow
    Project uses 78 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • JSK-0277 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 PF557 'Galvanized Starlight' 8g
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-5507 - 22K Gold Plated Tube Clasp 31mm Five Rings Strands (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1278 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 6lb Test and 0.006 Thick, 50 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 30 feet. 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
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Ingredients BCP-10086, BCP-00112, JSK-0277, FCL-5507, XCR-1278,

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.
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round 'Opaque Pale Turquoise Star Dust' (50)
You will need 7 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.95 / Package | SKU: BCP-10086
True2 Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Round Beads 2mm, 50 Pieces, Crystal Orange Rainbow
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: BCP-00112
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #PF557 'Galvanized Starlight' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: JSK-0277
Slide Tube Clasp, 5 Rings Strands 31mm, 2 Clasps, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$6.19 / Package | SKU: FCL-5507
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 6lb Test and 0.006 Thick, 50 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$9.44 / Package | SKU: XCR-1278
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

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