Modern Twist Bracelet

PROJECT PROJ-BD-B0002
Designer: Becky Dahl
Skill Level: Advanced
The colors of the Modern Twist Preciosa Seed Bead Palette provide surprising stripes of color in this tubular herringbone design!
Instructions

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

Choose your favorite color palette to make this design!
  1. Cut an arm's length of thread and add it to your needle. Use the beads from the Modern Twist Palette to create a tubular herringbone stitch. Start the first ladder stitch row of the bracelet with 8 dark blue seed beads from the palette. The second row will also be dark blue seed beads. The next two rows are the iridescent blue color and the two rows after that are the dark blue color again.
  2. Follow this pattern for the subsequent rows: 1 row dark pink; 1 row light pink; 2 rows dark blue; 2 rows iridescent blue; 1 row light pink; 1 row dark pink; 1 row light pink; 2 rows dark blue; 2 rows iridescent blue; 2 rows dark blue
  3. Repeat this pattern for the desired length. We repeated three times, then ended the bracelet with a dark pink row, a light pink row, a dark pink row, two dark blue rows, two iridescent blue rows, and two dark blue rows. Secure and trim your threads.
  4. Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 10 inches long. Slide the tubular herringbone rope onto the center of the wire.
  5. Add a Preciosa bicone to one side of the bracelet, followed by an iridescent blue seed bead. Repeat twice.
  6. Repeat the previous step on the other side of the bracelet.
  7. Add a crimp tube to one end of the bracelet, followed by the clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place.
  8. Add a crimp tube to the other end of the bracelet, followed by a closed jump ring. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and make sure that there are no gaps in your bracelet. The bicones should nestle inside the herringbone rope. Hold your piece up to make sure the herringbone rope hangs nicely, too. Crimp the crimp tube in place.
  9. Hide each crimp tube with a crimp cover.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JK-1028 - Assorted Color Palette, 11/0 Preciosa Czech Rocailles Round Hole Bead Mix, Modern Twist
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • PCC-1684 - Preciosa Czech Crystal, Bicone Bead 6mm, Fuchsia AB (36 Pieces)
    Project uses 6 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • FCL-4715 - Lobster Clasps, Curved 12mm, Silver Plated (6 Pieces)
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • FJR-8062 - Silver Filled Closed Jump Rings 8mm 18 Gauge (10 Pieces)
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • FCR-01122 - Crimp Beads, 2x2mm, Sterling Silver (20 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • FCR-1053 - Crimp Bead Covers, 3mm, Silver Tone (144 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • XCR-64881 - Beadalon Wire Silver Plated 49 Strand .018 Inch / 10Ft
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • XCR-31LK - Toho One-G Nylon Beading Thread, Cream (50 Yard Spool)
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3025 - Tulip Beading Needles Size #12 47.5x0.35mm - 2 Needles
  • XTL-0373 - Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5-Inch
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients JK-1028, PCC-1684, FJR-8062, FCR-1053, XCR-64881, XCR-31LK, FCR-01122,

Purchase Components

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Assorted Color Palette, 11/0 Preciosa Czech Rocailles Round Hole Bead Mix, Modern Twist
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Tubes.
$8.33 / Package | SKU: JK-1028
Preciosa Czech Crystal, Bicone Bead 6mm, Fuchsia AB (36 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 36 Pieces.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: PCC-1684
Silver FIlled Closed Jump Rings 8mm 18 Gauge (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$6.89 / Package | SKU: FJR-8062
Crimp Bead Covers, 3mm, Silver Tone (144 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$5.59 / Package | SKU: FCR-1053
Beadalon Wire Silver Plated 49 Strand .018 Inch / 10Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$18.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-64881
Toho One-G Nylon Beading Thread, Cream (50 Yard Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: XCR-31LK
Crimp Beads, 2x2mm, Sterling Silver (20 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: FCR-01122
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Tulip Beading Needles Size #12 47.5x0.35mm - 2 Needles
$10.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-3025
Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5-Inch
$29.15 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$32.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020
Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps

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