Procession Bracelet

PROJECT B8004
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Advanced
This bracelet offers a lustrous lineup of silvery Swarovski crystal pearls captured in a contrasting metallic weave of Toho Demi Rounds, Czech Glass MiniDuos and 2-Hole Rulla beads.
Instructions
This bracelet measures 7.5 inches in total. To modify the length, adjust the number of units woven.
  1. Cut a length of Fireline thread approximately 3 feet or as long as you are comfortable working with and thread on a size 12 beading needle. As you work, you may need to tie off and add new thread.
  2. String on one 8mm pearl and one 11/0 Demi Round seed bead, placing them at the center of your thread. Double your needle back through the 8mm pearl and pull the thread taut so that the Demi Round rests flush against the hole of the pearl, and both sides of thread are the same length.
  3. Thread a second needle onto the other end of the thread.
  4. Send both needles through one 8/0 Demi Round, then onto each thread string two more 8/0 Demi Rounds.
  5. Thread on a 2 hole Rulla bead by sending each needle through the two separate holes, both headed in the same direction away from your pearl end bead.
  6. Onto each side, string two 11/0 Demi Rounds, one MiniDuo, and two 8/0 Demi Rounds. Then criss cross each needle through one single 8mm pearl, heading in opposite directions.
  7. Onto each side, string two 8/0 Demi Rounds, one MiniDuo, and two 11/0 Demi Rounds.
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 ten more times, or follow the pattern until your bracelet is the desired length (keeping in mind that the beaded clasp loop will add an additional half inch).
  9. Thread both needles in the same direction through the two holes of your last Rulla bead. Set one needle aside, and string the remainder of the beads using only one needle.
  10. You are now ready to create the loop end of your clasp. Onto the needle you're still using, string on three 8/0 Demi Rounds, five 11/0 Demi Rounds, fifteen 8/0 Demi Rounds, and five more 11/0 Demi Rounds.
  11. Double the needle back through the 8/0 Demi Round positioned third up from your last Rulla bead (see photo for reference). Then string on two more 8/0 Demi Rounds. Finish off this portion of the bracelet by tying both sides of thread into a secure overhand knot.
  12. If you need to do so, tie off and add new thread now. Otherwise, clip one tail, and continue beading with the other needle and thread.
  13. Double back through one hole of the last Rulla bead, and also double back through the two 11/0 Demi Rounds.
  14. Now create a thread bridge to go through the outside hole of the MiniDuo.
  15. Take your needle and go through the two 8/0 Demi Rounds. Then string on two 11/0 Demi Rounds.
  16. Now string through the next two 8/0 Demi Rounds and the outside hole of the next MiniDuo.
  17. String on one 4mm pearl and go through the outside hole of the next MiniDuo.
  18. Continue to repeat steps 15-17, adding two 11/0 Demi Rounds between each of the sections of two 8/0 Demi Rounds, and one 4mm pearl between each of the MiniDuos. In this way, 'zip up' the entire edge of the piece.
  19. Once you reach the opposite end of the bracelet, thread the needle up through one hole of the last Rulla bead, then double back through the second hole and repeat steps 15-17 to continue the process of 'zipping up' the other side of the piece.
  20. Having once again reached the opposite end of the bracelet, securely tie off and weave in your thread. Enjoy your bracelet!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCT-151 - Czech Glass MiniDuo, 2-Hole Seed Beads 2x4mm, 8 Gram Tube, Metallic Blue Suede
    Project uses 44 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-4061 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Light Grey
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-8061 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Light Grey
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DRO-0013 - Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 8/0 (3mm) Size, 7.4 Grams, 422 Gold Lustered Dark Antique Bronze
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • BCT-720 - Czech Glass Matubo, Cylindrical 2-Hole Rulla Beads 3x5mm, 22 Gram Tube, Jet Hematite
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DRH-0006 - Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm) Size, 7.8 Grams, 204 Gold Lustered Montana Blue
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    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 Winter, As Seen In
Ingredients BCT-151, SWP-4061, SWP-8061, DRO-0013, BCT-720, DRH-0006, XCR-1285,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

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 Glass MiniDuo, 2-Hole Beads 2x4mm, 8 Gram Tube, Metallic Blue Suede
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$2.21 / Package | SKU: BCT-151
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Light Grey
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.37 / Package | SKU: SWP-4061
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Light Grey
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: SWP-8061
Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 8/0 (3mm), 7.4 Grams, #422 Gold Lustered Dark Antique Bronze
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: DRO-0013
Czech Glass Matubo, Cylindrical 2-Hole Rulla Beads 3x5mm, 22 Gram Tube, Jet Hematite
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.01 / Package | SKU: BCT-720
Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm), 7.8 Grams, #204 Gold Lustered Montana Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.37 / Package | SKU: DRH-0006
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

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