Retired - Beaded Pyramid Bracelet in Crystal Vitrail

PROJECT B1121
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Advanced
Shiny crystal vitrail pyramid beads give this bead woven bracelet an edgy, cool feel.
Instructions
These instructions will make a bracelet that measures approximately 6.5". To adjust the length, simply add more rows onto the beginning and end of your bracelet.
  1. Before you begin, watch the video How to do Flat Even Count Peyote Stitch. During the course of this project, you will need to tie off and add new thread several times. If you are not familiar with how to do this, watch this video.
  2. Create a piece of peyote stitch bead weaving 20 beads wide using size 10/0 steel metallic beads. Leave an 8" tail at the beginning of your work. Complete 143 rows of weaving.
  3. Leave your needle threaded. Next, we will create a beaded toggle and attach it to your bracelet. This process is demonstrated in this video.
  4. Turn and continue weaving, but complete the next 5 rows only 5 beads wide. This will create a tab on one end to attach the toggle loop. This piece is worked in flat odd count peyote, which you can learn how to do in this video.
  5. Start a new piece of even count peyote 20 beads wide and complete 8 rows. Weave back over to the other end of this piece and add on a piece 5 beads by 5 rows at this end. Match this piece up to the end of your main bracelet piece and use the thread tails to zip them together.
  6. Create a new piece of even count peyote that is 16 beads wide and complete 10 rows. Use the thread tail to zip this piece shut into a tube.
  7. Weave the tail at the beginning of your work over to the center and add a piece of even count peyote 4 beads wide and six rows long. Attach this to the center of the tube you created by zipping it into the side beads.
  8. Now we will attach the pyramid beads. Pull your work snug as you go to keep your pyramid beads straight and secure.
  9. With a new length of thread, weave down into the main part of the bracelet as shown in the illustration. Following the pink dotted line, weave down through the third bead on the left edge. Continue diagonally through 7 beads then exit out the top of the weaving.
  10. The purple line on the illustration shows where your thread will pass through a hole in a 2-hole Czech glass pyramid bead. Bring your needle through the top hole on a pyramid bead, then reverse direction and pass through six beads on the bracelet diagonally.
  11. Pass through the bottom hole on your pyramid bead, then through one bead on the bracelet, again shown by the pink dotted line.
  12. Reverse direction and go through the bead directly below the one you exited and down through eight beads diagonally. When you pull this snug, the thread will slip between rows.
  13. Reverse direction and go through the bead directly above the bead you exited.
  14. Bring your needle through the top hole on a pyramid bead, then reverse direction and pass through six beads on the bracelet diagonally.
  15. Pass through the bottom hole on your pyramid bead, then through one bead on the bracelet, again shown by the pink dotted line.
  16. Repeat steps 12 - 15 to attach the remaining 9 pyramid beads.
  17. After attaching the final pyramid bead, tie off and weave in all of your thread tails.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-11208 - Czech Glass Beads, 2-Hole Pyramid Studs 12mm, 2 Pieces, Crystal Vitrail
    Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 6 packages.

  • DBM-0021 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Steel Metallic DBM0021 8 GR
    Project uses 2 tubes. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-0106 - BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
Additional Information
Theme As Seen In
Ingredients BCP-11208, DBM-0021, XCR-1285,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Steel Metallic DBM0021
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$4.31 / Package | SKU: DBM-0021
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0106

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