Retired - Persuade Me Bracelet

PROJECT B7000
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Braided Ultra Suede gives this bracelet a chic, faux-leather look, while golden seed beads and a tiny TierraCast charm add sparkle.
Instructions
These instructions will make a bracelet that is about 7 inches long. For a longer or shorter bracelet, adjust the length of the backstitched rows you will bead.
  1. Cut a 1-yard strand of Nymo and knot it twice at one end. Thread the other end through your needle and sew up through your piece of Ultra Suede near one edge.
  2. Watch our video on how to backstitch in bead embroidery. The video shows 2-bead backstitch, but you can backstitch with 3 or 4 beads at a time. Using this technique, sew a straight, 6.5-inch backstitched row with the Delica beads directly onto your Ultra Suede. At the end, sew down through the Ultra Suede close to the end of the beaded row and knot your thread again twice. Cut off the excess thread.
  3. Repeat the previous two steps twice more, so you have three 6.5-inch rows of backstitched Delicas. Don't sew the rows too close together -- leave some space for cutting them out.
  4. Using your scissors, cut out each row of backstitched beads, taking care not to cut too close to your thread on the bottom. You should have three separate cords of beaded Ultra Suede.
  5. Take your three cords and fit the ends into one ribbon crimp, stacking them slightly so they all fit neatly into the crimp. Pinch the crimp closed with your flat-nose pliers.
  6. Begin braiding your cords. A looser braid is better, so the piece will lie flatter on your wrist.
  7. When you get to the end, stack the ends of the three cords and fit them into another ribbon crimp. When you have them neatly fitted in, pinch the crimp closed with your flat-nose pliers.
  8. Open a 5mm jump ring. Slide it through the loop on the end of one ribbon crimp and also slide on the loop of your lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
  9. Open a 4mm jump ring and slide on one TierraCast paisley flower pendant. Attach this jump ring to the 5mm jump ring holding the clasp.
  10. Open a 6mm jump ring and attach it to the loop on the other ribbon crimp to complete your clasp closure.
  11. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-4201 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Brown
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-501 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 - 24K Gold Iris DB501 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8916 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Golden Yellow 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 9 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1402 - 22K Gold Plated Ribbon Pinch Crimps Cord Ends - 19.5mm (4)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-10167 - TierraCast Pewter, 2-Side Paisley Flower Drop Charm 12.75x5mm, 2 Pieces, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1146 - TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 15x9mm, 4 Pieces, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5260 - 22K Gold Plated 6mm 19 Gauge Open Jump Rings (100)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3914 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-3028 - Crafter's Collection Long And Short Needle Assortment - Sizes 10 & 12 - 10 Pack
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients XCR-4201, DB-501, XCR-8916, FCR-1402, PND-10167, FCL-1146, FJR-5260, FJR-5250, FJR-3914,

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.
Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Brown
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$6.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-4201
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Golden Yellow 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-8916
Cord Ends, Ribbon Pinch Crimp with Woven Texture 19.5mm, 4 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: FCR-1402
TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 15x9mm, 4 Pieces, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: FCL-1146
22K Gold Plated 6mm 19 Gauge Open Jump Rings (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$6.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5260
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: FJR-3914
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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