Retired - Square Root Bracelet

PROJECT B161
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Intermediate
Geometric patterns emerge in the bead stringing, complimenting the square stitch element of this multi-strand bracelet. Comprised of our metal seed beads in contrasting gunmetal and silver, this piece has a nice weight to it.
Instructions
  1. If you are not already familiar with square stitch, please watch our instructional video before proceeding. To begin, you must create the square stitched spacer segments of the bracelet. You will make a total of five segments; four which consist of seven rows of three 8/0 gunmetal seed beads, and one segment which consists of seven rows of five 8/0 gunmetal seed beads. After you have completed each of these segments, tie a double overhand knot between two beads and weave in the remainder of your thread. Set all five square stitched segments aside.
  2. Use your flush cutters to cut seven pieces of Soft Touch beading wire at one foot long each.
  3. Thread a crimp bead onto one end of each strand, about two inches down from the end.
  4. Thread each end through its own closed jump ring, back through the crimp bead, and pull the wire snug- leaving some wiggle room for the jump ring. Crimp each crimp bead.
  5. Thread each of these wire strands through each of the seven rows of one of the three-bead wide square stitched spacer segments.
  6. Onto the first strand, thread the following: one 11/0 gunmetal seed bead and thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads. Thread the first strand through the first row of a three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads and seven 11/0 gunmetal seed beads. Thread this same first strand through the first row of the five-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread on one 11/0 gunmetal seed bead and thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads. Thread the first strand through the first row of a three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads and seven 11/0 gunmetal seed beads. Thread the strand through the first row of the final three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment.
  7. Onto the end of the first strand, thread a crimp bead. Thread the end of the strand through a closed jump ring, back through the crimp bead, pull the wire snug, and crimp the bead.
  8. Onto the second strand, thread the following: two 11/0 gunmetal seed bead and thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads. Thread the second strand through the second row of a three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads and six 11/0 gunmetal seed beads. Thread this same second strand through the second row of the five-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread on two 11/0 gunmetal seed bead and thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads. Thread the second strand through the second row of a three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads and six 11/0 gunmetal seed beads. Thread the strand through the second row of the final three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment.
  9. Onto the end of the second strand, thread a crimp bead. Thread the end of the strand through a closed jump ring, back through the crimp bead, pull the wire snug, and crimp the bead.
  10. Onto the third strand, thread the following: three 11/0 gunmetal seed bead and thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads. Thread the third strand through the third row of a three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads and five 11/0 gunmetal seed beads. Thread this same third strand through the first row of the five-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread on three 11/0 gunmetal seed bead and thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads. Thread the third strand through the third row of a three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads and five 11/0 gunmetal seed beads. Thread the strand through the third row of the final three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment.
  11. Onto the end of the third strand, thread a crimp bead. Thread the end of the strand through a closed jump ring, back through the crimp bead, pull the wire snug, and crimp the bead.
  12. Onto the fourth strand, thread the following: four 11/0 gunmetal seed bead and thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads. Thread the fourth strand through the fourth row of a three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads and four 11/0 gunmetal seed beads. Thread this same fourth strand through the fourth row of the five-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread on four 11/0 gunmetal seed bead and thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads. Thread the fourth strand through the fourth row of a three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads and four 11/0 gunmetal seed beads. Thread the strand through the fourth row of the final three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment.
  13. Onto the end of the fourth strand, thread a crimp bead. Thread the end of the strand through a closed jump ring, back through the crimp bead, pull the wire snug, and crimp the bead.
  14. Onto the fifth strand, thread the following: five 11/0 gunmetal seed bead and thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads. Thread the fifth strand through the fifth row of a three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads and three 11/0 gunmetal seed beads. Thread this same fifth strand through the fifth row of the five-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread on five 11/0 gunmetal seed bead and thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads. Thread the fifth strand through the fifth row of a three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads and three 11/0 gunmetal seed beads. Thread the strand through the fifth row of the final three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment.
  15. Onto the end of the fifth strand, thread a crimp bead. Thread the end of the strand through a closed jump ring, back through the crimp bead, pull the wire snug, and crimp the bead.
  16. Onto the sixth strand, thread the following: six 11/0 gunmetal seed bead and thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads. Thread the sixth strand through the sixth row of a three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads and two 11/0 gunmetal seed beads. Thread this same sixth strand through the sixth row of the five-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread on six 11/0 gunmetal seed bead and thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads. Thread the sixth strand through the sixth row of a three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads and two 11/0 gunmetal seed beads. Thread the strand through the sixth row of the final three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment.
  17. Onto the end of the sixth strand, thread a crimp bead. Thread the end of the strand through a closed jump ring, back through the crimp bead, pull the wire snug, and crimp the bead.
  18. Onto the seventh strand, thread the following: seven 11/0 gunmetal seed bead and thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads. Thread the seventh strand through the seventh row of a three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads and one 11/0 gunmetal seed beads. Thread this same seventh strand through the seventh row of the five-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread on seven 11/0 gunmetal seed bead and thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads. Thread the seventh strand through the seventh row of a three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment. Now thread thirteen silver 11/0 seed beads and one 11/0 gunmetal seed beads. Thread the strand through the seventh row of the final three-bead wide square stitched spacer segment.
  19. Onto the end of the seventh strand, thread a crimp bead. Thread the end of the strand through a closed jump ring, back through the crimp bead, pull the wire snug, and crimp the bead.
  20. Trim off all excess wire.
  21. Open fourteen oval jump rings. Add an oval jump ring to each of the closed jump rings on both ends of the bracelet.
  22. Separate a five-strand tube clasp, and place each half next to each end of your bracelet.
  23. Since there are seven strands in this bracelet and only five loops on the clasp, you must link the three center oval jump rings to the single, centermost loop on the clasp. Link the remaining oval jump rings to each corresponding loop on the clasp.
  24. Repeat previous step on the other half of the bracelet and close all of your jump rings once more.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMS-0805 - Genuine Metal Seed Beads 8/0 Gun Metal 40 Grams
    Project uses 119 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMS-1105 - Genuine Metal Seed Beads 11/0 Gun Metal 15 Grams
    Project uses 108 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMS-1106 - Genuine Metal Seed Beads 11/0 Silver Plated 16 Grams
    Project uses 364 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5400 - TierraCast Silver Plated Brass Oval Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4004 - Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-5506 - Silver Plated Tube Clasp 31mm Five Rings Strands (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8936 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .008 Inch - Black- 50 Yd
    Project uses 30 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-3165 - Set of 6 Big Eye Beading Needles in 4 Sizes - Easiest Needles To Thread!
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5413 - Soft Flex, Soft Touch 7 Strand Very Fine Beading Wire .010 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
    Project uses 7 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1253 - Gun Metal Brass Crimp Beads 2mm x 1.5mm (100)
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PROJECT-B161 -
    Project uses 14 kit. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
Additional Information
Ingredients BMS-0805, BMS-1105, BMS-1106, FJR-5400, FJR-4004, FCL-5506, XCR-8936, XTL-3165, XCR-5413, FCR-1253, PROJECT-B161,

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.
Genuine Metal Seed Beads 8/0 Gun Metal 40 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$8.39 / Package | SKU: BMS-0805
Genuine Metal Seed Beads 11/0 Silver Plated 16 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$11.75 / Package | SKU: BMS-1106
TierraCast Silver Plated Brass Oval Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.51 / Package | SKU: FJR-5400
Slide Tube Clasp, 5 Rings Strands 31mm, 2 Clasps, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.77 / Package | SKU: FCL-5506
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .008 Inch - Black- 50 Yd
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$8.04 / Package | SKU: XCR-8936
Set of 6 Big Eye Beading Needles in 4 Sizes - Easiest Needles To Thread!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pack.
$3.70 / Package | SKU: XTL-3165
Soft Flex, Soft Touch 7 Strand Very Fine Beading Wire .010 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Satin Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$7.69 / Package | SKU: XCR-5413
Gun Metal Barrel Crimp Beads 2x1.5mm Brass  (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$0.90 / Package | SKU: FCR-1253
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$5.10 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps

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