Retired - Witchy Woman Bracelet

PROJECT B135
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Intermediate
Made with Miyuki's new Tila beads, this delightful bracelet isn't just for Halloween. Put it on whenever you are feeling a bit wicked.
Instructions
  1. To make this project, you must be familiar with basic bead stitching techniques. The technique used to create this bracelet is essentially a ladder stitch (modified somewhat, due to the fact that Tila beads have two holes rather than one) with a pico edge. If you are just starting out with beading, we recommend purchasing the book Teach Yourself Visually Jewelry Making & Beading (ZBK-1130). There is a wonderful section explaining basic bead weaving techniques, including how to weave a ladder. To begin, cut a piece of Wildfire thread approximately two yards in length. Single-thread your Wildfire onto your needle. Secure the end of the thread with a stopper bead or a Bead Stopper.
  2. Thread a sterling silver crimp tube, but do not crimp it yet. Thread approximately three-quarters of an inch of alternating 15/0 seed beads and 11/0 seed beads. (NOTE: the overall length of this bracelet in just under eight inches. If you would like to adjust the length, this is the section in which you would do so. Either omit or add the alternating seed beads at both ends of the bracelet to achieve desired length.)
  3. Thread your needle down through one of the holes on an AB black Tila bead. Add three quarters of an inch more of alternating 15/0 seed beads and 11/0 seed beads. Thread your needle through the crimp tube, up through the sterling silver thread protector, back through the crimp tube, through the original row of alternating seed beads, through the same hole in the AB black Tila bead, back through the second row of alternating seed beads, and back up through the crimp tube. Continue this thread path once more, and stop when the needle is protruding from the Tila bead. Now you must crimp the crimp tube. Instead of doing this in a traditional manner, use a pair of super-fine chain nose pliers (XTL-5450) to flatten the crimp firmly so that it aligns with the thread protector. Be very careful when you are flattening the crimp bead not to crush any of the nearby seed beads or the thread protector.
  4. With your thread now coming out of the first hole of the first Tila bead, you can now string on a 15/0 seed bead, an 11/0 seed bead, and another 15/0 seed bead. This is your pico edge. Thread your needle down through the other hole in the same Tila bead, and add another pico edge on the other side of the Tila bead. Follow the same thread path through this group of beads one more time, coming out of the second hole of the Tila bead.
  5. Thread your needle through a second Tila bead, this time plain black. Thread your needle through the previous Tila bead's second hole, and back through the first hole of the plain black Tila bead. Repeat the previous steps to create the pico edge on the Tila bead.
  6. Continue in this manner, sewing together five alternating black and black AB Tila beads using the ladder stitch with a pico edge.
  7. After you have a section sewn that is five Tila beads long, create a space between this section and the next section of five by threading a 15/0 seed bead, an 11/0 seed bead, a 4mm purple iris fire polish bead, another 11/0 seed bead, and another 15/0 seed bead. Thread this sequence on the top and bottom of the bracelet between sections.
  8. Sew another section of five ladder stitched Tila beads with a pico edge.
  9. Create another spacer section like you did in step 7. This time, add a single black Tila bead with a pico edge. This is the center of your bracelet.
  10. From this point on, stitch the remainder of the bracelet as a mirror image of the first half. This includes the end of the bracelet with the thread protector and flattened crimp bead.
  11. Open two sterling silver jump rings. Use one to attach the bar part of the toggle clasp to one end of the bracelet. Use the other to attach the ring part of the toggle clasp to the other end of the bracelet. Close both jump rings.
  12. Onto a headpin, thread:
  13. a 15/0 seed bead
  14. an 11/0 seed bead
  15. a 4mm fire polish bead
  16. another 11/0 seed bead
  17. another 15/0 seed bead
  18. Onto another headpin thread:
  19. a 15/0 seed bead
  20. a 4mm fire polish bead
  21. two 11/0 seed beads
  22. two 15/0 seed beads
  23. Create a wrapped wire loop on each of the headpins and trim off excess wire.
  24. Open two more sterling silver jump rings and thread them through the loop at the top of each headpin dangle.
  25. Open the jump ring on the witch charm.
  26. Add the witch charm and both headpin dangles to the ring part of the toggle clasp and close all jump rings again.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-2018 - Sterling Silver Charm, Halloween Flying Witch 17X14mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-3015 - Sterling Silver Sleek Wrap Toggle Clasp 15mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-02520 - Sterling Silver Head pins 24 Gauge 2 Inches (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-03054 - Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings 5mm 18 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4149 - Sterling Silver Wire & Thread Protectors Guards .031 Inch (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-01152 - Sterling Silver Micro Crimp Beads 1.5mm x 2mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DBT-4013 - Miyuki Tila 2 Hole Square Beads Matte Black Ab 7.2Gr
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DBT-4011 - Miyuki Tila 2 Hole Square Beads Matte Black 7.2Gr
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-2250 - Czech Charlotte Seed Beads 13/0 Purple Iris 1/2 Hank
    Project uses 10 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-1967 - Czech Seed Beads Mix Lot 11/0 Heavy Metal Metallic Blue/Green/Purple 1/2 Hank
    Project uses 10 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3439 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Purple Iris (50)
    Project uses 10 pieces. 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-8935 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - Black - 50 Yd
    Project uses 12 feet. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information
Theme Halloween
Ingredients PND-2018, FCL-3015, FHP-02520, FJR-03054, FCR-4149, FCR-01152, DBT-4013, DBT-4011, BCS-2250, BCS-1967, BCP-3439, XTL-3165, XCR-8935,

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.
Sterling Silver Sleek Wrap Toggle Clasp 15mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$7.15 / Package | SKU: FCL-3015
Sterling Silver Head pins 24 Gauge 2 Inches (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.85 / Package | SKU: FHP-02520
Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings 5mm 18 Gauge (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.79 / Package | SKU: FJR-03054
Sterling Silver Wire & Thread Protectors Guards .031 Inch (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.55 / Package | SKU: FCR-4149
Sterling Silver Micro Crimp Beads 1.5mm x 2mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.85 / Package | SKU: FCR-01152
Miyuki Tila 2 Hole Square Beads Matte Black Ab 7.2Gr
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.74 / Package | SKU: DBT-4013
Miyuki Tila 2 Hole Square Beads Matte Black 7.2Gr
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.94 / Package | SKU: DBT-4011
Czech Charlotte Seed Beads 13/0 Purple Iris 1/2 Hank
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1/2 Hank.
$2.92 / Package | SKU: BCS-2250
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Purple Iris (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: BCP-3439
Set of 6 Big Eye Beading Needles in 4 Sizes - Easiest Needles To Thread!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pack.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-3165
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - Black - 50 Yd
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.59 / Package | SKU: XCR-8935
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