Shimmering Christmas Lights Bracelet

PROJECT B1124
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Shimmery and chic, this peyote stitch bracelet features little Christmas lights on a matte metallic silver background.
Instructions
Finished size: approximately 7". To adjust the size, add or subtract rows. When adding rows, add solid background color or improvise the pattern.
  1. Before you begin, watch the instructional video: How to do Flat Even Count Peyote Stitch.
  2. Thread a size 12 beading needle with a length of smoke grey Fireline beading thread. Use as long of a length as you are comfortable working with. You will need to add new thread several times throughout this project. If you are unfamiliar with how to do this, watch this video.
  3. Using size 11/0 Delica seed beads in matte silver metallic, matte transparent kelly green, silver lined emerald, silver lined blue zircon, silver lined dark rose, and silver lined dark purple, follow the pattern in the first chart to complete the 30 bead wide design, working from the top down. Then move on to the second chart, and work down that until the end, which should be 188 rows.
  4. Weave your thread around to come back out through the 3rd to last bead you wove, moving in a downward direction. String 20 silver beads, then go back through the original bead in the same direction to create a circle.
  5. Weave through, skipping the next four beads in the last row of peyote. Create another loop on the fifth as you did before.
  6. Weave through, skipping the next four beads in the last row of peyote. Create a third loop on the fifth as before.
  7. Tie off and weave in your ends.
  8. On the other end of the bracelet, weave in a new length of thread. Weave through to exit the second bead in the first row of peyote. String 4 silver seed beads. Then string a purple velvet 8mm crystal bead. String another silver bead, and then go back down through the crystal bead and the next silver bead. String 3 more silver beads and then go down through the next bead in the final row of peyote.
  9. Weave through the last 2 rows of beads, skipping the next three beads in the final row of peyote, and coming out of the fourth. Attach a second crystal bead as you did the first.
  10. Weave through, skipping the next three beads in the final row of peyote, and coming out of the fourth. Attach the third crystal bead as before.
  11. Tie off and weave in your ends.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-321 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Matte Silver Metallic DB321 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-776 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 - Matte Transparent Kelly Green DB776 - 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-605 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 - Silver Lined Emerald DB605 - 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-608 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Silver Lined Blue Zircon DB608 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1342 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 - Silver Lined Dark Rose DB1342 - 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-609 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Silver Lined Dark Purple' DB609 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0894 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Purple Velvet
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • 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 Winter, Christmas
Ingredients DB-321, DB-776, DB-605, DB-608, DB-1342, DB-609, SWC-0894, XCR-1285,

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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Matte Silver Metallic DB321
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$7.29 / Package | SKU: DB-321
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Matte Transparent Kelly Green DB776
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: DB-776
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Silver Lined Emerald DB605
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$4.75 / Package | SKU: DB-605
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Silver Lined Blue Zircon DB608
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$6.95 / Package | SKU: DB-608
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Silver Lined Dark Rose DB1342
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$4.75 / Package | SKU: DB-1342
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Silver Lined Dark Purple DB609
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$5.75 / Package | SKU: DB-609
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 8mm, 8 Pieces, Purple Velvet
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Pieces.
$4.89 / Package | SKU: SWC-0894
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

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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