Thebes Bracelet

PROJECT B7036
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Miyuki cube beads are stacked between Czech glass matubo beads in this substantial square stitch bracelet, inspired by ancient Egyptian adornments.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 6 1/2 inch bracelet. For a longer or shorter bracelet, adjust the number of square stitch rows you weave.
  1. Begin by watching our video on how to do square stitch bead weaving.
  2. Cut a length of Fireline thread as long as you are comfortable working with and thread a size 12 beading needle. You will need to tie off and add new thread as you work.
  3. Attach a stopper bead on one end of your thread, leaving an 8 inch tail. Then string your first row of 5 beads: 1 Czech glass turquoise seed bead, 1 Miyuki gold cube bead, 1 Czech glass turquoise seed bead, 1 Miyuki gold cube bead, 1 Czech glass turquoise seed bead.
  4. Continue weaving square stitch, using the same pattern in each row, until your bracelet measures 6 inches.
  5. At the end, your thread should be coming out the side of the top row. Sew down through the first two beads of the row below, and then up and out the middle seed bead in the top row. Add another seed bead to your needle and sew through the anchor bead again in the same direction. Reinforce the loop. Then weave in your thread tail.
  6. Open a jump ring and slide it through the single bead you attached in the previous step. Also slide the loop of your clasp onto the jump ring. Close the jump ring.
  7. Repeat step 5 on the other end of the bracelet.
  8. Open another jump ring. Slide it through the single bead attached in the middle and also slide on another jump ring. Close the jump ring.
  9. Close the clasp, and enjoy your bracelet!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DSQ-1053 - Miyuki 4mm Cube Beads - Metallic Gold 1053 (10 Grams)
    Project uses 86 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-7033 - Czech Glass Matubo, 7/0 Seed Beads, 7.5 Gram Tube, Turquoise Blue Picasso
    Project uses 129 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1280 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 15 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 3 pieces. 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.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0109 - Beadsmith Extra-Fine Thread Snips - Cuts Textiles, Yarn, And More!
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Ingredients DSQ-1053, BCS-7033, XCR-1280, FJR-5250, FCL-1146,

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 4mm Cube Beads - Metallic Gold #1053 (10 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$5.06 / Package | SKU: DSQ-1053
Czech Glass Matubo, 7/0 Seed Beads, 7.5 Gram Tube, Turquoise Blue Picasso
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.19 / Package | SKU: BCS-7033
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.97 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.14 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
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
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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