Union Jack Peyote Stitch Bracelet

PROJECT B6013
Designer: Suki Song
Skill Level: Intermediate
This bracelet features the fun and classic Union Jack flag. Surrounded by black 10/0 Miyuki beads, it looks just like an edgy cuff.
Instructions
These instructions make a 6 3/4 inch bracelet. To adjust the length, simply add more rows onto the beginning and end of your bracelet. Depending on the desired length, you may have to purchase an additional 10/0 Delica seed bead in Matte Black. This project refers a lot to patterns and video instruction. Basic bead-weaving knowledge is recommended, but not necessary.
  1. Before you begin, watch the video: How to do Flat Odd Count Peyote Stitch. During the course of this project, you will need to tie off and add new thread several times. If you are not familiar with how to do this, watch thisvideo.
  2. Using size 10/0 Delica seed beads in Matte Black, simply create 21 black rows of beadwork.
  3. Afterwards, refer to pattern 1 to start your Union Jack flag. It is 30 rows of beadwork.
  4. After you've completed the flag, repeat the first step by creating 21 black rows of beadwork.
  5. Watch the video: How to Add a Beaded Toggle Clasp to a Peyote Stitch Bracelet. This video will walk you through the steps to add the clasp to your bracelet. The added pieces for the clasp are shown broken out into sections in the second and third charts. Be sure to follow them to make your toggle bar and clasp opening match your bracelet.
  6. After completing the last row, follow the pattern for the clasp (figure 2) opening to add four more rows only ten beads wide to the right side of your bracelet.
  7. Starting from the top of the pattern and working down, create another piece of peyote stitch weaving 35 beads wide and 7 rows long. Then follow the pattern to add four more rows only ten beads wide to the left side of this piece (the left side when aligned with the pattern). Zip this piece to the top of the bracelet, matching the pattern, as shown in the video. Then zip the other side of the opening.
  8. Go back to the beginning of your bracelet. Weave into the center 9 beads of the first row and add four more rows only 9 beads wide.
  9. Create a new piece of weaving 23 beads wide and 5 rows long, with all black beads (figure 3). Zip the toggle bar closed as shown in the video, and then attach it to the bracelet as demonstrated.
  10. Tie off and weave in all of your thread tails.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DBM-0608 - Miyuki Delica 10/0 Seed Beads Silver Lined Blue Zircon DBM0608 8 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0200 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Opaque Chalk White DBM0200 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0723 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Opaque Red DBM0723 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0310 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 'Matte Black' DBM0310 8 GR
    Project uses 3 tubes. You will need 3 packages.

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

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Additional Information
Ingredients DBM-0608, DBM-0200, DBM-0723, DBM-0310, XCR-1280,

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, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Silver Lined Blue Zircon DBM0608
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$4.95 / Package | SKU: DBM-0608
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Opaque Chalk White DBM0200
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$2.85 / Package | SKU: DBM-0200
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Opaque Red DBM0723
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$3.50 / Package | SKU: DBM-0723
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Matte Black DBM0310
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$4.35 / Package | SKU: DBM-0310
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.31 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.15 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

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