Vintage RAW Bracelet

Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This glittering bracelet features Czech Fire Polished beads in a crystal copper rainbow finish and an ornate filigree box clasp. The resulting design has a distinct vintage feel to it.

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

Please note that the instructions below will make an approximately 6 3/4" bracelet. You will have enough beads to make a longer one if you desire.
  1. Before you start this project, please watch the following video: How to Right Angle Weave.
  2. Cut 8 feet of Fireline thread and place a needle on one. On the other end of the thread, place a stopper bead, making sure to leave an 8 inch tail.
  3. Based upon what you learned in the video, create 26 clusters of right angle weave using your 4mm Czech Glass beads. Then create a second row of right angle weave on top of the first one.
  4. Separate out your clasp and line up one half of it against the side beads on one end of your bracelet. The two loops of the clasp are going to rest on the outer edge of these two beads. Please look at the photo for reference if needed.
  5. From wherever your needle and thread is exiting, go through one loop of the clasp and then back through the same bead (you are essentially looping over the bead and making a thread bridge and within that thread bridge the loop of the clasp is anchored). Work your needle and thread through your beadwork so that your needle is exiting the other side bead. Repeat the same method to secure the second loop of the clasp. Tie off and weave in your thread. Also remove the stopper bead at this time and work in the thread, tying off as you go.
  6. Go to the other side of your bracelet. Cut 20 inches of thread, add a needle, and using the the same technique of How to Tie Off and Add New Thread in Bead Weaving, work your thread into your bead work so you are exiting a side bead. Now following the same process as the previous step, add the other half of your clasp.
  7. All done! Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-14133 - Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Round Beads 4mm, 40 Pieces, Crystal Copper Rainbow
    Project uses 132 pieces. You will need 4 packages.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-5595 - Gun Metal Plated Oval Box Clasp - Ornate Beaded Filigree - 14.5x15.5mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look, Under $20 - Designer Picks
Ingredients BCP-14133, XCR-1285, FCL-5595,

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.
Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Round Beads 4mm, Crystal Copper Rainbow Half-Coat (40 Pieces)
You will need 4 package(s).
1 package = 40 Pieces.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: BCP-14133
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, Smoke Gray (15 Yards)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.65 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
Filigree Box Clasps, Ornate Beaded Oval 14.5x15.5mm, Gunmetal Plated (2 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$8.69 / Package | SKU: FCL-5595
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Scissors for Beading Cord
$5.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 pcs)

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