A Piece of Infinity Bracelets Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
Czech glass Infinity Mini beads create a fun look of endless style in these two bracelets. Cheri used Hana beading thread in contrasting color to add even more style. These bracelets look great stacked together, so find your favorite colors and make as many as you want.
Step one: Start with a comfortable length of Hana beading thread in Pebble, approximately one to two yards. Add a stopper bead to one end, leaving a tail long enough to add your clasp later.
Step two: Follow this PDF diagram to create your bracelet. Go through stringing hole 1a of a Czech glass 2x5mm Infinity Mini 2-hole bead in matte pink, as shown in Fig. 1 of the diagram. Then, add a TOHO 11/0 bead round in nickel-plated silver (bead 2 in Fig. 1). Go through stringing hole 3a of another Infinity Mini bead. Then, bring your thread through stringing hole 3b. Add stringing hole 4a to the thread and go through stringing hole 1b. Go back down through stringing hole 1a, bead 2, and stringing hole 3a.
Step three: Go through stringing hole 3b as shown in Fig. 2 of the diagram, then through 4a, and 1b. Add bead 5 to the thread, then go through 4b. Add bead 6 to the thread, then go back through 3b, 4a, and 1b.
Step four: Go back through bead 5, 4b, and bead 6, as shown in Fig. 3. Then, add beads 7, 8, and 9 to the thread. Go back through bead 5, 4b, and bead 6.
Step five: Go back through beads 7, 8, and 9, as shown in Fig. 4 of the diagram. Then, add bead 10, another Infinity Mini bead (through stringing hole 11a), and bead 12. Go back through beads 7-9.
Step six: Following Fig. 5 of the diagram, go through beads 10, 11a, and 12. Add the Infinity Mini bead 13a and then go through 11b. Add the Infinity Mini bead 14a. Go back through beads 10, 11a, and 12.
Step seven: Following Fig. 6, go through beads 13a, 11b, and 14a. Then, Go through 14b and add bead 15. Go through 13b and back down through 13a, 11b, and 14a.
Step eight: Following Fig. 7, go through beads 14b, 15, and 13b. Add Infinity Mini bead 16a, bead 17, and Infinity Mini bead 18a. Come back around through beads 14b, 15, and 13b.
Step nine: Fig. 8 begins a repeat of the bead pattern, but note that the thread is coming from the opposite side. Therefore, following Fig. 8, go through beads 16a, 17, and 18a. Go up through 18b. Add Infinity Mini bead 19a and go through 16b. Go back down through 16a, bead 17, and 18a. Come back through beads 18b, 19a, and 16b.
Step ten: Following Fig. 9, add bead 20 and go through bead 19b. Add bead 21, then go back down through 18b, 19a, and 16b. Come back up through beads 20, 19b, and 21. Add beads 22, 23, and 24 to the thread.
Step eleven: Loop back around through beads 20, 19b, and 21, then back up through beads 22-24. Repeat steps five through ten to make your bracelet to the desired length.
Step twelve: Stitch on half of the sterling silver 6mm magnetic bead clasp to this end of the bracelet. Secure and trim your thread. Use the original tail on the other end of the bracelet to add the other half of the clasp to your bracelet. Secure and trim your thread.
Step thirteen: Add a new thread to one end of the bracelet by weaving it into the pattern to secure it in place. With the thread exiting near the clasp, begin stitching the thread through each stitch on the edge of the bracelet. If you want a bold thread look on the edges, as we did, either do this twice or use a double thread. Repeat for the other side of the bracelet
Step fourteen: Repeat steps one through thirteen to create another bracelet with the Czech glass 2x5mm Infinity Mini beads in concrete grey and the Hana beading thread in Sakura.
Tools & Supplies: The BeadSmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-04)
EZ Bracelet Mini - Travel Size (TOOL-148)
List of Components: Czech Glass Infinity Mini 2-Hole Bead 2 x 5mm Matte Pink (8 gram pack) (BEADS-3105, qty 1)
Czech Glass Infinity Mini 2-Hole Bead 2 x 5mm Concrete Grey (8 gram pack) (BEADS-3106, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Nickel-Plated Silver (TBRD11-711, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 6mm Magnetic Bead Clasp (SS-MAG2, qty 1)
Hana Beading Thread - Sakura 109 Yards (SUP-0572, qty 1)
Hana Beading Thread - Pebble 109 Yards (SUP-0576, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Czech Glass Infinity Mini 2-Hole Bead 2 x 5mm Pastel Montana (8 gram pack) (BEADS-3103)
Czech Glass Infinity Mini 2-Hole Bead 2 x 5mm Light Blue Airy Pearl (8 gram pack) (BEADS-3109)
Hana Beading Thread - Black 109 Yards (SUP-0577) Mag-Lok Crazy-Strong 6mm Sterling Silver Magnetic Clasp (SS-MAG1) Mag-Lok Crazy-Strong 6mm Silver-Plated Magnetic Clasp (SP-MAG1) Sterling Silver 6mm Round Magnetic Clasp (CLASP-0529)