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Anastasia Bracelet

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Anastasia Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Arcos par Puca beads and Minos par Puca beads are the perfect match in this beaded beauty! The barrel shape of the Minos par Puca beads fit perfectly within the crescent shape of the Arcos par Puca beads. Cheri even used the unique shape of these beads to create a beaded toggle clasp to complete her creation. Learn how to make this bracelet for yourself and switch up the colors for your own take.

Step one
Step two
Step three
Start with a comfortable length of thread, approximately two yards. You may need to add more in the middle of your project. This is okay, and can be easily done. See here for more thread tips when bead weaving. Add a stopper bead and then bring your thread through stringing hole 1a of a Czech Glass 5x10mm Arcos par Puca opaque beige luster 3-hole crescent bead, as shown in the diagram. Then, go through stringing hole 2a of a second beige Arcos par Puca bead. Then, add three TOHO 11/0 bead rounds in semi-glazed lavender (beads 3-5), followed by a Czech glass 2.5x3mm opaque beige luster Minos par Puca bead (bead 6), and three more seed beads (beads 7-9). Loop your thread back through beads 1a, 2a, and 3-9. Bring your thread back up through beads 1a and 2a. Then, add two seed beads (beads 10-11). Go down through the 2b stringing hole of the Arcos par Puca bead, then add a Czech glass 2.5x3mm opaque light green luster Minos par Puca bead (bead 12). Then, go down through stringing hole 1b of the next Arcos par Puca bead. Add two seed beads (beads 13-14) and go up through 1a, 2a, and beads 10 and 11. Add two seed beads (beads 15-16) and go down through 2c and 1c. Add two seed beads (beads 17-18) and go up through 1b, bead 12, 2b, and beads 15 and 16. Add three seed beads (beads 19-21), a beige Minos par Puca bead (bead 22), and three more seed beads (beads 23-25). Loop your thread through beads 17, 18, 13, 14, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 10, 11, 15, 16, and then 19-22.
Step four
Step five
Step six
Add a green Minos par Puca bead (bead 26) to the thread, followed by a beige Minos par Puca (bead 27), and another green Minos par Puca (bead 28). Bring your thread back through beads 22, 26, and 27. Add three seed beads (29-31) and then two Czech glass 5x10mm Arcos par Puca opaque light green luster 3-hole crescent beads (beads 32a and 33a). Add three more seed beads (beads 34-36). Bring your thread back through bead 27 and beads 29-31. Repeat the techniques from step 2 to complete this section.
Step seven
Step eight
Step nine
Repeat the techniques from step 3 to complete this section. Follow the thread path outlined in the diagram to circle through and reinforce, keeping in mind that you will not go back through beads 22 and 27. Continue steps five through eight until your bracelet is the length desired. This diagram shows how many sections our bracelet has. You can adjust according to your wrist size.
Step ten
Step eleven
Step twelve
To create the toggle end of the clasp, make sure your thread is coming out of the Minos par Puca bead on the end of your bracelet. Add a green Minos par Puca bead (bead 1), a beige Minos par Puca (bead 2), and a green Minos par Puca (bead 3). Go back through the end bead on your bracelet, along with beads 1 and 2. Add a beige Minos par Puca (bead 4) and circle back through bead 2 and back up through bead 4. Add a green Minos par Puca (bead 5), a beige Minos par Puca (bead 6), and a green Minos par Puca (bead 7). Circle back through beads 4, 5, and 6. Go back through bead 7 and add a green Arcos par Puca (bead 8a), followed by a seed bead (bead 9). Go back through bead 3 and then follow the thread path back through the body of the bracelet until you come back through bead 1. Add a seed bead (bead 10) and an Arcos par Puca (bead 11a). Go back through bead 5, 6, 7, and 4 and then loop back around through beads 5, 6, and 7. Add four seed beads (beads 12-15) and then go through hole 8c. Add a seed bead (bead 16) and come back through 8c and beads 15, 14, 13, and 12. Go through beads 6 and 5, and then add four seed beads (beads 17-20). Go through hole 11c and add a seed bead (bead 21). Bring the thread back through 11c and beads 20, 19, 18, and 17. Add two seed beads (beads 22-23) and go through bead 6. Add two seed beads (beads 24-25).
Step thirteen
Step fourteen
Step fifteen
Starting with your thread exiting bead 25, weave your thread into and around the toggle clasp, going through beads 12-15, 8c, bead 16, back through 8c, through beads 15, 14, 13, and 12, and through beads 25 and 24. Then, add three seed beads (beads 26-28). Then go through beads 23, 22, 17-20, 11c, 21, back through 11c and beads 20,19,18,17, 22, 23, 28, 27, 26, and 24-25. When all of your beads have been added, weave the tail of your thread into the body of the bracelet and trim the ends. To create the loop of the bracelet, start a new thread on the other end of the bracelet. With your thread coming out of the end Minos par Puca bead, add a green Minos par Puca (bead 1), a beige Minos par Puca (bead 2), and another green Minos par Puca (bead 3). Loop through the end bead on your bracelet and back through beads 1 and 2. Add 23 seed beads and bring your thread around the other side of bead 2 to form a loop. To reinforce your loop, bring your thread through bead 3 and back into the body of the bracelet, until you are coming out of bead 1 again. Then, go through bead 2 and the loop of seed beads again. Go through this loop of seed beads several times to reinforce. When you are done making the loop, weave your tail into the body of the bracelet and trim the ends.
Approximate Size: Size 7
Estimated Time: 2 Hours
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Tools & Supplies:
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Dark Purple (STRNG-0111)
The Beadsmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-04)
EZ Bracelet Mini - Travel Size (TOOL-148)
List of Components:
Czech Glass 5x10mm Arcos Par Puca Opaque Beige Luster 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2762, qty 1)
Czech Glass 5x10mm Arcos Par Puca Opaque Light Green Luster 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2763, qty 1)
Czech Glass 5x10mm Arcos Par Puca Opaque Violet and Gold Luster Mixed 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2764, qty 1)
Czech Glass 5x10mm Arcos Par Puca Dark Bronze 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2767, qty 1)
Czech Glass 2.5x3mm Opaque Beige Luster Minos Par Puca Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2783, qty 1)
Czech Glass 2.5x3mm Opaque Light Green Luster Minos Par Puca Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2784, qty 1)
Czech Glass 2.5x3mm Opaque Violet and Gold Luster Mixed Minos Par Puca Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2785, qty 1)
Czech Glass 2.5x3mm Dark Bronze Minos Par Puca Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2788, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Semi-Glazed Lavender 8g Bag (TBRD11-2608F, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Czech Glass 5x10mm Arcos Par Puca Matte Copper Gold 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2756)
Czech Glass 5x10mm Arcos Par Puca Pastel Amber 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2758)
Czech Glass 5x10mm Arcos Par Puca Pastel Lilac 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2759)
Czech Glass 5x10mm Arcos Par Puca Opaque Rose and Gold Ceramic Mixed 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2765)
Czech Glass 2.5x3mm Matte Copper Gold Minos Par Puca Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2777)
Czech Glass 2.5x3mm Pastel Lilac Minos Par Puca Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2779)
Czech Glass 2.5x3mm Opaque Rose and Gold Ceramic Mixed Minos Par Puca Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2786)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Brown (TBRD11-46F)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Vanilla (TBRD11-762)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Light Beige (TBRD11-51)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Soft Lilac (TBRD11-765)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Ivory (TBRD11-763)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Lavender (TBRD11-52F)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Light Beige (TBRD11-51F)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Czech Glass 5 x 10mm Arcos Par Puca Opaque Beige Luster 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2762
Volume Approx. 10 gram 
1-34-78+
$7.05 $6.20$6.68 $5.87$6.33 $5.57
Qty>
Czech Glass 5 x 10mm Arcos Par Puca Opaque Light Green Luster 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2763
Volume Approx. 10 gram 
1-34-78+
$7.05 $6.27$6.68 $5.94$6.33 $5.63
Qty>
Czech Glass 5 x 10mm Arcos Par Puca Opaque Violet and Gold Luster Mixed 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2764
Volume Approx. 10 gram 
1-34-78+
$7.05 $6.20$6.68 $5.87$6.33 $5.57
Qty>
Czech Glass 5 x 10mm Arcos Par Puca Dark Bronze 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2767
Volume Approx. 10 gram 
1-34-78+
$7.46 $6.56$7.07 $6.22$6.69 $5.88
Qty>
Czech Glass 2.5x3mm Opaque Beige Luster Minos Par Puca Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2783
Volume Approx. 10 gram 
1-34-78+
$5.70 $4.84$5.40 $4.59$5.11 $4.34
Qty>
Czech Glass 2.5x3mm Opaque Light Green Luster Minos Par Puca Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2784
Volume Approx. 10 gram 
1-34-78+
$5.70 $4.78$5.40 $4.53$5.11 $4.29
Qty>
Czech Glass 2.5x3mm Opaque Violet and Gold Luster Mixed Minos Par Puca Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2785
Volume Approx. 10 gram 
1-34-78+
$5.70 $4.84$5.40 $4.59$5.11 $4.34
Qty>
Czech Glass 2.5x3mm Dark Bronze Minos Par Puca Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2788
Volume Approx. 10 gram 
1-34-78+
$6.10 $5.36$5.78 $5.08$5.48 $4.82
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Semi-Glazed Lavender 8g Bag
Code: TBRD11-2608F
Volume Approx. 8 gram 
1-78-1516+
$2.01 $1.60$1.89 $1.51$1.77 $1.41
Qty>

Alternate Components

Czech Glass 5 x 10mm Arcos Par Puca Matte Copper Gold 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2756
Volume Approx. 10 gram 
1-34-78+
$7.05 $6.20$6.68 $5.87$6.33 $5.57
Qty>
Czech Glass 5 x 10mm Arcos Par Puca Pastel Amber 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2758
Volume Approx. 10 gram 
1-34-78+
$8.41 $7.06$7.97 $6.69$7.55 $6.34
Qty>
Czech Glass 5 x 10mm Arcos Par Puca Pastel Lilac 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2759
Volume Approx. 10 gram 
1-34-78+
$8.41 $7.48$7.97 $7.09$7.55 $6.71
Qty>
Czech Glass 5 x 10mm Arcos Par Puca Opaque Rose and Gold Ceramic Mixed 3-Hole Crescent Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2765
Volume Approx. 10 gram 
1-34-78+
$7.05 $6.20$6.68 $5.87$6.33 $5.57
Qty>
Czech Glass 2.5x3mm Matte Copper Gold Minos Par Puca Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2777
Volume Approx. 10 gram 
1-34-78+
$5.70 $5.01$5.40 $4.75$5.11 $4.49
Qty>
Czech Glass 2.5x3mm Pastel Lilac Minos Par Puca Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2779
Volume Approx. 10 gram 
1-34-78+
$7.86 $6.91$7.45 $6.55$7.06 $6.21
Qty>
Czech Glass 2.5x3mm Opaque Rose and Gold Ceramic Mixed Minos Par Puca Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2786
Volume Approx. 10 gram 
1-34-78+
$5.70 $4.95$5.40 $4.69$5.11 $4.44
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Brown
Code: TBRD11-46F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.49 $1.25$1.40 $1.17$1.31 $1.10
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Vanilla
Code: TBRD11-762
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.75 $1.38$1.65 $1.30$1.55 $1.22
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Light Beige
Code: TBRD11-51
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.17 $0.91$1.09 $0.85$1.03 $0.80
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Soft Lilac
Code: TBRD11-765
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.75 $1.38$1.65 $1.30$1.55 $1.22
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Ivory
Code: TBRD11-763
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.75 $1.41$1.65 $1.33$1.55 $1.25
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Lavender
Code: TBRD11-52F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33 $0.98$1.25 $0.92$1.17 $0.86
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Light Beige
Code: TBRD11-51F
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33 $1.03$1.25 $0.97$1.17 $0.91
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Dark Purple
Code: STRNG-0111
Length Approx. 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.95$4.17 $3.66$3.79 $3.33
Qty>
The Beadsmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-04
Length 2 inches, Size 10 
1-56-1112+
$2.72 $2.28$2.57 $2.15$2.42 $2.03
Qty>
EZ Bracelet Mini - Travel Size
Code: TOOL-148
Sale Price: $8.26
Price: $9.29
Qty>



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