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Beyond the Blue Horizon Bracelet

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Beyond the Blue Horizon Bracelet Instructions
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With the Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends, you can work with perfectly coordinated colors to create beautiful designs! Teri made this herringbone bracelet using the Blueberry Pie Seed Bead Blend. It was easy to create a fun pattern with the gorgeous blue tones of the Blend. Find out more about Designer Blends and see more of this bracelet in this Artbeads Cafe episode. You're sure to be inspired by the amazing color palettes on display!

Step one:
Separate the seed beads of the Blueberry Pie Designer Seed Bead Blend by color. You are going to use the tubular herringbone stitch to create your bracelet. For help with tubular herringbone, please watch our Artbeads Mini Tutorial Video. You can also refer to this PDF diagram. Each row will have six beads. Follow this color pattern for each row:
  • One row of matte powder blue beads
  • One row of silver-lined blue beads
  • One row of transparent aqua beads
  • One row of matte teal blue beads
  • One row of matte opaque cobalt blue beads
  • One row of matte teal blue beads
  • One row of transparent aqua beads
  • One row of silver-lined blue beads
  • One row of matte powder blue beads
  • One row of opaque sky blue beads
Continue this pattern until your bracelet is the desired length. Teri made her bracelet approximately seven inches long. Tubular herringbone is a flexible stitch that does stretch somewhat, so keep that in mind when making your bracelet.

Step two:
Finish the last row of your bracelet with the brick stitch. For more help with this technique, see our Brick Stitch Handy Tip. Cut a length of silver fine French wire and add it to your exiting thread. Slide half of the sterling silver 8mm magnetic bead clasp over the French wire and bring your thread through the bead across from the one you are exiting to make a loop. Secure your thread within the weave of the beads and repeat for the other end of the bracelet.
Approximate Size: 7.5 Inches
Estimated Time: Two Hours
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Tools & Supplies:
Silver Fine French Wire - For use with .50mm Thread and Finer (FW-SF)
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Baby Pink (STRNG-0113)
Perfect End Thread Burner (BURN)
The BeadSmith 12 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack (NEED-11)
List of Components:
Blueberry Pie Designer Seed Bead Blend (ADB0003, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 8mm Magnetic Bead Clasp (SS-MAG3, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Blue Lagoon Designer Seed Bead Blend (ADB0013)
JBB Sterling Silver Round Magnetic Clasp (ISCL-0028)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Blueberry Pie Designer Seed Bead Blend
Blueberry Pie Designer Seed Bead Blend
Code: ADB0003
Price: $4.99
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Sterling Silver 8mm Magnetic Bead Clasp
Sterling Silver 8mm Magnetic Bead Clasp
Code: SS-MAG3
8mm 
1-23-56+
$10.18$9.49$8.84
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Alternate Components

Blue Lagoon Designer Seed Bead Blend
Blue Lagoon Designer Seed Bead Blend
Code: ADB0013
Price: $4.99
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JBB Sterling Silver Round Magnetic Clasp
JBB Sterling Silver Round Magnetic Clasp
Code: ISCL-0028
Length 21mm, Width 10mm 
1-23-56+
$9.18$8.56$7.97
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

Silver Fine French Wire - For use with .50mm Thread and Finer
Silver Fine French Wire - For use with .50mm Thread and Finer
Code: FW-SF
Length 16 inches 
Price: $3.58
Qty>
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Baby Pink
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Baby Pink
Code: STRNG-0113
Length Approx. 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49$4.17$3.79
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Perfect End Thread Burner
Perfect End Thread Burner
Code: BURN
Price: $22.99
Qty>
The BeadSmith 12 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
The BeadSmith 12 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code: NEED-11
Length 1 inch, Size 12 
1-56-1112+
$2.39$2.21$2.04
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