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Psychedelic Snakeskin Bracelet

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Psychedelic Snakeskin Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Teri McCamish

Rulla beads allow you to create groovy patterns in your beaded designs. This bracelet features a chevron pattern in amazing colors that look like shimmering snakeskin. Learn how to make this bracelet and start using Rulla beads in your designs!

Step one:
You are going to create an odd count peyote stitch to make this bracelet. Odd count peyote works a lot like even count peyote stitch, so follow the directions in this Handy Tip to get you started. Your first row will consist of eleven Rulla beads staggered so that the lower hole of one bead lines up with the upper hole of the next bead. Use the Rulla 3x5mm Czech glass two-hole beads in jet red luster for the first five beads and then add one Rulla 3x5mm Czech glass two-hole beads in magic violet green to mark the start of the chevron pattern. The last five Rulla beads will be in the jet red luster color. After you finish the row and before going back through your last Rulla bead, add two TOHO 11/0 bead rounds in transparent lemon lime to your thread and bring it through the second hole of the Rulla bead to start the next row.

Step two:
Continue your odd count peyote stitch pattern, adding magic violet green Rulla beads strategically to continue your chevron pattern. If you like, make sure the iridescent finish of these Rulla beads is facing the same side on your bracelet. Follow this pattern to create the chevron design:
  • Second Row: Three jet red luster Rullas, two magic violet green Rullas, one jet red luster Rulla, two magic violet green Rullas, three jet red luster rullas
  • Third Row: One jet red luster Rulla, two magic violet green Rullas, two jet red luster Rullas, one magic violet green Rullas, two jet red luster Rullas, two magic violet green Rullas, one jet red luster Rulla
  • Fourth Row: One magic violet green Rulla, two jet red luster Rullas, two magic violet green Rullas, one jet red luster Rulla, two magic violet green Rullas, two jet red luster Rullas, one magic violet green Rulla
  • Fifth Row: One jet red Rulla, two magic violet green Rullas, two jet red luster Rullas, one magic violet green Rullas, two jet red luster Rullas, two magic violet green Rullas, one jet red luster Rulla
  • Sixth row: One magic violet green Rulla, two jet red luster Rullas, two magic violet green Rullas, one jet red luster Rulla, two magic violet green Rullas, two jet red luster Rullas, one magic violet green Rulla
Remember to always add two TOHOs before you start the next row of peyote. Repeat this pattern until your bracelet is the desired length.

Step three:
Once you finish the last row of your bracelet, you can add two TOHOs between each Rulla bead. Once you reach the outside edge, add 25 TOHOs and bring your thread around to the stringing hole of the Rulla bead on the other outside edge of the bracelet to form a loop. Pass the thread through the loop a few times to strengthen it. When your thread is coming out of an outside edge again, add three TOHOs and loop them around the top of the next Rulla bead in the pattern. Repeat for all of the Rulla beads in the last row.

Step four:
Weave your thread through the bracelet so that it is coming through the other end of the bracelet. Add two TOHOs between each Rulla bead on this end and then add the Czech glass green and gold floral design round button to the middle. Make sure the button is secure by passing the thread around the loop several times. Weave your thread back into the bracelet, make sure it is knotted or secure and trim.
Approximate Size: 7 1/2 Inches
Estimated Time:Four Hours
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Black Wildfire - 50 Yards, .008-Inch (12LB Test) (WF50BK08)
Beadalon Stainless Steel Big Eye Needles 2.25 Inch Length (4 Pack) (SUP-0057)
Perfect End Thread Burner (BURN)
List of Components:
Rulla 3x5mm Czech Glass Two-Hole Bead Pack - Jet Red Luster (RULLA19, qty 2)
Rulla 3x5mm Czech Glass Two-Hole Bead Pack - Magic Violet Green (RULLA06, qty 2)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Lemon Lime (TBRD11-4, qty 1)
Czech Glass Green and Gold Floral Design Round Button (BTN-254, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Rulla 3x5mm Czech Glass Two-Hole Bead Pack - Jet (RULLA16)
Rulla 3x5mm Czech Glass Two-Hole Bead Pack - Magic Violet Grey (RULLA11)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Lemon Lime (TBRD11-24)
Czech Glass Green and Aqua Floral and Faceted Design Round Button (BTN-253)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Rulla 3x5mm Czech Glass Two-Hole Bead Pack - Jet Green Luster
Rulla 3x5mm Czech Glass Two-Hole Bead Pack - Jet Green Luster
Code: RULLA19
Volume 10 grams 
1-56-1112+
$2.26 $1.80$2.04 $1.63$1.84 $1.47
Qty>
Rulla 3x5mm Czech Glass Two-Hole Bead Pack - Magic Violet Green
Rulla 3x5mm Czech Glass Two-Hole Bead Pack - Magic Violet Green
Code: RULLA06
Volume 10 grams 
1-56-1112+
$2.40 $1.92$2.16 $1.72$1.96 $1.56
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Lemon Lime
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Transparent Lemon Lime
Code: TBRD11-4
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1920-3940+
$0.99 $0.79$0.89 $0.71$0.79 $0.63
Qty>
Czech Glass Green and Gold Floral Design Round Button
Czech Glass Green and Gold Floral Design Round Button
Code: BTN-254
Diameter 28mm, Total Height 8mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$6.82 $5.45$6.12 $4.89$5.57 $4.45
Qty>

Alternate Components

Rulla 3x5mm Czech Glass Two-Hole Bead Pack - Jet
Rulla 3x5mm Czech Glass Two-Hole Bead Pack - Jet
Code: RULLA16
Volume 10 grams 
1-910-1920+
$1.56 $1.24$1.40 $1.12$1.26 $1.00
Qty>
Rulla 3x5mm Czech Glass Two-Hole Bead Pack - Magic Violet Grey
Rulla 3x5mm Czech Glass Two-Hole Bead Pack - Magic Violet Grey
Code: RULLA11
Volume 10 grams 
1-56-1112+
$2.40 $1.92$2.16 $1.72$1.96 $1.56
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Lemon Lime
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Silver-Lined Lemon Lime
Code: TBRD11-24
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1920-3940+
$1.29 $1.03$1.19 $0.95$1.09 $0.87
Qty>
Czech Glass Green and Aqua Floral and Faceted Design Round Button
Czech Glass Green and Aqua Floral and Faceted Design Round Button
Code: BTN-253
Diameter 27mm, Total Height 10mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-23-56+
$9.89 $7.91$8.89 $7.11$8.09 $6.47
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Black Wildfire - 50 Yards, .008-Inch (12LB Test)
Black Wildfire - 50 Yards, .008-Inch (12LB Test)
Code: WF50BK08
Approx. 50 yards 
1-23-56+
$8.19 $6.55$7.49 $5.99$6.69 $5.35
Qty>
Beadalon Stainless Steel Big Eye Needles 2.25 Inch Length (4pc Pack)
Beadalon Stainless Steel Big Eye Needles 2.25 Inch Length (4pc Pack)
Code: SUP-0057
1-56-1112+
$3.03 $2.42$2.73 $2.18$2.48 $1.98
Qty>
Perfect End Thread Burner
Perfect End Thread Burner
Code: BURN
Sale Price: $18.39
Price: $22.99
Qty>



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