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Damselfly Bracelet

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Damselfly Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

A damselfly's wings light up with enchanting iridescence, just like the beads in this bracelet! You'll love the interesting texture the CzechMates tile beads create, along with the Rizo beads in the fringe. Learn how to make this bracelet and then pick out your favorite colors to create your own look!

Step one
Step two
Step three
Thread a CzechMates glass 6mm purple iris two-hole tiel bead, followed by a Miyuki 11/0 light topaz luster pale blue-lined round seed bead, a Rizo 2.5x6mm Czech glass peridot vitrail bead and another Miyuki seed bead. Bring your needle through the second stringing hole of the tile bead and then add another tile bead. Go through the second hole of the previous tile bead again, making sure that the two tile beads line up next to each other. Go back through the first stringing hole of the second tile bead. Add a Miyuki seed bead, a Rizo bead and another Miyuki seed bead. Go through the second stringing hole of the second tile bead. Repeat the process of adding tile beads, seed beads and Rizos until the bracelet is the desired length.
Step four
Step five
Step six
Add a Miyuki seed bead and a tile bead to the thread. Add a Miyuki seed bead, a Rizo bead and another Miyuki seed bead to the thread and go through the second stringing hole of the tile bead. Add another Miyuki seed bead to the thread, then bring your needle through the stringing hole of the tile bead underneath it. Now, you need to go through the next tile bead in this row. Bring your needle through the stringing hole of the previous tile bead in the row, making sure not to go through the seed bead above it. Add a Miyuki seed bead to the thread , followed by another tile bead. Bring your needle through the stringing hole of the last tile bead you added, the seed bead under it and the tile bead under that. Go through the stringing hole of the next tile bead in this row and all of the beads below it. Once your needle is coming out of the tile bead on the other side of the bracelet, add a Miyuki seed bead, a Rizo bead and another Miyuki seed bead and go through the next stringing hole on the tile bead. Go through all of the stringing holes below it, until you are exiting the tile bead on the other side of the bracelet. Bring your needle through the stringing hole of the next tile bead in the row. Repeat steps four through six until you reach the end of the bracelet.
Step seven
Step eight
Step nine
When you reach the beginning of the bracelet and add your last Miyuki seed bead, make a knot in your thread. Weave the thread tail through a few beads before trimming it. To add the TOHO metallic plum iris 11/0 bead rounds as added decoration, use the thread still on the needle, or if needed, add a new thread. Make sure your needle is exiting out of the second Miyuki seed bead on the edge. Add a purple seed bead to the thread, then go down through the next seed bead on the edge and all of the stringing holes below it, until your needle is exiting through the corresponding Miyuki seed bead on the other side of the bracelet.
Step ten
Step eleven
Step twelve
Add a purple seed bead to the thread and go back through the seed bead to the right of it (toward the end of the bracelet) and all of the stringing holes below it until your needle is exiting through the corresponding Miyuki seed bead on the other side of the bracelet. Go back through the purple seed bead on this side and back down through all of the stringing holes to the left of it, until you reach the other side of the bracelet. Go through the next Rizo bead and the next Miyuki seed bead on the edge of the bracelet. Then, go down through the stringing holes of the beads below it until you reach the other side of the bracelet. Repeat steps 9 through eleven to decorate both edges of the bracelet with purple beads.
Step thirteen
Secure half of the JBB antique vintage brass-plated pewter leaf and flower hook and eye clasp to the seed bead at the end of the bracelet between the two tile beads. Loop around the clasp and the seed bead several times for a secure hold. Finish the thread and repeat on the other end of the bracelet.
Approximate Size: 7 Inches
Estimated Time: 3 Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
The BeadSmith Smoke Gray Fireline - 50 Yards (6LB Test) (FL06SG50)
Perfect End Thread Burner (BURN)
The BeadSmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-05)
Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123)
List of Components:
CzechMates Glass 6mm Purple Iris Two-Hole Tile Bead (BEAD-0484, qty 48)
Rizo 2.5x6mm Czech Glass Bead 10g Bag - Peridot Vitrail (BEADS-0643, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Metallic Plum Iris (TBRD11-85, qty 1)
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Light Topaz Luster Pale Blue-Lined 8g Bag (MR-0359, qty 1)
JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Leaf and Flower Hook and Eye Clasp (PBA-CL002, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
CzechMates Glass 6mm Blue Iris Two-Hole Tile Bead (BEAD-3431)
Rizo 2.5x6mm Czech Glass Bead 10g Bag - Magic Orchid (RIZO0006)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Nickel-Plated Bronze Plum Iris (TBRD11-513)
not found (MR-0401)
JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Wave Hook and Eye Clasp (PBA-CL004)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

CzechMates Glass 6mm Purple Iris Two-Hole Tile Bead
Code: BEAD-0484
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20$0.18$0.17
Qty>
Rizo 2.5 x 6mm Czech Glass Bead 10g Bag - Peridot Vitrail
Code: BEADS-0643
Length 6mm, Width 2.5mm, Hole Size .5mm/24 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.91$2.74$2.59
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Metallic Plum Iris
Code: TBRD11-85
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.30$1.22$1.14
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Light Topaz Luster Pale Blue-Lined 8g Bag
Code: MR-0359
Volume Approx. 8 grams 
1-910-1920+
$1.27$1.20$1.13
Qty>
JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Leaf and Flower Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: PBA-CL002
Hook 20mm x 12mm, Eye 11mm x 7.75mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.23$2.10$1.98
Qty>

Alternate Components

CzechMates Glass 6mm Blue Iris Two-Hole Tile Bead
Code: BEAD-3431
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size .81mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20$0.18$0.17
Qty>
Rizo 2.5 x 6mm Czech Glass Bead 10g Bag - Magic Orchid
Code: RIZO0006
Volume Approx. 10 grams 
1-45-910+
$3.32$3.14$2.96
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Nickel-Plated Bronze Plum Iris
Code: TBRD11-513
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.95$3.73$3.52
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Opaque Black 8g Bag
Code: MR-0401
Volume Approx. 8 grams 
1-910-1920+
$1.02$0.96$0.90
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The Beadsmith Smoke Gray FireLine - 50 Yards (6LB Test)
Code: FL06SG50
Diameter .008 inches, 50 yards 
Price: $9.29
Qty>
Perfect End Thread Burner
Code: BURN
Price: $22.99
Qty>
The Beadsmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-05
Length 2 inches, Size 12 
1-56-1112+
$2.20$2.07$1.95
Qty>
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Price: $5.50
Qty>



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