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Frosted Lane Bracelet

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Frosted Lane Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

The icy colors of the perfect Artbeads Designer Blend helps create the wintery look of a Frosted Lane in this brick stitch bracelet. Cynthia used the colors of the Blend to inspire her whole look, and paired the Swarovski bicones and pearls in the Blend with seed beads that match wonderfully. You can find more ideas for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your ideas with this Artbeads Cafe episode.

Step one:
Cut approximately three feet of FireLine thread and attach to a beading needle. Make a ladder stitch for the first row in the bracelet using 10 Miyuki 8/0 round seed beads in silver-lined crystal AB

Step two:
Create the second row using the decrease brick stitch and 9 pearls from the Swarovski 3mm Crystal Mix Icicle Designer Blend. Create the third row using the increase brick stitch and 10 crystal AB 8/0 seed beads.

Step three:
Continue adding rows to the bracelet. We used crystal AB 8/0 beads, bicones and pearls from the Designer Blend, Miyuki 11/0 round seed beads in Duracoat galvanized silver, and TOHO 3mm bugle beads in frosted silver-lined crystal for our rows. Here is the order of rows we used (remember you've already added the first three rows), along with the number of beads and the stitch used in each row:
  • Row 4: 11/0 seed beads (10 beads, Basic Brick Stitch)
  • Bugle beads(10 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (10 beads, Basic)
  • 8/0 seed beads (10 beads, Basic)
  • Pearls (11 beads, Increase)
  • 11/0 seed beads (12 beads, Increase)
  • Bicones (12 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (12 beads, Basic)
  • Pearls (11 beads, Decrease)
  • 8/0 seed beads (10 beads, Decrease)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Increase)
  • Bicones (11 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • Pearls (10 beads, Decrease)
  • 8/0 seed beads (11 beads, Increase)
  • Pearls (10 beads, Decrease)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Increase)
  • Bicones (11 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • Pearls (10 beads, Decrease)
  • 8/0 seed beads (11 beads, Increase)
  • Pearls (10 beads, Decrease)
  • 8/0 seed beads (10 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (10 beads, Basic)
  • Bugle Beads (10 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (10 beads, Basic)
  • 8/0 seed beads (10 beads, Basic)
  • Pearls (11 beads, Increase)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • Bicones (11 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • 8/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • Bicones (11 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • 8/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • Pearls (10 beads, Decrease)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Increase)
  • Bicones (11 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • Pearls (11 beads, Basic)
  • 8/0 seed beads (12 beads, Increase)
  • Pearls (11 beads, Decrease)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • Bugle Beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • Pearls (10 beads, Decrease)
  • 8/0 seed beads (11 beads, Increase)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • Bicones (11 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • 8/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • Bugle beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • 8/0 seed beads (11 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (12 beads, Increase)
  • 8/0 seed beads (11 beads, Decrease)
  • Pearls (10 beads, Decrease)
  • 8/0 seed beads (10 beads, Basic)
  • 11/0 seed beads (11 beads, Increase)
  • Pearls (10 beads, Decrease)
  • 8/0 seed beads (10 beads, Basic)
  • 8/0 seed beads (9 beads, Decrease)
  • 8/0 seed beads (10 beads, Increase)


Step four:
On the last row, weave the needle back through several rows to secure the thread. Sew the TierraCast antique silver-plated pewter Czech flower button onto the end of the bracelet. Loop around the button shank several times for a secure hold. Secure and trim the thread.

Step five:
Add a new thread to the other end of the bracelet, so that it is coming out of the third seed bead in the last row. Add about 27 11/0 seed beads to your thread and bring your needle down through the third seed bead on the other end of the row. Check to make sure your loop fits the button and then go through the beads in the loop several times to strengthen. Weave your thread back into the beads in the bracelet to secure the thread and trim.
Approximate Size: 6 1/4 Inches
Estimated Time: 2 Hours
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
The BeadSmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-04)
The BeadSmith Crystal Fireline - 50 Yards (8LB Test) (STRNG-0066)
Perfect End Thread Burner (BURN)
List of Components:
Swarovski 3mm Crystal Mix Icicle Designer Blend (ADB0446, qty 2)
Miyuki 8/0 Round Seed Beads - Silver-Lined Crystal AB 22g Vial (MR8-1001, qty 1)
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Silver 22g Vial (MR11-4201, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Bugle 3mm Frosted Silver-Lined Crystal (TBBG3-21F, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Czech Flower Button (SA-6579, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 3mm Crystal Mix Rose Gold Designer Blend (ADB0453)
Miyuki 8/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Dark Coral 8g Bag (MR8-4209)
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Light Pink AB-Lined 8g Bag (MR-0265)
TOHO Bead Bugle Hybrid 3mm Opaque Rose Gold/Topaz Luster (TBBG3-Y184)
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Czech Flower Button (GA-6579)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 3mm Crystal Mix Icicle Designer Blend
Code: ADB0446
Sale Price: $11.24
Price: $14.99
Qty>
Miyuki 8/0 Round Seed Beads - Silver-Lined Crystal AB 22g Vial
Code: MR8-1001
Volume Approx. 22 gram 
Sale Price: $2.87
Price: $3.31
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Silver 22g Vial
Code: MR11-4201
Volume Approx. 22 gram 
Sale Price: $5.61
Price: $6.31
Qty>
TOHO Bead Bugle 3mm Frosted Silver-Lined Crystal
Code: TBBG3-21F
Volume Approx. 8 grams 
1-910-1920+
$1.42 $1.06$1.33 $0.99$1.25 $0.93
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Czech Flower Button
Code: SA-6579
Diameter 17mm, Total Height 6mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.86 $1.58$1.75 $1.48$1.64 $1.39
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 3mm Crystal Mix Rose Gold Designer Blend
Code: ADB0453
Sale Price: $11.24
Price: $14.99
Qty>
Miyuki 8/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Dark Coral 8g Bag
Code: MR8-4209
Volume Approx. 8 gram 
1-56-1112+
$2.98 $2.47$2.81 $2.33$2.65 $2.19
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Light Pink AB-Lined 8g Bag
Code: MR-0265
Volume Approx. 8 grams 
1-910-1920+
$1.27 $0.88$1.20 $0.84$1.13 $0.79
Qty>
TOHO Bead Bugle Hybrid 3mm Opaque Rose Gold/Topaz Luster
Code: TBBG3-Y184
Volume Approx. 8 gram 
1-56-1112+
$2.75 $1.59$2.59 $1.50$2.45 $1.42
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Czech Flower Button
Code: GA-6579
Diameter 17mm, Total Height 6mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$2.13 $1.70$2.00 $1.60$1.88 $1.50
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The Beadsmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-04
Length 2 inches, Size 10 
1-56-1112+
$2.72 $2.31$2.57 $2.18$2.42 $2.05
Qty>
The Beadsmith Crystal FireLine - 50 Yards (8LB Test)
Code: STRNG-0066
Length Approx. 50 yards, Wire Gauge .23mm/31 gauge 
Sale Price: $8.26
Price: $9.29
Qty>
Perfect End Thread Burner
Code: BURN
Sale Price: $20.46
Price: $22.99
Qty>



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