Mossy Trail Bracelet Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Rich colors create an earthy look of a Mossy Trail in this beaded bracelet. Cynthia used the domed shape of Czech glass Candy beads to add dimension to this pattern. Learn how to make this bracelet and then choose your favorite colors for a style all your own.
Step one: Making sure the candy beads are facing up, thread your needle through the left stringing hole of a Czech glass 8mm matte opaque olivine 2-hole candy bead and through the right hole of another olivine candy bead. Then, go through the left stringing hole of a Czech glass 8mm matte opaque Vega 2-hole candy bead. Repeat the pattern of alternating olivine and Vega colors eight times, then add two olivine beads in the same manner. For more help with adding these beads to your thread, refer to this PDF diagram for our Giza bracelet, which follows the same pattern.
Step two: Go through the second stringing hole of the last candy bead added and then fill in the gaps on the other side of the candy beads by adding a olivine candy bead. Go through the second stringing hole of the next Vega candy bead. Repeat until you reach the last candy bead on the end. Secure your thread by knotting it to an existing thread and weaving through the beads to hide the knot.
Step three: Add a new thread by weaving through the existing beads and knotting here and there. Exit out of an olivine candy bead on the end. Add five Miyuki 11/0 round seed beads in opaque metallic raspberry to the thread, then go through the stringing hole of the next candy bead.
Step four: Add one seed bead to the thread, followed by one Czech glass 3mm dark plum suede English cut round bead and another Miyuki seed bead. Go through the second stringing hole of the next candy bead in the pattern. Repeat this step to fill in the gaps on one edge of the bracelet. When you reach the last gap, add five seed beads like you did at the start.
Step five: Thread through the adjacent stringing hole of the candy bead on the end of the bracelet and then go up through the second stringing hole, so your thread is positioned on the other edge of the bracelet. Repeat the previous step for this side of the bracelet. Knot your thread to secure.
Step six: Add a new thread and position it so that it is exiting out of the olivine candy bead on the end of the bracelet. Add three seed beads to the thread, followed by an English cut bead and three more seed beads. Bring your thread through the second stringing hole of the same candy bead and back through the first three seed beads and the English cut bead. Add three seed beads to the thread, followed by the loop component of the TierraCast antique gold large beaded clasp set and three more seed beads. Bring your thread through the other side of the English cut beads and loop through the seed beads and clasp again. Loop your thread through all of these beads several times for a more secure hold. Knot and secure your thread.
Step seven: Repeat the previous step on the other end of the bracelet. You may want to add more fire-polished beads before looping around the bar component of the clasp set, in order to ensure the bar fits through the loop and that the bracelet is the desired length.
Note: If the weave of your bracelet seems loose, you can weave another thread through the outside edges or through the entire bracelet to strengthen the weave.