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Nefertiti Bracelet

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Nefertiti Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Nefertiti was an ancient queen of Egypt and this bracelet looks like a treasure she would have worn. The beautiful patterns are created on the Ricks Beading Loom. Our designer Cheri mixed Czech glass roundels with seed beads for an opulent look fit for an Egyptian queen!

Step one:
Our bracelet is a size 7 to 7 . We use the Ricks Beading Loom to create this bracelet. The loom comes with instructions, but we did not warp the threads per those instructions. Instead, we spread the bars out as far as possible and tied the warp threads to the bars with half knots. We used S-Lon bead cord for the warp threads and a double strand of KO nylon Japanese beading thread for the four weft threads. Please read the manufacturer's instructions to familiarize yourself with the process and then adjust according to our instructions.

Step two:
Use the warp separator to separate the warp threads and slide it against the headstock warp rod. Follow this pattern when creating your bracelet:
  • Two rows of nine TOHO 8/0 bead rounds in dichroic lined jonquil yellow rainbow
  • One row of two Czech glass 3x5mm fuchsia with copper finish faceted roundel beads, two Czech glass 3x5mm turquoise with Picasso finish faceted roundel beads and two 3x5mm fuchsia beads
  • One row of nine jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs
  • One row of two jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs, five TOHO 8/0 bead rounds in gilt-lined turquoise opal and two jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs
  • One row of two jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs, two turquoise opal TOHOs, one TOHO 8/0 bead round in trans-rainbow-frosted ruby, two turquoise opal TOHOs and two jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs
  • One row of two jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs, five turquoise opal TOHOs and two jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs
  • One row of nine jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs
  • One row of nine TOHO 8/0 bead rounds in color-lined Capri/aqua
  • One row of three Czech glass matte blue, green and red with gold finish roundel beads
  • One row of nine Capri/aqua TOHOs
  • One row of nine jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs
  • One row of two 3x5mm turquoise roundels, two 3x5mm fuchsia roundels and two 3x5mm turquoise roundels
  • One row of nine jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs
  • One row of nine Capri/aqua TOHOs
  • One row of three Matte blue, green and red with gold finish roundels
  • One row of nine Capri/aqua TOHOs
  • One row of nine jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs
  • One row of two jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs, five turquoise opal TOHOs and two jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs
  • One row of two jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOS, two turquoise opal TOHOs, one ruby TOHO, two turquoise opal TOHOs and two jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs
  • One row of two jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs, five turquoise opal TOHOs and two jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs
  • One row of nine jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs
  • One row of two 3x5mm fuchsia roundels, two 3x5mm turquoise roundels and two 3x5mm fuchsia roundels
  • One row of nine jonquil yellow rainbow TOHOs
  • One row of three matte blue, green and red with gold finish roundels
Create a mirror image of this pattern for the other side of the bracelet.

Step three:
Tie off the weft threads by weaving and knotting them into the body of the bracelet. Take the ends of your warp threads and weave them through the last row using a big eye needle. You may need pliers to pull the needle all the way through. Tie the warp threads together, unless the bead holes are too tight. Instead, tie the weft thread tails to each other, but be careful not to create too much bulk, as your crimp end tubes won't slide over the last row of beads and knots. Use adhesive on the knots to secure them and allow to dry.

Step four:
Slide the Alacarte 24mm antique brass crimp end tube onto the end of the bracelet. You may need to push this tube on with pliers, but do not squeeze the beads with the pliers, as they could break. Fold the ends of the clasp closed. Repeat on the other end of the bracelet.

Step five:
Add the 15x8mm antique brass-plated trigger clasp to one end of the bracelet using a 6mm antique brass-plated open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Handy Tip Video. Link six jump rings together and attach this chain to the other end of the bracelet.

Step six:
Add a jonquil yellow rainbow TOHO to a TierraCast 2-inch 20 gauge brass oxide pewter head pin, followed by a matte blue, green and red with gold finish roundel and a 3x5mm fuchsia roundel. Attach this dangle to the end of the linked jump rings by creating a wrapped loop at the top of the head pin.
Approximate Size: 7 1/2 Inches
Estimated Time: 4 Hours
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Tools & Supplies:
The BeadSmith Super-Lon Bead Cord Spring Mix - 12 Spools, 77 yards ea. (SLON-MIX09)
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Rich Red (STRNG-0107)
The Ricks Beading Loom (TOOL-0077)
RV-Loom Book by Paul Ricks (BOOK-189)
The BeadSmith 13 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-06)
Beadalon Stainless Steel Big Eye Needles 2.25 Inch Length (4 Pack) (SUP-0057)
GS Hypo Fabric Cement (GS-HYPO-F)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Czech Glass Matte Blue, Green and Red with Gold Finish Roundel Bead Strand (BEADS-1031, qty 1)
Czech Glass 3x5mm Fuchsia with Copper Finish Faceted Roundel Bead Strand (BEADS-0415, qty 1)
Czech Glass 3x5mm Turquoise with Picasso Finish Faceted Roundel Bead Strand (BEADS-0412, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Dichroic Lined Jonquil Yellow Rainbow (TBRD8-998, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Gilt-Lined Turquoise Opal (TBRD8-2104, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Capri/Aqua (TBRD8-932, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow-Frosted Ruby (TBRD8-165CF, qty 1)
Alacarte 24mm Antique Brass Crimp End Tube (FIND-1776, qty 2)
15x8mm Antique Brass-Plated Trigger Clasp (BBA-CL09, qty 1)
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR06, qty 7)
TierraCast 2-Inch 20 Gauge Brass Oxide Pewter Head Pin (BRO-0028, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Czech Glass 3x5mm Aqua and White Faceted Roundel Bead Strand (BEADS-0414)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Higher-Metallic Dark Plum Iris (TBRD8-502)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Matte Opaque Turquoise (TBRD8-55F)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Matte Opaque Dark Sky Blue (TBRD8-43DF)
Czech Glass 9mm Green, Blue and Yellow Matte with Gold Finish Roundel Bead Strand (BEADS-1393)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Czech Glass 3 x 5mm Fuchsia with Copper Finish Faceted Roundel Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-0415
Strand Length Approx. 4 Inch, Length 3mm, Diameter 5mm 
1-45-910+
$4.97 $3.47$4.70 $3.29$4.44 $3.10
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Dichroic Lined Jonquil Yellow Rainbow
Code: TBRD8-998
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.50 $1.02$1.40 $0.95$1.32 $0.89
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Gilt-Lined Turquoise Opal
Code: TBRD8-2104
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.42 $1.15$1.33 $1.07$1.25 $1.01
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Capri/Aqua
Code: TBRD8-932
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33 $0.93$1.25 $0.87$1.17 $0.81
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow-Frosted Ruby
Code: TBRD8-165CF
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.49 $0.92$1.40 $0.86$1.31 $0.81
Qty>
Alacarte 24mm Antique Brass Crimp End Tube
Code: FIND-1776
Length 6.5mm, Width 24.5mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-45-910+
$2.49 $2.16$2.29 $1.99$1.99 $1.73
Qty>
15 x 8mm Antique Brass-Plated Trigger Clasp
Code: BBA-CL09
Length 15mm, Width 8mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.53 $0.37$0.49 $0.34$0.46 $0.32
Qty>
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
TierraCast 2-Inch 20 Gauge Brass Oxide Pewter Head Pin
Code: BRO-0028
Length 2 inches, Gauge 20 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>

Alternate Components

Czech Glass 6 x 9mm Blue and Green with Picasso Finish Faceted Roundel Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-1021
Strand Length Approx. 6 Inch, Length 6.5mm, Diameter 9mm 
1-34-78+
$8.65 $6.48$8.20 $6.15$7.77 $5.82
Qty>
Czech Glass 3 x 5mm Aqua and White Faceted Roundel Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-0414
Strand Length Approx. 4 Inch, Length 3mm, Diameter 5mm 
1-45-910+
$4.05 $2.51$3.82 $2.36$3.61 $2.23
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Higher-Metallic Dark Plum Iris
Code: TBRD8-502
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-78-1516+
$1.96 $1.64$1.85 $1.55$1.74 $1.46
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Matte Opaque Turquoise
Code: TBRD8-55F
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28 $0.70$1.20 $0.66$1.13 $0.62
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Matte Opaque Dark Sky Blue
Code: TBRD8-43DF
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28 $1.04$1.20 $0.98$1.13 $0.92
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The Beadsmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Spring Mix - 12 Spools, 77 yards ea.
Code: SLON-MIX09
Approx. 77 yards 
Sale Price: $31.08
Price: $37.00
Qty>
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Rich Red
Code: STRNG-0107
Length Approx. 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.54$4.17 $3.29$3.79 $2.99
Qty>
The Ricks Beading Loom
Code: TOOL-0077
Sale Price: $44.40
Price: $49.89
Qty>
The Ricks Beading Loom Book by Paul Ricks
Code: BOOK-189
Sale Price: $5.78
Price: $6.97
Qty>
The Beadsmith 13 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-06
Length 1.75 inches, Size 13 
1-56-1112+
$2.65 $2.33$2.50 $2.20$2.36 $2.07
Qty>
Beadalon Stainless Steel Big Eye Needles 2.25 Inch Length (4pc Pack)
Code: SUP-0057
1-45-910+
$3.47 $2.94$3.27 $2.77$3.09 $2.62
Qty>
GS Hypo Fabric Cement
Code: GS-HYPO-F
1/3 fl oz 
Sale Price: $5.23
Price: $5.95
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.05
Price: $11.56
Qty>



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