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O Bead Color Block Bracelets

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O Bead Color Block Bracelets Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Use O beads in all new ways by learning how to make these bracelets. These peyote stitch stunners receive unique embellishments in the form of O beads paired with TOHOs in colors that match the bracelets perfectly. These bracelets are the perfect way to add more color to your style!

Green Bracelet


Step one:
Start an odd-count peyote stitch bracelet five beads wide using the TOHO Reflection 8/0 beads in neon green. For help with odd-count peyote stitch, please see our Mini-Tutorial video.Stitch the bracelet until it is the desired length. Our bracelet is 6 3/4 inches long, not counting the button and loop.

Step two:
Position your thread so that it is exiting out of the center bead in the last row. Add a 3.8x1mm Czech glass jet vitrail o bead to your thread, followed by a TOHO 11/0 bead round in opaque shiny jet black. Bring your thread back down through the O bead and sew the embellishment into place over the center bead. Skip a center row bead, then add an O bead and shiny jet black TOHO to the next center bead. Continue this pattern all the way down the center of your bracelet.

Step three:
When you reach the center bead at the other end of your bracelet, add two black TOHOs to your thread, followed by a Swarovski 12mm rivoli button in Crystal Volcano and two more black TOHOs. Bring your needle back through the center bead and pass through the TOHOs and the button several times, making sure the thread is tight and secure. Secure and trim your thread.

Step four:
Start a new thread on the other end of your bracelet, exiting out of the center bead. Add 23 black TOHOs to the thread. Bring your needle back down through the center bead. Make sure your loop fits nicely around the button before continuing. Then, pass through the loop three more times, making sure the thread is tight and secure. Secure and trim your thread.

Purple Bracelet


Step one:
Start an odd-count peyote stitch bracelet 15 beads wide using the Miyuki 11/0 opaque semi-matte dark lavender Delicas. Continue stitching for 36 rows. Then, use the Miyuki 11/0 trans matte dark burgundy Delicas to stitch the next 13 rows. Follow this pattern to create the remaining color block:
  • 18 rows of Miyuki 11/0 trans matte medium amethyst Delicas
  • 10 rows of Miyuki 11/0 trans matte dark amethyst Delicas.
  • 10 rows of the dark lavender Delicas
  • 24 rows of the dark burgundy Delicas
  • 10 rows of the medium amethyst Delicas
  • 30 rows of the dark lavender Delicas
  • 13 rows of the dark amethyst Delicas
  • 10 rows of the medium amethyst Delicas
  • 28 rows of the dark burgundy Delicas
If you make your bracelet shorter or longer, you will have to adjust the color block pattern accordingly.

Step two:
Weave your thread to the closest color block transition in your bracelet, so that it is exiting out of the bead in the row where the color changes. Add a 3.8x1mm Czech glass peridot matte vitrail O bead to your thread, followed by a TOHO 11/0 bead round in marbled lavender rose. Bring your needle back down through the O bead and the center bead in the row. Sew the embellishment into place. Weave your thread two beads over in the row and sew another O bead and TOHO into place in the same manner. Weave your thread two beads over on the other side of the center O bead and add another embellishment to this bead in the row. Repeat this step for every place in the pattern where two color blocks meet up.

Step three:
Weave your thread through the bracelet so that it is exiting out of the third bead in the last row. Add two dark burgundy Delicas to the thread, followed by a Crystal Volcano rivoli and two more dark burgundy Delicas. Bring your thread through the sixth bead in the last row. Weave your thread back to the start of your button and pass through it several times, making sure the thread is tight and secure. Secure and trim your thread.

Step four:
Start a new thread on the other end of the bracelet, exiting out of the third bead in the last row. Add two dark burgundy Delicas to your thread, followed by an O bead and 24 more dark burgundy Delicas. Pass your needle back through the O bead and the first two Delicas. Make sure your loop fits nicely around the button before continuing. Then, bring your needle through the center bead in the last row. Add two dark burgundy Delicas to your thread, then go back up through the O bead and the loop. Come back down through the two new Delicas you just added and take your needle through the fifth bead in the last row. Weave your thread through the bracelet and back up through your loop several more times to strengthen it. Secure and trim your thread.
Approximate Size: 7 Inches
Estimated Time: 7 Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
The BeadSmith 13 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-06)
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Dark Olive (STRNG-0109)
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Dark Purple (STRNG-0111)
List of Components:
Green Bracelet
3.8x1mm Czech Glass Jet Vitrail O Bead 8 gram Pack (beads-0437, qty 1)
TOHO Reflection Bead 8/0 - Neon Green (TR08-2503, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Shiny Jet Black (tbrd11-49, qty 1)
Swarovski 3015 12mm Rivoli Button Crystal Volcano (3015-cvo12, qty 1)
Purple Bracelet
3.8x1mm Czech Glass Peridot Matte Vitrail O Bead 8 gram Pack (BEADS-0446, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Matte Medium Amethyst Delicas (DB1265, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Semi-Matte Dk Lavender Delicas (DB0799, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Matte Dk Burgundy Delicas (DB0784, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Matte Dk Amethyst Delicas (DB0782, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Marbled Lavender Rose (TBRD11-1204, qty 1)
Swarovski 3015 12mm Rivoli Button Crystal Volcano (3015-cvo12, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
3.8x1mm Czech Glass Magic Orchid O Bead 8 gram Pack (BEADS-0427)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Light Green/Topaz (TBRD8-945)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Shiny Jet Black (TBRD11-49)
Swarovski 3015 12mm Rivoli Button Jet (3015-jet12)
3.8x1mm Czech Glass Matte Chalk White Vitrail O Bead 8 gram Pack (BEADS-0686)
3.8x1mm Czech Glass Chalk White Lilac Vega Luster O Bead 8 gram Pack (BEADS-0679)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque AB Lavender (DB0158)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Dark Purplish Mauve Delicas (DB0662)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Dark Lavender Delicas (DB0660)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque-Lustered Lavender (TBRD11-133)
Swarovski 3015 12mm Rivoli Button Light Amethyst (3015-LAM12)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

3.8x1mm Czech Glass Jet Vitrail O Bead 8 gram Pack
Code: BEADS-0437
Volume Approx. 8 grams 
1-34-78+
$5.26$4.88$4.53
Qty>
TOHO Reflection Bead 8/0 - Neon Green
Code: TR08-2503
Volume Approx.8 grams 
1-56-1112+
$2.89$2.68$2.48
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Shiny Jet Black
Code: TBRD11-49
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.06$0.98$0.90
Qty>
Swarovski 3015 12mm Rivoli Button Crystal Volcano
Code: 3015-CVO12
Diameter 12mm, Total Height 6.5mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.37$1.26$1.16
Qty>
3.8x1mm Czech Glass Peridot Matte Vitrail O Beads (8-gram pack)
Code: BEADS-0446
Volume Approx. 8 grams, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-34-78+
$6.02$5.60$5.21
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Matte Medium Amethyst Delicas
Code: DB1265
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.92$3.64$3.38
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Semi-Matte Dk Lavender Delicas
Code: DB0799
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$4.14$3.84$3.56
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Matte Dk Burgundy Delicas
Code: DB0784
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$4.14$3.84$3.56
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Matte Dk Amethyst Delicas
Code: DB0782
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$4.14$3.84$3.56
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Marbled Lavender Rose
Code: TBRD11-1204
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$2.62$2.43$2.25
Qty>

Alternate Components

3.8x1mm Czech Glass Magic Orchid O Bead 8 gram Pack
Code: BEADS-0427
Volume Approx. 8 grams 
1-34-78+
$5.45$5.07$4.72
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Color-Lined Light Green/Topaz
Code: TBRD8-945
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28$1.18$1.09
Qty>
Swarovski 3015 12mm Rivoli Button Jet
Code: 3015-JET12
Diameter 12mm, Total Height 6.5mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-1112-2324+
$1.02$0.94$0.86
Qty>
3.8x1mm Czech Glass Matte Chalk White Vitrail O Beads (8-gram pack)
Code: BEADS-0686
Volume Approx. 8 gram, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-34-78+
$6.30$5.86$5.45
Qty>
3.8x1mm Czech Glass Chalk White Lilac Vega Luster O Beads (8-gram pack)
Code: BEADS-0679
Volume Approx. 8 gram, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-34-78+
$6.22$5.79$5.38
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque AB Lavender
Code: DB0158
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.58$3.32$3.08
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Dark Purplish Mauve Delicas
Code: DB0662
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.92$3.64$3.38
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Dark Lavender Delicas
Code: DB0660
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.92$3.64$3.38
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque-Lustered Lavender
Code: TBRD11-133
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.39$1.27$1.17
Qty>
Swarovski 3015 12mm Rivoli Button Light Amethyst
Code: 3015-LAM12
Diameter 12mm, Total Height 6.5mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.22$1.12$1.03
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The BeadSmith 13 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-06
Length 1.75 inches, Size 13 
1-56-1112+
$2.47$2.29$2.12
Qty>
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Dark Olive
Code: STRNG-0109
Length Approx. 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49$4.17$3.79
Qty>
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Dark Purple
Code: STRNG-0111
Length Approx. 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49$4.17$3.79
Qty>



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