Rosy Memories Bracelet Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
Lovely tones of copper are the star of this peyote stitch creation! Cheri used seed beads from an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend to achieve this eye-catching color palette. She complemented the seed beads with small fire-polished beauties to finish the look. Discover more ideas for using Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Step one: Add a stopper bead to a comfortable length of thread, leaving a tail long enough to sew on a button or loop closure. Create an odd-count peyote stitch seven beads wide using the Artbeads Copper Peach Designer Blend featuring TOHO 8/0 round seed beads. For help with the odd-count peyote stitch, please see our Mini Tutorial Video. Continue for approximately 6 3/4 inches.
Step two: With your needle exiting out of the end bead along one edge, add a 2mm fire-polished matte metallic antique copper bead to the thread and then run the needle through the next edge bead. Bring the needle out of the next edge bead and add a matte copper fire-polished bead. Repeat this process until you reach the other end of the bracelet. Next, weave a 2mm fire-polished copper bronze patina bead between each matte copper one until you are back to the other end. Repeat this step for the other side of the bracelet.
Step three: With the needle exiting out of the last copper bead added, add a 2mm fire-polished Atlantis green iris luster bead to the thread, followed by a 2mm fire-polished turquoise iris luster bead and another green bead. Bring the thread into the next copper bead to create a picot edge. Repeat this process until you reach the other end of the bracelet. Next, run the needle through the last bronze patina bead going back in the other direction. Go up through the adjacent green bead and add a matte copper bead. Go down through the next green bead and the adjacent bronze patina bead. Repeat the process to add alternating bronze patina and matte copper beads to the entire edge. Repeat this step for the other side of the bracelet.
Step four: Create a pointed end on your bracelet by decreasing the peyote stitch using more beads from the Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend. Decrease until there are only two beads in the row. Repeat on the other end of the bracelet. Sew the TierraCast antique copper-plated pewter large Bali button onto one end of the bracelet. Weave a matte copper bead between the last two seed beads on this end of the bracelet.
Step five: Weave your thread to the other end of the bracelet, or add a new thread. With your thread exiting out of the pointed end of the bracelet, add 17 matte copper beads to the thread. Bring your needle through the other seed bead on the end of the bracelet to form a loop. Make sure your loop fits the button and then bring your thread through the loop a few more times to reinforce it. Secure and trim your thread.