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Sapphire Night Bracelet

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Sapphire Night Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

On dark nights, stars twinkle like sapphires! This bracelet looks like a mysterious night sky glinting with the magical sparkle of far-off stars. DiamonDuo beads provide fabulous dimension, while Swarovski crystal in a gleaming Jet color add to the dark look.

Step one:
Cut approximately two yards of stringing material. Add a stopper bead, leaving a tail about 8-12 inches long for creating your closure.

Step two:
Refer to this PDF diagram for the pattern for this bracelet. Bring your thread through the bottom stringing hole of a DiamonDuo 5x8mm jet matte Czech glass 2-hole bead (#1 on the diagram), then through a Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Jet (2) and the bottom stringing hole of another matte jet DiamonDuo (3). Bring your thread up and to the left through the top stringing hole of the same bead (3). Add the bottom stringing hole of a DiamonDuo 5x8mm Mykonos blue Czech glass 2-hole bead (4) to your thread, then go through the top stringing hole of the first matte jet DiamonDuo bead (1).

Step three:
Add a bicone (5) to your thread, then go through the bottom stringing hole of a matte jet DiamonDuo bead (6). Bring your thread through the top stringing hole of bead 4, then go through the bottom stringing hole of a matte jet DiamonDuo bead (7). Add another bicone (8) to the thread. Go back through the top stringing hole of bead 3, the bottom stringing hole of bead 4, the top stringing hole of bead 1 and up through bead 5. Then, go through the bottom stringing hole of bead 6, the top hole of bead4 and the bottom hole of bead 7. Repeat the bead pattern laid out in the PDF until your bracelet is the desired length, keeping in mind that the clasp will add about half of an inch.

Step four:
At the end of your bracelet, your thread should be exiting out of the top hole of the last DiamonDuo bead on the edge. Add five TOHO 15/0 matte jet bead rounds to the thread and then go through the first bicone on this edge of your bracelet. Add five more seed beads and go through the next bicone. Repeat in this manner to finish both edges of the bracelet.

Step five:
When you have added seed beads to both sides of the bracelet, your thread should be coming out of the bicone at one end. Add three seed beads, a Swarovski 12mm rivoli button in Jet, and three more seed beads. Go back through the bicone and loop your thread through the beads and the button to strengthen the hold. Secure and trim your thread.

Step six:
Remove your stopper bead and use the tail at the other end of your bracelet to create the loop closure for your bracelet. Make sure your thread is exiting out of the bicone on this end of the bracelet. Add three seed beads, a bicone, and about 31 seed beads. Go back through the bicone you added and add three more seed beads. Go back through the end bicone on the bracelet. Make sure that the loop fits the button closure nicely before going back through the beads to reinforce the loop. Secure and trim your thread.
Approximate Size: Wrist Size 6 1/2
Estimated Time: 3 Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Black (STRNG-0116)
The BeadSmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-05)
EZ Bracelet Mini - Travel Size (TOOL-148)
List of Components:
DiamonDuo 5x8mm Jet AB Czech Glass 2-Hole Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2657, qty 1)
DiamonDuo 5x8mm Mykonos Blue Czech Glass 2-Hole Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2628, qty 1)
DiamonDuo 5x8mm Jet Matte Czech Glass 2-Hole Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2653, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Jet (5328-JET4, qty 35)
TOHO Bead Round 15/0 Matte Jet (TBRD15-610, qty 1)
Swarovski 3015 12mm Rivoli Button Jet (3015-JET12, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
DiamonDuo 5x8mm Turquoise AB Czech Glass 2-Hole Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2634)
DiamonDuo 5x8mm Turquoise Czech Glass 2-Hole Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2630)
DiamonDuo 5x8mm Lumi Apricot Czech Glass 2-Hole Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2647)
DiamonDuo 5x8mm Matte Copper Czech Glass 2-Hole Bead (10 gram pack) (BEADS-2658)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

DiamonDuo 5 x 8mm Jet AB Czech Glass 2-Hole Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2657
Volume Approx. 10 grams 
Sale Price: $3.77
Price: $4.29
Qty>
DiamonDuo 5 x 8mm Mykonos Blue Czech Glass 2-Hole Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2628
Volume Approx. 10 grams 
Sale Price: $3.73
Price: $4.29
Qty>
DiamonDuo 5 x 8mm Jet Matte Czech Glass 2-Hole Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2653
Volume Approx. 10 grams 
Sale Price: $2.57
Price: $2.99
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Jet
Code: 5328-JET4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.11$0.14 $0.10$0.13 $0.09
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 15/0 Matte Jet
Code: TBRD15-610
Size 15/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.70 $1.44$1.59 $1.35$1.50 $1.27
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+
$1.06 $0.79$0.99 $0.74$0.93 $0.69
Qty>

Alternate Components

DiamonDuo 5 x 8mm Turquoise AB Czech Glass 2-Hole Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2634
Volume Approx. 10 grams 
Sale Price: $4.88
Price: $5.49
Qty>
DiamonDuo 5 x 8mm Turquoise Czech Glass 2-Hole Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2630
Volume Approx. 10 grams 
Sale Price: $3.81
Price: $4.29
Qty>
DiamonDuo 5 x 8mm Lumi Apricot Czech Glass 2-Hole Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2647
Volume Approx. 10 grams 
Sale Price: $3.56
Price: $4.29
Qty>
DiamonDuo 5 x 8mm Matte Copper Czech Glass 2-Hole Bead (10 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-2658
Volume Approx. 10 grams 
Sale Price: $3.77
Price: $4.29
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Black
Code: STRNG-0116
Length 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.81$4.17 $3.54$3.79 $3.22
Qty>
The Beadsmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-05
Length 2 inches, Size 12 
1-56-1112+
$2.20 $1.95$2.07 $1.84$1.95 $1.73
Qty>
EZ Bracelet Mini - Travel Size
Code: TOOL-148
Sale Price: $8.17
Price: $9.29
Qty>



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