The Golden Road Bracelet Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Follow the pattern of warm, amber tones and delightful greens to the feminine floral end of this bracelet! This idea is a great way to use your favorite button and put together a fun palette of seed beads.
Step one: Cut approximately 3 feet of smoke gray Fireline thread and attach to one beading needle.
Step two: Make a ladder stitch for the first row in the bracelet using TOHO 8/0 hybrid bead rounds in pepper red Picasso.
Step three: Create the second row using the decrease brick stitch and Miyuki 8/0 hex cut seed beads in metallic rainbow gold/violet.
Step four: Create the third row using the increase brick stitch and TOHO 8/0 hybrid bead rounds in topaz twilight.
Step five: Repeat this pattern of alternating from increase to decrease brick stitch with each new row until you have approximately 66 rows. Our bracelet measured approximately 5.5 inches at this point, so you may adjust the number of rows to fit your wrist. You may choose to use any pattern of seed bead colors, but here is the order in which we made rows four through seven:
TOHO 8/0 hybrid bead rounds in sour green apple Picasso
Step six: On the last row, thread the needle back through several rows in a diagonal fashion, crossing back and forth in a "Z" pattern to secure the hold. Be sure to finish with the needle going back up through the second bead in the last row. Do not cut the thread; it will be used to create the loop to hold the button, so set aside for now.
Step seven: With a new thread, sew the Czech glass copper and gold daisy design round button to two central beads in the fifth row. Cut the thread.
Step eight: Return to the thread from step six. Add approximately 30 beads in a random fashion for the loop. You may adjust the number of beads used to fit your wrist and around the button.
Step nine: Then, bring the needle back down through the second bead on the opposite end of the row (the second to last bead)
Step ten: Weave through all of the beads on the last row for a secure hold. Repeat two to three times for extra strength.
Tools and Supplies Used:
The BeadSmith Smoke Gray Fireline - 50 Yards (6LB Test) (FL06SG50 )
The BeadSmith 10 Short Beading Needles 20-Pack (NEED-09)
Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123)
List of Components:
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Transparent Rainbow Light Amber Hex Cut Seed Beads (DBLH0100 qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Metallic Rainbow Gold/Violet Hex Cut Seed Beads (DBLH0029 qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 8/0 Topaz Twilight 8g Bag (TBRD8-Y873)
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 8/0 Pepper Red Picasso 8g Bag (TBRD8-Y304)
TOHO Bead Round Hybrid 8/0 Sour Apple Green Picasso 8g Bag (TBRD8-Y310)
Czech Glass Copper and Gold Daisy Design Round Button (BTN-250)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
TOHO Bead Hex 8/0 Cranberry Gold Luster (TBHX8-332)
TOHO Bead Hex 8/0 Rusty Orange Gold Luster (TBHX8-329)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Dark Gold (TBRD8-22CF)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Luster Black Diamond/Opaque Yellow-Lined (TBRD8-246)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Dark Copper (TBRD8-222)
Glass Pink and Gold with Daisy Design Round Button (BTN-251)