Selene Bracelet Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Midnight colors come together beautifully in this daring bracelet design. Cynthia paired an enchanting Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend with Swarovski crystal pearls in perfectly coordinated colors. You can choose your favorite colors to make this look your own. Discover more inspiration for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Step two: Use Swarovski 5mm round pearls in Crystal Iridescent Dark Blue for the beads in the center of the stitch. Use four seed beads from the Artbeads Iris Dark Blue Designer Blend, one Swarovski 3mm round pearl in Crystal Iridescent Dark Blue, and four more seed beads to frame the center beads on either side. Continue until your bracelet is the desired length.
Step three: Create the second row of the stitch to match the first row. Using the 3mm pearls in the center of the seed beads will help you remember where to connect both rows of the stitch.
Step four: Weave your needle into the body of the bracelet several times and make sure it is exiting out of a pearl on the end of your bracelet. Add five seed beads to the thread, followed by half of the TierraCast antique rhodium heirloom 2-loop clasp set and five more seed beads. Adjust the amount of seed beads in the loop to make your bracelet as long as you need it. Bring your thread back down through the pearl, then weave through the bracelet and back through the loop several times to strengthen it. Add a loop to the other row of the stitch on this side of the bracelet in the same manner, going through the other hole of the same clasp finding. Weave your thread through the bracelet to secure the thread in place and trim. Repeat this step for the other end of the bracelet.
Tools & Supplies: KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Black (STRNG-0116) Tulip Bead Embroidery (Sharp) Needle No 10 Short (4 pack) (NEED-19)
List of Components: Artbeads Iris Dark Blue Designer Blend, TOHO 11/0 Round Seed Beads (ADB0456, qty 1) Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Dark Blue (5810-CIDB5, qty 54) Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Dark Blue (5810-CIDB3, qty 78) TierraCast Antique Rhodium Heirloom 2-Loop Clasp Set (RBA-6073, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Dark Blue - Factory Pack (1000pcs) (5810-CIDB3-FP) Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Dark Blue - Factory Pack (500pcs) (5810-CIDB5-FP) Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Light Blue (5810-CILB3) Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Light Blue (5810-CILB5) TierraCast Antique Copper Heirloom 2-Loop Clasp Set (CA-6073) TierraCast Antique Gold Heirloom 2-Loop Clasp Set (GA-6073)