Get FREE Shipping*, FREE Returns* and FREE Stuff. (Click for Details)

Amber Moss Soutache Bracelet

Print this Learning Center Idea


Amber Moss Soutache Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Get lost in the sparkle of this fabulous soutache design. Earthy ribbon and soutache choices combine with metallic and coppery accents to form an amazing color palette centered around the fractals of magnificent light that shine from each facet of the fancy pear stone and rivolis at the center of this bracelet. Once you finish creating this treasure of a design and tie it around your wrist, you'll feel like you've just stepped into an enchanted forest.

Step one
Step two
Step three
Please see our Soutache and Cabochons Handy Tip for help with starting your design. Then, come back here for specific instructions. You will be creating three rows of The BeadSmith soutache ornamental rayon braid in celery green, The BeadSmith soutache ornamental rayon braid in antique gold and The BeadSmith soutache ornamental rayon braid in ivy around a Swarovski 30x20mm fancy pear in Crystal Luminous Green. Now we will be adding beads around the soutache design. Check out our Soutache Basics Part 1 and Soutache Basics Part 2 Handy Tips for more help with this. Add one 6mm druk bead in rose and topaz luster to either side of the tapered end of the fancy pear and stitch your rows of soutache around them. Stitch the ends of the soutache rows to the back to finish this section.
Step four
Step five
Step six
Frame the fancy pear on each side with rows of Swarovski 4mm faceted rounds in Crystal Copper and soutache. Your first row of soutache will be the ivy color, followed by antique gold for the second row and celery green for the outer row. Glue a Swarovski 14mm rivoli in Crystal Luminous Green to a backing and surround it with soutache, just as you did in Step one. Your first row of soutache will be the ivy color and the second row will be the celery green color. Add a TOHO 11/0 bead round in nickel-plated bronze plum iris where the soutache braids meet once you come all the way around the rivoli. Add a row of 4mm fire-polished beads in opaque red-bronze and hematite around the rivoli, as seen here. It is easier if you secure the first bead in the row for the side you are working on in one place through just the celery green row of soutache. Once the beads are secured to the celery green row, add the ivy row of soutache.
Step seven
Step eight
Step nine
Join the outer rows of soutache together with a Swarovski 3mm XILION bicone in Crystal Rose Gold 2x in the middle. Add two Swarovski 4mm round pearls in Copper to the soutache design and then stitch the ends of the soutache rows to the back to finish the rivoli section. Repeat steps five through eight to create a second section. Sew one of the rivoli sections to one side of the focal piece, weaving up and down between the layers of the soutache.
Step ten
Step eleven
Step twelve
Sew the other rivoli section onto the other side. Add a Swarovski 5mm round pearl in Copper to the bottom of the focal piece in between the druks and a 4mm Copper pearl to the top of the focal piece. Cut two pieces of the 3 foot hand dyed silk sunflower blend ribbon approximately 10 inches each. Make sure to use the finished ends of the ribbon for the ties. Stitch the cut ends of the ribbon to the back of one of the rivoli sections of soutache.
Step thirteen
Step fourteen
Step fifteen
Cut two small pieces of soutache and use them to make a loop around the ribbon. Sew them onto the back as you did with the ribbon. Repeat steps twelve through thirteen for the other side of the bracelet. Cut a piece of beading foundation or suede to fit the back of the design. You may need to add some stuffing or an additional layer of foundation to smooth out the highs and lows created by all the ends and stitching on the back. Use small, even stitches to attach the backing to the design. If necessary, stitch from front to back along the seams where the rivoli sections meet the focal piece. This will act as a hinge and add support to the overall design. Use the ribbons to tie your finished bracelet around the wrist.
Approximate Size: 7 Inches
Estimated Time:12-15 Hours
Difficulty Level:Intermediate

Tools & Supplies:
Nymo Size B Mix Tube - 10 Bobbins (NYM-MX-TB3)
Beadalon Stainless Steel Rigid Beading Needles Size 12 (12 Pack) (SUP-0060)
GS Hypo Fabric Cement (GS-HYPO-F)
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive (GEMTAC)
The BeadSmith 4.25x5.5-Inch Black Bead Backing (EMB-0016)
List of Components:
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Celery Green (EMB-0037, qty 1)
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Ivy (EMB-0038, qty 1)
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Antique Gold (EMB-0040, qty 1)
Swarovski 4327 30x20mm Fancy Pear Crystal Luminous Green (4327-CLU30, qty 1)
Druk Bead 6mm Rose and Topaz Luster (50pc Pack) (DRUKS-LS-RTO6, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal Copper (5000-COP4, qty 18)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Copper (5810-COP5, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Copper (5810-COP4, qty 5)
Swarovski 1122 14mm Rivoli Crystal Luminous Green (1122-CLU14, qty 2)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Nickel-Plated Bronze Plum Iris (TBRD11-513, qty 1)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Opaque Red - Bronze and Hematite (100pc Pack) (FPS-BRHE-ORE4, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal Rose Gold 2x (5328-CRG2X3, qty 2)
3 Foot Hand-Dyed Silk Sunflower Blend (RBSILK-SUN, qty 2)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Silver Gray (EMB-0046)
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Silver Gray with Black Stripes (EMB-0048)
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Black (EMB-0047)
Swarovski 4127 30mm Fancy Oval Jet (4127-JET30)
Swarovski 1122 14mm Rivoli Jet Hematite (1122-HEM14)
Druk Bead 6mm Hematite (50pc Pack) (DRUKS-HEM6)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Jet Hematite (5000-HEM4)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Mystic Black (5810-MBLACK5)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Mystic Black (5810-MBLACK4)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Black (TBRD11-610)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Silver (100pc Pack) (FPS-SIL4)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal Silver Shade (5328-CSS3)
3 Foot Hand-Dyed Silk Ash Grey w/ Metallic Silver Edges (RBSILK-AGR-SVR)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Celery Green
Code: EMB-0037
Length Approx. 3 yds 
1-56-1112+
$2.63$2.43$2.25
Qty>
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Ivy
Code: EMB-0038
Length Approx. 3 yds 
1-56-1112+
$2.63$2.43$2.25
Qty>
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Antique Gold
Code: EMB-0040
Length Approx. 3 yds 
1-56-1112+
$2.63$2.43$2.25
Qty>
Swarovski 4327 30x20mm Fancy Pear Crystal Luminous Green
Code: 4327-CLU30
Length 30mm, Width 20mm, Total Height 7.5mm 
1-23-56+
$9.19$8.57$7.99
Qty>
Druk Bead 6mm Rose and Topaz Luster (50pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-LS-RTO6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.45$2.26$2.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal Copper
Code: 5000-COP4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.34$0.31$0.28
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Crystal Pearl Copper
Code: 5810-COP5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Copper
Code: 5810-COP4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 1122 14mm Rivoli Crystal Luminous Green
Code: 1122-CLU14
Diameter 14mm, Total Height 7mm, Top Height 3.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.29$1.19$1.10
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Nickel-Plated Bronze Plum Iris
Code: TBRD11-513
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-45-910+
$3.79$3.51$3.25
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Opaque Red - Bronze and Hematite (100pc Pack)
Code: FPS-BRHE-ORE4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.59$3.24$2.94
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal Rose Gold 2x
Code: 5328-CRG2X3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.17$0.16$0.14
Qty>
3 Foot Hand-Dyed Silk Sunflower Blend
Code: RBSILK-SUN
Length 36 inches 
1-23-56+
$8.79$8.19$7.63
Qty>

Alternate Components

The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Silver Gray
Code: EMB-0046
Length Approx. 3 yds 
1-56-1112+
$2.63$2.43$2.25
Qty>
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Silver Gray with Black Stripes
Code: EMB-0048
Length Approx. 3 yds 
1-56-1112+
$2.63$2.43$2.25
Qty>
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Black
Code: EMB-0047
Length Approx. 3 yds 
1-56-1112+
$2.63$2.43$2.25
Qty>
Swarovski 4127 30mm Fancy Oval Jet
Code: 4127-JET30
Length 29.5mm, Width 21mm, Total Height 7.8mm 
1-23-56+
$9.27$8.64$8.06
Qty>
Swarovski 1122 14mm Rivoli Jet Hematite
Code: 1122-HEM14
Length 14mm, Width 14mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.20$1.11$1.02
Qty>
Druk Bead 6mm Hematite (50pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-HEM6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.81$1.67$1.54
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Jet Hematite
Code: 5000-HEM4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.35$0.32$0.29
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Crystal Pearl Mystic Black
Code: 5810-MBLACK5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Mystic Black
Code: 5810-MBLACK4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Opaque Black
Code: TBRD11-610
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.19$1.09$1.00
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nymo Size B Mix Tube - 10 Bobbins
Code: NYM-MX-TB3
Size B 
Price: $12.99
Qty>
Beadalon Stainless Steel Rigid Beading Needles Size 12 (12 Pack)
Code: SUP-0060
1-45-910+
$4.18$3.88$3.60
Qty>
GS Hypo Fabric Cement
Code: GS-HYPO-F
1/3 fl oz 
1-34-78+
$5.68$5.28$4.91
Qty>
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 3.7 fl oz.
Code: GEMTAC
3.7 fl oz 
1-23-56+
$14.35$13.37$12.46
Qty>
The BeadSmith 4.25x5.5-Inch Black Bead Backing
Code: EMB-0016
Length 5.5 Inch, Width 4.25 Inch 
1-78-1516+
$2.04$1.89$1.75
Qty>



Secure Shopping     PayPal Acceptance Mark   Artbeads.com, Beads, Gig Harbor, WA      
Beads & Jewelry Supplies : Artbeads.com, Swarovski Beads, Glass Beads, Swarovski Crystals, Jewelry Supplies, Charms, Alphabet Beads, Seed Beads, Findings
Live chat by BoldChat