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Ibizan Sunset Bracelet

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Ibizan Sunset Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Czech glass silky beads offer unique stringing holes for fun bead weaving possibilities. Artbeads designer Cheri showcased these beads in her bracelet design, along with Matubo MiniDuo beads and some colorful 11/0 seed beads. Learn how to make the bracelet and see where silky beads take your style!

Step one:
Add a comfortable working length of thread to a beading needle and then add a stopper bead to the thread. Bring your thread through one hole of a Czech glass 6mm turquoise travertine 2-hole silky diamond bead. Then, add two Matubo MiniDuo 2x4mm opaque yellow with bronze Picasso 2-hole seed beads to the thread, stringing through only one hole on each bead. Add another silky bead and make sure that it is facing the same way (with the grooved side up or down) as the other silky bead. Add two more MiniDuo beads to the thread. Repeat this pattern for the length desired. We used 19 silky beads in our bracelet.

Step two:
After adding the last silky bead, add five MiniDuo beads to the thread. Then, go through the hole on the other side of the silky bead. Add two MiniDuo beads to the thread and go through the hole of the next silky bead. Repeat this process to add the MiniDuo beads to the other side of the bracelet.

Step three:
When you reach the other end of the bracelet, add five MiniDuo beads and then knot your thread to the tail. Weave and knot both the working thread and the tail to secure. Trim.

Step four:
Add a new thread to one end of the bracelet, making sure that it exits from the outside hole of the last MiniDuo in the group of five. Add two TOHO 11/0 bead rounds in semi-glazed orange and then go through the outside hole of the next MiniDuo bead in the bracelet. Add a TOHO 11/0 Bead round hybrid in turquoise Picasso so that it sits between the two MiniDuo beads in the pattern. Then, go through the outside hole of the next MiniDuo bead. Continue this bead pattern to the other end of the bracelet. Add turquoise seed beads between the five MiniDuo beads on the end of the bracelet and then repeat the bead pattern of two semi-glazed orange seed beads and one turquoise seed bead down the other side of the bracelet. Add turquoise seed beads between the five MiniDuo beads on this end of the bracelet. Knot to secure.

Step five:
Position your thread so that it is exiting out of the center MiniDuo bead in the group of five on the end of your bracelet. Add two turquoise seed beads to the thread, then loop your thread around the TierraCast 1/2-inch brass oxide pewter Anna's toggle and clasp loop component. Loop around it several times, then add two more turquoise seed beads to the thread. Go back through the hole of the center MiniDuo. Bring your thread through the seed beads and around the clasp again to strengthen your loop component.

Step six:
Weave your thread through the bracelet to reach the other end or start a new thread at the other end of the bracelet, with the needle coming out of the center MiniDuo bead in the group of five at the end of the bracelet. Add four turquoise seed beads to the thread, then loop your thread around the bar component of the clasp. Loop around it several times, then add four more turquoise seed beads to the thread. Go back through the hole of the center MiniDuo and back up through two of the turquoise seed beads. Add a semi-glazed orange seed bead and then bring your needle back down through the two turquoise seed beads on the other side of the bar component. Go back through the MiniDuo bead and up through the first four turquoise seed beads. Add a semi-glazed orange seed bead and bring your needle down through the four turquoise seed beads on the other side of the bar component. Go back through the hole of the center MiniDuo and go back through the seed beads and around the clasp again to strengthen your loop component if needed.
Approximate Size: Size 7
Estimated Time: 2 Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
TOHO One-G Beading Thread Sand Ash 50 Yard Spool (STRNG-0408)
The BeadSmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-04)
EZ Bracelet Mini - Travel Size (TOOL-148)
List of Components:
Czech Glass 6mm Turquoise Travertine 2-Hole Silky Diamond Bead Strand (BEADS-2211, qty 1)
Matubo MiniDuo 2x4mm Opaque Yellow with Bronze Picasso 2-Hole Seed Bead 10g Bag (BEADS-1918, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Semi-Glazed Orange 8g Bag (TBRD11-2611F, qty 1)
Toho Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Turquoise Picasso (TBRD11-Y307, qty 1)
TierraCast 1/2-Inch Brass Oxide Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp 17.5x12.5mm (BRO-6154, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Czech Glass 6mm Light Green Turquoise Travertine 2-Hole Silky Diamond Bead Strand (BEADS-2214)
Czech Glass 6mm Turquoise Travertine Table Cut 2-Hole Silky Diamond Bead Strand (BEADS-2256)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Semi-Glazed Clover AB 8g Bag (TBRD11-2633F)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Semi-Glazed Burnt Orange 8g Bag (TBRD11-2610F)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Czech Glass 6mm Turquoise Travertine 2-Hole Silky Diamond Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-2211
Strand Length Approx. 7 Inch, Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-45-910+
$4.39 $3.88$4.15 $3.67$3.92 $3.47
Qty>
Matubo MiniDuo 2 x 4mm Opaque Yellow with Bronze Picasso 2-Hole Seed Bead 10g Bag
Code: BEADS-1918
Volume Approx. 10 grams 
1-34-78+
$5.15 $4.50$4.87 $4.25$4.61 $4.03
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Semi-Glazed Orange 8g Bag
Code: TBRD11-2611F
Volume Approx. 8 gram 
1-78-1516+
$2.01 $1.72$1.89 $1.62$1.77 $1.52
Qty>
Toho Bead Round Hybrid 11/0 Turquoise Picasso
Code: TBRD11-Y307
Volume 8 grams 
1-56-1112+
$2.43 $2.13$2.29 $2.00$2.16 $1.89
Qty>
TierraCast 1/2-Inch Brass Oxide Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp 17.5 x 12.5mm
Code: BRO-6154
Loop Length 17.5mm, Loop Width 12.5mm, Bar Length 20.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.24 $1.98$2.11 $1.87$1.99 $1.76
Qty>

Alternate Components

Czech Glass 6mm Light Green Turquoise Travertine 2-Hole Silky Diamond Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-2214
Strand Length Approx. 7 Inch, Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-45-910+
$4.39 $3.66$4.15 $3.46$3.92 $3.27
Qty>
Czech Glass 6mm Turquoise Travertine Table Cut 2-Hole Silky Diamond Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-2256
Strand Length Approx. 7 Inch, Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-34-78+
$6.52 $5.53$6.18 $5.25$5.86 $4.97
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Semi-Glazed Clover AB 8g Bag
Code: TBRD11-2633F
Volume Approx. 8 gram 
1-78-1516+
$2.16 $1.81$2.03 $1.70$1.91 $1.60
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Semi-Glazed Burnt Orange 8g Bag
Code: TBRD11-2610F
Volume Approx. 8 gram 
1-78-1516+
$2.01 $1.72$1.89 $1.62$1.77 $1.51
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

TOHO One-G Beading Thread Sand Ash 50 Yard Spool
Code: STRNG-0408
Length 50 yds 
Sale Price: $3.82
Price: $4.38
Qty>
The Beadsmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-04
Length 2 inches, Size 10 
1-56-1112+
$2.72 $2.39$2.57 $2.26$2.42 $2.12
Qty>
EZ Bracelet Mini - Travel Size
Code: TOOL-148
Sale Price: $8.25
Price: $9.29
Qty>



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