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Snow Drop Bracelet

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Snow Drop Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Czech glass Es-O mini beads make beautiful shapes in this stunning bracelet. These unique two-hole beads are perfect for bead weaving, as they nest up beautifully together. This bracelet is a lovely winter design and would even make a nice accent for Valentine's Day. Switch up the colors in this bracelet to express all new style that reflects your personality.

Step one:
Start with a comfortable length of thread, approximately one to two yards. Add six Czech glass Es-O mini 2-hole 4mm beads in pastel dark coral to the thread. Bring your thread back around through the beads to form a loop (As seen in Fig. 1A of this PDF diagram). Once you have gone through all of the beads, pass your thread through to the second stringing hole in the next bead.

Step two:
Add a Czech glass Es-O mini 2-hole 4mm bead in cocoa airy pearl. Bring your thread through the next coral bead, so that the cocoa bead nests between the two coral beads. Repeat so that there is a cocoa bead between each coral bead (Fig. 1B). Pass your thread through to the next stringing hole in the first cocoa bead added.

Step three:
Add two Czech glass Es-O mini 2-hole 4mm beads in cream airy pearl to the thread. Bring your thread through the next cocoa bead, so that the cream beads nest between the two cocoa beads. Repeat so that there are two cream beads between each cocoa bead (Fig. 1C). Pass your thread through to the next stringing hole in the first cream bead added.

Step four:
Add one TOHO 11/0 bead round in galvanized aluminum to the thread, then go through the next cream bead. Add two TOHO seed beads to the thread and go through the next cream bead over. Repeat until you come all the way around and back through the first cream bead. Pass your thread through the first TOHO seed bead added (Fig. 1D).

Step five:
Add three TOHO seed beads to the thread and go through the next seed bead in the previous row. Repeat until you come all the way around and back through the first seed bead (Fig. 1E). Secure and trim your thread. Repeat steps one through five to create another medallion with a coral center. Set aside for now.

Step six:
Use a comfortable length of thread and add six cream beads to the thread. Bring your thread back around through the beads to form a loop (Fig. 2A). Once you have gone through all of the beads, pass your thread through to the second stringing hole in the next bead.

Step seven:
Add two cocoa beads to the thread. Bring your thread through the next cream bead. Repeat until you have two cocoa beads between each cream bead (Fig. 2B). Pass your thread through to the next stringing hole in the first cocoa bead added.

Step eight:
Add a cream bead to the thread. Bring your thread through the next cocoa bead. Add a TOHO seed bead to the thread and go through the next cocoa bead. Repeat until you come all the way around and back through the second stringing hole of the first cream bead added (Fig. 2C).

Step nine:
Add a TOHO seed bead to the thread and go through the next seed bead in the previous row. Add another TOHO seed bead to the thread and go through the next cream bead in the previous row. Repeat until you come all the way around and through the last cream bead in the previous row (Fig. 2D).

Step ten:
Go back through the first seed bead in the previous row. Add two TOHO seed beads, then go through the seed bead, cream bead, and seed bead in the previous row. Repeat until you come all the way around and back through the cream bead you started at (Fig. 2E). Secure, but do not trim your thread on these next medallions. Repeat steps six through ten to make another medallion. Repeat again with a reverse color pattern (using cream beads in place of cocoa and vice versa) to make the center medallion for your bracelet.

Step eleven:
Now we're going to assemble the bracelet. Start with a cream center medallion. Using a comfortable length of thread, weave the thread so that it is exiting out of one of the cream beads on the edge of the medallion. Add a cocoa bead to the thread, then go through the next stringing hole of the cocoa bead. Add a cream bead and another cocoa bead. Go through the next stringing hole of the cocoa bead, then come back through the cream bead on the edge of the medallion (Fig. 3A).

Step twelve:
Bring your thread back through that first cocoa bead added and then through the next stringing hole again. Go back through the first stringing hole of the cream bead added and through the next stringing hole of the same bead (Fig. 3B).

Step thirteen:
You're going to attach this medallion to a medallion with a coral center (Fig. 3C). Bring your thread through two seed beads between cream beads on the coral center medallion. Bring the thread through the second stringing hole of the connecting cream bead, then back through the two seed beads to reinforce. Then, bring your thread through the next seed bead over, above one of the cream beads. Bring your thread back through the first stringing hole of the connecting cream bead.

Step fourteen:
Bring your thread through the seed bead above the cream bead on your coral center medallion, as shown in Fig. 3D. Then, go back through the two seed beads between the cream beads and back down through the seed bead over the other cream bead. Add three seed beads and go through the first stringing hole of the connecting cocoa bead. Bring your thread through the cream bead in your first medallion and the first stringing hole of the other connecting cocoa bead. Add three seed beads to your thread. Weave through a few beads, then secure and trim your thread. Repeat this step to connect the medallions for the other side of your bracelet.

Step fifteen:
You should now have two end pieces and a center medallion for your bracelet, as shown in Fig. 4. Now it's time to connect the end pieces to the center.

Step sixteen:
Repeat steps eleven through fourteen to connect the center medallion to one of the end pieces, referring to Fig. 5 for bead colors and the thread path. Weave your thread into the beads. You can either secure and trim your thread or weave it so that it is exiting out of the other side of the center medallion. Repeat to attach the other end of the bracelet to the center. See Fig. 6 as a reference for how all the pieces should look connected together.

Step seventeen:
Now you can add the clasp to your bracelet. If you want more length for your bracelet, you can either add a longer row of beads to the clasp, or make more medallions. Our bracelet fits a size 6, so adjust accordingly. Using a comfortable length of thread, weave your thread so that it exiting out of the cream bead at one end of your bracelet. Add a cocoa bead to the thread and go through the second stringing hole on the same bead. Add a cream bead, followed by another cocoa bead. Go through the next stringing hole on this cocoa bead and back through the cream bead on the end of your bracelet (Fig. 7A).

Step eighteen:
Go back through both stringing holes of the first cocoa bead you added, and back through the first stringing hole of the cream bead you added. Go through the second stringing hole of the last cocoa bead you added. Add a seed bead and a cocoa bead to the thread. Go through the second stringing hole of the cream bead. Add a cocoa bead and a seed bead (Fig. 7B).

Step nineteen:
Go back through the second hole of the first cocoa bead added and through the first hole of the cream bead. Go through the second hole of the cream bead and back through the first hole of the next cocoa bead, as shown in Fig. 7C. Go through the second stringing hole of this same bead and add a seed bead. Go through the second hole of the next cocoa bead.

Step twenty:
Loop your thread around one half of the TierraCast 5/8-inch antique silver-plated pewter Anna's toggle and clasp set. Then, go through the second holes of both top cocoa beads, as shown in Fig. 7D. Loop your thread around the clasp, then go through the seed bead. Loop around the clasp and go through the seed bead again. Secure and trim your thread. Repeat steps twenty through twenty-three for the other end of the bracelet.
Approximate Size: Size 6
Estimated Time: 4 Hours
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Tools & Supplies:
The BeadSmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-04)
EZ Bracelet Mini - Travel Size (TOOL-148)
List of Components:
Czech Glass Es-O Mini 2-Hole Bead 4mm Cocoa Airy Pearl (8 gram pack) (BEADS-3077, qty 1)
Czech Glass Es-O Mini 2-Hole Bead 4mm Cream Airy Pearl (8 gram pack) (BEADS-3078, qty 1)
Czech Glass Es-O Mini 2-Hole Bead 4mm Pastel Dark Coral (8 gram pack) (BEADS-3067, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Galvanized Aluminum 8g Bag (TBRD11-PF558, qty 1)
TierraCast 5/8-Inch Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp 21x15.5mm (SA-6157, qty 1)
TOHO One-G Beading Thread Beige 50 Yard Spool (STRNG-0404, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
TierraCast 3/4-Inch Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp 26x19mm (SA-6160)
Czech Glass Es-O Mini 2-Hole Bead 4mm Pastel Burgundy (8 gram pack) (BEADS-3069)
Czech Glass Es-O Mini 2-Hole Bead 4mm Pastel Petrol (8 gram pack) (BEADS-3071)
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Galvanized Silver 8g Bag (MR-1051)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Czech Glass Es-O Mini 2-Hole Bead 4mm Cocoa Airy Pearl (8 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-3077
Volume Approx 8 grams 
Price: $3.99
Qty>
Czech Glass Es-O Mini 2-Hole Bead 4mm Cream Airy Pearl (8 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-3078
Volume Approx 8 grams 
Price: $3.99
Qty>
Czech Glass Es-O Mini 2-Hole Bead 4mm Pastel Dark Coral (8 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-3067
Volume Approx 8 grams 
Price: $3.99
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Galvanized Aluminum 8g Bag
Code: TBRD11-PF558
Volume Approx. 8 gram 
1-78-1516+
$2.31$2.18$2.05
Qty>
TierraCast 5/8-Inch Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp 21 x 15.5mm
Code: SA-6157
Loop Length 21mm, Loop Width 15.5mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.49$2.35$2.22
Qty>
TOHO One-G Beading Thread Beige 50 Yard Spool
Code: STRNG-0404
Length 50 yds 
Price: $4.38
Qty>

Alternate Components

TierraCast 3/4-Inch Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp 26 x 19mm
Code: SA-6160
Loop Length 26mm, Loop Width 19mm, Hole Size 3.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.78$2.62$2.47
Qty>
Czech Glass Es-O Mini 2-Hole Bead 4mm Pastel Burgundy (8 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-3069
Volume Approx 8 grams 
Price: $3.99
Qty>
Czech Glass Es-O Mini 2-Hole Bead 4mm Pastel Petrol (8 gram pack)
Code: BEADS-3071
Volume Approx 8 grams 
Price: $3.99
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Galvanized Silver 8g Bag
Code: MR-1051
Volume Approx. 8 grams 
1-78-1516+
$1.84$1.73$1.62
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The Beadsmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-04
Length 2 inches, Size 10 
1-56-1112+
$2.72$2.57$2.42
Qty>
EZ Bracelet Mini - Travel Size
Code: TOOL-148
Price: $9.29
Qty>



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