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Sparrowhawk Bracelet

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Sparrowhawk Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

CzechMates beads are fun to work with and can make fabulous designs! Cynthia combined two-hole tiles, daggers and triangles in this unforgettable bracelet. The daggers create a unique fringe while the triangles add depth and dimension. You can learn more about CzechMates and discover design inspiration in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

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Add two yards, or a comfortable working length of thread, to a needle. Bring the thread through the first stringing hole of a CzechMates glass 6mm dark bronze two-hole tile bead, then back up through the second stringing hole. Go through the first stringing hole of a CzechMates 6mm opaque green ultra luster two-hole triangle bead, then add a Miyuki 11/0 round seed bead in opaque metallic bronze. Go through the first stringing hole of a CzechMates glass 6mm opaque turquoise with Picasso two-hole dagger bead and add another seed bead. Go through the second stringing hole of the triangle bead, then add another tile bead to the thread. Go back up through the second stringing hole of the tile bead. Add a triangle, seed bead, a dagger and another seed bead in the same manner. Go back through the triangle, add another tile bead and repeat this process until you have created a row of 23 tile beads and 22 dagger and triangle beads. Our bracelet is about seven inches long. If you need it longer, add more to this row.After adding your last tile bead, your thread should be coming out of the bottom of the first stringing hole of the tile bead. Add a triangle bead, followed by a seed bead, a dagger and another seed bead. Go through the second stringing hole of the triangle bead, then bring your thread through the second stringing hole of the next tile bead in the row. Go down through the next stringing hole in the same tile bead and repeat this process for this side of the bracelet.When you reach the other end of the bracelet and your thread is coming out of the first stringing hole of the last tile bead, make sure to go through the first stringing hole and the seed bead on the other side of the bracelet, as the picture shows.
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Step five
Step six
Add two seed beads to the thread and then go through the second stringing hole in the dagger bead.Add two seed beads to the thread, then go down through the seed bead and the second stringing hole of the triangle bead. Go down through the corresponding stringing hole of the tile bead. Come back up through the next stringing hole in the same tile bead and through the next triangle bead and seed bead. Repeat steps four and five until you reach the end of the row.When you reach the end of the row, bring your needle through the first stringing hole of the last tile bead, and through the triangle bead and the seed bead on the other edge of the bracelet. Repeat steps four and five on this edge of the bracelet.
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Step nine
When you reach this end, after adding your last two seed beads, go down through the seed bead , the triangle and the corresponding stringing hole of the last tile bead. Make a knot with the tail and weave threads throughout several beads before trimming.Now we will add the crystal beads between the daggers. Add two yards of thread to a needle. Start by weaving your thread through the tile beads and then up through the last triangle bead on one edge and the last seed beads on the row.Go through the top stringing hole of the dagger. Then, add a Swarovski 3mm faceted round in Crystal AB. Go through the top stringing hole of the next dagger. Add a faceted round and then repeat until the end of the row.
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Step twelve
When you reach the end of the row, go down through the last three seed beads, the triangle, the tile bead, and the next triangle so that you are on the other edge of the bracelet. Repeat step nine for this edge of the bracelet.When you reach the end of this row, go down through the last seed beads in the row, the triangle bead and the corresponding hole of the last tile bead. Bring your thread through the next stringing hole in this same bead. Add 10 seed beads to the thread and the bar component of the TierraCast antique gold-plated spiral toggle clasp set.Add 10 more seed beads and go back through the last stringing hole of the tile bead. Reinforce this loop by going through the seed beads, the bar component and tile bead two more times. Weave the thread through several beads before trimming. Or, if you have enough thread, weave your thread to the other end of the bracelet to add the loop component.
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Step fourteen
Whether you are adding new thread or have enough thread to continue with, weave your thread as shown on the picture, going through the tile beads. This will also reinforce the core of the bracelet.When you reach the end of the bracelet and are exiting out of the last stringing hole of the last tile bead, add six seed beads to the thread, followed by the bar component of the clasp and six more seed beads. Go back through the tile bead and reinforce the loop as you did in step twelve. Weave the thread through several beads and trim.
Approximate Size: 7 Inches
Estimated Time: 3 Hours
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
The BeadSmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-04)
The BeadSmith Ultra Thread Zap Thread Burner (TOOL-0211)
The BeadSmith Smoke Gray Fireline - 50 Yards (6LB Test) (FL06SG50)
List of Components:
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Opaque Metallic Bronze 22g Vial (MR11-0457, qty 1)
CzechMates Glass 6mm Opaque Turquoise with Picasso Two-Hole Dagger Bead (50pc Pack) (BEADS-0129, qty 1)
CzechMates Glass 6mm Opaque Green Ultra Luster Two-Hole Triangle Bead Pack (50pc Pack) (BEADS-0176, qty 1)
CzechMates Glass 6mm Dark Bronze Two-Hole Tile Bead (BEAD-3425, qty 23)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Crystal AB (5000-CRYSAB3, qty 42)
Tierracast Antique Gold-Plated Spiral Toggle Clasp (GA-6142, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Gold 22g Vial (MR11-4202)
CzechMates Glass 6mm Turquoise Two-Hole Dagger Bead (50pc Pack) (BEADS-0122)
CzechMates Glass 6mm Metallic Gold Suede Two-Hole Triangle Bead Pack (50pc Pack) (BEADS-0173)
6mm Czech Glass Bronze Two-Hole Flat Square Bead (BEAD-1028)
Swarovski 5000 Faceted Round 3mm Crystal Metallic Sunshine (5000-CMU3)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Opaque Metallic Bronze 22g Vial
Code: MR11-0457
Volume Approx. 22 gram 
Sale Price: $6.22
Price: $6.92
Qty>
CzechMates Glass 5-6mm Opaque Turquoise with Picasso Two-Hole Dagger Bead (50pc Pack)
Code: BEADS-0129
1-34-78+
$6.52 $5.02$6.18 $4.75$5.86 $4.51
Qty>
CzechMates Glass 6mm Opaque Green Ultra Luster Two-Hole Triangle Bead Pack (50pc Pack)
Code: BEADS-0176
Volume 50pc Pack 
1-56-1112+
$2.68 $2.11$2.53 $1.99$2.38 $1.88
Qty>
CzechMates Glass 6mm Dark Bronze Two-Hole Tile Bead
Code: BEAD-3425
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size .81mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20 $0.17$0.18 $0.16$0.17 $0.15
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.32 $0.28$0.30 $0.27$0.27 $0.24
Qty>
Tierracast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter-Plated Spiral Toggle Clasp
Code: GA-6142
Loop 20 x 16mm, Bar 24.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.83 $2.43$2.67 $2.29$2.52 $2.16
Qty>

Alternate Components

Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Gold 22g Vial
Code: MR11-4202
Volume Approx. 22 gram 
Sale Price: $5.48
Price: $6.31
Qty>
CzechMates Glass 5-6mm Turquoise Two-Hole Dagger Bead (50pc Pack)
Code: BEADS-0122
1-34-78+
$5.51 $4.18$5.22 $3.96$4.95 $3.76
Qty>
CzechMates Glass 6mm Metallic Gold Suede Two-Hole Triangle Bead Pack (50pc Pack)
Code: BEADS-0173
Volume 50pc Pack, Hole Size .81mm/20 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.68 $2.03$2.53 $1.92$2.38 $1.80
Qty>
CzechMates Glass 6mm Bronze Two-Hole Tile Bead
Code: BEAD-1028
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.20 $0.18$0.18 $0.16$0.17 $0.15
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 Faceted Round 3mm Crystal Metallic Sunshine
Code: 5000-CMU3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .644/22 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.32 $0.28$0.30 $0.27$0.27 $0.24
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 $2.28$2.57 $2.15$2.42 $2.03
Qty>
The Beadsmith Ultra Thread Zap Thread Burner
Code: TOOL-0211
Sale Price: $11.69
Price: $12.99
Qty>
The Beadsmith Smoke Gray FireLine - 50 Yards (6LB Test)
Code: FL06SG50
Diameter .008 inches, 50 yards 
Sale Price: $8.36
Price: $9.29
Qty>



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