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Emerald City Bracelet

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Emerald City Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Swarovski's stairway beads are full of urban beauty. Pair those beads with a sparkling green color that the Pacific Northwest is familiar with and you have the perfect representation of Seattle — our very own Emerald City. Tall skyscrapers stand with lush evergreens, while droplets of rain add sparkle to every part of the city. These elements are all perfectly represented by the rectangular facets and rich green shine of the stairway beads and the glistening sparkle of the Crystal rounds and bicones. Learn how to make this bracelet and carry a piece of the Emerald City with you always.

Step one:
Lay out your beads in the pattern shown in this PDF before you start stringing them. The Swarovski 10mm Dark Moss Green 2-hole stairway beads have a different facet pattern on each side. Make sure the facet patterns are facing the way you want.

Step two:
Cut a two-yard length of thread and thread on a needle. String two Swarovski 3mm Crystal Faceted Rounds onto the thread, followed by a Swarovski 10mm Crystal faceted round. Add another 3mm Crystal faceted round and bring the thread back through the 10mm round and the two 3mm rounds after it. Make sure you leave a long tail in your thread and add a bead stopper to the tail. String on a Swarovski 5mm Crystal faceted round, followed by a 3mm Crystal faceted round. Next, you will string on 13 stairway beads and 12 Swarovski 3mm XILION Dark Moss Green bicones in an alternating pattern. Refer to the above PDF to see the alternating pattern and to know which stringing hole of the stairway beads to use.

Step three:
Add a 3mm Crystal faceted round to your thread. String on a 5mm Crystal faceted round, followed by 13 3mm Crystal faceted rounds. Bring your thread back through the 5mm Crystal faceted round and add another 3mm Crystal faceted round.

Step four:
Add two 5mm Crystal faceted rounds to your thread, followed by a Swarovski 3mm XILION Crystal bicone. Then, take your thread through the open stringing hole of the stairway bead that matches up with the pattern in the PDF. Add another 3mm Crystal bicone and two 5mm Crystal faceted rounds, followed by another 3mm Crystal bicone. Bring your thread through the next stairway bead. Continue this pattern until you reach the 5mm Crystal faceted round at the other end of your bracelet.

Step five:
Now you are going to go back through the entire bracelet with your thread and create knots in certain places for extra reinforcement. Refer to the PDF to see where we knotted our thread. When you get back around the bracelet and to the beginning, weave the two tails into the beads until they meet, then tie them together. Weave the excess tails into the beads and trim.

Step six:
Repeat step two for the next half of the bracelet. For half of the pattern, you will use stairway beads that are already part of the bracelet. Refer to the PDF to see where to add new stairway beads. Repeat steps three through five to finish the bracelet.
Approximate Size:6 3/4 Inches
Estimated Time:Two Hours
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
The BeadSmith Crystal Fireline - 50 Yards (8LB Test) (STRNG-0066)
The BeadSmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-04)
The BeadSmith 4-Pack Long English Beading Needle Assortment (NEED-08)
Bead Stopper Mini 4-Pack - Red Tips (BEADSTPR-11)
Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5625 10mm 2-hole Stairway Bead Dark Moss Green (5625-DMG10, qty 19)
Swarovski 5000 5mm Faceted Round Crystal (5000-crys5, qty 32)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Crystal (5000-crys3, qty 40)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Dark Moss Green (5328-DMG3, qty 24)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal (5328-crys3, qty 24)
Swarovski 5000 10mm Faceted Round Crystal (5000-crys10, qty 2)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5625 10mm 2-hole Stairway Bead Crystal (5625-CRY10, qty )
Swarovski 5625 10mm 2-hole Stairway Bead Jet (5625-jet10)
Swarovski 5625 10mm 2-hole Stairway Bead Black Diamond (5625-BKD10)
Swarovski 5000 5mm Faceted Round Crystal AB (5000-CRYSAB5)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Crystal AB (5000-CRYSAB3)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal AB (5328-CRYSAB3)
Swarovski 5000 10mm Faceted Round Crystal AB (5000-CRYSAB10)
Swarovski 5000 10mm Faceted Round Dark Moss Green (5000-DMG10)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5625 10mm 2-hole Stairway Bead Dark Moss Green
Code: 5625-DMG10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.86$1.71$1.58
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 5mm Faceted Round Crystal
Code: 5000-CRYS5
Diameter 5mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.28$0.25$0.23
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Crystal
Code: 5000-CRYS3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.21$0.19$0.17
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Dark Moss Green
Code: 5328-DMG3
Diameter 3mm, Length 2.5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal
Code: 5328-CRYS3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 10mm Faceted Round Crystal
Code: 5000-CRYS10
Diameter 10mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.75$0.69$0.63
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5625 10mm 2-hole Stairway Bead Crystal
Code: 5625-CRY10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.58$1.46$1.34
Qty>
Swarovski 5625 10mm 2-hole Stairway Bead Jet
Code: 5625-JET10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.86$1.71$1.58
Qty>
Swarovski 5625 10mm 2-hole Stairway Bead Black Diamond
Code: 5625-BKD10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.86$1.71$1.58
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 5mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB5
Diameter 5mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.40$0.36$0.33
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.30$0.28$0.25
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Crystal AB
Code: 5328-CRYSAB3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 10mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB10
Diameter 10mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.08$0.99$0.91
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 10mm Faceted Round Dark Moss Green
Code: 5000-DMG10
Diameter 10mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.04$0.96$0.88
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The BeadSmith Crystal Fireline - 50 Yards (8LB Test)
Code: STRNG-0066
Length Approx. 50 yards, Wire Gauge .23mm/31 gauge 
Price: $9.29
Qty>
The BeadSmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-04
Length 2 inches, Size 10 
1-56-1112+
$2.41$2.23$2.06
Qty>
The BeadSmith 4-Pack Long English Beading Needle Assortment
Code: NEED-08
Assorted Sizes 
1-56-1112+
$2.41$2.24$2.07
Qty>
Bead Stopper Mini 4-Pack - Red Tips
Code: BEADSTPR-11
1-34-78+
$6.66$6.19$5.76
Qty>
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Price: $5.14
Qty>



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