Terracotta Dawn Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
Warm colors of baked earth create a breathtaking display in this bracelet. SuperDuos are stitched together in a unique pattern that will add mesmerizing accents to your style. The red clay and dark copper colors are perfect for fall attire, a summer evening out or any other occasion!
Step one: Thread approximately two yards of beading thread onto a needle. Add two SuperDuo 2x5mm 2-hole matte Apollo umber seed beads to the thread, through their bottom stringing holes. Then add a TOHO 8/0 bead round in dark copper, followed by two more SuperDuos, another TOHO and two more Superduos.
Step two: Follow the thread path laid out in this PDF diagram to continue weaving your bracelet. Make the bracelet the desired length, making sure to account for the button and loop closure you will create. Our woven section, without the button closure, is approximately 6 1/2 inches long. Make sure to end your bracelet with a row of two TOHOs, just as you started it.
Step three: Weave your thread so that it is exiting out of one the TOHOs in the last row. Add two TOHOs to the thread, then string your thread through one hole of the TierraCast antique copper-plated pewter round leaf button. Add three TOHOs to the thread and then go down through the next hole in the button. Then, add two more TOHOs. Bring your needle down through the second TOHO in the last row of the bracelet. Loop your thread through the beads of the button closure a couple of times to strengthen it. Then secure and trim your thread.
Step four: On the other end of the bracelet, start a new thread, exiting out of the SuperDuo closest to the center in the last row. Add 22 TOHOs to the thread, and then go back through the first two TOHOs you added and through the other side of the SuperDuo. Make sure the loop fits around the button nicely. Then, pass through the loop several times to strengthen it. Secure and trim your thread.
Tools & Supplies: KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Gold (STRNG-01081) The BeadSmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-05)
List of Components: SuperDuo 2x5mm 2-Hole Matte Apollo Umber Seed Bead 8g Bag (BP-0202, qty 2) TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Dark Copper (TBRD8-222, qty 1) TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Round Leaf Button (CA-6559, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: SuperDuo 2x5mm 2-Hole Matte Apollo Turquoise Seed Bead 8g Bag (BP-0229) SuperDuo 2x5mm 2-Hole Matte Apollo Gold Seed Bead 8g Bag (BP-0240) Superduo 2-Hole Opaque Rose Gold Topaz Luster Seed Bead 8g Bag (BP-0164) Superduo 2-Hole Apollo Gold Seed Bead 8g Bag (BP-0139) TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Bronze (TBRD8-221) TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Rusty Orange Gold Luster (TBRD8-329)