Times Square Instructions Designed by Teri McCamish
CzechMates brick beads can help you create contemporary style! Just look at the bracelet Teri made and you'll see these little treasures are perfect for adding new dimension to designs. Her modern bracelet is the perfect representation of a city alive with urban sophistication.
Step one: Create the center of your bracelet using the ladder stitch. Learn how to create a ladder stitch with the help of this Handy Tip. Instead of using two seed beads for the first row of ladder stitch, use one of the CzechMates glass 3x6mm hematite 2-hole brick beads. For your second row, use two TOHO 8/0 bead hexes in silver-lined ruby. Continue this pattern until your bracelet is the desired length. Make sure the last row of your bracelet is a brick bead.
Step two: Add an alternating pattern of silver-lined ruby hex beads and TOHO 8/0 nickel-plated silver hex beads to the outer edge of your bracelet with a single-bead backstitch. Read this Handy Tip to help get you started and instead of using two seed beads per stitch, use one. Repeat on the other edge of the bracelet.
Step three: Work your thread through the bracelet so that it is coming out of one of the stringing holes of the brick bead at the end of your bracelet. Add two Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat galvanized light pewter Delicas to the thread, followed by a Swarovski 10mm square button in Jet Hematite. Add three more Delicas to the thread and then take your thread through the other stringing hole of the button. Add two more Delicas and work the thread through the other stringing hole of the brick bead. Finish the thread so that it is secure.
Step four: Work your thread through the other end of the bracelet so that it is coming out of one of the stringing holes of the brick bead. String on three Delicas and take your thread through the other stringing hole of the brick bead. Bring your thread up through the hex bead on the end of your outer edge. Add 24 Delicas and take your thread through the hex bead on the other side of the brick bead. Bring your thread under and around the brick bead, so that it is coming back through the hex bead you started with. Bring your needle through four of the Delicas, add five Delicas to the thread and go back down through four Delicas and the hex bead on the other side of the loop. The Delica hole size allows for many passes of thread, which will strengthen your bracelet. Finish the thread so that it is secure.
Approximate Size: 7.5 Inches Estimated Time:Less Than Two Hours Difficulty Level:Beginner
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