Iridescent Red Pearl and Rose Gold Double Spiral Stitch Bracelet
designed byCynthia Kimura
Approximate Size6 1/4 Inches
When you're designing a bracelet, think about both the placement of the beads and their color. In this case I made the pearls pop by placing them in the middle and choosing lighter beads around them.
Beautiful blush tones create a sweet display in this double flat spiral stitch bracelet. Cynthia used Artbeads Designer Blends to bead around the Iridescent Red Swarovski crystal pearls at the center of this look. The soft pink tones of the Designer Blends make for a delicate backdrop for the intense hue of the pearls. You can see more ideas for using Artbeads Designer Blends in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
To start, use two Swarovski 5mm round pearls in Crystal Iridescent Red for the beads in the center of the stitch. Then, add four seed beads in any color from the Artbeads Clearly Rose Designer Blend, one bicone or pearl from the Swarovski 3mm Crystal Mix Rose Gold Designer Blend, and four more seed beads (these beads will frame the center beads on either side within the stitch). Watch our video tutorial to continue until your bracelet is the desired length, making sure to alternate using a 3mm crystal or pearl between the seed beads.
Create the second row of the stitch to match the first row. Using the bicones and pearls in the center of the seed beads will help you remember where to connect both rows of the stitch. Again, if you need help with the second row of the stitch, watch our video tutorial.
Weave your needle into the body of the bracelet several times and make sure it is exiting out of a pearl on the end of your bracelet. Add five seed beads to the thread, followed by half of the TierraCast antique copper heirloom 2-loop clasp set and five more seed beads. Adjust the amount of seed beads in the loop to make your bracelet as long as you need it. Bring your thread back down through the pearl, then weave through the bracelet and back through the loop several times to strengthen it. Add a loop to the other row of the stitch on this side of the bracelet in the same manner, going through the other hole of the same clasp finding. Weave your thread through the bracelet to secure the thread in place and trim. Repeat this step for the other end of the bracelet.
List of Components: Swarovski 3mm Crystal Mix Rose Gold Designer Blend (ADB0453, qty 2) Artbeads Clearly Rose Designer Blend, TOHO 11/0 Round Seed Beads (ADB0420, qty 1) TierraCast Antique Copper Heirloom 2-Loop Clasp Set (CA-6073, qty 1) Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Red (5810-CIR5, qty 52)
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