Matubo MiniDuos lend themselves well to diamond shapes like the centerpiece of this bracelet.
MiniDuo beads create a beautiful diamond pattern in this exceptional bracelet idea The tapered shapes are perfect for creating a larger diamond focal at the center of the bracelet. Learn how to make this bracelet and start adding MiniDuo beads to your jewelry designs
Start with a comfortable length of thread, approximately one to two yards. Add a bead stopper to one end, leaving a tail long enough to do the loop closure later.
Stringing through just one hole of the MiniDuos, add one MiniDuo 2x4mm light green metallic suede 2-hole seed bead, one Miyuki 11/0 round Duracoat galvanized eggplant seed bead, one MiniDuo 2x4mm prairie green luster 2-hole seed bead, one 11/0 seed bead, one prairie green MiniDuo, one 11/0 seed bead and one metallic suede MiniDuo to the thread.
Go through the second stringing hole of the last metallic suede MiniDuo to start the second row of the bracelet. Add a prairie green MiniDuo to the thread and then go through the second stringing hole of the existing prairie green MiniDuo. Add another prairie green MiniDuo and then go through second stringing hole of the existing prairie green MiniDuo. Add another prairie green MiniDuo and go through the second stringing hole of the existing metallic suede MiniDuo to end the row.
Add an 11/0 seed bead and one stringing hole of a metallic suede MiniDuo to the thread, then go through the existing prairie green MiniDuo to continue the next row. Add one prairie green MiniDuo and go through the existing prairie green MiniDuo. Add one prairie green MiniDuo and go through the existing MiniDuo. Add one metallic suede MiniDuo and one 11/0 seed bead to the thread. This time we are going to circle backwards. Go through the second hole of the previous metallic suede MiniDuo and the first hole of adjacent prairie green MiniDuo. Then bring your thread up between the beads, go though the top hole of the same prairie green MiniDuo and then out of the bottom hole of the last metallic suede MiniDuo that was added. Then, thread the needle through the second hole of this bead to get ready for next row. Note that you will circle around like this every time you come to this outside edge of the straight sections of the design. This should be the edge that does not have the stopper bead.
Continue making your bracelet following the color pattern in the PDF diagram. When you get to the larger center diamond section, follow the diagram for the thread path to increase and then decrease the beads. The beads are numbered to show you which beads to add next and where.
Create a mirror image of bead pattern on the other side of the center diamond.
To add the button, make sure your thread is coming out of the center seed bead on the end of the bracelet. Add two 11/0 seed beads to the thread, followed by the Swarovski 12x6mm double spike in Crystal Paradise Shine and another 11/0 seed bead. Go back down through the spike bead. Add two more seed beads and weave your thread back into the bracelet. Secure and trim your thread.
Remove the stopper bead from the tail of your thread and use the tail to add the loop closure. Make sure the thread is coming out of the center seed bead on the end. Add an 11/0 seed bead, and then go through one hole of a metallic suede MiniDuo. Then, add 18 11/0 seed beads and go through the second hole of the MiniDuo. Add one 11/0 seed bead to the thread and weave your thread back into the bracelet. Secure and trim your thread.
List of Components: MiniDuo 2x4mm Prairie Green Luster 2-Hole Seed Bead 10g Bag (BEADS-1897, qty 1) MiniDuo 2x4mm Purple Velvet Pearl Coat 2-Hole Seed Bead 10g Bag (BEADS-1902, qty 1) MiniDuo 2x4mm Light Green Metallic Suede 2-Hole Seed Bead 10g Bag (BEADS-1909, qty 1) Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Eggplant 22g Vial (MR11-4220, qty 1) Swarovski 5747 12x6mm Double Spike Crystal Paradise Shine (5747-CPS12, qty 1)
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