Peyote Stitch Carrier Bead Advent Calendar Bracelet with TOHO Aiko Seed Beads
designed byBecky Dahl
Approximate Size6 1/4 Inches
I love Christmas and the excitement of Christmas Advent Calendars. This bracelet turns the Twelve Days of Christmas carol into a wearable advent calendar!
Count down the days to Christmas with this adorable bracelet Becky created peyote stitch scenes for each of the Twelve Days of Christmas using TOHO Aiko precision cylinder seed beads and stitched them around Czech glass carrier beads. The peyote stitch bands can move around each Carrier bead, so you can display the numbers and turn them to display each scene as it gets closer to Christmas.
Make an even-count peyote stitch with TOHO Aiko 11/0 precision cylinder seed beads following the color pattern for the 1st day of Christmas in our PDF Diagram. Continue the pattern as shown in the diagram and then stitch or zip the ends together around a Czech glass 9x17mm carrier 2-hole bead in pale gold. Repeat this step, following the color pattern for each day of Christmas.
Cut two lengths of jewelry wire each approximately twelve inches long. Slide a gold-plated 2x2mm crimp tube onto the end of each wire. Then, add one wire to the first loop of the gold-plated 14x10mm 2-ring magnetic tube clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Bring the other wire through the second loop of the clasp, then go back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Hide each crimp with a 3mm gold-plated crimp cover.
Add a Tierracast gold 3mm faceted heishi spacer and a TierraCast 8mm gold-plated pewter plain heishi spacer to each strand, followed by your 1st Day of Christmas bead and then a plain heish spacer for each strand again. Repeat until you've added all of your Christmas days, and then add a faceted spacer to each strand.
Slide a crimp tube onto each end of wire. Bring one wire through the corresponding loop on the other half of the clasp. Go back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Bring the next wire through the other loop on the other half of the clasp, go back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Hide each crimp tube with a crimp cover.
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