X-BANDS

X-Bands

Use size 11/0 seed beads, any 3mm bead type, any 4mm bead type and pretty much any two-hole bead (Preciosa Candy beads, Honeycomb beads, DiamonDuo beads, Czech 2-hole 6mm cabochons, Silky beads and probably many more that I haven’t even tried yet) to create a single or double band. The variations are endless.

Stitch: Right-angle weave

Beads Used: Size 11 seed beads, 3mm beads, 4mm beads and two-hole beads

Approx Finished Size: About a half-inch to one inch wide to desired length

Pattern Price (Downloadable PDF only): $4.25

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Beads used in the photo above:


Red/Bronze Silky Bead version:
• About 100 Color1 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #457 Bronze
• About 12 Color2 size 11/0 seed beads: Toho #PF564 Galvanized Brick Red
• About 44 size 3mm fire-polished beads: Czech Light Bronze
• About 28 size 4mm fire-polished beads: Czech Siam Ruby Vega
• About 11 Silky beads: Red Valentinite Dots

Green Two-Hole Czech Cabochon version:
• About 110 Color1 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4221 Duracoat Light Pewter Rocailles
• About 13 Color2 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4514 Opaque Turquoise Blue Picasso
• About 48 size 3mm round beads: Mint Luster
• About 30 size 4mm bicone crystal beads: Swarovski Olivine Satin
• About 12 Czech 6mm two-hole cabochon beads: Chalk White Blue Luster

Purple/Turquoise DiamonDuo version:
• About 250 Color1 size 11/0 seed beads: Czech/Miyuki #27000 Crystal Full Labrador (also referred to as Union Beads)
• About 28 Color2 size 11/0 seed beads: Toho #PF569 Galvanized Teal
• About 104 size 3mm fire-polished beads: Opal Medium Lilac (Unfortunately, these have been discontinued. The closest substitution I have found so far is Milky Light Amethyst.)
• About 56 size 4mm fire-polished beads: Alabaster Metallic Teal 
• About 26 DiamonDuo beads: Pastel Bordeaux

Bordeaux/Bronze Candy Bead version:
• About 200 Color1 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #457 Bronze
• About 22 Color2 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #454 Purple Iris
• About 80 size 3mm fire-polished beads: Czech Bronze Illusion
• About 47 size 4mm fire-polished beads: Bronze Luster Pink White Iris
• About 20 Preciosa Candy beads: Pastel Bordeaux

Senegal Purple/Gold Candy Bead version:
• About 200 Color1 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• About 22 Color2 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4220 Duracoat Eggplant Rocailles
• About 80 size 3mm fire-polished beads: Luster-Opaque Gold/Smoky Topaz
• About 47 size 4mm glass pearls: Swarovski Blackberry
• About 20 Preciosa Candy beads: Senegal Purple

Purple/Gold Honeycomb version:
• About 210 Color1 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• About 24 Color2 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #454 Purple Iris
• About 88 size 3mm fire-polished beads: Czech Matte Metallic Flax
• About 50 size 4mm fire-polished beads: Czech Garnet
• About 22 Honeycomb beads: Motley Black Raspberry

 

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