BERRY BAND

(copyright 2015 Deborah Roberti)

Berry Band, free pattern at AroundTheBeadingTable.com

 

MATERIALS
(for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp)
• 6 yards of 6 lb. FireLine
• About 350 size 8/0 seed beads (I used Miyuki Rocaille Duracoat 8RR4204 Champagne)
• About 56 SuperDuo beads (I used Pastel Bordeaux)
• About 56 Czechmates tile beads (I used Pearl Coat Purple Velvet)
16mm 2-strand tube bar clasp

Step 1: Thread your needle with 6 yards of FireLine (or more realistically, start with a length that you feel comfortable with and add more later).

Leaving about a 12-inch tail for attaching the clasp, go through the bottom hole of a Czechmates bead, string two seed beads, go through the bottom hole of a SuperDuo bead, string two seed beads and go through the bottom hole of another Czechmates bead:

String three seed beads, go around and through the top hole of the Czechmates bead that you just exited (highlighted in RED):

String a seed bead and a SuperDuo bead. Go through the top hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED. String a SuperDuo bead and a seed bead. Go across through the top hole of the Czechmates bead highlighted in RED:

String three seed beads. Grab your tail thread and tie a tight double knot:

Step 2: Circle back around through the beads that you added in Step 1 so that you are exiting out of the left side of the left Czechmates bead (all beads highlighted in RED):

You’ve just completed Row 1.

Step 3: To start Row 2, string a new Czechmates bead. Go around and back through the top hole of the Czechmates bead below in Row 1 (highlighted in RED):

Step 4: Go back around through the bottom hole of the Czechmates bead that you added in the last step and the top hole of the Czechmates bead in Row 1 (both beads highlighted in RED):

Step 5: Go back across through the bottom hole of the Czechmates bead in Row 2
that you added in Step 3 (highlighted in RED):

Step 6: String a seed bead, go through the top hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED, string a SuperDuo bead, go through the top hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED, string a seed bead and another Czechmates bead.

Go around and back through the top hole of the right Czechmates bead in Row 1 (highlighted
in RED):

Step 7: Go back across through the bottom hole of the right Czechmates bead in Row 2 that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 8: Go back around through the top hole of the Czechmates bead in Row 1 and the bottom hole of the Czechmates bead in Row 2 (both beads highlighted in RED):

Step 9: String three seed beads. Go across through the top hole of the right Czechmates bead in Row 2 (highlighted in RED):

Step 10: String two seed beads and go through the top hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED. String two seed beads and go through the top hole of the left Czechmates bead in Row 2 (highlighted in RED):

Step 11: String three seed beads.

Go around and across through the bottom hole of the left Czechmates bead in Row 2, the seed bead, the top hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED, the bottom hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED, the top hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED, the seed bead, the bottom hole of the right Czechmates bead and the seed bead in Row 2 (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 12: Go around and back across through the two seed beads, the top hole of the right Czechmates bead, the two seed beads, the top hole of the SuperDuo bead, the two seed beads and the top hole of the left Czechmates bead in Row 2 (all beads highlighted in RED):

You have just completed Row 3.

Step 13: To start Row 3, string a new Czechmates bead. Go around and back through the top hole of the left Czechmates bead in Row 2 (in RED):

Step 14: Go back around through the bottom hole of the Czechmates bead that you added in the last step and the top hole of the Czechmates bead in Row 2 (both beads highlighted in RED):

Step 15: Go back across through the bottom hole of the Czechmates bead in Row 3 that you added in Step 13 (highlighted in RED):

Step 16: String two seed beads, a SuperDuo bead, two seed beads and another Czechmates bead.

Go around and back through the top hole of the right Czechmates bead in Row 2 (highlighted
in RED):

Step 17: Go back across through the bottom hole of the right Czechmates bead in Row 3
that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 18: Go back around through the top hole of the Czechmates bead in Row 2 and the bottom hole of the Czechmates bead in Row 3 (both beads highlighted in RED):

Step 19: String three seed beads. Go across through the top hole of the right Czechmates bead in Row 3 (highlighted in RED):

Step 20: String a seed bead and a SuperDuo bead. Go through the top hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED. String a SuperDuo bead and a seed bead. Go through the top hole of the Czechmates bead in Row 3 (highlighted in RED):

Step 21: String three seed beads. Go around and across through the bottom hole of the left Czechmates bead in Row 3, the two seed beads, the bottom hole of the SuperDuo bead, the two seed beads, the bottom hole of the right Czechmates bead and the seed bead in Row 3
(all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 22: Go around and back across through the beads highlighted in RED:

You have just completed Row 3.

Step 23: To start Row 4, string a new Czechmates bead.

Go around and back through the top hole of the left Czechmates bead in Row 3 (highlighted in RED):

Step 24: Go back around through the bottom hole of Czechmates bead that you added in the last step and the top hole of the Czechmates bead in Row 3 (both beads highlighted in RED):

Step 25: Go back across through the bottom hole of the Czechmates bead in Row 4 that you added in Step 23 (highlighted in RED):

Step 26: String a seed bead and go through the top hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED. String a SuperDuo bead and go through the top hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED. String a seed bead and another Czechmates bead.

Go around and back through the top hole of the right Czechmates bead in Row 3 (highlighted
in RED):

Step 27: Go back across through the bottom hole of the Czechmates bead in Row 4 that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 28: Go back around through the top hole of the Czechmates bead in Row 3 and the bottom hole of the Czechmates bead in Row 4 (both beads in RED):

Step 29: String three seed beads. Go across through the top hole of the right Czechmates bead in Row 4 (highlighted in RED):

Step 30: String two seed beads and go through the top hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED. String two seed beads and go through the top hole of the left Czechmates bead in Row 4 (highlighted in RED):

Step 31: String three seed beads.

Go around and across through the bottom hole of the left Czechmates bead in Row 4, the seed bead, the top hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED, the bottom hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED, the top hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED, the seed bead, the bottom hole of the right Czechmates bead in Row 4 and the seed bead (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 32: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED):

Step 33: Repeat Step 13 to Step 32 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a half inch:

Step 34: To attach one end of your clasp, weave your way around to the end of the band so that you are exiting from the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 35: String a seed bead. Go through the right loop of your 2-strand clasp and then back through the seed bead that you just strung:

Step 36: Go across through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 37: String a seed bead. Go through the left loop of your 2-strand clasp and then back through the seed bead that you just strung:

Step 38: Go back around through the seed beads highlighted in RED:

Circle back around through the beads and the clasp loops several times to reinforce your attachment to the clasp.

Weave into the band, knot in several places and cut your thread.

Repeat Step 34 to Step 38 to attach the clasp to the other end of your band.

 

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