CRYSTAL CHAIN BRACELET

(copyright 2009 Deborah Roberti)

Materials (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp):
• 3 yards waxed Nymo or C-Lon thread, size D, or 6 lb. FireLine
• About 325 size 11/0 seed beads: I used Miyuki #457L Light Bronze.
• About 22 size 4mm bicone crystals (or any size 4mm bead should also work just fine): I used Swarovski Khaki bicone crystals
• About 24 size 4mm fire-polished beads (or any size 4mm bead should also work just fine): I used Czech Purple/Gold fire-polished beads.
• clasp

Step 1: Thread your needle. String a fire-polished bead, three seed beads, a fire-polished bead and three seed beads.

Leaving about a 10-inch tail for attaching the clasp, tie the beads together in a circle with a double knot:

Step 2: Go back around through the fire-polished bead, the three seed beads, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead that you strung in the last step (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 3: String three seed beads. Go back across through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 4: String three seed beads. Go back across through the seed bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Step 5: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a bicone crystal and a seed bead.

Go around and back across through the fire-polished bead that you exited at the end of the last step:

Step 6: Go back around through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead that you added in the last step (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 7: String four seed beads. Go around the bicone crystal and back across through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 8: String four seed beads. Go around the bicone crystal and back across through the seed bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Step 9: String three seed beads, a fire-polished bead and three seed beads.

Go around and back across through the fire-polished bead that you exited at the end of the last step:

Step 10: Go back up and around through the three seed beads, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead that you added in the last step (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 11: String three seed beads. Go back across through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 12: String three seed beads. Go back across through the seed bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Step 13: Repeat Step 5 to Step 12 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a half-inch and the length of your clasp:

Step 14: To attach one end of the clasp, string four seed beads.

Go through your clasp and then back through the last seed bead that you just strung:

Step 15: String three seed beads.

Go across through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Go through these seed beads, the clasp and the fire-polished bead again for reinforcement.
Weave back into the bracelet, knot in several places and cut your thread.

Step 16: To attach the clasp to the other side of the bracelet, thread your needle with the tail from Step 1. Go across through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Repeat Steps 14 and 15.

For a PDF of this pattern, click HERE: