CRYSTAL RINGS BRACELET

(copyright 2009 Deborah Roberti)

Crystal Rings Bracelet

MATERIALS (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp)
• 4 yards waxed Nymo or C-Lon thread, size D, or 6 lb. FireLine
• About 275 size 11/0 seed beads
• About 62 size 3mm beads*
• About 80 size 4mm beads*
• clasp
*I used 3mm fire-polished beads and 4mm bicone crystal beads but any type of beads should work as long as they are 3mm and 4mm in size.

Step 1: Thread your needle with 4 yards of Nymo, C-Lon or Fireline (or start with a length that you feel comfortable with and add more later).

String a seed bead, a 4mm bead, a seed bead, a 4mm bead, a seed bead and a 3mm bead.
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 seed bead, the 4mm bead, the seed bead and the 4mm bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 3: String a seed bead, a 3mm bead, a seed bead, a 4mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and back down through the 4mm bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 4: Go back around through the seed bead, the 3mm bead, the seed bead and the 4mm bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 5: String a seed bead, a 4mm bead, a seed bead, a 3mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and back up through the 4mm bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 6: Go back through the seed bead and the 4mm bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 7: String a seed bead, a 3mm bead, a seed bead, a 4mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and back across through the 4mm bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 8: Go back through the seed bead, the 3mm bead, the seed bead and the 4mm bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 9: String a seed bead, a 4mm bead, a seed bead, a 3mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and back down through the 4mm bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 10: Go back through the seed bead and the 4mm bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 11: String a seed bead, a 3mm bead, a seed bead, a 4mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and back up through the 4mm bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 12: Go back around through the seed bead, the 3mm bead, the seed bead and the 4mm bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 13: String a seed bead, a 4mm bead, a seed bead, a 3mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and back down through the 4mm bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 14: Go back through the seed bead and the 4mm bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 15: String a seed bead, a 3mm bead and a seed bead.

Go up through the 4mm bead highlighted in RED:

Step 16: String a seed bead. Go across through the 4mm bead highlighted in RED:

Step 17: Now you want to weave your way to the top right-most 3mm bead.

To do this, go up through the seed bead, the 3mm bead and the seed bead; go down through the 4mm bead, across through the seed bead and then up through the 4mm bead; go across through the seed bead and exit out of the top right-most 3mm bead (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 18: String a seed bead, a 4mm bead, a seed bead, a 4mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and back across through the 3mm bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 19: Go back through the seed bead and the 4mm bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 20: String a seed bead, a 4mm bead, a seed bead, a 3mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and back up through the 4mm bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 21: Go back through the seed bead and the 4mm bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 22: String a seed bead, a 3mm bead, a seed bead, a 4mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and back across through the 4mm bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 23: Go back through the seed bead, the 3mm bead, the seed bead and the 4mm bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 24: String a seed bead, a 4mm bead, a seed bead, a 3mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and back down through the 4mm bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 25: Go back through the seed bead and the 4mm bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 26: String a seed bead, a 3mm bead, a seed bead, a 4mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and back up through the 4mm bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 27: Go back through the seed bead, the 3mm bead, the seed bead and the 4mm bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 28: String a seed bead, a 4mm bead, a seed bead, a 3mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and back down through the 4mm bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 29: Go back through the seed bead and the 4mm bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 30: String a seed bead, a 3mm bead, a seed bead, a 4mm bead and a seed bead.

Go around and back across through the 4mm bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 31: Go back around through the seed bead, the 3mm bead, the seed bead and the 4mm bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 32: String a seed bead. Go down through the 4mm bead highlighted in RED:

Step 33: String a seed bead. Go across through the 3mm bead highlighted in RED:

Step 34: String a seed bead. Go up through the 4mm bead highlighted in RED:

Step 35: For extra reinforcement, go back across through the seed bead, down through the 4mm bead and the seed bead, across through the 3mm bead, up through the seed bead and out through the same 4mm bead that you exited at the end of the last step (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 36: Again, you want to weave your way to the top right-most 3mm bead.

To do this, go up through the seed bead; across through the 4mm bead and the seed bead; up through the 3mm bead and the seed bead; down through the 4mm bead and the seed bead; up through the 4mm bead and the seed bead; exit out of the top right-most 3mm bead (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 37: Repeat Step 18 to Step 36 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a quarter inch and the length of your clasp:

Step 38: To attach one end of the clasp, go back down through the seed bead and the 4mm bead, across through the seed bead, up through the 4mm bead and exit out of the seed bead (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 39: String four seed beads. Go through your clasp and then back through the last seed bead that you just strung:

NOTE: You can add fewer or more seed beads (or other types of beads) in this step and the next to make your bracelet longer or shorter.

Step 40: String three seed beads.

Go across through the two seed beads highlighted in RED:

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

Step 41: To attach the clasp to the other side of the bracelet, thread your needle with the tail from Step 1.

Go back down through the seed bead and the 4mm bead, across through the seed bead, up through the 4mm bead and exit out of the top right-most seed bead (all beads highlighted in RED):

Repeat Steps 39 and 40.