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Jesse James Beads Product Specials

JOLIE BAND

copyright 2016 Deborah Roberti

Arcos beads (officially called Arcos® Par Puca® by the company that created and manufactures them—French jewelry designer, Les Perles par Puca®) are crescent-shaped beads with three holes that go through the flat side of the bead. They measure 5x10mm with a thickness of about 3mm and come in many lovely colors.

Jolie Band, free at AroundTheBeadingTable.com

For the exact beads used in the photos above and below, as well as more color and bead combinations, click HERE to go to the RedPandaBeads.com Gallery of Color Suggestions!

Jolie Band

MATERIALS
(for a 7.25-inch bracelet, not including clasp)
• 2 yards of 6 lb. FireLine
• About 200 size 11/0 seed beads
• About 18 size 3mm beads (any type size 3mm bead will work—fire-polished beads, round beads, crystals, Minos® etc.)
• 14 Arcos® Par Puca® beads (referred to as Arcos beads within the Step text)
• 7 size 6mm two-hole Czech Cabochon beads (Although the Jolie Band was designed for two-hole Czech Cabochon beads, Czech Silky and Honeycomb beads work wonderfully as well.)
• clasp

Step 1: Thread your needle with about 2 yards of FireLine (or start with a length that you feel comfortable with and add more later).

Leaving about an 8-inch tail for attaching the clasp, string a 3mm bead, two seed beads, a 3mm bead and two seed beads.

Tie the beads in a circle with a tight double knot:

Step 2: Go back around through the beads that you strung in the first step, grab your tail thread and tie another tight knot:

Step 3: Go back up through the 3mm bead and the two seed beads highlighted in RED:

NOTE: Although Arcos beads have three holes, you’ll only be using the two outside holes for this design. Just ignore the middle hole.

Step 4: String two seed beads. Go up through the right hole of an Arcos bead:

Step 5: String a seed bead and go up through the right hole of a two-hole Cabochon bead.
String another seed bead and go up through the right hole of another Arcos bead:

Step 6: String six seed beads. Go around the top of the Arcos bead that you just exited (highlighted in RED) and then down through the left hole of this same Arcos bead:

Step 7: String a seed bead. Go down through the left hole of the two-hole Cabochon bead highlighted in RED:

Step 8: String a seed bead. Go down through the left hole of the Arcos bead highlighted in RED:

Step 9: String two seed beads. Go across through the four seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 10: Go back up through the right hole of the bottom Arcos bead, the seed bead above, the right hole of the two-hole Cabochon bead, the seed bead above and the right hole of the top Arcos bead highlighted in RED:

Step 11: Go back around and down through the six seed beads, the left hole of the Arcos bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 12: String three seed beads. Go around the two-hole Cabochon bead and then down through the seed bead, the left hole of the Arcos bead and the six seed beads highlighted in RED:

NOTE: Unfortunately, not all size 11/0 seed beads are actually the same size. If three seed beads doesn’t seem like enough to wrap around the two-hole Cabochon in this step and Step 14, just add four seed beads.

Step 13: Go up through the right hole of the Arcos bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 14: String three seed beads. Go around the two-hole Cabochon bead and then up through the seed bead, the right hole of the Arcos bead and the four seed beads highlighted in RED:

OPTIONAL: If you want to add some more strength to your band, go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 15: String a 3mm bead, two seed beads and a 3mm bead. Go around and back across through the two seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 16: Go back around through the beads that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 17: Go back up through the 3mm bead and the two seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 18: Repeat Step 4 to Step 17 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a quarter-inch and the length of your clasp:

Step 19: To add your clasp, go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 20: String a seed bead. Go through your clasp and then back down through the seed bead that you just strung:

OPTIONAL: If you want to make your bracelet longer, add a seed bead, a 3mm bead and a seed bead instead of a single seed bead. Go through your clasp and then back down through the beads that you just strung:

Step 21: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 22: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED and the clasp several times:

Weave back into the bracelet, knot in several places and then cut your thread.

Step 23: To attach the clasp to the other end of your bracelet, thread your needle with the tail thread from Step 1.

Go up through the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Repeat Steps 20-22.

For a PDF of this pattern, click HERE:

 

Matching Jolie Earrings pattern available by clicking on the photo below: