LINDA'S TWEAKED JOLIE BAND

copyright 2016 Deborah Roberti, Linda Genaw

Linda's Tweaked Jolie Band

My Jolie Band pattern adapted and given a whole new look by Linda Genaw!

You can see more pictures and find all of Linda’s fantastic designs on her blog: Linda’s Crafty Inspirations at
http://craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.com
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MATERIALS
(for a 7.5-inch bracelet, not including clasp)
• 3 yards of 6 lb. FireLine
• About 250 size 11/0 seed beads (Miyuki rocaille seed beads work the best for this design; Toho seed beads can be a bit too fat.)
• About 18 size 3mm beads (any type size 3mm bead will work—Minos® par Puca®, fire-polished beads, round beads, crystals, etc.)
• 14 Arcos® Par Puca® beads (referred to as Arcos beads within the Step text)
• 7 size 6mm two-hole Czech Cabochon beads
• 42 MiniDuo beads
• clasp

Step 1: Thread your needle with about 3 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 MiniDuo 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:

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

Step 14: String three MiniDuo beads.

Go around the two-hole Cabochon bead and then up through the seed bead, the right hole of the Arcos bead and the six seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 15: String three seed beads.

Go down through the outside hole of the MiniDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 16: String a seed bead.

Go down through the outside hole of the middle MiniDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 17: String another seed bead.

Go down through the outside hole of the next MiniDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 18: String three seed beads.

Go around through the six seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 19: String three seed beads.

Go up through the outside hole of the MiniDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 20: String a seed bead. Go up through the outside hole of the middle MiniDuo bead highlighted in RED.

String another seed bead. Go up through the outside hole of the next MiniDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 21: String three seed beads.

Go around through the four seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 22: To add some extra strength to your band, go back around through the outer ring of seed beads and MiniDuo beads (highlighted in RED):

STEP 23: 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 24: Go back around through the beads that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 25: Go back up through the 3mm bead and the two seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 26: Repeat Step 4 to Step 25 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a quarter-inch and the length of your clasp:

Step 27: To add your clasp, go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 28: 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 29: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 30: 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 31: 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 28-30.