LITTLE DITTIES

(copyright 2013 Deborah Roberti)

Scroll to the end of the page for exact beads used in photo above.

Materials:

  • About 3 yards of 6 lb. FireLine
  • About 200 size 11/0 seed beads
  • About 32 size 3mm beads (can be any bead type: round beads, glass pearls, fire-polished beads or 8/0 seed beads)
  • About 44 SuperDuo beads
  • About 7-8 two-hole beads (can be any two-hole bead that has a width of 5-8mm: Czechmates tile or brick beads, 8mm Czech Beadstuds, Rulla beads, Tila beads or another SuperDuo bead)
  • clasp

Step 1: Thread your needle with about 3 yards of FireLine. Leaving about a 12-inch tail for attaching the clasp, string a seed bead, a SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a 3mm bead, a two-hole bead and a 3mm bead:

Step 2: String a seed bead, a SuperDuo bead, a seed bead and a 3mm bead. Go back down through the left hole of the two-hole bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED), string another 3mm bead, grab your tail thread and tie a tight double knot:

Step 3: Go back around through beads highlighted in RED:

Step 4: Go around and through the top hole of the same SuperDuo bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 5: String a seed bead, a SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a SuperDuo bead and a seed bead. Go around and back across through the top hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 6: Go back around through the inside hole of the SuperDuos beads and the seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 7: Go back up through the seed bead and the inside hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 8: Go around and down through the outside hole of the same SuperDuo bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 9: String two seed beads. Go across through the seed bead, the bottom hole of the SuperDuo bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 10: String two seed beads. Go up through the outside hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 11: String three seed beads. Go up through the outside hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 12: String three seed beads. Go across through the outside hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 13: String three seed beads. Go down through the outside hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 14: String three seed beads. Go around through the outside hole of the SuperDuo beads and the seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 15: String a 3mm bead, a two-hole bead, a 3mm bead, a seed bead, a SuperDuo bead, a seed bead and a 3mm bead.

Go around and down through the left hole of the two-hole bead that you just added.

String a 3mm bead. Go across through the seed bead, the top hole of the SuperDuo bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 16: Go around through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 17: Go back up through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 18: Go around and through the top hole of the SuperDuo bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 19: Repeat Step 5 to Step 18 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a quarter inch and the length of your clasp:

Step 20: To attach one end of the clasp, string three seed beads. Go through the clasp and then back down through the last seed bead that you just strung:

Step 21: String two seed beads. Go across through the top hole of the SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

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

Step 23: String two seed beads. Go around through beads highlighted in RED:

Step 24: String two seed beads. Go around and through the seed beads highlighted in RED and the clasp:

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

Step 25: To attach the clasp to the other end of your bracelet, thread your needle with the tail thread from Step 1.

Weave your way around through the beads highlighted in RED so that you are exiting from the right side of the top SuperDuo bead:

Repeat Steps 20-24.

For a PDF of this pattern, click HERE:

Beads used in the photo above (right to left):

Red/Gold:

Green/Silver:

Beige/Pink:

Turquoise:

Black/Gold:

White/Silver: