SKINNY BRACELET II

(copyright 2010 Deborah Roberti)

Materials (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp):
• 3 yards of 6 lb. FireLine
• About 150 size 11 seed beads: I used Matsuno Dyna-Mites Gold-plated size 11/0 seed beads
• About 36 size 4mm fire-polished beads (or any size 4mm bead should also work just fine): I used Czech Light Bronze fire-polished beads
• About 36 size 4mm bicone crystals (or any size 4mm bead should also work just fine): I used Swarovski Khaki bicone crystals
• clasp

Step 1: Thread your needle with 3 yards of Fireline.

String a fire-polished bead, two seed beads, a fire-polished bead and two seed beads.

Leaving about a 10- to 12-inch tail for attaching one end of the clasp, tie the beads in a circle with a double knot:

Step 2: Go back around through the two seed beads, the fire-polished bead and the two seed beads that you added in the last step:

Step 3: String a bicone crystal, two seed beads and a bicone crystal.

Go around and back up through the two seed beads that you exited at the end of the last step:

Step 4: Continue back around through the bicone crystal and the two seed beads that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 5: String a fire-polished bead, two seed beads and a fire-polished bead.

Go around and back down through the two seed beads that you exited at the end of the last step:

Step 6: Continue back around through the fire-polished bead and two seed beads that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 7: Repeat Step 3 to Step 6 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a half-inch and the length of your clasp:

Step 8: At the end of your bracelet, go back across through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Now you'll add a row of seed beads in between each fire-polished bead and bicone crystal along the top of your bracelet.

Step 9: String a seed bead and go across through the bicone crystal highlighted in RED:

Step 10: String another seed bead and go across through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Step 11: Repeat Step 10 and 11 until you get to the end:

Step 12: When you get to the end, go around through the two seed beads and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Now you'll add a row of seed beads in between each fire-polished bead and bicone crystal along the bottom of your bracelet.

Step 13: String a seed bead and go across through the bicone crystal highlighted in RED:

Step 14: String another seed bead and go across through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Step 15: Repeat Step 14 and 15 until you get to the end:

Step 16: When you get to the end, go up through the two seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 17: To attach one end of the clasp, string three seed beads.

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

Step 18: String two seed beads. Go up through the two seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 19: Go back around through the seed beads highlighted in RED and the clasp several times:

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

Step 20: To attach the clasp to the other side of the bracelet, thread your needle with the tail from Step 1. Go up through the two seed beads highlighted in RED:

Repeat Step 17 to Step 19.

Other patterns that use right-angle weave include:

Tudor Bracelet:

Elizabethan Bracelet:

Diamond Crystal Bracelet: