STACKERS

(copyright 2013 Deborah Roberti)

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BAND 1

MATERIALS (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp)

• 2 yards of 6 lb. FireLine, or waxed Nymo or C-Lon thread, size D
• About 75 size 11/0 seed beads: I used Miyuki #401F Opaque Matte Black.
• About 28 Color1 SuperDuo beads: I used Orange Neon SuperDuos.
• About 28 Color2 SuperDuo beads: I used Pink Neon SuperDuos.
• About 15 Czechmates brick beads: I used Matte Jet.
• clasp: I used a sterling silver j-clasp (item #B0837-sgr-2) from Rishashay.com.

Step 1: Thread your needle with 2 yards of FireLine or thread. Leaving about a 10-inch tail for attaching the clasp, hold onto your tail thread and go down the left side of a brick bead and then around and up through the right side of this same brick bead:

String a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a Color2 SuperDuo bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead and another brick bead:

Go back down through the left side of the brick bead:



String a seed bead. Go down through the left hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

String a Color2 SuperDuo bead. Go down through the left hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

String a seed bead. Grab your tail thread and tie a double knot:

Step 2: Go down through the left hole of the brick bead, around and up through the right hole of this same brick bead and then up through the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 3: Go back up through the right hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead, the left hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead, the right hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead, the seed bead, the right hole of the brick bead, go around and down through the left hole of the brick bead and then through the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 4: String two seed beads. Go down through the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted
in RED:

Step 5: String two seed beads. Go down through the seed bead, the left hole of the brick bead, around and up through the right hole of this same brick bead and then up through the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 6: String two seed beads. Go up through the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted
in RED:

Step 7: String two seed beads. Go up through the seed bead and the right hole of the brick bead highlighted in RED:

Step 8: String a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a Color2 SuperDuo bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead and another brick bead.

Go around and back down through the left side of the brick bead that you just added and pull tight:

Step 9: String a seed bead. Go down through the left hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 10: String a Color2 SuperDuo bead. Go down through the left hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 11: String a seed bead. Go back down through the left hole of brick bead highlighted in RED and then around and back up through the right hole of this same brick bead and the seed bead above it (also highlighted in RED):

Step 12: Go back up through the right hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead, the left hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead, the right hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead, the seed bead, the right hole of the brick bead, go around and down through the left hole of the brick bead and then through the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 13: String two seed beads. Go down through the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted
in RED:

Step 14: String two seed beads.

Go down through the seed bead, the left hole of the brick bead, around and up through the right hole of this same brick bead and then up through the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 15: String two seed beads. Go up through the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted
in RED:

Step 16: String two seed beads. Go up through the seed bead and the right hole of the brick bead highlighted in RED:

Step 17: Repeat Step 8 to Step 16 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a quarter-inch and the length of your clasp:

Step 18: To attach one end of the clasp, string two seed beads. Go through the clasp and then back through the second seed bead that you just strung:

Step 19: String a seed bead. Go down through the left hole of the brick bead, around and up through the right hole of this same brick bead highlighted in RED:

Step 20: 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 21: 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 right hole of the top brick bead:

Repeat Steps 18-20.

BAND 2

MATERIALS (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp)

• 2 yards of 6 lb. FireLine, or waxed Nymo or C-Lon thread, size D (note: pick a thread color that is as close as possible to the Czechmates brick bead color)

• About 75 size 11/0 seed beads: I used 401F opaque matte black Miyuki rocailles from RedPandaBeads.com.

• About 16 Color1 SuperDuo beads: I used orange neon SuperDuos from RedPandaBeads.com.

• About 16 Color2 SuperDuo beads: I used pink neon SuperDuos from RedPandaBeads.com.

• About 16 Czechmates brick beads: I used matte jet from RedPandaBeads.com.

• About 7 Czechmates tile beads: I used pink neon tile beads from RedPandaBeads.com.

• clasp: I used a sterling silver j-clasp (item #B0837-sgr-2) from Rishashay.com.

Step 1: Repeat Steps 1-7 of Band 1:

Step 2: String a seed bead, a tile bead, a seed bead and a brick bead.

Go around and back down through the left side of the brick bead that you just added and pull tight:

Step 3: String a seed bead. Go down through the left hole of the tile bead highlighted in RED:

Step 4: String a seed bead. Go back down through the left hole of brick bead highlighted in RED and then around and back up through the right hole of this same brick bead:

Step 5: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 6: Go back up through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 7: Repeat Steps 8-16 of Band 1:

Step 8: Repeat Step 2 to Step 7 of Band 2 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a quarter-inch and the length of your clasp:

Step 9: Repeat Step 18-21 of Band 1 to attach the clasp.

BAND 3

MATERIALS (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp)

• 2 yards of 6 lb. FireLine, or waxed Nymo or C-Lon thread, size D (note: pick a thread color that is as close as possible to the Czechmates tile bead color)

• About 75 size 11/0 seed beads: I used 401F opaque matte black Miyuki rocailles from RedPandaBeads.com.

• About 14 Color1 SuperDuo beads: I used orange neon SuperDuos from RedPandaBeads.com.

• About 14 Color2 SuperDuo beads: I used pink neon SuperDuos from RedPandaBeads.com.

• About 12 size 4mm beads: I used 4mm neon pink druks from RedPandaBeads.com, but you can also use 4mm neon pink Swarovski pearls from RedPandaBeads.com.

• About 14 Czechmates tile beads: I used matte jet from RedPandaBeads.com.

• clasp: I used a sterling silver j-clasp (item #B0837-sgr-2) from Rishashay.com.

Step 1: Repeat Steps 1-7 of Band 1 but use tile beads instead of brick beads for this band:

Step 2: String a seed bead, a 4mm bead, a seed bead and a tile bead.

Go around and down through the left side of the tile bead that you just added and pull tight:

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

Go back down through the left hole of tile bead highlighted in RED and then around and back up through the right hole of this same tile bead:

Step 4: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 5: Go back up through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 6: Repeat Steps 8-16 of Band 1 but use tile beads instead of brick beads:

Step 7: Repeat Step 2 to Step 6 of Band 3 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a quarter-inch and the length of your clasp:

Step 8: Repeat Step 18-21 of Band 1 to attach the clasp.