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  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
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  • Moogie
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  • Maggies Mom
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  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

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  • Fresh Baked
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    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

  • Sophiebug
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    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
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  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
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  • kye
    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

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  • Fresh Baked
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  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

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  • dolllady aka Pam
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Simple Weave bracelet


About this design:

I love purple and sparkly things. Of course it turns out I'm not the only one and this bracelet was purchased off my arm. It is very pretty on and it looks very dressy.

Components:

I used Swarovski crsytal, but you could use any bicone bead. Double strand toggle clasp and the basic beading items.

Additional Images:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Any bi-cone shaped bead will do. Measure out the length of beading wire you want for your bracelet - keep in mind that you will be "weaving" so make sure you add extra. I like to have extra so I added about 5 inches. Attach your double strand clasp (the round end or toggle) and crimp it (I also used crimp covers).
Step 2:
String your outside color beads (6mm) and an 11 seed bead on each wire. String your inside color (mine was purple) on one wire.
Step 3:
This is kind of confusing (wish I had a picture) - think of an X - cross the wires as you string the other wire through your inside color bead -so both wires cross through the bead each one entering from an opposite side of the bead.
Step 4:
Then string a seed bead, an out side color bead, and a seed bea on each wire. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you are about 1/2 an inch from where you want the bracelet to end.
Step 5:
End your wires with a crimp on to a jump ring (soldered if you have it). Add a jump ring or two to each wire then bring them together if your bar has only one circle like mine does - or attach each to the bar if it has two. You can also use seed beads to end your bracelet if your bar has two circles.
Step 6:
I hope this was clear - I will try to take pictures when I make this again and post them with the directions. Please let me know if you have any questions. Happy beading!


Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Steve
    Steve says:

    Those are my favorite stories, where a piece gets purchased right when you’re wearing it. Great work!

  2. Leslie W Mtn Chick
    Leslie W Mtn Chick says:

    My favorite pattern!!! I bought the beads to make this on my birthday several years ago and I was just so thrilled! I used black on the outside, and plain crystals in the middle with silver lined crystal delicas in between the blacks. The outside crystals need to be one size smaller than the inside crystals.

  3. Karen H aka Fancy Chick
    Karen H aka Fancy Chick says:

    I have made several color combinations of this bracelet also and just love it!

  4. Desiree J
    Desiree J says:

    Steve – Thank you. I know what you mean – I love it when that happens to me but it’s also so cool to hear about it from friends. It’s funny to me that people will buy it right off you. :)

    Leslie and Karen: Yes, it’s one of my favorites as well. I hoped that the simple directions would be helpful to the new beaders I’ve met in the garden and allow them to create this simple,yet stunning piece. Now I need to go make another one. BTW Leslie, I made mine with all the same size beads and really liked the look, but now I’ll have to try your suggestion. :)

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a gorgeous bracelet, Desiree! Thanks for listing instruction, too. Maybe I could try this sometime…. :D

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    Mary D says:

    oooooo pretty!!!! I will have to try it too myself like Chicky LE said! I can’t wait to figure out what color to use! Great Job!

  7. Barbie S
    Barbie S says:

    This is my favorite pattern too! The different beads you use can totally change the look! I’ve even made it using all seed beads.
    This one is beautiful!!!

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    K McMurtry says:

    I already have several of these items. Gonna have to find my way back here!

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    endupbouse25 says:

    I’ve done this simular design for my granddaughters wedding party, it was absolutely gorgoues. Going to ty you design. Just love it.

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    J Maloney says:

    I do a lot better with pictures. Anyone know where I can get a pattern for this? Love the look of it.

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    smithdebsmith12 says:

    question, is it two wires aor three, im missing something here.

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