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Netted Turquoise Bracelet

Netted Turquoise Bracelet
Netted Turquoise Bracelet

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Netted Turquoise Bracelet

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This rich beaded rope is created with a Filled Tubular Netting pattern and is surprisingly easy. The stitch-in Hammertone Magnetic Clasp finishes it beautifully.

Skill Level: Beginner-intermediate

Finished Size: Approx. 7 1/2"

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Tip: This project uses a filled tubular netting technique. Seed bead experience is helpful. There are great filled tubular netting tutorials online, including this one from Jill Wiseman - https://bead-patterns.com/learn/netting-tubular-filled. Seed beads can vary in size - after the first couple of Wings and Filler rows, assess and adjust the number of C beads between crossover beads if needed.

†Weave and knot: to secure completed beadwork or when adding new thread pass needle through a few beads, then pass needle around thread between beads to form a small loop. Pass needle through loop to form an overhand knot and pull tight. Needle through a few more beads (changing directions if possible) and repeat knotting. Needle through a few beads and trim.

Supplies you’ll need:

1 Hammertone 2 Loop Stitch-in Magnetic Clasp
102 Gemstone 3mm Faceted Turquoise Beads (A) Size 11 Round Seed Beads, silver (B or crossover) Size 11 Round Seed Beads, matte Terra Cotta (C) Size 4 Fireline, Smoke, or preferred beading thread

Tools:

beading needle thread snips or sharp scissors thread burner (optional)

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1

Cut 48" of beading thread and thread needle on one end.

Step

Step 2

Pick up 1 A bead, 1 B bead, 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, and 1 B and bring all 6 beads to about 6" from end. From tail end pass through all beads again and pull tight to bring them into a circle. Pass needle through next A and B beads. (Fig 1) This is the first Filler row.

Step

Step 3

Wing row: create "wings" by picking up 3 C, 1 B, and 3 C, then pass needle over A and through next B in the circle. Pick up 3 C, 1 B, 3 C, and pass through next B. Repeat once more for third wing. (Fig 2)

Step

Step 4

Filler row: Step up by passing needle through next 3 C and 1 B. (Fig 3)

Step

Step 5

Pick up *1 A and pass needle through the B on the next wing*. Repeat * through * twice more. Wings will fold up around the A beads. (Fig 4)

Step 6

Repeat Step 3.

Step 7

Repeat Step 4 & 5.

Step 8

Continue adding Wing rows and Filler rows to desired length, ending with a Filler row and allowing about 3/4" for clasp.

Step 9

Pass needle through last row again, then weave and knot† a couple of times down rope before trimming thread. Thread needle onto tail at other end and repeat.

Step

Step 10

Clasp: thread needle with 24" of thread. Pass needle through wing beads about 3/4" from one end of the bead rope. Weave and knot towards the end of the rope, exiting through 1 A and 1 B in last Filler row. Pick up 1 clasp component and hold hammered side up. *Pick up 3 C and thread needle through right clasp loop from outside edge then pick up 3 C and pass through B again. (Fig 5) Repeat thread path through loop once to reinforce.*

Step

Step 11

Pass needle through the next A and B. Flip clasp and bracelet over, pick up 4 C and pass through right clasp loop from outside, pick up 4-5 C and pass through 2nd clasp loop from inside, pick up 4 C and pass through B again. (Fig 6) Repeat to reinforce.

Step

Step 12

Pass needle through next A and B. Flip bracelet and clasp over again and repeat * through * in Step 9 again for left clasp loop. (Fig 7)

Step 13

Weave and knot down bead rope, then trim tail.

Step 14

Lay bracelet out so that it is untwisted and repeat Steps 9-12 to attach second clasp component, being sure to attach so that the magnets will face each other to close.

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2.5" tube
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