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Tourmaline Square Stitch Bracelet

AndreaP at Lima
Tourmaline Square Stitch Bracelet
Tourmaline Square Stitch Bracelet

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Tourmaline Square Stitch Bracelet

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I am not a bead weaver so this was a new one for me. Once I saw how easy the square stitch was I decided to move forward with this design. I had a beautiful strand of sparkling tourmaline rondelles, I loved the color variation for this design. I used bugle seed beads on the back side of the tube, so it lays flat on my wrist. I think this is a cool way to showcase gemstones, give it a try.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Wildfire .006 in Black weaving thread
  • Size 10 needle
  • Metallic Frosted Antique Silver Bugle beads
  • Tourmaline 3x4mm rondelles (you could use any size even faceted rounds would be pretty) I listed some options below
  • 3mm natural leather cord
  • antique silver crimp ends
  • antique silver jump rings
  • head pins
  • lobster clasp

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step

Step 1

Follow the steps in this diagram to get started.

Step 2

Now you have finished the gemstone part of this project, your cord should be at an endpoint. Feed two bugle beads onto the cord, the more bugles you add on the bigger the tube hole will be (I used two bugles and I was able to fit, two 3mm cords side by side through it).

Step

Step 3

Take the cord down through the bugles and through the bottom gemstone bead hole.

Step

Step 4

Keep going until the back side is filled and you have a tube shape.

Step 5

To finish weave your cord back through some of the beads in different directions and knot to secure it. Trim any excess cord. For the end with the stopper bead, take the stopper bead off and thread the cord onto the needle and weave it through the beads like you did on other side and knot.

Step 6

Cut your leather cord to fit your wrist. Attach your crimp ends. Pinch them with pliers to close tightly. Add on your jump ring and clasp. I added two bead charms onto the jump ring I made with extra tourmaline beads.

See Tip: Wire Wrap a Charm

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