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Always A Bridesmaid Bracelet Project
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Always A Bridesmaid Bracelet Project
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Project Description:

You may tire of always being a bridesmaid, but you will definitely feel like the star of the wedding party when wearing this gorgeous bracelet! I made this piece to go with a specific dress, but all you need are 8mm and 6mm glass pearls in either white or cream and a size 8/0 seed bead color that coordinates with your dress.

Shanna Steele, Aunties Beads Designer

This project is on the intermediate level and requires knowledge of a flat spiral stitch. To learn more about this technique, please watch the Karla Kam Flat Spiral Video.
  1. To begin, cut two strands of beading wire measuring about 36 to 40 inches each.
  2. On one piece of wire, string the following: 8mm glass pearl, size 8/0 seed bead, 6mm glass pearl, size 8/0 seed bead, 6mm glass pearl and size 8/0 seed bead.
  3. Run your wire back through the 8mm glass pearl, leaving about a 6 inch tail.
  4. String the following: 8/0 seed bead, 6mm glass pearl, 8/0 seed bead, 6mm glass pearl and 8/0 seed bead.
  5. Run your wire back through the 8mm glass pearl again.
  6. String three (3) size 8/0 seed beads and an 8mm glass pearl. Then string the following: 8/0 seed bead, 6mm glass pearl, 8/0 seed bead, 6mm glass pearl and 8/0 seed bead.
  7. Run your wire back through the size 8/0 seed bead nearest the 8mm glass pearl and then through the glass pearl itself.
  8. String the following: 8/0 seed bead, 6mm glass pearl, 8/0 seed bead, 6mm glass pearl, 8/0 seed bead.
  9. Again, run your wire through the 8/0 seed bead nearest the 8mm glass pearl and then through the glass pearl itself.
  10. Keep repeating steps 6 through 9 until your piece is about 1-and-1/2 inch shy of the desired length.
  11. String the following: two (2) size 8/0 seed beads, a 6mm glass pearl, 2 more size 8/0 seed beads and a crimp bead. Run your wire through one loop on the ring portion of the toggle then back down through the crimp bead, seed beads and 6mm glass pearl. Use your chain nose pliers to flat crimp. Cut excess wire.
  12. Move to the other end of the bracelet and repeat step 11, this time attaching your wire to one loop on the bar portion of the toggle.
  13. To begin strand 2, cut another piece of beading wire measuring about 36 to 40 inches.
  14. String the following: 8mm glass pearl, 8/0 seed bead, 6mm glass pearl, 8/0 seed bead, 6mm glass pearl and 8/0 seed bead.
  15. Run your wire back through the 8mm glass pearl.
  16. String an 8/0 seed bead and a 6mm glass pearl. Run your wire through the first 8/0 on the first row. Then add a 6mm glass pearl and a size 8/0 seed bead.
  17. Run your wire back through the 8mm glass pearl.
  18. String three (3) size 8/0 seed beads and an 8mm glass pearl. Then string the following: 8/0 seed bead, 6mm glass pearl, 8/0 seed bead, 6mm glass pearl and 8/0 seed bead.
  19. Run your wire back through the seed bead nearest the 8mm glass pearl and through the glass pearl itself.
  20. String an 8/0 seed bead and a 6mm glass pearl. Run your wire through the next size 8/0 seed bead on the first row. Then add a 6mm glass pearl and a size 8/0 seed bead. Run your wire back through the seed bead nearest the 8mm glass pearl and the 8mm glass pearl itself.
  21. Repeat steps 18 through 20 down the length of the bracelet to fill out the second row.
  22. Repeat steps 11 and 12 to attach your wires to the clasp and finish the piece.


Tools and Materials Needed:

8mm Glass Pearl Round Bead Strand, Cream (about 1/2 strand)
6mm Glass Pearl Round Bead Strand, Cream (about 1-and 1/2 strand)
8/0 Met Dk Raspberry Miyuki Seed Beads (about 1/2 tube)
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter 2-Loop Heirloom Toggle, 14mm
2mm Crimp Beads (4 pieces)
Beadalon 19-strand Wire, 30 ft., .012, Metallic Satin Silver (about 72-80 inches)
Flush Cutter
Chain Nose Pliers


Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer
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