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Twisting Tide Bracelet

I must say--this is one of my favorite bracelets I have made as of yet. I love the way the seed beads and crystals gently frame the twist beads. And just looking at the color combination, I get a peaceful easy feeling.

Shanna Steele, Auntie's Beads Designer

Instructions:


For more information on the technique used in this bracelet, please watch the Karla Kam Right Angle Weave video.

1. Take a piece of beading wire measuring about 3 feet. Center a round on your beading wire. On the left, pick up 4 seed beads, a bicone, and 4 more seed beads. On the right, pick up 4 seed beads, a bicone, and 4 more seed beads. Take your left wire from left to right through an 18mm twist bead. Take your right wire through that same twist bead, running the wire from right to left. Your wires should be coming out of the same bead but on opposite sides.

2. Take your right wire through the seed bead nearest the hole in the twist bead. On the right wire, pick up 3 seed beads, a bicone, and 4 seed beads. Take your left wire through the seed bead nearest the hole in the twist bead. On your left wire, pick up 3 seed beads, a bicone, and 4 seed beads. Run your left wire from left to right through an 8mm round. Run your right wire from right to left through the same 8mm round.

3. Take your right wire through the seed bead nearest the hole in the 8mm round. Pick up 3 seed beads, a bicone, and 4 seed beads. Take your left wire through the seed bead nearest the hole in the 8mm round. Pick up 3 seed beads, a bicone, and 4 seed beads. Take your left wire through a twist bead, running the wire from left to right. Take your right wire through the same twist bead, running the wire from right to left.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have 5 rounds and 4 twist beads.

5. Your threads should be exiting out of an 8mm round. They should be running in opposite directions out of the same bead. Run your left wire through the seed bead nearest the hole in the 8mm round. On your left wire, pick up a seed bead, a bicone, and 2 seed beads. Run your right wire through the seed bead nearest the hole in the 8mm round. On your right wire, pick up a seed bead, a bicone, and 2 seed beads.

6. Run your left wire through an 8mm round from left to right. Run your right wire from right to left through the same bead. Run your left wire through the seed bead nearest the 8mm round. Pick up 4 seed beads and a crimp bead on the left. Make sure your round jump ring is completely closed. Run your wire over it, then back down through the crimp, then down through a couple of nearby seed beads. Crimp and trim.

7. Run your right wire through the seed bead nearest the 8mm round. Pick up 4 seed beads and a crimp bead on the right. Run your beading wire over the same jump ring, then back down through the crimp bead, then down through a couple of nearby seed beads. Crimp and trim.

8. Take a piece of beading wire measuring about 1 foot. Run it through the 8mm round you started with in step 1. Then repeat steps 5 through 7 to complete the bracelet.

9. On one end, add an oval jump ring and a trigger clasp. On the other end, add an oval jump ring and a piece of chain that contains a smooth round, roped round, and smooth round. Your bracelet is now ready to wear!

Materials and Tools Needed:

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Swarovski Crystal, 8mm Round, Faceted, Caribbean Blue Opal (7 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal, 4mm Bicone, Bag of 10, Caribbean Blue Opal (20 pieces)
Miyuki Seed Beads, Matte Metallic Dark Bronze, 8/0
Gold Filled Trigger Clasp, 10mm (1 piece)
Gold Plate Fancy Oval and Round Chain by the Foot, 8 x 15mm (a 1 inch piece containing a smooth round, roped round, and smooth round link)
Gold Plate Jump Rings, Open, Bag of 10, 5mm, 14 Gauge (2 pieces)
Gold Plate Jump Rings, Medium Oval, Open, Bag of 10, 6mm, 16 Gauge (2 pieces)
Beadalon 19-strand Wire, 30 ft., .015, Metallic Satin Gold (about 4 feet)
Crimp Beads, Gold Filled, Bag of 50, 2 x 2 mm (4 pieces)
Nipper Tool
Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter

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