Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bracelet and Necklace Loop Closure – Free Pattern





This is a pattern for the closure I did with the Round Lace Bracelet pattern. I had several requests so I thought I would share how to make it. You can use this closure with any bracelet or necklace pattern too. I like making my closures with beads to match. That way you do not need to run out to the store to buy a clasp and you will always have something at home to match what you are making.

A = Miyuki11/0 seed bead
B = 4mm crysta

 Start by waxing and stretching your thread, use Nymo D or C-Lon & a #11 or #12 beading needle. Tie in a “stopper” bead, leaving about an 8” tail and begin at step #1. *Fireline 4 or 6lb. crystal fishing line also works great for bead weaving.





1. After finishing your bracelet use the working thread and Pick up 15A, go with thread down through 1 a bead in your bracelet and forward through the 1st A bead just added in this step.



2. Pick up 2A, go with thread left to right through and A bead in bracelet as shown, and forward through the 1st and 2nd A beads added in step #1.




3. Pick up 2A, go with thread down into the 1st A bead, step #2, and forward through the 2nd and 3rd A beads, step #1.





4. Pick up 2A, go with thread down into the 1st A bead, step #3, and forward through the 3rd and 4th A beads, step #1.





5. Pick up 4A, go with thread down into the 1st A bead, step #4, and forward through the 4th and 5th A beads, step #1.

6. a) Pick up 2A, go with thread down into the 1st A bead, step #5, and forward through the 5th and 6th A beads, step #1.
b) Pick up 2A, go with thread down into the 1st A bead, step #6a, and forward through the 6th and 7th A beads, step #1.
c) Pick up 2A, go with thread down into the 1st A bead, step #6b, and forward through the 7th and 8th A beads, step #1. 
 




7. Pick up 6A, go with thread down into the 1st A bead, step #6c, and forward through the 8th and 9th A beads, step #1.

8. a) Pick up 2A, go with thread down into the 1st A bead, step #7, and forward through the 9th and 10th A beads, step #1.
b) Pick up 2A, go with thread down into the 1st A bead, step #8a, and forward through the 10th and 11th A beads, step #1.
c) Pick up 2A, go with thread down into the 1st A bead, step #8b, and forward through the 11th and 12th A beads, step #1.
 




9. Pick up 4A, go with thread down into the 1st A bead, step #8c, and forward through the 12th and 13th A beads, step #1.


10. a) Pick up 2A, go with thread down into the 1st A bead, step #9, and forward through the 13th and 14th A beads, step #1.
b) Pick up 2A, go with thread down into the 1st A bead, step #10a, and forward through the 14th and 15th A beads, step #1, and up through the A bead in bracelet as shown.

11. Pick up 1A, go with thread down into the 1st A bead, step #10b, and forward through the 15th A bead, step #1. Continue with working thread around through all the loop beads several times and then weave in and end your thread.

12. Go to the other end of your bracelet and remove the stopper bead. Put that thread on a needle and go with thread up through 2 more beads in bracelet as shown. Pick up 8A, go with thread up through the 3 center beads in bracelet and forward through the 1st through 5th A beads just added.




13. Pick up 2A, go with thread down through the 4th and 5th A beads, step #12.


14. a) Pick up 1B, 1A, go with thread up through the B bead just added in this step, and the 5th and 4th A beads, step #12.
b) Pick up 1B, 1A, go with thread down through the B bead just added in this step, the 2 A beads, step #13, and the B bead, step #14a.



15. a) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the B bead, through the A bead, up through the B bead again, step #14a, and the 2 A beads, step #13.
b) Pick up 4A, go with thread up through the B bead, through the A bead, down through the B bead again, step #14b, and the 2 A beads, step #13.Continue with working thread around through all the toggle beads several times and then weave in and end your thread.



Bracelet and Necklace Loop Closure – Free Pattern
http://www.SandraDHalpenny.com
Sandra D. Halpenny 2002 - 2015 All rights reserved
This pattern may not be copied or distributed in any way without the express written permission of the author. The purchaser of this pattern may use the finished piece for personal use and for selling at arts and crafts shows, etc. No mass production of this design is permitted without permission from the author.




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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Round Lace Bracelet (update) - free pattern



This is an updated version of the Round Lace Bracelet pattern. I originally wrote the pattern in 2002. I have learned a lot since then, so I thought I would update this pattern and make it easier to do. Instead of going around the thread and then back up the same beads in the center circle of beads, you go forward through the beads in the circle. This also helps the center thread not have to be worked as much and should make a stronger bracelet. You can also finish the bracelet a lot faster and it still looks exactly the same. And if you are like me, and your hands are a lot stiffer that they used to be, it’s much easier just going forward through the beads. So grab a handful of beads and make a bunch of these cute bracelets for yourself. If you prefer to do the original version, you can still find that pattern here.




A = Miyuki11/0 seed bead
B = 4mm crystal (optional)

Start by waxing and stretching your thread, use Nymo D or C-Lon & a #11 or #12 beading needle. Tie in a “stopper” bead, leaving about an 8” tail and begin at step #1. *Fireline 4 or 6lb. crystal fishing line also works great for bead weaving.





1. Pick up 14A, go with thread forward through the 1st through 8th A beads added in this step.


2. Pick up 11A, go with thread forward through the 8th A bead, step #1, and the 1st A bead just added in this step.


3. Pick up 4A, go with thread left to right through the 11th, 10th and 9th A beads, step #1 (first time) or the 10th, 9th and 8th A beads, step #8 (every time after), and forward through the 1st and 2nd A beads, step #2 or step #14.





4. Pick up 4A, go with thread up through the 3rd, 2nd and 1st A beads, step #3, and forward through the 2nd and 3rd A beads, step #2 or step #14.






5. Pick up 8A, go with thread up through the 3rd, 2nd and 1st A beads, step #4, and forward through the 3rd and 4th A beads, step #2 or step #14.





6. Pick up 4A, go with thread up through the 3rd, 2nd and 1st A beads, step #5, and forward through the 4th and 5th A beads, step #2 or step #14.






7. Pick up 4A, go with thread forward through the 6th A bead, step #2 or step #14.





8. Pick up 10A, go with thread right to left through the 3rd, 2nd and 1st A beads, step #7, and forward through the 6th and 7th A beads, step #2 or step #14.




9. Pick up 4A, go with thread right to left through the 3rd, 2nd and 1st A beads, step #8, and forward through the 7th and 8th A beads, step #2 or step #14.





10. Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 3rd, 2nd and 1st A beads, step #9, and forward through the 8th and 9th A beads, step #2 or step #14.






11. Pick up 8A, go with thread down through the 3rd, 2nd and 1st A beads, step #10, and forward through the 9th and 10th A beads, step #2 or step #14.





12. Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 3rd, 2nd and 1st A beads, step #11, and forward through the 10th and 11th A beads, step #2 or step #14.



13. Pick up 1A, go with thread down through the 3rd, 2nd and 1st A beads, step #12, forward through the 11th A bead, step #2 or step #14, and the 8th A bead, step #1 or the 7th A bead, step #8. Continue with working thread through this section by following the blue dotted line, coming out with thread down through the 7th A bead, step #8.


OPTIONAL Crystal
Pick up 1B, go with thread down through the 8th A bead, step #2 or step #14, right to left through the B bead just added and down through the 8th A bead, step #1 or the 7th A bead, step #8. Continue with working thread through this section by following the blue dotted line, coming out with thread down through the 7th A bead, step #8.





14. Pick up 11A, go with thread down through the 7th A bead, step #8, and the 1st A bead just added in this step.
15. Continue bracelet by repeating steps #3 through #9 until you reach the length that you want ending at step #8.


Round Lace Bracelet Pattern, updated February 18, 2015
http://www.SandraDHalpenny.com
Sandra D. Halpenny 2002 - 2015 All rights reserved
This pattern may not be copied or distributed in any way without the express written permission of the author. The purchaser of this pattern may use the finished piece for personal use and for selling at arts and crafts shows, etc. No mass production of this design is permitted without permission from the author.



Sample made by: Dianne Larson Ward

 
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Sample made by: Dianne Larson Ward