Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tennis Bracelet Pattern - Free Pattern

I saw a bracelet similar to this on a lady at our local bead society meeting. I kept admiring it and finally asked where she got the pattern. She had said she got it from the Beads Baubles and Jewels http://www.pbs.org/ web site. They had a tennis bracelet, but it was 2 rows wide and made with seed beads. On my Tennis Bracelet I did 1 row wide and changed the center beads to 3 beads wide instead of 2 beads. It works up fast and it looks like a real tennis bracelet. Sparkles like crazy!

A = Miyuki, 11° Delica beads
B = 4mm Crystals

Start by waxing and stretching your thread, use Nymo D or C-Lon & a #11 or #12 beading needle. I used Fireline 6lb. crystal.  Tie in a "stopper" bead, leaving about an 12" tail and begin at step #1.
 
 
1. Pick up 10A, go with thread forward through the first 5 A beads just added.
 
2. Pick up 1B, go with thread, left to right through the 10th & 9th and up through the 8th, 7th and 6th A beads added in step #1.
 
3. Pick up 7A, go with thread up through 3 A beads added in the previous steps and forward through the 1st and 2nd A beads just added in this step.
 
4. Pick up 1B, go with thread left to right through the 7th & 6th A beads and up through the 5th, 4th and 3rd A beads added in the last step.
 
5. Continue bracelet by repeating steps #3 and #4 until you reach the length that you want the bracelet to be.
 
6. After adding the clasp, I went through the 3 center A beads and the crystals again for security of holding the crystals on. After the bracelet is complete, twist it so it lays flat.



Tennis Bracelet Free Pattern, http://www.SandraDHalpenny.com
Sandra D. Halpenny 2007-2016 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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7 comments:

Here Bead Dragons said...

This is a very pretty bracelet. Thanks for sharing it.

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vs said...

Lovely...thank you!

soapybeader said...

Thank You Very Much......Beautifull bracelet.
Halina in Australia

Sandy Buckley said...

Very pretty! How do I estimate the number of beads of each type needed? Any suggestions?

StudioMarjo said...

How do you make the hook side of the clasp?

Unknown said...

very pretty bracelet. Thanks

Shyamala Jo said...

sweet bracelet. love your work

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