Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Simple Hearts Necklace and Bracelet


Make a fast and fun last minute necklace and bracelet for yourself or your BF for Valentine's Day.


A = Miyuki11/0 seed bead
B = 4mm crystals or fire polished


Start by waxing and stretching your thread. Use Fireline*, Nymo D or C-Lon and an #11 or #12 beading needle. Tie in a “stopper” bead, leaving about a 8-10” tail and begin at step #1.  *I have recently started using Fireline® fishing line, too. I like 4lb and 6lb Crystal for bead weaving.

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1. Pick up 4A, go with thread forward through all 4 beads again. Stack the beads as shown in drawing.

2.  Pick up 7A, 1B, 11A, go with thread up through the 3rd and 4th A beads added in step #1 (first time) or the 12th and 11th A beads, step #3 (every time after), forward through the 7 A, 1 B and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd A beads just added in this step.



3.  Pick up 12A, go with thread forward through the B bead, the 9th and 10th A beads just added. Stack beads as shown in the illustration.



4.  Pick up 7A, go with thread down through the B bead and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd A beads (of the 11A), step #2. Continue with working thread forward through the 4th through 11th A beads (of the 11A), step #2, up through the 2 A beads, added in step #1 or the 12th and 11th A beads, step #3, the 7 A beads added in this step and the 10th through 1st A beads, step #3.


5.  Pick up 3A, go with working thread and follow the
thread path in illustration around through the beads on the outside of heart, coming out with thread up through the 12th and 11th A beads, step $3.









6. Continue necklace by repeating steps #2 through #6 until you reach the length that you want your necklace to be.





7. To add clasp, pick up 3A, clasp, 3A, go with thread up through the 2 A beads in necklace. Continue with thread around through the clasp beads several times. Weave in and end thread. Repeat the clasp directions in the same manner on the other end after removing the stopper bead.




Simple Bracelet Pattern

8. Follow the necklace directions, steps #1 through #6 and make the bottom half of the bracelet to fit your wrist. Flip the first piece vertically and set it aside. Start a second piece by following steps #1 through $4.




9. a) Pick up 1A, go with thread right to left through the 2nd A bead added in the vertical piece added in step #5.
b) Pick up 1A,  go with working thread and follow the thread path in illustration around through the beads on the outside of heart, coming out with thread up through the 12th and 11th A beads, step $3.
10. Continue bracelet by repeating steps #2 through #4, and then step #8 until you reach the other end.





11. On the top part of bracelet, go with working thread down through the 12th A bead, step #3.
To add clasp, pick up 5A, go with thread up through the 4th and 5th A beads added in the last repeat of step #3 and down through the 4th and 5th A beads just added in this step.







12. Pick up 6A, go with thread up through the 5th and 4th A beads added in the bottom piece at a repeat of step #3, and down through the 5th and 6th A beads just added in this step.







13. Pick up 3A, go with thread down through the 12th and 11th A beads, and up through 12th A bead again, added in the bottom piece at a repeat of step #3. Continue with working thread up through the 3 A beads added in this step and the 6th through 2nd A beads, step #12.






14.
Pick up 3A, clasp 3A, go with thread up through the 4th and 5th A beads, step #12. Continue with thread around through the clasp beads several times for strength. Weave the working thread into the necklace and end. Repeat the clasp directions in the same manner at the other end of bracelet after removing the stopper bead.


Sandra D. Halpenny © 2006 - 2017 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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2 comments:

ma.ol.su said...

Sandra, thanks for the tutorial. Just in time for Valentine's Day come in handy;)

sheplady77 said...

Thank you, I so appreciate this easy to follow pattern! Thanks for offering it for free!! Many happy hearts to you!!
sheplady77

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