Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Flora Bracelet Pattern



Design by Sandra D Halpenny

This Pattern is Free here on my Blog.
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A = Preciosa seed beads “rocailles” 11°, 60* beads
D = DiamonDuo beads, 5 x 8 mm, 8* beads
R = Arrow beads 5 x 8, 4 arrows* (or you can also use twin beads)
*Beads counts are per repeat (Unit), each Unit is about 1-1/4 inches.

Nymo D, C-Lon Thread or Fireline (4 or 6 pound), #11 or #12 beading needle

Start by waxing and stretching your thread. Tie in a “stopper” bead, leaving about a 8-10” tail and begin at step #1.


1. Pick up 2A.
 
2. Pick up 2A, 1R, 1A, 1D, 5A, 1D, 1A, 1D, 1A, 1D, 1A, 1D, 1A, 1D, 1A, 1D, 1A, 1D, 1A, go with thread forward through the bottom hole of the 1st D bead and the 5th A bead, then up through the 4th and 3rd A beads (of the 5A) just added in this step. *Lay your DiamonDuo beads out on a table before doing this step to make sure they are all facing the correct way.
 
3. a) Pick up 2A, go with thread left to right through the top hole of the next D bead, step #2.
b) Pick up 4A, go with thread left to right through the next A bead in circle center as shown, and up through the 4th and 3rd A beads just added in this step.

4. a) Pick up 2A, go with thread left to right through the top hole of the next D bead, step #2.
b) Pick up 1A, 1R, 4A, go with thread down through the other hole in the R bead just added in this step.
c) Pick up 1A, go with thread left to right through the top hole of the next D bead, step #2.
5. a) Pick up 1A, 1R, 4A, go with thread down through the other hole in the R bead just added in this step.
b) Pick up 1A, go with thread through the top hole of the next D bead, step #2.
c) Pick up 4A, go with thread through the next A bead in circle center as shown, and up through the 4th and 3rd A beads just added in this step.
6. a) Pick up 2A, go with thread right to left through the top hole of the next D bead, step #2.
b) Pick up 4A, go with thread through the next A bead in circle center as shown, and down through the 4th and 3rd A beads just added in this step.
7. Pick up 2A, go with thread right to left through the top hole of the next D bead, step #2.
 
8. Pick up 1A, 1R, 4A, go with thread down through the other hole in the R bead just added in this step.
9. a) Pick up 1A, go with thread left to right through the top hole of the last D bead, step #2.
b) Pick up 1A, go with thread up through the left hole in the R bead, step #2, forward through 2 A beads added in step #1, the 2 A beads, down through the right side hole in the R bead, the next 2 A beads, the D bead, and the 1st and 2nd A beads (of the 5A), step #2 and up through the 2 A beads, step #3a.
 
10. Pick up 3A, go with thread down through the 4A beads, step #3b. Continue with working thread by following the blue dotted line in illustration through your bracelet, coming out with thread down through the 2 A beads, step #6a.
11. Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 4A beads, step #6b. Continue with working thread by following the blue dotted line in illustration through your bracelet, coming out with thread down through the 4 A beads, step #4b.
12. Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 3rd and 4th A beads, step #4b, and forward through the 1st, 2nd and 3rd A beads just added in this step..
 
13. Repeat steps #2 through #7.
14. Pick up 1A, 1R, 5A, go with thread down through the 1st and 2nd A beads (of the 4A), step #5a.
15. a) Pick up 1A, go with thread up through the 3rd and 4th A beads and left to right through the empty hole in the R bead, step #14,.
b) Pick up 1A, go with thread left to right through the top hole of the last D bead, step #2.
c) Pick up 1A, go with thread up through the left hole in the R bead, step #2, forward through 2 A beads, step #12, as shown, the 2 A beads, down through the right side hole in the R bead and the next 1 A, D bead and 1st and 2nd A beads (of the 5A) step #2 and up through the 2 A beads, step #3a.
 
16. Repeat steps #10 and #11 in the same manner. 

17. Continue by repeating steps #12 through #16 until the bracelet is the length that you would like.
Add clasps of your choice on both ends Continue with thread around through the clasp beads several times for strength. Weave the working thread into the bracelet and end.


 Here is a picture of the bracelet made with twin beads.

Flora Bracelet Pattern, B0292
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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. 
Patterns tested by: Julia Wentz




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