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greenery seed bead bracelet

Use seed beads in nature-inspired shades of green to make this advanced odd count peyote stitch Greenery Seed Bead Bracelet.
Step 1

First, click here to download and print the diagram.

Step 2

Trace and cut out two of the trapezoid shapes from felt. Set aside.
TIP: Use your ruler to make sure the size of the pattern prints correctly. Refer to diagram for the dimensions.

Step 3

Now, thread your needle onto 72" [182.9 cm] of beading thread.

Step 4

For this odd count peyote stitch, begin by stringing the nine beads for your first two rows onto your thread: G, G, G, G, G, O, O, C, C. Slide the beads down to about 15" [38.1 cm] from the end.
TIP: Every other row will have an odd number of beads. In this case, five beads, then four beads in the in between rows. In this peyote stitch bracelet, the nine beads in the beginning is to build both the first and second rows.

Step 5

To build row 3, pick up a G bead with your needle. Now, skip the first bead (last bead added in Step 2) then run your needle through second bead. Pull thread taut and you will see this new bead lay parallel to the first bead of the first row.
TIP: When building row three, you will see your first two rows take shape.

Step 6

Pick up a G bead, skip a bead, then run your needle through the next bead. Follow the diagram to complete row 3.
TIP: A great way to make adding row three easier is to pull the working and tail threads apart after adding each bead. This will help the beads “snap” into place.

Step 7

To turn and start a new row, run your needle through the top bead of the first row then the top of bead of the second row and finally through the second to top bead of row one. Now, run your needle through the parallel bead in row three so your needle is exiting through the top of the bead. Work your needle back up through the top bead of row two, row one and down the top bead of row three.

Step 8

Add a C bead and run your needle down through the next bead sticking out from previous row. Repeat to complete the row.

Step 9

Follow the diagram to continue building rows as you did in Steps 6-8 until you reach the desired length for your bracelet.
TIP: The diagram is for a 7" [17.8 cm] bracelet. Remember to account for a clasp when determine the beaded length.

Step 10

Use excess thread to sew this end of the bracelet to the ½" [1.27 cm] edge of felt trapezoid shape. Make sure it is secure, then weave excess thread through beads, in multiple directions. Trim excess thread.

Step 11

Use a toothpick to spread e6000® adhesive onto both sides of the felt trapezoid shape as well as inside one of the Gold ½" [1.27 cm] clamp clasp closures.

Step 12

Fit the Gold clamp clasp closure over the felt shape and use your pliers to squeeze it shut so it “clamps” over the felt.
TIP: The clamp closure will hide the felt shape.

Step 13

Attach the bar piece of the Gold toggle to the clamp with the jump ring (included with the toggle clasp).

Step 14

Repeat Steps 10-13 on the other end with another Gold ½" [1.27 cm] clamp clasp closure and the ring piece of the Gold toggle clasp.

ABBREVIATIONS:
C = Opaque Cream
G = Transparent Green
O = Matte Olive

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