Designed by Nancy Cain. This ‘Red Carpet’ worthy piece can be the perfect accent to the little black dress or jazz up a pair of jeans!
In one stitching technique, combine circular and flat peyote to make this bulky bangle bracelet. The strap increases automatically with each ‘crystal bridge’ made. It is flexible, strong and comfortable to wear. The clasp toggle recedes into the bracelet for a seamless look.
Level - Advanced with proficiency in tubular peyote
Technique - Tubular Peyote
Pattern with full diagrams and written instructions
Quantity will vary with wrist size. The amount listed (18 bridges) makes a bracelet to fit 6 ¾" wrist.
A colour is the primary colour of the strap and bridges
B colour is the accent fringe that will sit next to the pearls and the line of colour inside the strap.
15 g 15/0 Seed Bead A
7 g 11/0 Seed Bead (Use A colour even though these are mostly hidden)
8 g Size 11 Delica A
8 g 15/0 Seed Bead B
180 - 4mm Swarovski bicone crystals (for a larger wrist size, each additional bridge adds 3/4” to length with multiples of 10 crystals for each bridge.
2 - 3.4 mm Miyuki teardrop bead or other brands of small teardrop fringe bead (toggle ends)
17 - 12mm Swarovski pearls (add one pearl for each additional bridge)
3 - 2x2 crimps and 3 - 3mm Crimp covers
Fine SoftFlex -.014 - (don’t use the expensive colours, since the wire is completely hidden)
6lb. Fireline and One G thread – 2 bobbins