This Ivy League Bracelet was designed exclusively for Spoilt Rotten Beads by Lauren Donley Brown using the latest sparkly Chatoyant colours of Ginko Beads
Gather the following supplies:
15/0 and 11/0 Miyuki or Toho Seed Beads
3mm Crystal Rondelles
- Cut a 1 meter length of DuraThread, add a needle to one end and add a stop bead to your thread.
- Pick up 3 15/0 and 1 GemDuo and 3 15/0 beads
- Now pick up 1 Ginko bead and go through the empty hole in the GemDuo bead
- Now pick up 1 more Ginko bead and sew back through the first 3 15/0 added, through the GemDuo and the next 3 15/0
- Now sew back up through the Ginko bead as shown:
- Now sew through the empty hole in the Ginko bead that you are exiting from:
- Now pick up: 1 DropDuo Bead, 1 15/0, 1 DropDuo Bead, 1 Ginko, 1 GemDuo, 1 Ginko, 1 DropDuo, 1 15/0 and 1 DropDuo. Sew through the empty hole in the next Ginko:
- Now sew through the empty hole in the GemDuo you just added and through the Ginko as shown:
- Now thread back down through the DropDuo, 15/0, DropDuo, Ginko and then through the empty hole in the Ginko:
- Repeat steps 7-9 until your bracelet is approx 2cm shorter than you’d like the finished length to be
- Finish by exiting from a Ginko Bead and picking up 3 11/0, 1 GemDuo and 3 11/0 – sew through the next Ginko Bead:
- Now stitch through the 3 11/0 and GemDuo just added and pickup 4 11/0 and one half of your clasp then 4 11/0 and back through the GemDuo again:
- Now stitch up through the 3 11/0 and pick up 3 more 11/0 and sew through the DropDuo bead:
- Pick up 1 Crystal and sew through the next DropDuo:
- Now pick up 2 15/0 and stitch through the next DropDuo:
- Now repeat steps 14 and 15 along the whole length of the piece
- Repeat step 12-16 to add the other side of the clasp and embellish the other side of the bracelet
- Secure your working thread by knotting it inbetween several beads and pulling tight.
- Remove the stop bead from your work and weave the tail of thread back into your work and secure by knotting the thread inbetween several beads.
- Trim off your tails of thread and you’re done!