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Free Instructions: Illuminate Crystal Bracelet

Using the cross weave technique, learn how to make a crystal bracelet. Or carry on weaving so it's long enough for a necklace!  We chose a bold colour way ( we have linked below to the beads we used ) but with over 46 different colours of Preciosa Crystal beads to choose from, and over 60 seed beads colours, the colour possibilities are endless! We weaved a 6.5" length, and then added an trigger/ extension chain set so the bracelet can be variable lengths. This is a perfect project for beginners to bead weaving

 

Materials used 

5g Size 11/0 sea blue Preciosa seed beads ( S1147 )
5g Size 11/0 dark blue Preciosa seed beads ( S1142 )
5g Size 8/0 dark blue Preciosa seed beads ( S842 )
12 x 5mm Rose Preciosa crystal bicones  ( CPB570010-24 )
11 x 6mm Rose Preciosa crystal bicones ( CPB670010-12 )
2 x 5mm silver plated jump rings ( JR5SP )
1 x extension and trigger set ( EXCH4SP-2 )
Reel of nymo ( NMD12-1 )

 

Tools Required

2 x size 13 beading needles ( ND13 )
Chain nosed pliers ( BEECN-1 )
A sharp pair of scissors
A beading mat ( BMT2-1 )

We also made another colour way!

To see the beads we used for our limecicle and fuchsia bracelet click here
Legend
A - Size 8/0 dark blue seed beads B - Size 11/0 Sea blue seed beads C - Size 11/0 dark blue seed beads
1. Thread one needle onto either end of a comfortable length of stretched beading thread, thread 1A, and position it in the middle of your thread ( photo 1 )
2. Pick up one 5mm bicone, and pass both your needles through ( photo 2 )
3. Pick up 3B onto each of your threads ( photo 3 )
4. Pick up one 6mm bicone on to one of your threads ( photo 4 )
5. Pass your other thread through the 6mm bicone in the opposite direction ( photo 5 )
6. Pick up 3B onto each of your threads (photo 6 )
7. Repeat step 2
8. Repeat step 2 - 6 until you have used eleven 6mm bicone beads, and twelve 5mm bicones, finish on a step 2 ( photo 7 )
9. Pick up 1A, and pass both threads through ( photo 8 )
 10. Loop both threads around , missing the 1A, pass back through the last 5mm bicone your picked up ( photo 9 )
11. Pass one needle through the 3Bs on one side of your beadwork ( photo 10 )
12. Pass the other needle through the other 3Bs ( photo 11 )
13. On one needle pick up 1C, 1A, 1C, and pass through the next 3B ( photo 12 )
14. Repeat step 13 with the other needle ( photo 13 )
15. Pass both needles up through the 5mm bicone ( photo 14 )
16. Repeat step 13, 14, 15 until you reach the end of your bracelet
17. Weave in and secure your thread 
18. Using chain nosed pliers, open up a jump ring, loop it through one of your end As, and your trigger clasp ( photo 15 )
19. Repeat at the other end with the extension chain ( photo 16 )
 

You're finished! 

 
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    Bead Mat 325x325mm-Pack of 1

    £1.25

    Bead Mat 325x325mm-Pack of 1Our handy bead mats are now coming from a new supplier, they're slightly smaller than those previously stocked but stil...

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    ND13-1

    Beading Needles Size 13 Metal Size 13-Pack of 1

    £2.00

    Beading Needles Size 13 Metal Size 13-Pack of 1A packet of four high quality hard beading needles in size 13, perfect for use with very fine thread...

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  • JR5SP-25

    Jump Ring Silver Plated Metal 5mm-Pack of 25

    £0.60

    Where would we be without the humble jump ring? A tiny but essential bit of kit for connecting, which has recently come into its own due to the pop...

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  • CPB670010-12

    Preciosa Rose Bicone 6mm - Pack of 12

    £1.45

    Preciosa Crystal Bicone beads are beautifully multi-faceted to reflect the light, giving them a stunning sparkle, adding movement, shine and richne...

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  • S1142C-5

    Silver Lined Czech Dark Blue Glass Rocaille/Seed 11/0-Pack of 5g

    £1.00

    Here are some very rough figures regarding Czech rocailles but please don't sue, they are very small. 11/0, our smaller size, are 1.5 x 2mm. A reta...

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  • NMD12-1

    Nymo D Bed Rosy Mauve Nymo Size D-Pack of 1

    £1.80

    Nymo is fine, strong and virtually stretch free. It is a popular thread for bead weaving seed beads, bead embroidery and loom work.Reels are approx...

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  • CPB570010-24

    Preciosa Rose Bicone 5mm - Pack of 24

    £2.10

    Preciosa Crystal Bicone beads are beautifully multi-faceted to reflect the light, giving them a stunning sparkle, adding movement, shine and richne...

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  • EXCH4SP-2

    Extension Chain and Trigger Heart Silver Plated 6.5cm - Pack of 2

    £2.00

    Extension chains are a great addition to most necklaces, allowing you to vary the length to suit your outfit. Particularly useful if making chokers...

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  • S842C-5

    Silver Lined Czech Dark Blue Glass Rocaille/Seed 8/0-Pack of 5g

    £1.00

    Here are some very rough figures regarding Czech rocailles but please don't sue, they are very small. 11/0, our smaller size, are 1.5 x 2mm. A reta...

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  • S1147C-5

    Sea Blue 11/0 Silver Lined Glass Rocaille/Seed - Pack of 5g

    £1.00

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    BEECN-1

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    Chain Nose Pliers are useful in many applications, and a quality tool is something you can appreciate. Use this stainless steel ergonomically desig...

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