Monday, August 29, 2005

Cool Cubes Beaded Bracelet Pattern

Cool Cubes Flat Netting Beaded Bracelet




What You'll Need to Make Your Own Cool Cubes Flat Netting Beaded Bracelet
Cool Cubes Flat Netting Beaded Bracelet
Cool Cubes Beaded Bracelet
Paula S. Morgan

Here's what you'll need to make your own Cool Cubes Beaded Bracelet:

* Approximately 60 5mm X 5mm Cube Beads.
* Approximately 350 Matte Dark Copper round seed beads [/link]
* 10 Size 8/0 Matte Gold seed beads
* Two 10 mm pieces of French Wire
* One 10 mm Toggle Clasp
* Size 12 Beading Needle
* Nymo "D" or other beading thread
* Beeswax or Thread Conditioner (optional)

Make your Base Row of Flat Netting


Thread a size 12 beading needle with Nymo "D" and approximately 5 feet of beading thread. Wax or condition the thread (optional). Add one Mattel Gold size 8/0 bead, three Matte Copper size 11/0 seed beads and a 5mm X 5mm Cube Bead. Repeat until you have added a total of 17 5mm X 5mm Cube Beads. Add another 3 size 11/0 Matte Copper seed beads and finish with a Matte Gold size 8/0 seed bead.



Make the First Turn in the Netting


Now add another three matte copper size 11/0 seed beads, a 5mm square bead and then three more size 11/0 matte copper seed beads. Next, pass your needle through the second size 5mm square bead on the previous row. This will create the first join in your netting. Your row will have two of the 5mm square beads sitting side by side. Continue netting by passing the needle through every other 5mm square bead until you reach the end of the row.





Begin the Third Row of Beaded Netting

Now you will be making the turn for the third row of beaded netting. After your needle exits the final 5mm cube bead for Row Two, add 3 size 11/0 matte copper seed beads, a size 9 matte gold seed bead and another 3 size 11/0 matte copper seed beads. Pass the needle back through the last 5mm cube bead you added. This will create a small loop of beads above the cube bead.

Continue beading from top to bottom for 2 more rows of netting.



Close the Ends of the Netted Rows



After completing the fourth row of netting, add the final 3 size 11/0 matte copper seed bead and one size 8 matte gold seed bead. Add a single size 11/0 matte copper seed bead and then pass the needle through the size 8/0 matte gold seed bead on the adjacent row. Add another single matte copper bead, then pass the needle through the next adjacent matte gold seed bead. Continue until you have passed through all of the matte gold beads.

Add The Toggle Clasp to the Bracelet



Place 8 size 11/0 matte copper seed beads and 3 size 8/0 matte gold seed bead on your thread. Place a 10mm piece of French Wire on the thread, then add the bar portion of the toggle clasp. Pass the needle back through the 3 size 8/0 matte gold seed beads, add 3 size 11/0 matte copper seed beads and pass the needle back through one of the matte gold seed bead. Weave the thread end through the work several times to secure and clip off the remaining thread.


Finish Adding the Toggle Clasp and Bury the Thread


Repeat the step above on the other side of the bracelet adding a single size 8/0 matte gold seed bead instead of the 3 above. Pass the thread back into the bracelet body, weave it in to secure it, and then tie it off. Your new Cool Cubes Flat Netting Beaded Bracelet is ready to wear!

Check out this awesome bracelet pattern that I found one day travelling onto About.com. The complete instructions are here - as it looks like they have taken it off their site now :(. Though they do offer many other great patterns if you click on the link above. Alternatively click on http://www.macramelovers.com. Carolyne :)

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