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198 3mm crystals (B)
300 seed beads (S)
2 stop beads
To add length to the bracelet, every additional 1.2 cm you need to add 18 x 3mm crystal and 30 seed beads
L – stands for Left thread
R – stands for Right thread
B – stands for bicone
S – stands for seed beads
CROSS – means cross both sets of thread through X or existing bead by passing the right hand threads to the left and/or the left hand threads to the right
PASS – means passing a thread to an existing bead and/or beads
The number beside the letters S & B ie 1S or 1B represents the number of seed beads and/or bicones needed to string or slide into the thread.
This bracelet is created with 2 flower petals per row. You will create the rows till you reach your desired length for the bracelet. Each petal has 6 circles. Each circle is formed by the same combination of Ss and Bs. You should check if the same pattern is created for every step you make. If you notice any inconsistency, you should remove the beads from the thread and repeat the process. This observation is important as you would not like to discover error only after you have created the whole bracelet
Also, as the pattern can be complicated, you should stay focus when creating this bracelet.
Now, we are going to make the first petal from the bottom.
Cut an arm length of thread that you can comfortably handle and then string seed beads and bicones in the following order:
1S, 1B, 1S, 1B, 1S, 1B. Position the beads at the center of the thread. On the image you have your Left (L) and Right (R) threads.
CROSS L into the last B from R thread.
Pull the threads. You now have both threads crossing into a bicone. Now you have the first circle created for the petal.
On your L slide in 1S. On your R slide 1S, 1B, 1S, and 1B.
Then CROSS L into the last B from the R thread. You notice you now have the second circle.
On your R slide in the following: 1S, 1B, 1S, 1B, 1S.
Then CROSS L into the last seed bead (S) you just addedand pull the thread. You now have the third circle for the petal.
Going left PASS L into the nearest 2 seed beads shown in brackets.
On your L slide in 3S.
CROSS R into the last seed bead you just added.
You notice you have created a circle with seed beads for the petal.
Next, pull the thread and then going right, PASS R into the nearest bicone.
On your R slide in 1S, 1B, 1S. On your L slide 1B.
CROSS L into the last S from your R. You have just created the forth circle.
At this stage, though we have not completed the first petal, we are connecting the first petal to the second petal.
This step shows you the making of the circle made of seed beads at the center of the second petal.
On your L slide in 5S.
CROSS R into the last S from L
Going right PASS R into the nearest B bicone shown in arrow and continue to slide in the following.
1S, 1B, 1S, 1B.
Then CROSS L into the last B bicone you just added shown in arrow. You would notice you are forming one
circle for the second petal. You would probably notice that the second petal now has 2 circles of which the first
circle is sharing the same circle from first petal which we made in step 5.
Continue with the following:
L – PASS the thread to the nearest S on the left.
R – slide in 1S, 1B, 1S, 1B.
Then CROSS L into the last B bicone from R. This is the 3rd circle for second petal.
On your R continue to slide in 1S, 1B, 1S, 1B. Going left PASS L into the nearest S shown in arrow.
Then CROSS L into the last B from R thread. This is the 4th circle for the second petal.
R – slide in 1S, 1B, 1S, 1B.
L – PASS the L thread through the S bead
Then CROSS L into the last B bicone you just added from the R thread. This is the fifth circle.
Then PASS L into nearest1S, 1B, 1S.
On R, add in 1S, 1B.
Then CROSS L into last B from R thread to form a circle. You notice you have completed the full (6th) circle for second petal.
Now we are moving back to first petal to complete the full circle. You notice the first petal now has the 5th circle which is was created from second petal. Now let’s complete the 6th circle for first petal.
PASS L into the nearest 1S, 1B.
Then add in 1S, 1B, 1S on L thread.
CROSS R thread into the last S from L thread to form the sixth circle. So now you have two petals created!
Watch out for part 2!