DIY Beading: Christmas Wreath Bracelet
Christmas is just around the corner Here’s our very own DIY beading today, something inspired by a popular Christmas decor, the “Christmas Wreath.” Just like what we’ve promised on our Facebook Fanpage we’ll have it for free, but only for a limited time so check out the tutorial now!
Cut at least 25 inches of thread. String 11/0 seed beads – 2 greens and 2 reds, for a total of 28 seed beads. Pass the thread back through the beads and form a circle.
Coming out a pair of greens do a Circular Flat Peyote Stitch following the diagram. After you finish the round do a step-up so your thread should now come out a green bead from the new round you just added.
The next 2 rounds consist of 8/0 green and red seed beads. Follow the same weaving pattern as you did the previous round and create 2 rounds with 8/0 seed beads.
The next round consist of pairs of 11/0 green and red seed beads. Following the same weaving pattern, string 2 green and 2 red to complete the round.
For the final round, string 3 bronze 11/0 seed beads and create a picot edge. When finished, this is how it looks like. Create as many as you need that will fit your wrist. For a 7-inch bracelet, including clasp 5 circular wreath components are needed then set aside.
Cut another arm span of thread and string 14 green 11/0 seed beads. Weave a regular flat Peyote stitch until you have 10 rows.
After weaving 10 rows, zip the sides by weaving in zigzag direction and form a tube. Then weave a 4mm red pearl at both ends to cover the hole and to serve as an embellishment. Set aside.
Now, get ready to see these components transform into a bracelet! Take 1 wreath and weave a Ladder Stitch consisting of 6 green 11/0 seed beads on two picot edges. Then on the Ladder Stitch you attach your Peyote tube. Then weave through the wreath until you reach the other side.
String a 4mm red pearl and follow the thread pattern how to link a the wreath.
…and then continue to weave the rest of the wreaths.
Voila! Now, you’re ready for your Christmas party! My family is the host on our family reunion for this year and for sure, this bracelet will be one of my highlights! I’ll surely enjoy this bracelet and I hope you enjoy yours