Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hearts Bracelet - Free Pattern

The Hearts Bracelet pattern is the perfect Bracelet for Valentine's Day. You can easily make it for yourself. It also would make a cute gift suitable for your friends or family. It doesn't take long to make and doesn't use too many beads so it is very affordable too. So grab a handful of beads, your needle and thread and start beading this fast and fun bracelet.
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Start by waxing and stretching your thread. Use Fireline*, Nymo D or C-Lon and an #11 or #12 beading needle. Tie in a “stopper” bead, leaving about a 8-10” tail and begin at step #1.  *I have recently started using Fireline® fishing line, too. I like 4lb and 6lb Crystal for bead weaving.


1. Pick up 3A, 3B, 3A, 1B, go with thread forward through the 3 A, 3 B and 3 A beads just added in this step.
 
2. Pick up 2A, 1B, 1C, 2B, go with thread up through the 1 C bead just added in this step. Stack the 2 B beads next to each other as shown in the illustration.
 

3. Pick up 1B, go with thread down through the 1st B, 1 C and 2nd B beads, step #2.


4. Pick up 1B, go with thread up through the 3rd B, 1 C beads, step #2, and up through the 1 B bead, step #3.


5. Pick up 7A, go with thread down through the 3rd B bead, step #2, right to left through the 1 B bead, step #4, and up through the 2nd B bead, step #2.

6. Pick up 2A, go with thread up through the 2nd set of 3 A beads, step #1 (first time) or the 3 A beads, step #9 (every time after), down through the 2 A and 1st B beads, step #2, up through the 1 B bead, step #3, and forward through the 7 A beads, step #5.


7.
Pick up 4A, go with working thread and follow the blue dotted line in illustration around through the outside beads as shown and down through the 1st and 2nd A beads just added in this step.
Please note: The beads added in this step sit behind the B bead added at step #4.


8. Pick up 1A, go with working thread and follow the blue dotted line in illustration around through the outside beads as shown, coming out with thread down through the 5th A bead, step #5.

 
9. Pick up 3B, 3A, 1B, go with thread down through the 3rd, 4th and 5th A beads, step #5, and forward through the 3 B and 3 A beads just added in this step.


 

10. Continue by repeating steps #2 through #9 until the bracelet is the length that you would like.

11. To add clasp, pick up 3A, clasp, 3A, go with thread up through 2 A beads in bracelet as shown. Continue with thread around through the clasp beads several times. Weave in and end thread. Repeat the clasp directions in the same manner on the other end after removing the stopper bead.

Hearts Bracelet Pattern, B0199, Sandra D. Halpenny © 2009 - 2014 All rights reserved
This pattern may not be copied or distributed in any way without the express written permission of the author. The purchaser of this pattern may use the finished piece for personal use and for selling at arts and crafts shows, etc. No mass production of this design is permitted without permission from the author.




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2 comments:

Jeannie and Eldy said...

What size C lon do you use, and is this something a beginner could do having never done a bead pattern before? I crochet and knit with beads and make leather wraps but have never "sewn" with beads..

gralan said...

Oh my, this is just great. The pattern also was displayed enough that I can understand. hahah I've got to get busy, since the only thing not "Norwegian-proof" about this is my own application of time and energy. Having a Swedish father and Norwegian mother, I need things Norwegian-proof and able to be done pretty-good for a Swede. I won't tell Ole and Sven jokes, but if I can't laugh at myself and my relatives than I can't laugh at all.

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