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Square Hex Double Spike Bracelet by Joy Wignall

Swarovski Spike Beads are here and we’re the first UK retailer to stock them! Choose from three shapes with a 1-hole and 2-hole option for limitless design possibilities! We couldn’t wait to share our love for them and we challenged designed team member, Joy Wignall to make something using our NEW Swarovski Spike beads.

Joy’s beautiful bronze-toned double bracelet features Swarovski golden shadow and metallic blue spike beads with pretty fire polished beads give the bracelet even more sparkle! We love all the shape and texture of this delicate design and think that the CzechMates triangle beads really compliment the shape of the spike beads.

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Project Materials

Swarovski Hexagonal Spike Beads Golden Shadow 7.5mm (AC2214)
Swarovski Hexagonal Spike Beads Metallic Blue 7.5mm (AC2216)
 
Swarovski Square Spike Beads Golden Shadow 5.5mm (AC2222)
Swarovski Square Spike Beads Metallic Blue (AC2224)
CzechMates Triangle Beads Jet Apollo 6mm (BG0550)
Czech Fire Polished Glass Round Vitex Crystal 4mm Pk100 (BG0010)
Toho Size 11 Seed Beads Metallic Iris Brown (11TR83)
Gold Plated Magnetic Ball Clasp (F0341)

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Project Tutorial

Section 1 part 1

The hexagonal spike bead and the Czechmate triangle bead both have two holes, I found it easier to lay out the beads before I used them to make sure I picked them up with the correct hole, each hex spike needs a triangle bead at each side of it.

Lay out your centre beads for the first bracelet section: triangle, blue hex, triangle, blue square, triangle, gold shadow hex, triangle, gold shadow square, triangle, blue hex, triangle, blue square, with seed beads added when needed.

Cut a double arm span of fireline thread and pick up three seed beads leaving approx. a 20cm tail go through hole in fastener, pick up two more seed beads and go through the first one added. Use a bead stopper if you have one or thread a bead on to the tail end to act as a stopper.

Pick up a fire polish bead then three seed beads five times. For the first pass through the beads I used the top hole on each hex spike and triangle.

Pick up a triangle, blue hex, triangle, three seed beads.
Blue square, three seed beads, triangle.
Golden shadow hex, triangle, three seed beads.
Golden shadow square, three seed beads, triangle.
Blue hex, triangle, three seed beads, blue square.

Then pick up three seed beads and one fire polish five times then three seed beads and the other end of the clasp.


Section 1 part 2
You are now ready to pass back through the bracelet, pick up two seed beads and go through the seed bead next to the fire polish bead then through the fire polish bead, pick up three seed beads then through the next fire polish until you have gone through fire polish number five.

Now pick up two seed beads and go through the seed bead next to the square. Then through the square and the first seed bead, pick up two seed beads then through the bottom hole of the triangle, bottom hole of the blue hex then the triangle. *Pick up 2 seed beads and go through the seed bead next to the square, through the square and the first seed bead. Then pick up two seed beads and through the bottom holes of the triangle, hex bead, triangle, repeat from * until exiting the last triangle on this section.

Pick up 3 seed beads and go through the fire polish bead five times, pass through the beads up to the clasp, through the clasp and back through the beads and the first fire polish.

Before you start the second section of the bracelet remove the thread stopper (or stopper bead), thread a needle on to the tail and work this through the section of the bracelet. Make a few half-hitch knots as you go and cut off when you are happy that your bracelet is secure.

Section 2 part 1

You are now ready to add the second section of the bracelet.

Lay out the beads ready, this time going: gold shadow square, triangle, gold shadow hex, triangle, blue square, triangle, blue hex, triangle, gold shadow square, triangle, gold shadow hex, triangle.

Pick up three seed beads and one fire polish bead.
Repeat four times, then three seed beads, square, three seed beads.
Then continue through the top hole of the triangle, top hole of gold shadow hex.
Go through the top hole of the triangle, add three seed beads.
Then add a blue square, three seed beads, triangle, blue hex.
Next add a triangle, three seed beads square, three seed beads,
triangle gold shadow hex, triangle
Add three seed beads and a fire polish four times (like before).

Now add three seed beads and pass through the fire polish of the existing bracelet, through the seed beads, around the clasp and back through the fire polish.

Section 2 part 2

You are now ready to complete this strand of the bracelet.

Pick up three seed beads and go through the fire polish bead four times, pick up three seed beads and pass through the bottom hole of the triangle, gold shadow hex, triangle, pick up two seed beads and go through the seed bead next to the square.

Then through the square and the first seed bead. Pick up two seed beads, then **through triangle,  hex, triangle.
Pick up two seed beads, go through seed bead next to the square, then through the square and first seed bead.
Pick up two seed beads, repeat from ** one more time until you have exited the last square and seed bead and picked up two seed beads, now go through the fire polish bead and pick up three seed beads four times and through the fire polish.

Now pass through the whole bracelet one more time to reinforce it, tying a couple of half hitch knots as you go.  When you are happy with the strength cut off the remaining thread.

You’re all done!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful bracelet design with us Joy! Let us know what you think and share your creations on our social media pages!

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