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Crystal Heart Netted Cuff

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Difficulty: Intermediate

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This lovely bracelet features subtle fire polished beads in a romantic heart pattern! Designed by Joy Wignall.


Step 1

Size 8 seed bead = A
Size 11 seed bead = B
Fire polished crystal = C


1. Start by creating the basic netting - Cut a double armspan of Fireline and add a needle to one end. Place a bead stopper approx. 40cm from the end.

Step 2

Row 1: Pick up 1A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 1A, 2B. (See the first diagram)
Turn for each new row: pick up 1A and 3B
Row 2: Pick up 1A and 2B sew back through the third A from the end to finish the turn.
Pick up 2B, 1A, 2B, skip one A and go back through the next A in the row. Pick up 2B, 1A and 2B, skip one A and go back through the next A in the row. Pick up 2B, 1A and 2B, skip one A and go back through the next A in the row.
Repeat turn and row 2 until you count 23 turns at one end and 24 turns at the other.

Step 3

To embellish the net with the heart pattern:
Cut another armspan of Fireline and add a needle to one end.
Sew in to the net leaving a 10cm tail. Randomly follow the bead path exiting on the edge with 24 turns through the shared bead at the second turn passing DOWN through the size 8 seed bead.
Pick up 1B, 1C, 1B go through the next shared A bead in the same row. Repeat twice more. Pick up 1B, 1C, 1B go through 2A, 1B.

Step 4

You have now turned to go back along the net. Repeat for each row, following the pattern for placement of the Fire Polished beads.

Step 5

After the last row of Fire Polished beads have been added weave through the remaining empty rows until exiting the third A seed bead on outer edge.  Pick up 2B go up through the first hole in the clasp and back through the 2B go through A in the same direction as before, in a circular motion, then through 2B, 1A.

Step 6

Pick up 2B go up through the second hole in the clasp and back through the 2B go through A in the same direction as before then through 2B, 1A.
Repeat twice more for the remaining holes. Weave through to the end of the row and return back to the first hole of the clasp and repeat the steps above to secure the clasp. Do this three times in total so the clasp is very secure, weave back randomly through the work, adding half hitch knots a few times before cutting off the thread.

Step 7

Remove the stopper bead from the other end and thread the needle, add the other side of the clasp in the same way as before.

Step 8

Weave in and cut the tails off any remaining threads from the heart embellishment.

These instructions create a finished bracelet 7 inch in length.