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How to make a Cellini bracelet - Tubular Peyote Stitch

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Designed by: Edyta Rogowska

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Peyote Stitch is the most popular beading stitch. In the previous jewellery making tutorials I showed you how to use the stitch in flat projects. Today I will show you how to make a Cellini bracelet using the same stitch. In addition, we will work with a glamorous Tubular Peyote Stitch.

Even though the bracelet may seem complicated I assure you it’s really easy to make. In fact, it is really time-consuming so you need to have several spare hours, but the final effect will compensate you every minute spent on this project.

The unique spiral effect is achieved by the different sized beads. So, prepare the beads, threads and a needle and let’s stitch!

Materials:

  • TOHO beads – 3 colours of 15/0 beads, here: Inside-Color Rainbow Jonquil / Jet Lined, Gold-Lustered / Montana Blue, Permanent Finish-Matte Galvanized / Aluminum;
  •  8/0 beads, here: Metallic / Nebula; 
  • 11/0 beads, here: Frosted Metallic / Nebula
  • Beading thread – One-G in a matching colour, here: navy blue
  • Jewellery needle – a thin one, so that it can pass through the tiny 15/0 beads with ease – size 12 John James
  • Sharps scissors or a thread cutter will be useful


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Remember, our tutorials are mainly for learning the technique. You don’t need to make your bracelet using the same colours. Don’t be afraid to experiment with the colours.

Let’s do this!

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Prepare about 150 cm long thread. String the beads in a sequence shown in the picture.

4 x TR15/0 Inside-Color Rainbow Jonquil / Jet Lined
2 x TR15/0 Permanent Finish-Matte Galvanized / Aluminum
2 x TR11/0 Frosted Metallic / Nebula
4 x TR15/0 Gold-Lustered / Montana Blue
2 x TR 8/0 Metallic / Nebula
4 x TR15/0 Gold-Lustered / Montana Blue
2 x TR11/0 Frosted Metallic / Nebula
2 x TR15/0 Permanent Finish-Matte Galvanized / Aluminum
2 x TR15/0 Inside-Color Rainbow Jonquil / Jet Lined

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Make a circle with beads and pass through the 1st 4 beads. Leave about 10-15 cm tail thread, which will be used to close up our work, so that it won’t unweave.

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Work with Peyote Stitch and add 1 bead between the beads previously strung. Thereby, we make the 1st two rows of the rope. Pass the needle through every other bead. Add the same bead as the bead the thread exits from each time.

String 1 15/0 Inside-Color Rainbow Jonquil / Jet Lined (I called it petrol bead) bead and pass the needle through the 2nd TR15/0 Matte Aluminum bead.

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String 1 15/0 Matte Aluminum bead and pass the needle through TR11/0 Frosted Metallic / Nebula bead

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String 1 TR11/0 Frosted Metallic / Nebula and pass the needle through the 3rd and 4th TR15/0 Gold-Lustered / Montana Blue beads. We treat a pair of TR15/0 Montana Blue beads (two beads) as one bead till the end of our work.

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The thread comes out of two Montana Blue beads so string 2 beads in the same size and colour and pass the needle through the TR 8/0 Metallic / Nebula bead

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String 1 TR 8/0 Metallic / Nebula bead and pass the needle through the 3rd and the 4th beads - TR15/0 Gold-Lustered / Montana Blue, as shown in the picture.

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String 2 TR15/0 Gold-Lustered / Montana Blue beads and pass the needle through TR11/0 Frosted Metallic / Nebula bead

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String 1 matte navy blue 11/0 TR bead and pass the needle through the TR15/0 Matte Aluminum bead.

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String 1 TR15/0 Matte Aluminum bead and pass the needle through the 15/0 petrol bead

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String 1 15/0 petrol bead and pass the needle through the 4th bead – a 15/0 petrol bead, as shown in the picture.

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Add the last bead in this row. String 1 15/0 petrol bead and pass the needle through 2 petrol beads – the last one of the previous row and the 1st one of the new row.

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Make the 3rd row of the rope the same way as it was done in the 4rd step. Always string a bead in the colour and size of the bead the thread exits from. Add 1 bead between the beads of the previous row. We will continue this until we have finished our bracelet.

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Pull the thread tightly so that the beads look like a rope and continue adding the beads.

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Remember to pass through 2 beads – the last one of the previous row and the 1st of the new row - while adding the last bead in each row.

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Remember to pass through 2 beads – the last one of the previous row and the 1st of the new row - while adding the last bead in each row.

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Continue making the following rows the same way. By each row our bracelet gains a spiral shape, even though, at the beginning it doesn’t look like a spiral. As you continue making the following rows your bracelet should look as it’s shown in the pictures….

...after the 4th row

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after the 5th row

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after the 6th row – on each side

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after about 30 and more rows.

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As you run out of thread, tie a new one to your working thread and hide a knot between the beads

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You need to remember that this is a bangle type bracelet, so that it has no clasp and it needs to pass through your hand. So that, the rope needs to be longer than a casual rope with the endcaps. Here we need to note the circumference of the hand. As we make that thick bracelet, the rope should be about 2,5 cm (+/- 0,5 cm) longer than the circumference of the hand.

Finish adding the beads the moment when both ends of the bracelet make an integrated whole as you connect them (without turning the bracelet), as shown in the pictures.

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Stage 2 – closing up

As you have reached the desired length of the rope, it’s time to close up the bracelet.

Both ends of the rope make a zipper together. Pass the needle through the beads alternately to close up the bracelet.

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Pull the thread, so that the beads sit on their place.

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Keep on closing up the bracelet…

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As you finish closing up the bracelet and pull the thread your work should look as it’s shown in the picture. As you can see, the working and the tail threads are not close to each other…

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… so to make both ends meet and to strengthen the linking, pass the thread between the beads one more time.

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Tie a double knot.

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Don’t cut the thread close to the knot (it may unweave). Secure the threads and trim.

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It’s done!

What do you think about the Cellini bracelet? We’re waiting for your comments on our Facebook Group.

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