Leopard Print Bracelet | Beads Direct
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Leopard Print Bracelet

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Once the other end has been reached repeat the steps 14 – 18 and then continue down the other side of the bracelet with the picot edge.

Step 2

Weave in all the tails of thread knotting as you go. Cut off any loose threads. Add the clasp and, if necessary, use jump rings to add a little extension chain with seed beads for added decoration.

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Step 3

On a comfortable length of beading thread add a stopper bead leaving a long tail of thread to weave in at the end. Pick up the seed beads A, A, C, C, C, C, C, A and take them down to the stopper bead.

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Step 4

To start the Peyote stitch, pick up C and sew needle through the first C above it. Pull the thread to tighten beadwork and the newly added C will sit on the A above it.

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Step 5

Pick up A and, missing a bead out on the row above, sew needle through the third C.

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Step 6

Pick up another A and, continuing to miss a bead out, sew into C on the row above. Pick up C and sew through the A on the end of the row above. Pull thread to tighten beadwork.

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Step 7

Pick up C and sew through C added in step 4.

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Step 8

Continue with this stitch with the beads A, B, C so that each new bead sits between the beads added on the previous row.

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Step 9

Carry on down to the next row by picking up C, B, B, C and, with each new bead, sewing into the next bead along that is sticking down from the row above.

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Step 10

Carry on with this stitch. The next 5 rows are (beads to be picked up in this order)

  • B, C, B, A
  • C, A, A, A
  • B, C, A, C
  • A, C, C, A
  • A, C, C, C

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Step 11

Continue with the rows

  • A, A, A, C
  • C, B, B, C
  • C, A, B, A
  • C, A, A, C
  • B, C, A, C

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Step 12

Then

  • A, C, C, C
  • A, A, C, B
  • B, A, A, C
  • C, B, C, B
  • B, A, A, A

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Step 13

Then

  • C, B, C, A
  • C, C, C, C
  • C, C, A, C
  • A, A, A, C
  • A, C, B, C

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Step 14

Then

  • B, C, A, A
  • B, C, A, A
  • B, C, C, A
  • A, C, C, A
  • A, C, C, C

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Step 15

Go back to step 2 and continue on with the pattern (the pattern repeats itself) until the bracelet measures 5.5” long for a 7” bracelet or continue beading for a longer bracelet. Add more thread when necessary by weaving it into existing beadwork.

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Step 16

From here use D to Peyote stitch.

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Step 17

Add 2 more rows of D and pull the thread gently so the beads taper slightly.

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Step 18

Pick up 10 D and a split ring.

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Step 19

Sew through D on the opposite side.

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Step 20

Sew through the loop again to reinforce it and exit the needle from the last D on a row of Peyote.

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Step 21

Pick up 3 D and sew down into the nearest size 11 seed bead.

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Step 22

Sew across and up into the next size 11. Pick up 3 more D and continue adding the picot edge along the length of the bracelet.

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