Striped Square Mosaic Bracelet
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Cut approx 2 meters of Nymo thread and condition with wax before threading needle
Remember to leave a 6 inch tail. Thread needle down first two holes (from top to bottom) of 1x P1 then attach to the next bead 1 x P2(push needle from bottom to top of first holes on bead P2), then back down (top to bottom) the first two holes of Bead P1 and back up (bottom to top of the 1st 2 holes in Bead P2 to secure the two beads together side by side.
The thread should now be coming out of the top of the 1st holes of Bead P2. Push needle down the 2nd row of holes in Bead P2 and attach 1x Bead P3 by pushing needle up (from bottom to top) of first row of holes in Bead P3, then back down the 2nd row of two holes in Bead P2, secure by pushing needle back up the 1st set of holes in Bead P3 (thread should be coming out of top of 1st row of holes in Bead P3). Add one more bead P4 in the same way.
You have now completed row 1 and are ready to start Row 2. All subsequent rows are the same as Row 2. Remember from row 3 onwards, you need to push the needle through the new bead and the bead directly below from the previous row to make sure that the new beads are secured in place.
Add 1 x Bead P1 and let it lie on the top of the bead below so that the two holes match up with the ones on the lower row. Push needle down through the 2nd hole of Bead P1 and all the way through the bead below. Then bring needle back up (bottom to top 1st holes of the 2 Beads. Then back down 2nd holes.
Bring needle up through 1st holes in Bead P2 of row 1 and add 1 x W1 then push needle back down 2nd row of holes in Bead P1 and the one below (go through 2 rows) then back up 1st row of holes in Bead W1. Take needle down (top to bottom) the 2nd row of holes in Bead W1 and back up the 1st holes of Bead P3 from 1st Row.
Add 1 x W2 then push needle back down 2nd row of holes in Bead W1 and the one below (go through 2 rows) then back up 1st row of holes in Bead P1. Take needle down (top to bottom) the 2nd row of holes in Bead W2 and back up the 1st holes of Bead W2 and the P3 on previous row. Add 1x P4 in the same way as just shown.
Repeat steps 5 – 7 until you have 27 rows (or desired length). Row 28 uses only P1, P2 ,P3 and P4 beads. Use tail left on first row to attach one end of clasp and match the second side up evenly before attaching the second half of the clasp. Secure by stitiching through the holes and the top bead a few times before tying off and trimming threads.
Please note: if in doubt as to how the beads attach to each other, make sure the thread doubles back on itself from one set of holes to the next in a square type pattern in order to securly attach all beads to each other in each row.
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