By The Sea Bracelet, As seen on Beads, Baubles and Jewels!

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Hello! If you are wondering if your local Public Broadcasting Station picks up the show Beads, Baubles and Jewels, here is a List to Check! Each station has its own unique programming and schedule. BBJ started in some places as early as last week (1/24) with Episode 2701 (my design)!

If your local station doesn’t pick it up, you’ll be able to find my segment on the Soft Flex Company YouTube Channel too.

If you do better with written instructions or like to have both video and instructions handy, here they are for you!

By the Sea Bracelet Design by Sara Oehler

Size: Made for a 6″ wrist.
Length: Beadwork is about 6″, 7 1/4″ from clasp end to end.
Width: Beadwork is about 3/4″.

Materials
Soft Touch Beading Wire, .010 Very Fine, Black Onyx – 10 ft
Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Medium, Black Onyx – 6 in
Turquoise Blue Picasso 2.5×5-mm SuperDuos – 212 pcs
2x2mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube – 2 pcs
Starfish Toggle Clasp

Tools
Mini Macramé Board
Magical Crimping Pliers
Cutters
Special T Glue

Instructions

Step 1: Using 3 inches of medium beading wire, string a crimp tube and a superduo. Pass the wire back through the tube. String the toggle. Crimp the tube, trim excess wire.  Click here for Magical Crimping Pliers instructions.

Step 2: Slide the toggle bar into the top, middle slot on the mini macramé board.

Step 3: Row 1: Using 10 feet of very fine beading wire, string a superduo, the second hole in the first superduo in Step 1 and a superduo. Center the wire. (3 total beads)

Step 4: Row 2: On the left, string a superduo, the second hole of the previous row, a superduo, the second hole of the previous row and a superduo. Snug the beads together. Pass the wire on the right back through the same beads in the opposite direction. (6 total beads)

Step 5: Row 3: On the left, string a superduo, the second hole of the previous row, a superduo, the second hole of the previous row, a superduo, the second hole of the previous row and a superduo. Snug the beads together. Pass the wire on the right back through the same beads in the opposite direction. (10 total beads)

Step 6: Row 4: On the left, string a superduo, the second hole of the previous row, a superduo, the second hole of the previous row, a superduo, the second hole of the previous row, a superduo, the second hole of the previous row and a superduo. Snug the beads together. Pass the wire on the right back through the same beads in the opposite direction. (15 total beads)

Step 7: Row 5: On the left, pass the wire through the second hole of the previous row, a superduo, the second hole of the previous row, a superduo, the second hole of the previous row, a superduo, the second hole of the previous row, a superduo and a second hold of the previous row. Pass the wire on the right back through the same beads in the opposite direction. (19 total beads)

Step 8: Row 6-51: Repeat Rows 4-5 for about 5 inches.

Step 9: Row 52: After your last repetition of Row 5, on the left, string a hole of the previous row, a superduo bead, a hole of the previous row, a superduo bead and a hole of the previous row. Pass the wire on the right back through the same beads in the opposite direction.

Step 10: Row 53: On the left, string a hole of the previous row and a superduo bead. On the right, string a hold of the previous row.

Step 11: Knot the wires together between two superduo beads. Trim excess wire and add a dab of Special T Glue to the knot.

Step 12: Repeat Step 1 to attach the second half of the clasp.

Tips: If you work with a shorter length of wire and need to add more wire, center a new wire in the row where you are leaving off, continue beading with the new wire. After several rows are complete with the new wires, weave the old wires back into the beadwork to knot together between two superduo beads. Trim excess wire and add a dab of Special T Glue to the knot.

Resources:
Soft Flex Company

BeadShop.com

Green Girl Studios


Click here to download a PDF of the instructions for the By The Sea Bracelet.

Sara at Beads Baubles and Jewels

If you love this project, please check out my book Seed Bead Revolution. You are sure to love it!

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