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Toho Stretch Cuff Bracelet

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Design Originals
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • TOHO Treasure beads, 4mm cubes:
    • 2 packages pink
    • 2 packages light blue
    • 2 packages green
  • Jewelry Designer stretchy cord
  • 1 pkg. Darice Easyeye beading needles
  • Scissors

TIP: The secret of this bracelet is random rows of color. There is no pattern!

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Thread your needle with at least 36" of elastic cord. Tip: If thread sticks put a little talcum powder on a paper towel, then run the thread through the towel to coat it lightly with powder. Thread on 5 Treasure beads. Move the beads down to the end of the thread leaving a 5" tail. Pass your needle back through the next to last bead as shown. (Illus. 1)
  2. Pull the thread through slowly and arrange the beads as shown. Pass the needle through the next bead to the right. (Illus. 2)
  3. Pull the thread through slowly and arrange the beads as shown. Pass the needle through the next bead to the right. (Illus. 3)
  4. Pull the thread through slowly and arrange the beads as shown in Illus. 4. Pass your needle through the last bead as shown. Pull the thread through slowly.
  5. Turn the piece on its side and arrange the beads as shown in Illus. 5. The ladder is complete. (Illus. 5)
  6. Row 2: Thread on two beads and pass your needle down through the next Treasure bead. (Illus. 6)
  7. Bring your needle back up through the next Treasure bead in the row. (Illus. 7)
  8. Thread on two beads. Pass your needle down through the next Treasure bead in the row. (Illus. 8)
  9. Bring your needle back up through the last Treasure bead on the left. (Illus. 9)
  10. Thread on a single bead and pass your needle down through the fourth bead of the row. (Illus. 10)
  11. Bring your needle back up through the bead you just added. (Illus. 11)
  12. Row 3: Thread on two more beads. Take your needle down through the next bead in the row and then back up through the bead next to it. (Illus. 12)
  13. Thread on two more beads. Take your needle down through the next bead in the row and then back up through the bead next to it. (Illus. 13)
  14. Thread on a single bead and take your needle down through the fourth bead of the row. (Illus. 14)
  15. Bring your needle back up through the bead you just added. (Illus. 15) Rows 4 - end: Repeat as for Row 3 (alternating bead colors and shapes randomly) until the bracelet is the desired length.
  16. TIP: You can attach another length of thread by simply placing the cut sides together and tie one or two overhand knots. (Illus. 16)
  17. Weave the tails through several rows of stitching and then cut them close. Hide the knot inside a bead or between stitches. To join the ends of your bracelet simply treat the first row of beads as if it were just another row you were stitching. Follow the thread path in Illus. 17; Tie the ends in one or two overhand knots and weave the tails through several rows of stitching and trim them close.
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