Skill Level: Beginner
Finished Size: Approx. 7 1/2”
Designer: Tracy Proctor
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Tip: 60" of thread should be enough for this project, but if you find yourself running short scroll down to the bottom to find instructions for adding thread.
1. Thread a beading needle with approx. 60” of thread. Leaving a 10” tail, string one 6mm bead and one 11/0 seed bead. Repeat three times. (Fig 1)
2. Bring the needle back through the first 6mm bead added. Pull to bring beads into a loop. (Fig 2)
3. Loop around through all the beads again to reinforce. (Fig 3)
4. Continue through the 11/0, 6mm, 11/0 and 6mm beads. (Fig 4)
5. Now pick up an 11/0 and a 6mm bead, repeat that two times, pick up one more 11/0 bead, and come back through the opposite side of the 6mm you exited in Step 4. (Fig 5)
6. Continue through the next 11/0, 6mm, 11/0, and 6mm beads. (Fig 6) This completes one section of Right-Angle Weave.
7. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 until you have reached desired length. (Fig 7) A length of 40 beads will yield an approx. 7 1/2” bracelet, allowing 2" for stitch-in ends and clasp.
8. Seed bead trim: To add trim, sew through the 11/0 bead above the 6mm bead your thread is currently exiting. *Pick up seven 11/0 beads. Sew through the 11/0 bead on the other side of the 6mm bead you are circling.* (Fig 8) Repeat down the sides of your bracelet.
9. After Step 8, your thread is exiting the last 11/0 bead. Sew through the 6mm bead below it and through the 11/0 bead below that. Repeat * through *. (Fig 9) Continue the length of your bracelet.
10. Adding the clasp: Once you’ve finished adding the trim (Step 9) your working thread will be exiting from the 6mm bead on the opposite side of the tail thread. (Fig 9) Sew through the Hammertone stitch-in bead as shown in Fig 10.
11. Pick up three 11/0 beads and sew through the 6mm bead. (Fig 10a) Pick up three 11/0 beads and sew through the Hammertone stitch-in bead as shown. (Fig 10b). Now sew back through the 6mm bead and the three 11/0 beads. (Fig 10c) Reinforce by following the Step 11 thread path two more times. Weave the remaining thread back into your work, tying a couple half hitch knots as you go. Trim or burn excess thread.
12. Thread needle onto tail at other end of bracelet, then repeat Step 11.
13. Open one jump ring and attach clasp hook at one end of bracelet. Close jump ring. Repeat to attach clasp eye at other end.
Adding thread: As you are working, your thread may be getting a little short. Remove the needle and leave your working thread in place for now. Weave in a new length of thread, tying half-hitch knots as you do. Weave to exit where the old working thread is exiting. Continue with the pattern, using the new working thread for a few steps, then return to the old working thread and weave it in, following a different thread path than the one you used to weave in the new thread. This helps to minimize multiple passes through the 11/0 beads and keeps the work from becoming stiff at the weave in location.