By Carole Rodgers
This jewelry set uses the double needle method of right angle weave. Alternating three sizes of beads causes the weave to zigzag. Using three sizes of beads without alternating will cause the piece to curl in on itself to create a donut shape. Use any color you wish. This design will work with a variety of color combinations – one, two, three, four, five, or six different colors.
5 ft. (152.4cm) – Beadalon 49 Strand 24k gold plated .015 in. stringing wire
26 – 6mm Green faceted glass pearlized beads 6G
15 – 4mm Green faceted glass pearlized beads 4G
28 – 3mm Green faceted glass pearlized beads3G
12 – 6mm Pink faceted glass pearlized beads 6P
28 – 4mm Pink faceted glass pearlized beads 4P
18 – 3mm Pink faceted glass pearlized beads 3P
1 – 15.3mm Medium lobster clasp, gold plating
1 pair – Earring posts, gold plating
4 – Double cup clamshell bead tips
3 – 6mm Medium split rings, gold plating
4 – 2mm Size #1 Crimp bead
Designer flush cutter
Designer chain nose pliers
Designer round nose pliers
Note: In the instructions, the different beads are referenced as 6G, 4G, 3G, 6P, 4P, 3P, as noted in the materials list. These materials will make a bracelet to fit a 7 in. (17.78cm) wrist.
Custom Fit: Measure the wrist and subtract 1 in., which will give the length for a tailored fit.
Each color section measures approximately 7/8 in. (2.22cm).
1. Cut two 12 in. (30.5cm) lengths of Beadalon 49 Strand 24k gold plated .015 in. stringing
wire from the 5 ft. length and set aside.
2. Begin the Bracelet: Center one crimp bead on the remaining 36 in. (91.44cm) of wire.
Then pass both ends of the wire through one of the clamshell bead tips from the inside.
Pull wires down through the hole in the clamshell so that the crimp bead sits in the bowl
of the clamshell. Use chain nose pliers and close clamshell around the crimp bead.
3. The First Pass: Refer to Fig. 1. Pass both wires through one 4P bead. Separate wires and
thread one 3G onto each wire. Pick up one 4P bead on one wire and pass second wire
through it from the opposite direction and pull up snug. You have completed the top half
of Fig. 1. Next, on one wire pick up one 6G and on the other wire one 3G and one 4P.
Pass the wire holding the 6G bead through the 4P bead only from the opposite direction.
Pull wires snug.
4. The Next Pass: pick up one 6G on the same side as the 6G from the first pass. On the
other wire pick up one 3G and one 4P. Pass the first wire through the 4P bead and pull
snug. Repeat once more.
5. Bead to Desired Length: For the next three passes use 6P, 3P and 4G beads. Be sure the 6P beads are on the opposite side of the piece as the 6G beads. Refer to Fig. 2. Continue, changing colors every third pass, until the piece reaches the desired length.
6. Completing the Beading: If your last woven section is pink, finish off by picking up a 3P bead on each wire and then passing both wires through a 4G bead in the same direction. If your last woven section is green, finish off by picking up a 3G bead on each wire and then passing both wires through a 4P bead in the same direction.
7. Add Bead Tips: Pass both wires through a clamshell bead tip. Thread a crimp bead on one wire and tie off wires against this bead with knots. Trim ends of wires closely and close clamshell.