I love using golds and browns in my bead stitching designs. They are easy to mix and match with other colors, especially with your outfit. I’m going to show you how to create this bracelet using fun and simple bead stitching techniques with gold and brown Jesse James Beads and SilverSilk capture knitted wire chain. Additionally, I’ll be showing you a cool new and easy sewing technique to add texture to this design…as if there wasn’t enough with those gorgeous beads!
Start with 2 feet of knitted wire and 3 feet of Fireline thread. Thread a bead stitching needle and sew up through the knitted wire, near the end. Pick up 1 small shell chip, 3 brown-lined aqua seed beads (if you’ve bought the kit for this project, this is the smaller size seed bead – aka size 11), 1 brown Picasso seed bead (larger size, aka size 8), one copper seed bead (size 8), another 1 brown Picasso seed bead, and finally another 3 brown-lined aqua seed beads.
Sew through the small shell chip and about 1” of the top-inside area of the knitted wire.
Repeat the same bead stitching pattern again so that there are two picots on the knitted wire (psst – a picot is a designing term for “loop”). Then switch the pattern to 1 brown-lined aqua seed bead (smaller size), 1 bronze dagger and another 1 brown-lined aqua seed bead.
This is what the pattern should look like. Repeat this pattern for the remaining knitted wire.
When you get to the end, secure the thread by sewing through the knitted wire to make a 2”. loop. Tie the main strand with the loop to make a knot.
Sew the tail threads into the knitted wire.
Trim any threads that stick out.
Crimp one end of a 12” length of Soft Flex Silver beading wire to one half of a clasp and string a decorative Jesse James Beads bead.
Pass the beaded knitted wire through the beading wire, then pick up a Jesse James Bead, and then pass the beaded knitted wire through the beading wire again. Repeat this step to create the wavy texture. Crimp the other end of the beading wire to the second half of the clasp to finish!
Tune in again! I’ll have another project for you next month!! But until then, happy beading! Nealay A very special thank you from us at Jesse James Beads to our dear friend,
Nealay Patel, for creating this awesome project! We hope you’ll join
Nealay with us each
month to learn more fun and easy bead stitching techniques! Click now to check out the Sandstorm kit! Everything you need to create Nealay's Sandstorm Bracelet can be found here.