Blended Carrier Bracelet Beading Pattern
- Learn how to use two hole carrier beads to make a peyote stitch beaded bracelet with blended colors and a slide clasp.
- 11-page tutorial - each page has 8 photos with detailed step-by-step instructions that will hold your hand every step of the way, including finishing off to size.
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Carrier Bead Peyote Stitch Bracelet Tutorial with Blended Colors #417
Shaped beads and two-hole beads are all the rage because they’re just so much fun to work with and create such interesting designs. Now, those crafty bead manufacturers have created two-holed beads that are designed to be covered with other beads! Yep, beads wrapped with beads! They're called “carrier beads” because they “carry” other beads. Thanks to a customer request, we “discovered” carrier beads and had fun coming up with our own unique design to wrap them up with.
For our first venture with carrier beads, we decided to go with a blended design. Color blends are always fun to make! They seamlessly incorporate your favorite hues, ensuring they go with a lot in your wardrobe, and are just so pleasing to the eye! This smooth 3-color blend can be positioned on the carrier beads in numerous ways. We show you how to achieve either a reversible design (featuring a blend to a different main color on each side of the bracelet) or a smooth blend of all three colors on each side of the bracelet. Both layouts are lovely, so you might have a hard time choosing - maybe plan on making two bracelets (in different colors) so you can try, and enjoy, them both.
This bold and beautiful bracelet measures approximately 2 cm wide (nearly 1 inch) and is finished off with an elegant 2-strand slide clasp so it’s easy to put on and take off. This is a great design for beaders of all skill levels, including absolute beginners. This simple beading pattern includes a detailed materials page, color information, a bead graph, and word chart, over 50 high-resolution full-color photos and easy to follow step-by-step directions. Because we had so much fun making the bracelet, we decided to design a coordinating necklace to complete the look. So, be sure to check out the Blended Carrier Necklace pattern for a super classy, blended ensemble. Thank you for shopping Simple Bead Patterns and, as always, bead happy!
DIY jewelry making beading pattern by Cara & Lane Landry
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- Beading thread and needle
- 11/0 Delica seed beads
- 9x17mm 2-hole carrier beads
- Round beads
- G-S Hypo Cement or super glue
- Beading wire, crimps & crimp covers
- 2-strand slide clasp
- Flush cutter & crimper tool
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