Fuchsia O’Hara by FusionBeads.

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Approximate finished length: 8 inches Beads and other products needed for one bracelet: 17 - 2mm Jet Swarovski Crystal Round Beads (02RD0101) 180 - 2mm Crystal Moonlight Swarovski Crystal Round Beads (02RD0104) 80 - 2mm Black Diamond Swarovski Crystal Round Beads (02RD0132) 1 - Size 15 Transparent Dark Magenta AB Round Japanese Seed Beads (15SB0103) 1 - 31mm Sterling Silver Five Strand Tube Bar Clasp (SS3417) Approximately 15 feet - Crystal Clear FireLine Braided Bead Thread Size B (SM4428) Thread Heaven Thread Conditioner (TL1027) Tools needed to complete the bracelet: Scissors English Beading Needles, Size 10 or 12 Perfect End Thread Burner Mini Bead Stopper Beading Techniques needed to complete the bracelet: Basic Netting

For step-by-step photos and instructions on these and other techniques, visit FusionBeads.com and select Beading Techniques from the top navigation bar.

Photography, text and jewelry design © 2007 FusionBeads.com Inc.

Instructions to complete “Fuchsia O’Hara” bracelet: Tips Mix all 2mm Swarovski crystal round beads together before beginning. Use the crystal colors randomly as the uneven distribution of colors will give the completed bracelet a subtle, textured appearance. The first and last rows of the bracelet are made of seed beads only. The remaining netted loops are made of seed beads with a single 2mm crystal as the intersection bead. A picot of three seed beads is made after finishing each row and before beginning each new row. Leave an approximately 15-inch tail at the beginning. The tail will be used later to attach one side of the clasp. You will need to add thread a few times as you work the bracelet. When you have about five inches of thread remaining, pass through a few beads, tie two half-hitch knots between beads, and pass through several more beads. Trim excess thread with scissors or use the thread burner. When starting a new piece of thread, use approximately 5 feet. Leaving an inch of tail, pass through a few beads, tie two half-hitch knots between beads, and pass through several more beads. Weave the needle back to the point where you left off. Trim the tail with scissors or the thread burner. To make a longer bracelet, you will need about 40 additional crystals per inch of bracelet length. Although this bracelet uses the Basic Netting Technique, the pattern and technique are slightly different. See Basic Netting Technique for basic instructions. Step 1 Place a Mini Bead Stopper about 15 inches from the end of a 5-foot length of FireLine thread. String 32 size 15 transparent dark magenta AB round Japanese seed beads onto the thread, pulling them to the Bead Stopper. Step 2 End this first row with a picot made of three beads: string three seed beads and pass back through the second bead from the needle. Pull the three beads close to the first row. The first row is now complete. Step 3 String three seed beads, one 2mm Swarovski crystal round bead, and three seed beads. Counting from the first nonpicot bead, pass through the eighth seed bead. The first netted loop of the second row is now complete. Step 4 String three seed beads, one crystal, and three seed beads. Pass through the 16th seed bead. The second netted loop is now complete. Step 5 String three seed beads, one crystal, and three seed beads. Pass through the 24th seed bead. The third netted loop is now complete. Step 6 String three seed beads, one crystal, and three seed beads. Pass through the 32nd seed bead. The fourth netted loop is now complete. Step 7 End row 2 with a 3-bead picot: string three seed beads. Pass through the second bead from the needle. Pull the three beads close to the completed row. The second row is now complete. Step 8 Begin row 3: String three seed beads, one crystal, and three seed beads. Pass through the first crystal in row 2. Step 9 String three seed beads, one crystal, and three seed beads. Pass through the second crystal in row 2. Photography, text and jewelry design © 2007 FusionBeads.com Inc.

Step 10 String three seed beads, one crystal, and three seed beads. Pass through the third crystal in row 2. Step 11 String three seed beads, one crystal, and three seed beads. Pass through the fourth crystal in row 2. Step 12 End row 3 with a 3-bead picot: string three seed beads. Pass back through the second bead from the needle. Pull the three beads close to the completed row. Step 13 Repeat Steps 8 - 12 (row 3) until the bracelet is a half-inch short of your desired length. Step 14 Make one last row of netting using only seed beads: string seven seed beads. Pass back through the first crystal in the previous row. Step 15 String seven seed beads. Pass through the second crystal in the previous row. Step 16 String seven seed beads. Pass through the third crystal in the previous row. Step 17 String seven seed beads. Pass through the fourth crystal in the previous row. Step 18 End this last row with a 3-bead picot: string three seed beads. Pass back through the second bead from the needle. Pull the three beads close to the completed row. Step 19 Once you have woven your last row of netting, align one side of the sterling silver tube bar clasp with the last completed row. Exit the row from the seed bead nearest the first loop of the clasp. String five seed beads and pass through the loop of the clasp, forming a ring of seed beads around the loop. Pass back through all five seed beads, and pull taut. Step 20 Reinforce the ring by passing back through all five seed beads at least two more times. Pass through the seed beads in the last row of netting, and exit from the seed bead nearest the second loop of the clasp. Step 21 Repeat Steps 19 and 20 until all five clasp loops are attached. Tie off the thread (see Tips at the beginning of these instructions). Tip To ensure that the second side of the clasp is attached in the right direction in the next steps, you may want to fasten the clasp first. Step 22 Thread your needle onto the tail of thread left behind at the beginning of the bracelet. Use the thread to attach the other side of the clasp by following Steps 19 - 21.

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