Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tutorial : Zia's Cuff

Tutorial : Zia's Cuff
Level : Beginner to Intermediate
Technique : 2 needles crossweave


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Equipments (For the big cuff 7 inches with clasp)
- 158 pcs. Czech Fire Polished 4mm. - White Pearl (Local Shops)
- 130 pcs. Swarovski Crystal Bicone 3mm. - Assorted colors (Local Shops)
- Approx 3g. Miyuki Rocailles/Round Seed Beads 8/0 - I'm not sure the number, but it's bronze. (Local Shops)
- Approx 3g. Miyuki Rocailles/Round Seed Beads 11/0 - Duracoat Gold #4202 (BeadsFABUCRAFT at etsy)
- Jumpring and Clasp
- Nymo D - White (or you can use Fireline or your favorite thread)
- 2 beading needles

Abbreviation
- FP = Fire Polished 4mm.
- CB = Crystal Bicone 3mm.
- 8/0 = Miyuki Rocailles/Round Seed Beads 8/0
- 11/0 = Miyuki Rocailles/Round Seed Beads 11/0


My Swarovski colors are Sapphire, Olivine, Purple Velvet, Light Siam, Blue Zircon, Jonquil and Hyacinth (or Indian Red, I'm not sure). These are 3mm colors I have overstocked (or the colors that hardly get sold from my shop lol). I did not count the specific quantity for each color, you can just pick any color you like. When your base is White, it can go with any bright color. Or you can just play with your favorite colors.


This is for the small green bracelet, 6.5 inches with clasp.
- 79 pcs. Czech Fire Plished 4mm - Coal Pink/Olivine (beadaholique)
- 78 pcs. Czech Bicone 3mm. - Opaque Green (Local Shops)
- Approx 3g. Miyuki Rocailles/Round 8/0 - Matte Metallic Patina Iris #2008 (Local Shops)
- Approx 3g. Miyuki Rocailles/Round 11/0 - Duracoat Gold #4202 (BeadsFABUCRAFT at etsy)

If you are not familiar with crossweaving, you can do this bracelet with Right Angle Weave too. Just exit at the same bead I cross my needles.

1.



Cut the thread one wing span (both your arms wide) and thread the needle at both ends. Pick up four FPs 4mm. to one needle. Use other needle to cross the first FP. Slide all beads to the middle of your thread.

2.



Pick up one FP to each needle. Cross them at FP (red arrow).

3.



Repeat step 2 all the way to your desired length. Exit at the last FP (red arrow).

4.



All the FPs will be your base and we will do top embellishment on the base now. Pick up 11/0 to each needle. Cross them at CB (red arrow).

5.



Pick up 11/0 to each needle. Cross them at FP at the base (red arrow).

Repeat step 4 and 5 all the way.

6.



This step is for one row bracelet. If you do only one row (like the green bracelet), you can do the seed beads loop for hanging your jumpring and clasp here. Pick up six 11/0s to one needle. Pass through FP (red arrow). You can pass through all beads again for extra security.

7.



We will do the embellishment at the side here. Pass each needle to the next FP at the base (red arrows).

8.



Pick up 8/0, 11/0, CB, 11/0 and 8/0. Pass through FP (red arrows). Do the same on both needles.

9.



Cross both needles at FP (red arrow). Pass through the next FP on each side (blue arrows).

10.



Pick up 8/0, 11/0, CB and 11/0. Pass through 8/0 on the previous loop (red arrows) and FP (blue arrows). Do the same on both needles.

Repeat step 9 and 10 all the way.

11.



This step is for one row bracelet. If you do one row bracelet, do the seed bead loop here too. Pick up six 11/0s and pass through FP (red arrow). Pass through all beads again for extra security.



You can finish off your bracelet now. Pass your threads back into the beads. Tie knot, hide your knot in the beads and pass through more beads before cutting off your threads.

Hang your jumpring and clasp.



One row is done. :-)

12.


We will continue with two rows big cuff.

Make another bracelet from step 1 to 5. And do step 8 to add embellishment on one side only. Exit your needle at the next FP at the base (red arrow). Other thread remains at the end FP (blue arrow).

13.



Pick up the needle from the end FP. Pass through the next FP (red arrow). Pick up 8/0 and 11/0 and pass through CB from the other bracelet (blue arrow).

14.



Using the same needle from the previous step, pick up 11/0 and 8/0. Pass through FP (red arrow) and the next FP (blue arrow). Now the needles cross at the same bead again. Pull your thread snugly.

15.



Do the embellishment at the side first. Pick up the needle that is pointing down. Pass through the next FP (red arrow). Pick up 8/0, 11/0, CB and 11/0. Pass through 8/0 (blue arrow), FP (red arrow) and the next FP (green arrow).

16.



We do the embellishment in the middle here. Pick up the other needle. Pass through FP (red arrow). Pick up 8/0 and 11/0. Pass though CB from the other bracelet (blue arrow).

17.



Pick up 11/0. Pass through 8/0 from the previous loop (red arrow), FP (blue arrow) and the next FP (green arrow). Your needles now cross at the same bead again. Pull your thread snugly.

Repeat 15 - 17.

18.



Actually, it depends on the clasp you're using. I use 4-strand slide lock. I made seed beads loop the same way I did step 6 and step 11, but only I pick eight 11/0s and seven 11/0s for the middle loop.

Use jumpring and hang your clasp.



Finished!

Hope you enjoy this tutorial. Happy Beading!

2 comments:

  1. Just beautiful as always! Thanks for doing what you do, it is appreciated!

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  2. LOVE the colors! I think beginners can also use just one strand for a tennis bracelet. Will share!

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