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Rows of Fall Bracelet Project

1) Condition 2 yards worth of Wildfire cord with the Thread Heaven. Attach the needle and leave a 6-7" tail.

2) Thread on a Crystal Pearl. After going through the pearl, thread on ten seed beads and go through the pearl again. Go back through the seed beads and the pearl for a second time. After exiting the pearl, thread on ten more seed beads and position these opposite of the first ten seed beads you threaded on. Go through the pearl and new set of seed beads twice. Upon exiting the pearl, thread on a seed bead, a Crystal Bicone, another seed bead and another Crystal Pearl.

3) Thread on ten seed beads and go around and through the Crystal Pearl again. Go back through the ten seed beads and Crystal Pearl one more time. After exiting the Crystal Pearl for the second time, thread on ten more seed beads and position them opposite of the first ten seed beads you threaded on for this set. Go around and back through the Crystal pearl and the seed beads two more times. Upon exiting the pearl, thread on a seed beads, a Crystal Bicone, another seed bead and another Crystal Pearl.

4) Repeat step #3 until you have eleven pearls with seed beads attached to them. With your cording, thread on eleven seed beads and then another Crystal Pearl. Now here's the fun part - thread on four seed beads and then take your needle through the fifth and sixth seed bead of the already beaded group next to you! Thread on four more seed beads. Now go back through the Crystal Pearl and the attached ten seed beads (including those two that are connected to the bracelet already). When you clear the pearl for the second time, thread on ten seed beads and go through the Crystal Pearl twice. Upon exiting the Crystal Pearl, thread on one seed bead, a Crystal Bicone, a seed beads and a Crystal Pearl.

5) Repeat step #4 going back up the length of the bracelet until you again have eleven beaded Crystal Pearls for the second row.

6) Thread on ten seed beads and another Crystal Pearl (you're making the turn like you did in step #4) Again, thread on only four seed beads, and then take your needle through the fifth and sixth seed bead of the grouping next to this to secure this grouping to the rest of the bracelet. Thread on four more seed beads and then go through the Crystal Pearl again. Go through the seed beads and Crystal Pearl again, then thread on ten seed beads and position this directly opposite of those seed beads you threaded on previously. Go through the Crystal Pearl and then the seed beads again and when you've exited the Crystal Pearl for the second time, thread on a seed bead, a Crystal Bicone, a seed bead and a Crystal Pearl. Continue down the length of the bracelet until all of your Crystal Pearls have been attached to the bracelet.

7) Now the meat of the bracelet is done. Looking at the half the bracelet you ended your work on, you have a curve off ten seed beads connecting the first row to the second row. We're going to do the same here. Thread on ten seed beads and then go through the middle Crystal pearl at the end. Weave your needle through your work so that you come back out of the last Crystal Pearl that you threaded on. Go back through the ten seed beads again, only this time, don't go through the seed bead that leads into the middle Crystal pearl. Instead, snake your needle up through three of the seed beads on the first curve that connected the first row to the second. Now thread on five seed beads and one half of the Magnetic Clasp. Thread back into the eighth, ninth and tenth seed bead on the second curve that connects the third row to the center row. Go back up through the three seed beads, then the five that hold the clasp half and then back down through the eighth, ninth and tenth on the second curve. Again, go back up through the three seed beads on the first curve, but don't continue around the loop that holds the clasp, but instead follow the first curve around to the first row. Now snake your cording through the beadwork as far as you can get it and then secure it with a surgeons' knot and burning away the tail with your thread burner.

8) Repeat step #7 again on the other side of the bracelet to complete your work. Done!

Quantity of Items Needed

2-4 yards of .15" Wildfire Bead Cord
1 Thread Heaven Thread Conditioner
1 #10 Beading Needle
33 Swarovski 8mm Antique Brass Crystal Pearls
30 Swarovski 4mm Amethyst AB Crystal Bicones
1 Tube of Miyuki 11/0 Metallic Bronze AB Delicas
1 Antique Bronze Magnetic Clasp
1 Thread Burner