Crystals and pearls are woven together with double needles to create a richly textured and sparkling top for the bracelet. This top layer of crystals and pearls is supported by bead arches which connect to the back piece of the bracelet.
With this connection, the top portion of the bracelet becomes slightly domed with lots of open space which allows light to pass thru to illuminate the crystals. The finished bracelet curves beautifully into a structured circle which is more reminiscent of a bangle than a bracelet. A double hidden closure completes the seamless look of the bracelet.
Skill Level - Advanced
Stitches used for this project - Peyote, Right Angle Weave and Netting stitches
Two colors of 3mm bicone crystals
Three colors of size 15 seedbeads
Size 11 cylinder beads (delicas)
Size 12 and 13 beading needles
4LB and 6LB Fireline
2 snaps - size 3/0 (6mm snap)
Bound Instruction Manual - 27 pages and 136 illustrations