Double Primrose Bracelet by Kathy Simonds

Create Kathy Simond’s Double Primrose Bracelet by combining Nib-bit two-hole beads with versatile CzechMates QuadraTiles for a reversible bracelet made from quick-and-easy components.


Technique:
Circular peyote stitch variation

Project level: Beginner

Materials list:
1.5 g metallic bronze size 11° Japanese seed beads (A)
1 g metallic bronze size 8° Japanese seed beads (B)
28 matte metallic flax 6mm 4-hole QuadraTiles (C)
28 metalust yellow gold 6×2.5–5.5mm 2-hole Nib-bit beads (D)
28 metallic suede gold 6×2.5–5.5mm 2-hole Nib-bit beads (E)
1 antiqued brass 11×16mm round magnetic clasp
18 antiqued brass 20-gauge 6mm jump rings
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Tools:
Scissors
Size 10 beading needle
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers

Finished size: 9″

Tips:

  • A strong magnetic clasp or a safety chain is recommended due to the weight of the components.
  • Be sure to test your jump rings to ensure that they will fit through the holes of the size 8° seed beads.

Options:
Enhance the reversible look by using two different colors of seed beads and jump rings.

Double Primrose Bracelet


For an 8 1/8″ bracelet, make only six components.

Double Primrose Bracelet

Alternate colorways:
OLIVE/PICASSO
1.5 g metallic bronze size 11° Japanese seed beads (A)
1 g metallic bronze size 8° Japanese seed beads (B)
24 opaque luster Picasso 6mm 4-hole QuadraTiles (C)
24 opaque luster Picasso 6×2.5–5.5mm 2-hole Nib-bit beads (D)
24 polychrome olive mauve 6×2.5–5.5mm 2-hole Nib-bit beads (E)
1 antiqued brass 11×16mm round magnetic clasp
16 antiqued brass 20-gauge 6mm jump rings
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

BLUE/PURPLE
1 g each metallic bronze and aluminum galvanized permanent-finish size 11° Japanese seed beads (A)
This variation uses 2 colors of material A.
0.5 g each metallic bronze and aluminum galvanized permanent-finish size 8° Japanese seed beads (B)
This variation uses 2 colors of material B.
24 matte iris blue 6mm 4-hole QuadraTiles (C)
24 metallic suede purple 6×2.5–5.5mm 2-hole Nib-bit beads (D)
24 metallic suede blue 6×2.5–5.5mm 2-hole Nib-bit beads (E)
1 antiqued silver 14mm toggle clasp
8 each antiqued brass and antiqued silver 20-gauge 6mm jump rings
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

KATHY SIMONDS is an Idaho native who has been beading since 2000. She is fascinated with all shapes and sizes of beads and enjoys the challenge of combining them in her designs and patterns. Kathy feels fortunate to be a Starman TrendSetter. Contact her at kbsimonds@gmail.com and www.kathysimondsdesigns.etsy.com.


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