Hey beautiful! In today’s video I will show you how to make a beaded bracelet using Miyuki Delica beads, sewn in peyote stitch, with an adjustable metallic buckle closure from Beebecraft.
I recommend trying this project once you are familiar with peyote beading stitch, and have some experience under your “belt.” Here is a beginners peyote ring tutorial that I posted a while ago, which will help get you get the hang of things.
Please see below for the full list of materials and beading diagrams:
Materials List (7-7.5" Bracelet):
The container of buckles, which I share in the video, contains hardware in two different sizes. For this project, we will use the slightly larger buckle with the dimensions found in this image.
Each container comes with two styles of buckles, in three colors; four buckles per color/style, for a total of 24 pieces. The cost is very reasonable at only $11.29 per container, which breaks down to about $0.47 per buckle. Not bad!
Buckle Bracelet Process:
- Complete the main section of beadwork, which is comprised of even count peyote stitch in a striped pattern. Each stripe consists of five beads, per row, and the bracelet is eight beads wide (tall). Switch to the next color after every five rows, and repeat the entire process four times.
Then, begin the striped pattern a fifth time, but end after just one row of the final color, as shown.
2. Continue beading the top three rows in peyote stitch, following the same striped pattern:
3. Follow the thread path back towards the main beadwork, then continue beading the bottom three rows, as shown:
4. Connect the top and bottom of the beadwork with additional beads, leaving the gaps, as indicated, for the adjustable buckle closure:
5. Prepare to add the buckle hardware to the bracelet. On the opposite side of the bracelet, continue beading the top and bottom two rows, as shown:
6. Sew the two strips around the side of the buckle (where the bar is fixed), forming loops, which attach to the main beadwork. Sew around these sections several times, to reinforce.
7. Create two vertical straps around the beadwork, next to the buckle. Each strap consists of two rows of fourteen Delica beads, which are connected by using the square stitch technique. Attach the straps to either edge of the beadwork. They will sit on top of the bracelet, and allow enough room to accommodate the other side of the beadwork with the holes.
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*Beebeecraft provided me with the materials to create this project and tutorial video. The thoughts expressed are 100% my own.