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Summer Surf Free Bracelet Beading Pattern
Easy Beaded Bracelet or Anklet Pattern
This beaded bracelet or anklet pattern is made using peyote or gourd stitch. The colors and waves are reminiscent of the summer beach! Make this project using Delica seed beads for a bracelet or using larger size 11 seed beads for an eye-catching anklet.
Beaded Bracelet Materials
These are the bead colors I used to make the anklet shown in the photograph. Of course, you can substitute colors to get whatever look you want.
Matte Translucent Orange Seed Beads
Matte Translucent Lime Seed Beads
Matte Translucent Lemon Seed Beads
Matte Translucent Turquoise Seed Beads
Matte Translucent Aqua Seed Beads
White Nymo D or similar beading thread
Thread Heaven or Beeswax (optional)
Beading Needles (e.g., size 10)
Even Count Peyote (Gourd) Stitch
12 beads wide
100 beads long
Finished Size 1/2" x 6-3/4" using Delica seed beads; 3/4" x 8-1/2" using size 11s (e.g., Japanese Matsuno, Czech, Chinese)
Materials for this Beading Project
You should be able to find the materials for this project at any craft store. Otherwise, you can find the materials to make this bracelet online.
About the Beading Pattern
Bracelets and anklets take a lot of wear and tear, so use a strong thead, like size D Nymo or doubled size B. Pre-stretch your thread before beading. If desired, treat the thread with a conditioner like Thread Heaven or beeswax. You can easily shorten the pattern by omitting some of the end yellow rows. Length the design by extending the pattern in one or both directions. To finish the piece, attach a clasp or make your own. I made my anklet (beads are Matsuno) by adding 3 rows of peyote over the outer four beads at each corner of the beadwork strip. Then I added some turquoise chips and crackle glass beads to make loops with dangles. My anklet fastens by slipping one loop through the other and then feeding the dangle through the loop. At the time of this writing, the original anklet (in the photo) has successfully survived two years of wear in the ocean and bath. Gotta love nylon thread!
Peyote Stitch Video - See How to Bead
Not sure how to do peyote stitch beading? Watch the video! The summer surf pattern is made the same way.
Summer Surf Bracelet Pattern
The easiest way to use this pattern is to right-click on it and save it to your hard drive or print it out.
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