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Twin Bead Bracelet Instructions

Twin beads bracelet

Preciosa Twin Beads are like an elongated seed bead that's pierced on both ends. They are rice shaped, narrower at the ends then in the middle, and work well with seed beads because they are rounded. They are shaped something like this-
Twin bead diagram

To make this project you will need:

  • Twin Beads

  • Size 8/o seed beads

  • Size 11 seed beads

  • Clasp

  • Needle

  • Thread

  • Thread snips

These hexagons can be combined in other ways to make earrings.

Round 1- Thread your needle with a comfortable amount of thread to work with, and string on 1 size 11, 1 twin, 1 size 11, 1 twin, 1 size 11, 1 twin, 1 size 11, 1 twin,1 size 11, 1 twin, 1 size 11, 1 twin. Pull tight and tie in a circle.
Steps of Preciosa Twin Bracelet

Round 2- Pass the needle and thread up the side of one twin to the second hole, add 1 size 8, 1 Twin, 1 size 8, and pass the needle through the next Twin bead from the previous round. Repeat around.
Steps of Preciosa Twin Bracelet Steps of Preciosa Twin Bracelet

After this, the rest of the motifs are worked from the outside in. Pass needle and thread around to come out of the opposite hole of one of the outside twins. Add 1 size 8, 1 Twin, 1 size 8, pass needle and thread through the next Twin from the first motif. Add 1 size 8, 1 twin 9 times, add one more size 8 and go through the Twin you started this motif on.
Steps of Preciosa Twin Bracelet

Pass needle and thread through the size 8 and Twin, then go up the edge of the Twin to the second hole. Add size 11 between every other twin on the second motif.
Steps of Preciosa Twin Bracelet

Pass the needle and thread around to the Twin opposite the start of the inner circle, and go up the edge of that Twin to the second hole, go through the size 8 bead, and the Twin, then up the side of that Twin to start the next motif.
Steps of Preciosa Twin Bracelet

Work the motif the same way as the second motif, and add motifs until your happy with the length. Remember the clasp will take an inch or so depending on size.

When you get to the end, pass the needle and thread to the bead on the end like you are starting another motif, then add 3 size 11s, 1 size 8, 3 size 11s, clasp, 3 size 11, back through the size 8, 3 size 11s, and through the next Twin.
Steps of Preciosa Twin Bracelet

Add 6 size 11 beads, go through the top Twin bead, 6 size 11s, then down through the top side connecting Twin bead, pass needle and thread through the other side of that Twin bead, repeat across the length, at the opposite end, add the other side of the clasp the same way you did the first side, then repeat the 6 bead loops on the other side. Knot off thread securely and weave in all ends.
Steps of Preciosa Twin Bracelet

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