Free Beaded Bracelet Pattern
The two hole Tango and the three hole EMMA are the featured multi-hole beads in the Guggenheim Bracelet pattern. I named the bracelet after the Guggenheim Museum. The way I picked up the two hole tango beads and incorporated the three hole EMMA beads gives the bracelet a design aesthetic that reminds me of the museum’s world famous architecture.
2g 8/0 Czech Seed Beads 24K Gold Plated (A)
6 7X8mm Czech Pressed Cube Peridot Opal (B)
36 3mm X 6mm Three Hole EMMA Beads Cream Airy Pearl (C)
24 6mm Two Hole Tango™ Beads 24K Gold Fully Coated (D)
Toggle Clasp Gold
Beadalon® WildFire™ beading thread diameter 00.15mm (.006”)–Frost
Big Eye Needle
Note: You’ll achieve your best results by being consistent on how you pick up the multi-hole beads and how you pass through them.
- Two Hole Tango Bead
- Make sure that the side with no holes is on the outside edge.
- Insert the needle from the right angle side.
- Three Hole EMMA Bead
- You will only use two of the three holes.
- The unused hole should be at the top of the triangle.
- Make sure it is the same side for each design unit. A design unit is one that has a press cube bead as its center.
Right Angle Weave (RAW) 3 Stitch Link
1-On the longest piece of thread that you are comfortable working with, pick up 4A. Form a four bead unit by passing through all the four beads again and then through the first 3 beads.
2-Work two more RAW stitches as follows. Pick up 3A. Pass through the starter bead (the bead that the thread was exiting at the start of this step) and the first two beads picked up.
3-Pick up 1B and 4A. Pass through all 4A again to create a RAW stitch. Pass through B and the starter bead (exiting from the same side that you started this step).
4-Frame side one of the cube. Pick up the following: 1C, 1D, 1C, 1D, and 1C. Connect the frame by passing through the next A (the one closest to the cube). Reinforce by passing through B, the starter bead, the beads added in this step and through the A bead that was passed through to connect the frame.
5-Repeat the step above to frame the second side. When you are done, weave through beads and end up with the thread exiting the A circled in black. (Please refer to photo below.)
6-Pass through the outside holes of all the framing beads. When you reach the RAW stitch opposite from your starting point, weave through the top 3A and continue around until you are back where you started. Repeat thread path to make secure.
7-Repeat step two.
Repeat steps 3-7 five times
Thread is exiting one of the outside edge A beads. Pass the needle through the loop of the clasp. Complete the circuit by passing through A again. Repeat thread path until secure. Repeat at the other end of bracelet. Weave in thread ends and trim.