2-Hole Bead Bracelet Free Pattern
When you wear something that makes you look good without appearing to try, that is easy elegance. That is why I named this 2-hole bead bracelet Easy Elegance. This post provides the free tutorial on this 2-hole bead bracelet. The instructions for this project also includes photos.
- 3g 11/0 Czech Seed Beads Bright Sterling Silver Plated (A)
- 14 8/0 Czech Seed Beads Bright Sterling Silver Plated (B)
- 36 4mm 2-hole Es-o Mini Beads Cocoa Airy Pearl (C)
- 44 3mm Smooth Round Glass Pearls Silver (D)
- 1 6mm Smooth Round Glass Pearls Silver (E)
- 4 3mm X 6mm 3-hole EMMA Beads Cocoa Airy Pearl (F)
- Beadalon® WildFire™ beading thread diameter 00.20mm (.008”)–Frost
- Big Eye Needle
About the Design
Stitches: Right Angle Weave, Peyote, and Square
The bracelet is 7” long (including clasp). You will use 18 Es-o Minis to make each side of the band—36 total. Each side of the band has two right angle weave rows. The top half of the band (the end that connects to the focal component) will comprise of 10 Es-o Mini beads. The bottom half of the band (the end that connects to the clasp) will comprise of 8 Es-o Mini beads.
The following applies to both sides of the band. You will create the bottom half and the top half of the band using the right angle weave stitch. You will use the square stitch to create connectors for the bottom and top parts of the band.
Band (make 2)
Bottom Half of Band
- On 3’ piece of beading thread, pick up 1C, 1D, 1C, and 1D. Pass through all the beads again, and the first three picked up—ending up exiting the second C you picked up. Step up by passing through the second hole of C. (Fig. 1)
- Pick up 1D, 1C, and 1D. Complete the circuit by passing through the starter bead (the one that the thread was exiting at the start of this step. (Fig. 2) Pass through all four beads again, and then through the first two beads picked up. Step up by passing through the second hole of C.
- Pick up 1D, 1C, and 1D. Complete the circuit by passing through the starter bead. Pass through all four beads again, and then through the first two beads picked up. Prepare to work the second row. Weave your thread around so that it is exiting a pearl. (Your needle should be exiting from the edge closest to the prior stitch.)
- Pick up 1C, 1D, and 1C. Pass through the starter bead, the beads added, and the starter bead. (Fig. 3) Step up through the second hole of the next C. (Note on working second row of right angle weave—to help minimize the appearance of thread, step up through the inside edge of C.)
- Pick up one of each 1D and 1C. Pass through the D from row one, the 1C from the prior step, and the beads picked up for this stitch. (FIg. 4) Step up through the second hole of the C added in this step.
- Repeat step 5. Your thread should exiting on the outside edge of C.
Square Stitch Connector
- Pick up 5A. Pass from outside to inside of the next C. (Fig. 5)
Pick up one B and pass through the next C. (Fig. 6) Pass through 4A.
- Work 3 square stitches using A. Pick up 1A. Pass through the A below and the A you just added. (Fig. 7) Repeat two more times.
Top Half of Band
- Pick up 1A, 1C, 1B, 1C, and 1A. Complete the circuit by passing through the 3A worked in sq stitch. (Fig. 8) Pass through the first three beads added in this step. In preparation for the right angle weave stitches. Step up through the second hole of the next C bead.
- Continue working in the right angle weave stitch—four more stitches. (Fig. 9)
You should end up with the needle exiting the second hole (outside edge) of the last C added.
- Pick up 5A, 1C, and 1B. Pass through C, 5A, and C. (Fig. 10)
Step up by passing through the second hole of C. Work three right angle weave stitches. (Figs. 11 and 12)
- Complete the top half of band. Pick up 1D. Pass through the C below, the D from the previous row, and the C from the previous stitch. (Fig. 13) Reinforce stitch as needed. Weave in thread ends and trim.
- On 2′ piece of beading thread, pick up 4A (work as right angle weave stitch). Pass through all the beads again and the first 3A.
- Pick up 1E. Pick up 4A and work as a right angle weave stitch. In preparation for next stitch, weave through the 4A and ending exiting the first A picked up on this side.
- Pick up 1F, 1D, and 1F. Pass through the next A. Repeat for the second time. (Fig. 15)
- Then weave around and step up by passing through another base hole of the EMMA bead. Fill in the space before and after the right angle weave stitch with 1B. (Fig 16)
Over the pearls, fill in the space with 1B, 3A, and 1B. (Fig. 17)
Reinforce beads along the outside edge of the focal component by repeating the thread path. You will attach each side of the band to the 3A over the pearls.
- Attach the sides of the band to the focal component following the thread path of the square stitch. Each side of the band has 5A. You will use the center 3A. Pass through the A of the band (treating it like a bead you picked up), pass through the A below (from the focal component) and then through the A of the band. Repeat two more times. Weave to the opposite side of the focal component and attach the other part of the band.
The foundation of the loop is three square stitches worked in the center of the beading thread. On 12″ of thread center 3A. Pick up 1A. Pass through the A below and the one just added. Repeat two more times. Weave thread so that the ends are exiting from opposite ends. Connect it to the band. Pick up 1A. Pass from the outside into C. Complete the circuit by passing through A again. Repeat thread path to make secure. Repeat connection process with the the other C. (Fig. 19)
Weave thread ends to outside edge A beads-the second row of A. Pick up 20A. Complete circuit by passing through 3A. Use both thread ends to reinforce loop. (Fig. 20) Weave in thread ends and trim.
Create the bar using the peyote stitch. On 2’ piece of beading thread, pick up 14A. Pick up 1A. Skip the first A and pass the needle through the next A. Repeat across the row. Work ten rows in the peyote stitch. The original 14A picked up counts as two rows. Roll the strip into a tube. Zip stitch the edges together.
Attach the bar. Weave thread to the center bead. Pick up 17A. Complete the circuit by passing through the A bead of the bar again and the first 10A picked up. On the center 3A, work a square stitch using A. Attach the bar to the other end of the band the same way you attached the loop. Weave in thread ends and trim.