Pearls Beneath the Waves Bracelet is now published as part of DIY Jewelry Making #64. This tutorial is written by one of our regular contributors – Teresa Morse. Arcos® Par Puca® beads and Minos® Par Puca® bead are combined beautifully to create this elegant bracelet. It shows off the wonderful new shapes. For step-by-step and easy-to-follow instruction, do log in to our member’s area to follow this project. If you are not a member yet, just subscribe from the link here.
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For those of you new to Arcos beads, these are wonderfully curved beads with three holes. For simplicity I will describe the beads, and instructions for using them in a similar way to that seen in Bead and Button magazine, written by the bead designer, Annick Puca herself Arcos beads have an outside and inside edge, and I will indicate which edge to sew through. They also have three holes, first, second and centre, which I will refer to as FH, SH, and CH in the instructions. So if I am instructing to sew or pick up through the middle hole from the inside edge, I will say “ … 1A inside edge (CH).”
STEP 1 Pick up 1A, 1E and 1A. Pass back through the E, then the first 1A, through the E again, then through the second 1A.
STEP 2 Pick up 6A, pass through the first A from step 1, pick up 6A and pass through the second A from step 1. Pass through all 14 A again, exiting the second A from step 1.
STEP 3 Pick up 3A, pass through the A from step 1 again, then through the first 2A just added to make a picot. Pick up 3A, pass throught the A at the top of the first picot, to make a second picot. Pass through all 3A just added once more. (Exiting the side bead of the second picot)
STEP 4 Pick up 1D, pass through the side bead of the first picot, then pass through the A from step 1, and the next side bead on the first picot. Pick up 1D, pass through the side bead on the second picot. Weave through the D, the side A of the first picot, the A from step 1 and the next 2A from step 2.
STEP 5 Pick up 1C inside edge (FH), 3B, 1A and 3B. Pass through the C outside edge (SH). Skip 2a in the circle from step 2, pass through the next 3A. Pick up 3A, pass through the A just exited, and through the next 2A. Pick up 1C inside edge (FH), 3B, 1A and 3B. Pass through the C outside edge (SH).
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