Friday, April 15, 2016

Making the Dragonfly Bracelet with one needle


After mentioning the other day that the Dragonfly Bracelet pattern by Justyna Szlezak is so much easier to make using one needle instead of two, I was asked for some tips regarding how to do this. First, you must buy the pattern from In Memory of Eridhan on Etsy HERE. The steps below are only to get you started making the main base of the bracelet. You will need the original pattern to embellish and complete the bracelet.

Read THIS post to get the info on the beads in the photo above.

HOW TO MAKE THE DRAGONFLY BRACELET USING ONE NEEDLE:

BEAD KEY:

  • SB8 = 8/0 seed bead
  • CM = CzechMate
  • SD = SuperDuo bead

1. Start with about 3 yards of thread and add more later once the main base of the bracelet has been made. Pick up one CM + one SB8. Go through the other hole of the CM, leaving a tail to weave in later. Pick up one SB8 and go through the other hole of the CM.

2. Add a clasp loop of your choice then exit through the CM.

3. Go through the next SB8 and the other hole of the CM. Pick up two SD + one CM + two SD. Go back around and through the same hole of the CM that you just exited. Weave around through the two SD, CM, two SD, CM, two SD and the CM to reinforce.

4. Pick up one SB8 and go through the other hole of the CM. Pick up one SB8 and go through the other hole of the CM. Go through the next SB8 and exit through the CM.

5. Pick up two SD + one CM + two SD. Go back around and through the CM that you just exited. Weave around through the two SD, CM, two SD, CM, two SD and the CM to reinforce.

6. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for the length of the bracelet, ending with Step 4. Add a second clasp loop then proceed from Step 5 of the original tutorial.

 

9 comments:

  1. Linda what beads did you use on this bracelet love the color choices. Ann

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    1. Sorry about that, Ann. I forgot to add a link to the post about that bracelet. I've added it now.

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  2. Hi Linda,
    Thanks so much for giving us these starting instructions. I will try to start the bracelet in the next few days and send you a picture if I can get it done. If not I may send you some queries if I get stuck. Thanks again.
    Carol

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  3. Linda do you remember where you got the crystal lazure blue superduos from the only place I could find was Aria and they are sold out. Thanks Ann

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    1. Unfortunately, that's where I got mine and I haven't seen that color anywhere else.

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    2. Ann, you might try the color "Aquamarine Celsian" as a substitute. The color is a little more variegated but I think it's a similar shade of greenish blue.

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  4. I just happened upon your site off a FB post today, and holy smokes are you creative and talented!! I will bookmark this page for when I have more time to explore. Oh, and I forgot to say how generous you are to make so many free patterns available! This just made my day!! THANK YOU!

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