Retired - Carradine Bracelet

Retired - Carradine Bracelet
Make a bold statement by wearing this impressive bead embroidered cuff bracelet. The green magnesite gemstone cabochon contrasts beautifully against the rich brown ultra suede and accent beads. Truly stunning!
  • Project:B639
  • Skill Level:Intermediate
  • Designer:Julie Bean
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Instructions

NOTE: This bracelet is a joy to make but it is time consuming. Be patient and have fun! Also, we are just going to glue all our bead embroidered pieces onto our suede cuff after they are finished. The glue holds them securely and it is a lot easier to position them where you need them after the suede has already been attached to the cuff. If you like, you can sew them on. Just reverse the order of the directions and make the bead embroidered pieces first and then cover your cuff in suede (making sure to stitch them onto the top suede piece before you glue it down).
  1. Start by covering your cuff bracelet in soft brown ultra suede and creating a basic beaded edge with 11/0 Toho seed beads in gold luster amethyst. You can see how to do this in the video: How to Cover a Brass Cuff in Ultra Suede and Add a Decorative Edge. Set aside once done.
  2. Using E6000 glue, glue all 4 of your 13mm glass cabochons in black to Lacy's Stiff Stuff. Glue them approx 1.5" apart and make sure there is at least 3/4" room on all sides for each cabochon. Also glue your dyed green magnesite gemstone oval cabochon to the Lacy's Stiff Stuff, again leaving at least 3/4" one all sides. Let dry and then cut each one out, leaving the extra room allowances intact.
  3. Thread a needle with 40" of black thread. Take one of your black glass cabochons from above and backstitch bead embroider a row of 11/0 Toho seed beads in gold luster amethyst. Next to this row, backstitch bead embroider another row using 11/0 Miyuki delicas in metallic bronze. Go back now and bead embroider a bezel row between your first bead embroidered row and your black cabochon using 15/0 Toho seed beads in metallic iris green/brown. Tie off your thread and incorporate the tail into the beadwork. Trim your Lacy's Stiff Stuff (no need to add a backing). Thread a needle with 25" of thread and px">bead embroider a basic beaded edge around your cabochon an beadwork using 11/0 Toho seed beads in gold luster amethyst. Tie off your thread and work it back into your beading. Make a total of two of these beaded units.
  4. Thread a needle with 50" of black thread. Take one of your black glass cabochons from above and backstitch bead embroider a row of 11/0 Toho seed beads in gold luster amethyst. Next to this row, backstitch bead embroider another row using 11/0 Miyuki delicas in metallic bronze, followed by another row using 11/0 Toho seed beads in gold luster amethyst. Go back now and bead embroider a bezel row between your first bead embroidered row and your black cabochon using 15/0 Toho seed beads in metallic iris green/brown. Tie off your thread and incorporate the tail into the beadwork. Trim your Lacys Stiff Stuff (no need to add a backing). Thread a needle with 35" of thread and bead embroider a picot edge using 11/0 Miyuki delicas in metallic bronze as the beads closest to your foundation and 15/0 Toho seed beads in opaque black as the little "ruffle" beads. Tie off your thread and work it back into your beading. Make a total of 2 of these beaded units.
  5. For your final beaded unit, thread a needle with 70" of thread. This is the most thread I am comfortable working with at a time for bead embroidery. You might find that you need to add more thread as you go, just be aware of this. Take your gemstone cabochon and backstitch bead embroider a row of 11/0 Toho seed beads in gold luster amethyst. Next to this row, backstitch bead embroider another row using 11/0 Miyuki delicas in metallic bronze, followed by another row using 11/0 Toho seed beads in gold luster amethyst. Go back now and bead embroider a bezel row between your first bead embroidered row and your black cabochon using 15/0 Toho seed beads in opaque jet. Tie off your thread and incorporate the tail into the beadwork. Trim your Lacys Stiff Stuff (no need to add a backing). Thread a needle with 45" of thread and bead embroider a picot edge using 11/0 Miyuki delicas in metallic bronze as the beads closest to your foundation and 15/0 Toho seed beads in opaque black as the little "ruffle" beads. Tie off your thread and work it back into your beading.
  6. We now have all our bead embroidered pieces ready to glue onto the suede covered cuff. Please see the photo for their placement along the cuff. Start with the middle gemstone piece and work out from it. To glue on, place E6000 on the backside of a bead embroidered unit, going almost all the way to the edge. You want enough glue for it to adhere to the suede but not so much that is squishes out the sides when you press into place. Turn over and press into place on the suede cuff. Use your fingers to apply pressure and cause the beaded piece to curve to the shape of the cuff. Keep applying pressure and holding until you feel that you can let go and it won't pull away from the curve. Add all your beaded pieces this same way. As you go, keep applying pressure to all the pieces to create a curved and flush look. Let dry fully before wearing.
  7. May you enjoy this bracelet for years to come!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-022 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Metallic Bronze DB022 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JB-2573 - Solid Brass Flat Cuff Bracelet Base 38mm (1.5 Inch) Wide (1 Piece)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0078 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 201 'Gold Lustered Amethyst' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0032 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 49 'Opaque Jet' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0042 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 84 'Metallic Iris Green/Brown' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • SPCB-1302 - Glass Cabochons - 13mm Round - 'Jet Black' (4 Pieces)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPCB-23 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4201 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Brown
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4210 - Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8902 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Black 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 160 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1026 - Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3004 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Assortment So Handy

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Bracelet
Product Type Project
Technique Bead Embroidery
Project Theme Boho
Designer Julie Bean
Skill Level Intermediate
Project Status Retired
Ingredients DB-022, JB-2573, JSK-0078, JSO-0032, JSO-0042, SPCB-1302, SPCB-23, XCR-4201, XCR-4210, XCR-8902, XTL-1026, XTL-1054

Purchase Project Bundle:

A supplies bundle is no longer available for this project, but you may purchase individual components separately below. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project.

or Purchase Supplies Separately:

Retired - Carradine Bracelet

NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads "Black" 64YD (58 Meters)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Bobbin

$1.75
 / package  | SKU: XCR-8902
Retired - Carradine Bracelet

Solid Brass Flat Cuff Bracelet Base 38mm (1.5 Inch) Wide (1 Piece)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

$4.75
 / package  | SKU: JB-2573
Retired - Carradine Bracelet

Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 84 'Metallic Iris Green/Brown' 8 Gram Tube

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

$2.79
 / package  | SKU: JSO-0042
Retired - Carradine Bracelet

Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Brown

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XCR-4201
Retired - Carradine Bracelet

Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Metallic Bronze DB022 7.2 Grams

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

$6.29
 / package  | SKU: DB-022

Out of stock

Retired - Carradine Bracelet

Glass Cabochons - 13mm Round - 'Jet Black' (4 Pieces)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 4 Pieces

$1.49
 / package  | SKU: SPCB-1302
Retired - Carradine Bracelet

Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 201 'Gold Lustered Amethyst' 8 Gram Tube

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

$2.15
 / package  | SKU: JSK-0078
Retired - Carradine Bracelet

Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 4 oz.

$5.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-1026
Retired - Carradine Bracelet

Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 49 'Opaque Jet' 8 Gram Tube

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

$2.79
 / package  | SKU: JSO-0032
Retired - Carradine Bracelet

Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

$2.75
 / package  | SKU: XCR-4210
Retired - Carradine Bracelet

E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

$1.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-1054

Tools:

Retired - Carradine Bracelet

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Assortment So Handy

$2.49
 / package  | SKU: XTL-3004
Retired - Carradine Bracelet

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp

$4.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5700
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