I added two beading patterns to my Etsy Shop called the Sunflower Necklace and Sunflower Earrings. I wanted to create a complementary bracelet for the set and I decided to share the tutorial for free. The Sunflower Bracelet is made using Right-Angle Weave (RAW). I would recommend this project for intermediate beaders who already have a basic knowledge of RAW.
I have made both a written tutorial and a YouTube video for the bracelet. Below is the full written tutorial. For a PDF version of the bracelet tutorial, click here. Skill Level: Intermediate 4g 11/0 Seed beads, Colour 1 (A) 2g 11/0 Seed beads, Colour 2 (B) 4 yards of beading thread 1 size 12 beading needle Thread burner or sharp scissors Bead mat
Step 1:Thread your needle with a comfortable length of beading thread. Leaving a 4-inch tail, string 8A.
Step 2:Go through the first 2A strung from the tail end to form a circle.
Step 3:String 1B and pass through the next 2A of the circle of A’s.
Step 4:Repeat Step 3 three more times. Continue through the first B strung.
Step 5:String 8A and pass through the 1B from the side opposite where your thread is exiting.
Step 6:Go through the first 2A of the 8A just added.
Step 7:Repeat Steps 3 and 4.
Step 8: Pass through the following 2A, 1B, 2A and 1B to exit the B where you need to attach the next circle of A’s.
Step 9:Repeat Steps 5-8 until you have reached your desired length.
The first half of your bracelet is complete.
Step 10:To begin the second half of the bracelet, go through the next 2A and 1B to exit the side of the beadwork.
Step 11: String 8A and pass through the 1B from the side opposite where the thread is exiting.
Step 12:Go through the next 2A in the circle of beads strung in Step 11.
Step 13:String 1B and go through the next 2A in the same circle.
Step 14:Repeat Step 13 two more times. Continue through the shared 1B.
Step 15:To get into position to add to the second half of the bracelet, pass through the next 2A and 1B.
Step 16:String 8A and go through the B from the side opposite where you are exiting.
Note: I am moving in a counter-clockwise direction.
Step 17:Repeat Step 13 twice.
Step 18:To add the final B, pass through the 1B of the corresponding circle in the first half of the bracelet.
Step 19:Go through the next 2A and 1B of the circle in the second half of the bracelet.
Step 20:Get into position to add to the bracelet by passing through the next 2A, 1B, 2A and 1B.
Step 21:String 8A and pass through the 1B from the side opposite where you are exiting.
Note: I am now moving in a clockwise direction.
Step 22:Pass through the next 2A and then through the 1B at the side of the corresponding circle (the third one) in the first half of the bracelet.
Step 23:Add the B’s by repeating Step 13 twice. Continue through the next 1B.
Step 24:Pass through 2A, 1B, 2A and 1B to get into position to add to the bracelet.
Step 25:Repeat Steps 16-24 to reach your desired length.
Ensure the length of the second half of the bracelet matches the first half.
Step 26:Weave your thread through the beadwork so the needle exits 1B along the end of the bracelet pointing toward the centre.
Step 27:String 2A, 1B and one half of your clasp.
Step 28: Go back through the 1B just strung.
Step 29:String 2A and go through 1B in the second half of the bracelet along the final edge.
Reinforce the clasp. Tie several half-hitch knots and remove the excess thread.
Step 30:Attach a piece of thread to the other end of the beadwork so that the needle is in position to attach the second half of the clasp (See Step 26).
Step 31:Repeat Steps 27-29 to attach the other half of the clasp. Your bracelet is now complete! For PDF beading patterns, see my Etsy shop, The Bead Club Lounge, here. If you prefer video tutorials, see below: