This is a great bracelet to learn the ins and outs of making a brick-stitch rope. This rope style is one of my favorite go-tos for making matching necklace and bracelets for many of my other pendant and embroidery projects. It works up fairly quickly once you get the hang of it and is thin and flexible with a soft “twist” in the design.
This bracelet design marries three (3) segmented ropes into a tapered end piece (decreasing brick-stitch) and gives you flexible sizing with a built-in chain. You will learn starting/stopping a rope, merging brick-stitch, and decreasing brick stitch.
The pattern is written with the beginner in mind, but beaders of all levels can enjoy this project. While you do not need to know brick-stitch, having some bead weaving experience is helpful.
Materials are easy to find and the rope patterns can be adjusted to suit your materials and style preferences as you go!
Here is what I recommend in the pattern:
- 10grams – 11/o seed beads
- 3inch piece of chain
- lobster clasp
- 8x6mm crustal rondelle beads
- 5mm Spacer Beads
- 4mm Spacer Beads
- 6mm Round focal bead
- 6mm jump-rings
- 1 charm/dangle
You will also need 6lb Fireline Beading thread, Beading Needle, scissors/burner, and pliers for manipulating the chain and jump-rings.