Regal Caterpillar Bracelet

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet in brick stitch with Miyuki Japanese seed beads
Regal Caterpillar Bracelet in brick stitch with Miyuki Japanese seed beads

Regal Caterpillar brick stitch bracelet on modelmaterials –

Japanese beading needles
1 bobbin C-Lon Thread size D (purple)
1 tube 15/0 Miyuki seed beads (15-462)
2 colors of 11/0 Miyuki seed beads (11-465 and 11-469)
1 tube of 10 cut twisted seed beads (10C-TW-462)
1 tube of 2mm x 6mm twisted bugles (TW206-191)
1 tube of Miyuki drop beads (DP-453)
1 clasp

Brick Stitch Instructions from our friends at Bead & Button.

Step 1 – Make your ladder row with twisted 2.0 x 6mm bugles. Continue until it is the desired bracelet length, minus the length of the clasp.

Step 2 – Begin working on one side of the bracelet. Decrease by 1 bead in your next row using 11/0 seed beads. (Example uses 11-469).

Step 3 – Decrease by 1 bead in your next row using twisted 10 cut seed beads.

Step 4 – Decrease by 1 bead in your next row using 11/0 seed beads of a different color. (Example uses 11-465).

Step 5 – Ornament outside edge with alternating additions of three 15/0 seed beads and another three grouping: one 15/0 seed bead, one drop bead, and one 15/0 seed bead. Or use a different ornamentation – be creative!

Step 6 – Repeat rows 2 through 5 for the other side of the bracelet. Complete with a clasp.

Remember to send us a picture of your version of this bracelet, and we’ll post it on the blog!

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  1. Saw the Carerpillar bracelet done by a Bead Socity member last week and I want to try it. It was beautifully done. Trouble is finding the twisted bugles.

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