Begin by threading your needle with as long a piece of thread as is comfortable for you to work with. This bracelet takes a lot of thread, so you may have to add more later.
Step one: Pick up two 11s, one 8, one crystal, one 11, one crystal, one 8, two 11s and one 8. Tie in a circle. (Leave about 6" or so to attach your clasp later.) Then needle through until you're coming out of the seed bead between the crystals.
Step 2: Pick up one crystal, one 8, two 11s, one 8, two 11s, one 8, and a crystal. Making a circle, go back through the seed your thread is coming out of in the last round.
Needle through until you are coming out the size 8 seed in the center of this round.
Step 3: Pick up two 11s, one 8, one crystal, one 11, one crystal, one 8, and two 11s. Making a circle, go back through the size 8 seed your thread is coming out of. Needle through until you are coming out of the size 11 seed between the crystals.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to the length you want your bracelet to be. Be sure to figure in about an inch for your clasp. :)
Be sure to end with Step 2 so that you have a size 8 bead at the end.
Needle back through (follow the red line) until you're coming out of the size 8 seed as shown.
Now we're ready to add the outside embellishment.
Pick up an 11, a crystal and another 11, and go through the next size 8. Then go through the crystal, 11, crystal and 8. Turn the bracelet over and repeat. You will be going back and forth, putting this 3-bead edging on either side. When you get to the end, you turn around and go back, which will fill in the spaces.
When you get to the end, needle through the side of the flower as shown. Now repeat the embellishment for this side the same way you did the other side.
When you get to the other end, needle through, following the thread path until you're coming out of your end size 8 seed. Now you can add your clasp.
I decided to put a ball and loop clasp on this bracelet, but you can use whatever clasp you like. :)
There are many variations you make to this bracelet. You can stop after the first round, or you can another row around the edge by connecting the top crystals with beads. Your imagination is the only limitation. :) Go to the next page to see some variations.
Crystal R.A.W. (Right Angle Weave) Bracelet
This simple Right Angle Weave bracelet is completed in 3 passes. You can quit after you've made the base, or after the 2nd, or 3rd pass. Or you can add more rows to suit your fancy. :)
Size 11.0 seeds
Size 8.0 seeds
Clasp of your choice
Thread (I used 8lb Fireline)
Size 12 needle
Click link at bottom of page to see variations and examples.