Regal Caterpillar Bracelet

Miyuki's small twisted bugles (TW206) and Drop beads combine in this stunning brick stitched bracelet. Mother Nature often paints the boldest and most intense colors on the tiniest of creatures. The Regal Caterpillar bracelet is sure to catch the eye of all who see it.

Using a mix of ladder and brick stitch you will combine small twisted bugles (TW206), 11/0 seed beads, 10 cut twisted seed beads (10C), and Drop beads (DP) to accent the edge. Lush jewel tones, vibrant coloring, interesting texture and shaped elements all add up to one spectacularly showy caterpillar.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Materials

Materials:
TW206-1721: Miyuki 2x6mm Twisted Bugle Dyed Transparent Dark Purple - 1 tube
11-4488: 11/0 Duracoat Opaque Columbine Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
10C-TW-191: Miyuki 10/0 Twisted Hex Cut Bead 24kt Gold Plated - 1 tube
11-4247: 11/0 Duracoat Silverlined Dyed Peony Pink Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DPF-20: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Mint Green Lined Aqua - 1 tube
MNT-04: Blush Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
193-105: Japanese Thin Beading Needles
190-005: Gold Filled Filigree Box Clasp 2-Strand - 1 piece

For illustrated directions please visit our flat brick stitch instruction page.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

1. Pull out a length of thread approximately 60” long and string on two twisted bugle beads.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Directions

2. Begin ladder stitch by going back through the first bugle to form a loop.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet DIY

3. Tighten so that the beads lay next to each other and stitch through the second bugle to move the thread into position.

Twisted Bugle Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

4. Add a third bugle and secure by stitching the thread back through the previous bugle bead.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Pattern

5. Continue in ladder stitch adding one bugle at a time.

Twisted Bugle Bracelet Pattern

6. Continue in ladder stitch making sure to maintain even tension throughout the length of beadwork.

Twisted Bugle Bracelet Instructions

7. Ladder stitch until you reach the desired length for your bracelet, taking into consideration that the clasp will add an additional 1/2”-3/4” to the finished size.

Twisted Bugle Bracelet Directions

8. Stitch back into the second bugle from the end to move the thread into position. The first row of brick stitched 11/0’s will begin from this point.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

9. Add two 11/0 seed beads.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

10. Pass your needle under the bridge of thread going between the second and third bugle.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

11. Stitch up through the second 11/0 seed bead.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

12. Pull thread to tighten and secure beads into place.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

13. Add one 11/0 seed bead.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

14. Stitch under the thread bridge (Between the 3rd and 4th bugle).

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

15. Stitch up through the newly added 11/0 seed bead.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

16. Pull the thread to tighten and secure.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

17. Continue in brick stitch, adding 11/0 seed beads one at a time.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

18. The beadwork will start to curve as the row of 11/0 seed beads is added to the bugles.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

19. Continue to brick stitch by adding 11/0 seed beads.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

20. Once you have added the 11/0's to the full length of the bugles the entire length of beadwork will have a curve. Don't worry, adding the 11/0's to the opposite side will straighten it.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

21. Move the thread to the other side of bracelet and exit through the second bugle from the end.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

22. Brick stitch a second row of 11/0 seed beads to this side of the bugle beads.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

23. Continue to brick stitch the 11/0’s. Notice the beadwork is no longer curved when the 11/0’s are added.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

24. Add 11/0's until the end of the row of bugles is reached.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

25. Move the thread over and through the second row of beads from the end (Through both the bugle and 11/0's).

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

26. Using brick stitch begin adding 10/0 cut beads onto the prevous row.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

27. Continue the row of brick stitched 10/0 cut beads on the opposite side of the bracelet.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

28. Finish adding the 10/0 cut beads to the bracelet. Move your thread into position for the next row by stitching up and out of the second row of beads.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

29. Begin the next row of brick stitch by adding two 11/0 seed beads.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

30. Complete the brick stitched portion of the bracelet by adding 11/0 seed beads on both sides of the bracelet.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

31. Bring your thread to the corner of the bracelet (it should be exiting the first 11/0 bead in the outermost row). Add one 11/0 seed bead, one drop bead, and one 11/0 seed bead.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

32. Stitch down through the second 11/0 seed bead and pull tight. Stitch up through the next 11/0 seed bead (in the brick stitched row).

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

33. Add another 11/0, drop, 11/0 set and secure by going down into the next 11/0 on the brick stitched edge. Continue down the edge of the bracelet embellishing with the11/0’s and drop beads.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

34. Complete the row of embellishment.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

35. Embellish the other side of the bracelet in the same way, adding 11/0’s and drop beads to the edge of the bracelet.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

36. To add the clasp bring thread to the end of the bracelet. Sew across the end row until the thread is coming out between the 11/0 and bugle bead.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions

37. Bring the thread through the clasp loop and into the bugle bead. Now go through clasp's second loop and into the next 11/0 to secure. Reinforce by repeating these steps. Attach the other side of the clasp to the bracelets other end (be sure the two ends line up and the bracelet is not twisted.) Sew in the tails of thread and trim.

Regal Caterpillar Bracelet Instructions


Regal Caterpillar Bracelet finished


Other colorways:

Chartreuse and Sky Blue
Chartreuse and Sky Blue Regal Caterpillar Bracelet

Materials:
TW206-261F: Miyuki 2x6mm Twisted Bugle Matte Tr Sapphire AB - 1 tube
11-1660: 11/0 Dyed Silverlined Dark Coral Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
10C-TW-190: Miyuki 10/0 Twisted Hex Cut Bead Nickel Plated - 1 tube
11-2316: 11/0 Matte Opaque Lime Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-199: 15/0 24kt Gold Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DPF-27: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Apricot Lined Chartreuse - 1 tube
MNT-03: Silver Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
193-105: Japanese Thin Beading Needles
190-006: Sterling Silver Filigree Box Clasp 2-Strand - 1 piece


Bright Plum Garden
Bright Plum Garden Regal Caterpillar Bracelet

Materials:
TW206-1721: Miyuki 2x6mm Twisted Bugle Dyed Tr Dark Purple - 1 tube
11-4488: 11/0 Duracoat Opaque Columbine Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
10C-TW-191: Miyuki 10/0 Twisted Hex Cut Bead 24kt Gold Plated - 1 tube
11-4247: 11/0 Duracoat S/L Dyed Peony Pink Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DPF-20: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Mint Green Lined Aqua - 1 tube
MNT-04: Blush Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
193-105: Japanese Thin Beading Needles
190-005: Gold Filled Filigree Box Clasp 2-Strand - 1 piece


Gold and Dark Iris
Gold and Dark Iris Regal Caterpillar Bracelet

Materials:
TW206-191: Miyuki 2x6mm Twisted Bugle 24kt Gold Plated - 1 tube
11-469: 11/0 Met Bronze Eggplant Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
10C-TW-462: 10/0 Twisted Hex Cut Bead Met Gold Iris - 1 tube
11-465: 11/0 Met Dk Green Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-462: 15/0 Met Gold Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DP-453: Miyuki 3-4mm Drop Bead Met Forest Green Iris - 1 tube
193-105: Japanese Thin Beading Needles
CLBD-PU: C-Lon Purple Size D - 1 bobbin
190-005: Gold Filled Filigree Box Clasp 2-Strand - 1 piece


Watermelon
Watermelon Regal Caterpillar Bracelet

Materials:
TW206-258F: Miyuki 2x6mm Twisted Bugle Matte Chartreuse AB - 1 tube
11-4239: 11/0 Duracoat Silverlined Dyed Hibiscus Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
10C-TW-401: Miyuki 10/0 Twisted Hex Cut Bead Black - 1 tube
11-17F: 11/0 Matte Silverlined Emerald Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DP-140FR: 3.4mm Drop Bead Matte Transparent Red Orange AB - 1 tube
MNT-16: Peridot Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
193-105: Japanese Thin Beading Needles
190-005: Gold Filled Filigree Box Clasp 2-Strand - 1 piece