Calico Corn Bracelet

There is absolutely nothing like autumn in beautiful southern Maine. It’s the time of year when everything bursts with beauty, as if nature has been saving up all year for the grande finale. Leaves turn from green to golden to vibrant red and orange. The colors of fall bring to mind nights by the fire, gatherings with friends, pumpkins, maple sugar, and an abundant harvest. Welcome the season with lush jewel tones by pairing our Calico Corn Bracelet with your favorite boots and cozy sweaters. This pleasing cuff is made with Miyuki Berry beads (BB) and 3mm Swarovski crystal bicones in a flat Herringbone stitch.

Calico Corn Berry Bead Bracelet Materials

Materials:
BB-2008: Matte Metallic Patina Iris Miyuki Berry Bead (A) - 1 tube
BB-1527: Sparkle Celery Lined Crystal Miyuki Berry Bead (B) - 1 tube
BB-458: Metallic Brown Iris Miyuki Berry Bead (C) - 1 tube
283-000: Swarovski 3mm bicone Amethyst - 2 packages
MNT-11: Green Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles
190-006: Sterling Silver Filigree Box Clasp 2-Strand - 1 piece
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor


For the instructions please refer to the following beads as:
Color A: BB-2008 Color B: BB-1527 Color C: BB-458
See our pattern illustration: Calico Corn Bracelet

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

1. On a length of thread approximately five feet long string on six color A beads.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

2. With the needle to the right of the beads, stitch through the second bead (from the needle side) going from left to right.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

3. Pull to secure, this is called a ladder stitch.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

4. Repeat step two with the third bead from right.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

5. Pull to secure.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

6. Continue in this way until all six beads are ladder stitched together.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

7. The view from the side.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

8. Add two Berry Beads in color A.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

9. Stitch through the second BB from the top in the base row, going from right to left.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

10. Pull tight to secure. There should now be a group of four beads clustered together.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

11. Turn and pass through the third bead from the top going from left to right.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

12. Add two Berry beads in color B.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

13. Stitch through the fourth bead from the top in the base row, going from right to left.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

14. Pull to secure.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

15. Turn and pass through the fifth bead from the top going from left to right.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

16. Add two more of color A. Stitch through the bottom bead in the base row, going from right to left.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

17. Pull to secure.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

18. Pass the needle under the thread bridge between the last two berry beads in the base row.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

19. See how the needle hooks under just the thread.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

20. Now pass the needle through both of the bottom Berry beads, going from left to right.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

21. Add two Berry beads in color C.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

22. Going from right to left go through the second BB from the bottom. Make sure to only go through one BB in the second row.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

23. Pull to secure.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

24. Going from left to right go through the third BB from the bottom in the second row.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

25. Add two 3mm crystals.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

26. Pass through the fourth BB from the bottom (in the second row) and pull to secure.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

27. Going from left to right go through the fifth BB from the bottom in the second row.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

28. Add two BB in color C.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

29. Going from right to left go into the top BB in the second row and pull to secure.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

30. Pass the needle under the thread bridge between the top beads in row one and two.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

31. Go through the top beads in the second and third rows going from left to right. This is Herringbone stitch. Continue adding beads in this way.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

32. Add two Berry beads in color A and secure.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

33. Add two Berry beads in color B and secure.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

34. Add two Berry beads in color A and secure.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

35. Add row five using all color A beads.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

36. Add row six with two color B, two color A, and two color B.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

37. In row seven add two 3mm crystals, two color C beads, and two 3mm crystals.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

38. For row eight add two color B beads, two color A beads, and two color B beads.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

39. For row nine add all color A beads. This completes one round of the Calico Corn pattern. Please see the diagrammed pattern here***link to diagram

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

40. Continue working in herringbone stitch repeating this eight row pattern.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

41. Continue until desired length is reached. Eight rounds of the pattern will give a length of about six inches. The clasp will add an additional inch of length.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

42. Move the thread into position to add the clasp by stitching over so the thread is exiting the second berry bead from the bottom of the final row.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

43. Add one 3mm crystal, loop through the clasp, and add another 3mm crystal.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

44. Stitch back into the 3rd bead from the bottom in the final row.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

45. Pull to secure.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

46. Going from left to right come out of the third BB from the top in the final row.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

47. Add one 3mm crystal, the second clasp loop, and another 3mm crystal.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

48. Going from right to left go into the second BB from the top in the final row.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

49. Pull the thread to secure and stitch through the crystals and clasp rings one or two additional times to reinforce.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

50. Attach the other end of the clasp in the same fashion repeating steps 42-49.

Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet

51. Sew in and trim any remaining threads.


Berry Bead Calico Corn Bracelet


Other colorways:

Cranberry
Cranberry Calico Corn Berry Bead Bracelet

Materials:
BB-462: Metallic Gold Iris Miyuki Berry Bead (A) - 1 tube
BB-593: Light Caramel Ceylon Miyuki Berry Bead (B) - 1 tube
BB-2005: Matte Metallic Dark Raspberry Iris Miyuki Berry Bead (C) - 1 tube
283-090: Swarovski 3mm Bicone Fuchsia - 2 packages
MNT-05: Gold Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles
190-005: Gold Filled Filigree Box Clasp 2-Strand - 1 piece


Blue Moon
Blue Moon Calico Corn Berry Bead Bracelet

Materials:
BB-455: Metallic Variegated Blue Iris Miyuki Berry Bead (A) - 1 tube
BB-1865: Opaque Smoke Gray Luster Miyuki Berry Bead (B) - 1 tube
BB-401FR: Matte Black AB Miyuki Berry Bead (C) - 1 tube
283-040: Swarovski 3mm Bicone Caribbean Blue Opal - 2 packages
MNT-17: Dark Blue Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles
190-006: Sterling Silver Filigree Box Clasp 2-Strand - 1 piece


Coral
Coral Calico Corn Berry Bead Bracelet

Materials:
BB-599: Opaque Antique Rose Luster Miyuki Berry Bead (A) - 1 tube
BB-195: 24kt Gold Lined Crystal Miyuki Berry Bead (B) - 1 tube
BB-596: Opaque Tea Rose Luster Miyuki Berry Bead (C) - 1 tube
283-285: Swarovski 3mm Bicone Topaz - 2 packages
MNT-04: Blush Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles
194-002-G: Gold 15mm Flower of Life Button - 1 piece


Moss
Moss Calico Corn Berry Bead Bracelet

Materials:
BB-2008: Matte Metallic Patina Iris Miyuki Berry Bead (A) - 1 tube
BB-1527: Sparkle Celery Lined Crystal Miyuki Berry Bead (B) - 1 tube
BB-458: Metallic Brown Iris Miyuki Berry Bead (C) - 1 tube
283-000: Swarovski 3mm bicone Amethyst - 2 packages
MNT-11: Green Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles
190-006: Sterling Silver Filigree Box Clasp 2-Strand - 1 piece

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