Candy Dot Bracelet

As fall approaches and kids head back to school it's time to start some new beading projects! With a hint of nostalgia our Candy Dot Bracelet makes it hard for your inner child not to smile. The drop beads seem to float above the Square beads and glow as they catch the light. Color and texture come together when using Miyuki drops (DP), 1.8mm square beads (SB18), and two 8mm round beads as the closures. An odd-count peyote stitch is all you'll need to create this retro inspired bracelet.

Candy Dot Drop Bracelet Materials

Materials:
DP-150F: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Matte Transparent Sapphire - 1 tube
DP-149F: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Matte Transparent Capri Blue - 1 tube
DP-2405F: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Matte Transparent Teal Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DP-143F: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Matte Transparent Chartreuse - 1 tube
DP-132F: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Matte Transparent Light Topaz - 1 tube
SB18-2006: Miyuki 1.8mm Square Bead Matte Metallic Dark Bronze - 2 tubes
CLBD-CL: C-Lon Chocolate Size D - 1 bobbin
29-0834: 8mm Dark Lapis Swarovski Crystal Pearl - 2 pieces
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor


Before you begin: This bracelet is made using odd count peyote stitch. If not familiar with this stitch you may want to practice with just the cube beads before including the drop beads. For illustrated instructions visit our page on odd count peyote.

Candy Dot Drop Bracelet Instructions

1. Begin with several feet of cord (you will need to add more cord periodically) String on 13 of the 1.8mm square beads (SB18).

Candy Dot Bracelet Directions

2. Pick up one SB18 and skipping the last of the 13 SB18's already strung pass through the next forming a small triangle.

Candy Dot Bracelet Tutorial

3. Pick up one SB18, skip the 3rd SB18 from the original row and pass through the 4th. Continue in this way to end of row.

Candy Dot Drop Bracelet Project

4. There will be one extra bead (the 13th of the original row) left. Pick up one SB18.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

5. Bring beads close to each other on parallel threads.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

6. Take the right hand thread and bring it down through the square bead one the left.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

7. Pull to secure.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

8. Flip the beads horizontally from left to right. The needle and thread should now be coming out of the bottom of the top right square bead.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

9. Continue in peyote stitch down the row adding a square bead into each empty space.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

10. Continue to the end of the row.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

11. Pick up a square bead.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

12. Stitch in one square bead.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

13. Pick up a drop bead (DP-150F) and continue in Peyote stitch.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

14. Next add DP-149F.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

15. Add DP-2405F.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

16. Add DP-143F.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

17. Add DP-132F.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

18. Now pick up one SB18.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

19. This is the 'odd' side where an empty spot at the end of the row must be filled in.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

20. The thread must be turned and brought over to the correct spot for next row.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

21. Once turned continue to stitch as before.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

22. Complete the next row adding SB18s. Be sure the drop beads are all turned up to the top side of the bracelet as they get locked into place.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

23. Add another row of SB18s and turn the thread as seen in steps 19-21.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

24. Complete one more row of SB18s.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

25. Now add another row of Drop beads. For this row step each color up one spot (begin with DP-132F).

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

26. Add three rows of SB18s.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

27. Add another row of drops starting with DP-143F.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

28. As you add rows the pattern of the drop beads will emerge.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

29. Continue in this way.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

30. The drop bead pattern will repeat itself every five rows.

Candy Dot Drop Bracelet Directions

31. Keep an even but not overly tight tension as you work.

Candy Dot Drop Bracelet Tutorial

32. Once the bracelet is close to the desired length finish with three rows of SB18s. The clasp will add about a half inch to the final length.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

33. Peyote stitch one SB18 into the bracelet.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

34. Add two SB18 beads, one 8mm bead and one more SB18.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

35. Go back through the 8mm bead and two SB18 beads.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

36. Cinch the beads as close to the edge of the bracelet as possible.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

37. Stitch back into the bracelet and peyote stitch two more SB18s.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

38. Add two SB18 beads, one 8mm bead and one more SB18.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

39. Go back through the 8mm bead and two SB18 beads and peyote stitch one more bead to complete the row.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

40. Move to the opposite side of the bracelet. Peyote stitch one bead. Add 16-17 SB18 beads.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

41. Go back into the first bead of the ones just added forming a loop. Make sure it will easily fit over the 8mm bead.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

42. Add two more SB18 beads using peyote stitch. Add another 16-17 SB18 beads.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

43. Form a loop.

Candy Dot Bracelet Instructions

44. Peyote stitch to the end of the row. Sew in all the loose threads and trim them off.

Candy Dot Drop Bracelet


Colorways:

Materials:
DP-136F: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Matte Transparent Yellow - 1 tube
DPF-10: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Mint Green Lined Crystal - 1 tube
DP-148F: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Matte Transparent Aqua - 1 tube
DPF-01: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Electric Pink Lined Crystal - 1 tube
DPF-25: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Lilac Lined Crystal - 1 tube
SB18-402: Miyuki 1.8mm Square Bead White - 2 tubes
CLBD-WH: C-Lon White Size D - 1 bobbin
29-0837: 8mm Lapis Swarovski Crystal Pearl - 2 pieces
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles


Materials:
DPF-01: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Electric Pink Lined Crystal - 1 tube
DPF-09: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Coral Lined Light Topaz - 1 tube
DPF-27: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Apricot Lined Chartreuse - 1 tube
DPF-20: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Mint Green Lined Aqua - 1 tube
DPF-31: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Mint Green Lined Sapphire - 1 tube
SB18-401F: Miyuki 1.8mm Square Bead Matte Black - 2 tubes
CLBD-LO: C-Lon Light Orchid Size D - 1 bobbin
900-011-8-10PCS: 8mm Miracle Bead Yellow - 2 pieces
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles


Materials:
DP-150F: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Matte Tr Sapphire - 1 tube
DP-149F: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Matte Tr Capri Blue - 1 tube
DP-2405F: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Matte Tr Teal Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DP-143F: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Matte Tr Chartreuse - 1 tube
DP-132F: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Matte Tr Light Topaz - 1 tube
SB18-2006: Miyuki 1.8mm Square Bead Matte Metallic Dark Bronze - 2 tubes
CLBD-CL: C-Lon Chocolate Size D - 1 bobbin
29-0834: 8mm Dark Lapis Swarovski Crystal Pearl - 2 pieces
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles


Rainbow Zigzag
Candy Dot Bracelet Rainbow Zigzag Colorway

Materials:
DPF-30: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Raspberry Lined Sapphire - 1 tube
DPF-20: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Mint Green Lined Aqua - 1 tube
DPF-21: Miyui 3.4mm Drop Mint Green Lined Chartreuse - 1 tube
DPF-27: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Apricot Lined Chartreuse - 1 tube
DPF-50: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Pink Lined Lt Topaz - 1 tube
SB18-2601: Miyuki 1.8mm Square Spkl Antique Rose Lined Crystal - 2 tubes
CLBD-RS: C-Lon Rose Size D - 1 bobbin
900-009-8-10PCS: 8mm Miracle Bead Dark Purple - 2 pieces
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles