Hi everyone! As promised, I am doing a free project for my post. It is done with the new Czech Kheops Par Puca beads. These beads aren’t as easy to use as I thought they would be but it definitely was fun. It took me awhile to come up with a project that I liked because the holes run parallel with each other, and parallel with the top point on the bead. So, you really need to think about how you are going to weave with them without showing your thread. Don’t get discouraged with them. Try my project to get the feel for them, then do your own project.
So, Let’s get started! Everything that is used in the bracelet can be found on our website www.Eurekacrystabeads.com. Here is the material list:
46– Czech Kheops Par Puca Beads
Size 15 Seed Bead
44– 2mm True Cut Firepolish Beads
Size 12 Beading Needle
Step 1– Take your needle and thread it with a wingspan of fireline plus 12″. Place a stop bead 12″ from the bottom of your thread.
Step 2– Pick up a Kheops bead, a size 15, a kheops bead, 7 size 15 seed beads and go down through the next hole on the last kheops bead picked up.
Step 3– Pick up a size 15 seed bead and go down through the right hole on the kheops bead right below where you are coming out of.
Step 4– Pick up 7 size 15 seed beads and go up through the first hole on this kheops bead. Then weave up through the size 15, top kheops bead left hole, 7 size 15 seed beads, then down through the top kheops bead right hole, size 15 seed bead, and bottom kheops bead right hole. This puts you in position to add the next set of kheops beads.
Step 5– Pick up a 2mm firepolish bead, kheops bead, size 15 seed bead, kheops bead, 2mm firepolish bead and go down through the top kheops bead from the first set using the right hole, size 15 seed bead, bottom kheops right side hole from the first set. Then weave through the 2mm firepolish bead, up through the bottom kheops bead left hole second set, size 15 seed bead and the top kheops bead left hole.
Step 6– Pick up 7 size 15 seed beads and go down through the next hole on the kheops bead you are coming out of.
Step 7– Pick up a size 15 seed bead and go down through the bottom kheops bead right hole.
Step 8– Pick up 7 size 15 seed beads and go up through the bottom kheops bead left hole. Then weave to come out the bottom kheops bead right hole.
Step 9– Repeat steps 5-8 until you reach your desired length. I usually like it to almost touch before I add my clasp. Have your thread come out of the bottom kheops bead right hole.
Step 10– Pick up 2 size 15 seed beads and go down through your clasp on one side.
Step 11– Pick up 2 more size 15 seed beads and go up through the same hole of the kheops bead that you are coming out of, the size 15 seed bead and the top kheops bead right hole.
Step 12– Pick up 2 size 15 seed beads and go up through the same clasp hole previously used.
Step 13– Then pick up 2 more size 15 seed beads and go back through the same kheops bead hole that you are coming out of, the size 15 seed bead, and the bottom kheops bead right hole.
Step 14– Retrace your clasp thread path one more time to strengthen your join. Then weave into your work and do a couple of half hitch knots. Then trim.
Step 15– Repeat steps 10-14 on the other end of the bracelet.
I hope you really enjoy this pattern. I know I was supposed to make earrings but sometimes things change when you are designing. I still want to use some of the other things I received from Eureka Crystal Beads. But, until I do, I will be checking out some of the new beads just added. Like, the new silky beads, melon beads in 2 sizes, rondelles and more! Until next time, Bead your heart out!-Eureka!