Caterpillars

Caterpillars

Simple bracelets made from PRECIOSA beads and seed beads

Try out the simple "right angle" stitch stringing technique. Make use of the wide range of surface finishes applied to the PRECIOSA Half Pinch pressed beads.

This bead was created somewhat by chance. Several imperfect half-shapes were found among its predecessors, the PRECIOSA Pinch Bead. This led to the creation of the new interesting PRECIOSA Half Pinch.


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Materials and tools:

The gold variant

PRECIOSA Half Pinch HP
111 01 371; 4 x 7 mm; 23980/90215 gold; 48x

housenky polopohanka zlata

PRECIOSA Rocailles R8
331 19 001; 8/0; 46113 cream; 54x

housenky rokajl smetanova

The green variant

PRECIOSA Half Pinch HP
111 01 371; 4 x 7 mm; 02010/14457 light green; 40x

housenky polopohanka zelena

PRECIOSA PelletTM P
111 01 339; 4 x 6 mm; 00030/61163 silver green; 9x

housenky pellet zelena

PRECIOSA Rocailles R11
331 19 001; 11/0; 57290 dark green; 122x

housenky rokajl zelena

The pink variant

PRECIOSA Half Pinch HP
111 01 371; 4 x 7 mm; 02010/25007 pink-red; 38x

housenky polopohanka ruzova

PRECIOSA Rocailles R10
331 19 001; 10/0; 07331 pink; 80x

housenky rokajl ruzova

PRECIOSA Rocailles R8
331 19 001; 8/0; 02693 old pink; 19x

housenky rokajl staroruzova

- a carabiner; an adjusting chain; rings

housenky material

- a thin needle; a 0.20 mm nylon line; scissors; flat nose pliers; snipping pliers

housenky pomucky

The procedure:

The gold variant

Step 1:
String a row of R8 and HP onto the line (the red line in the drawing). Start with 3x R8, 2x HP (with their points together). Repeat this 11 more times. String 5x R8 at the end.

housenky 01

housenky zlata 1bhousenky zlata 1ahousenky zlata 1c

Step 2:
Start the return. Thread the line through the beads strung in the row and add new ones (the blue line in the drawing). Thread the line through the last 5x R8 one more time. String 2x HP (with their points together) and string the first of the three R8 in the row in the gap between the HP. String 1x R8 and thread the line through the last of the three R8. Repeat the addition of the HP and the subsequent R8 10 more times. String another 2x HP. Finally, string 2x R8. Thread the line through the first 3x R8 and the newly strung 2x R8 in the line. Tie off the ends of the line and pull them back into the rocailles. Cut off any excess.

housenky zlata 2a xhousenky zlata 2c

Step 3:
Attach the fastening. Connect the carabiner to a ring. Close the ring. Open a new ring. Thread it through the ring next to the carabiner and through the outer rocaille ring on the band. Close it.

housenky zlata 3b

Cut off about 8 cm of adjusting chain. String both ends onto a ring and connect it to the second rocaille ring on the band.

housenky zlata 3c xhousenky zlata 3d x

The green variant

Step 1:
String a row of R11 and HP onto the line (the red line in the drawing). First, string 5x R11. String 2x HP (with their points together) and 7x R11. Repeat this 9 more times.

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housenky zelena 1bhousenky zelena 1ahousenky zelena 1c

Step 2:
Start the return (the blue line in the drawing). Thread the line through the 7x end R11 in the row. String 2x HP (with their points together) and string the first of the seven R11 in the gap between the HP. String 5x R11 and then thread the line through the last of the seven R11. Repeat the addition of the HP and the subsequent R11 another 8 more times. After adding the new HP and the subsequent connection in the rocaille, insert the line into the previous rocaille loop P (do not sew it in). String another 2x HP. String 3x R11 at the end. Thread the line through the initial 5x R11 and the newly strung 3x R11 in the row. Tie off the ends of the line and pull them back into the rocaille. Cut it off.

housenky zlata 2a xhousenky zelena 2c

Step 3:
Attach the fastening.

housenky zelena 3bhousenky zelena 3c xhousenky zelena 3d x

 The pink variant

Step 1:
String a row of R10, R8 and HP onto the line (the red line on the drawing). First string 2x R10. Stríng 1x HP at the point, 1x R8 and 2x R10. Repeat this another 17 times. String 1x HP, 1x R8 and 4x R10.

housenky 03

housenky ruzova 1bhousenky ruzova 1a xhousenky ruzova 1c x

Step 2:
Start the return (the blue line in the drawing). Thread the line through the end 1x R8 and 4x R10 one more time. String 1x HP on the triangle side and 2x R10 and thread the line through the R8 in the row. Repeat this another 17 times. At the end, string 1x HP and 2x R10. Thread the line through the first 2 R10, the HP and the R8 once again and through the newly strung HP and 2x R10. Tie off the ends of the line and pull it back into the rocailles. Cut it off.

housenky ruzova 2a xhousenky ruzova 2c x

Step 3:
Attach the fastening.

housenky ruzova 3b xhousenky ruzova 3c xhousenky ruzova 3d x

housenky 01 xhousenky 03 x