February 11, 2009

RevEng'eer: Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle

RevEng'eer: (n.) An object that has been partly or fully reverse-engineered (and is therefore of dubious morality) from a photo seen online.

I saw this topic on the Beading Daily forums and thought, "I could figure out a pattern for that bracelet..."

Johnny_Genus' Swarovski Bracelet
Photo from johnny_genus' eBay store.
So I did. XD

Techniques
  • Two-needle right-angle weave (RAW)
Materials
  • 2 size 12 beading needles
  • Beading thread, such as Fireline, Nymo, or Silamide
  • 1 two-strand clasp - use any style you want
  • Approximately 3 grams of 11/0 seed beads
  • 150 to 200 6 mm Swarovski bicones in one or more colors, depending on the width of your clasp and the length of your bracelet (there are 168 in johnny_genus' bracelets) - there are four rows of crystals, so plan the colors accordingly
Diagram Notes:
  • The red and blue arrows indicate the paths of the two needles.
  • The ovals are seed beads.
  • The hexagons are bicones.
  • The yellow beads are the beads that are added in that step.
  • The dashed green lines are the clasp when it's being attached to the bracelet.
  • The white beads are previously added beads.
  • The short black lines indicate where the finished stitches lie.
  • The dashed gray lines are the clasp when it's already been attached to the bracelet.
  • The dashed black ovals are the seed bead when they're hidden behind the embellishments.
Instruction Notes:
I'm assuming that you know how to tie half-hitch knots and how to add thread; if not, leave a comment and I'll add that in. :D

Instructions:

Row 1

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 1
Step 1: Thread one needle onto each end of a wingspan of beading thread.

Pass one needle through one of the attachment points on the clasp.

Pick up four seed beads on each needle.

Pass one needle through the last seed bead on the other needle to make a loop.

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 2

Step 2: Pick up nine seed beads on each needle.

Pick up one more seed bead on one needle.

Pass the other needle through the same seed bead in the opposite direction of the first needle to make a diamond.

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 3

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 until the bracelet is the length you want.

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 4

Step 4: Pick up three seed beads on each needle.

Pass one needle through the attachment point on the clasp directly opposite the one you started on.

Pick up one seed bead on one needle.

Pass the other needle through the same seed bead in the opposite direction of the first needle to make a loop.

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 5

Step 5: Pass both needles back through the loop to where it attaches to the bracelet.

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 6

Step 6: Select the needle that is coming out on the side of the loop away from the unattached attachment points on the clasp.

Pass that needle through three sides of the last diamond, coming out after a corner bead.

Pass the other needle through one side of the last diamond, coming out the other side of the corner bead from the first needle.

Row 2

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 7

Step 7: Select the needle coming out of the corner bead away from the clasp.

Pick up 15 seed beads on that needle.

Pick up four seed beads on the other needle.

Pass the other needle through the last seed bead on the first needle.

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 8

Step 8: Make a loop through the empty attachment point on the clasp that is on the same side of the clasp as the attachment point in Step 4.

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 9

Step 9: Pass both needles back through the loop to where it attaches to the bracelet.

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 10

Step 10: Pass both needles back through the first diamond of the second row.

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 11

Step 10: Select the needle coming out of the corner bead towards the first row.

Pick up four seed beads on that needle.

Pass the needle through the nearest corner bead on the first row.

Pick up five seed beads on the needle.

Pick up nine seed beads on the other needle.

Pass the other needle through the last seed bead on the first needle.

Step 11: Repeat Step 10 until the second row of RAW diamonds is the same length as the first row of RAW diamonds.

Step 12: Make a loop through the attachment point on the clasp opposite from the attachment point in Step 8.

Embellishment

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 12

Step 13: Pass both needles back through the loop to where it attaches to the bracelet.

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 13

Step 14: Pick up one bicone on each needle.

Pass each needle through the next corner bead on its side of the diamond.

Pick up one bicone on each needle.

Pass both needles through the last corner bead on the diamond on the side closest to its corner bead.

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 14

Step 15: Repeat Step 14 until all but the last diamond in the second row of the bracelet is embellished.

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 15

Step 16: Pick up one bicone on each needle.

Pass each needle through the next corner bead on its side of the diamond.

Select the needle coming out on the opposite side of the first row of the bracelet.

Pick up one bicone on the needle.

Pass the needle through the next corner bead on the diamond.

Pick up one bicone on the needle.

Pass the needle through the next corner bead on the diamond.

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 16

Step 17: Pick up one bicone on each needle.

Pass each needle through the next corner bead on its side of the diamond.

Select the needle coming out of the corner bead that is attached to a clasp loop.

Pick up one bicone on the needle.

Pass the needle through the next corner bead on the diamond.

Pick up one bicone on the needle.

Pass the needle through the next corner bead on the diamond.

Step 18: Repeat Step 14 until the first row of the bracelet is embellished.

Embellished RAW Diamond Bangle, Step 17
Step 19: Pass the needles through the clasp loop.

Pass the needles back through the bracelet, tying at least three half-hitch knots throughout the piece with each thread before clipping the thread.

And there you go!

8 comments:

Alastar Dragonfly said...

SWEEEEET!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking the time to do this, and sharing it with others.

SueB

Anonymous said...

Muchisimas gracias ¡¡Por Tus ideas!
La pulsera, Simplemente, te Quedó fantástica.
Felicidades ¡!

Wanda~giggles071 said...

You did a great job, congratulations. I remember seeing the bracelet too. Thank you for sharing it and figuiring it out.

Cari said...

Mucas GRACIAS POR Compartir tu Trabajo,

anabel said...

Muchas gracias por tu explicación.
Anabel

Ana Isabel said...

Muchísimas gracias por ayudarnos a todas o por lo menos a mí, un beso.

giocondabarahona said...

bellisima

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