AZTEc marigold bracelet tutorial

This bracelet pattern has 5  Cempazuchitl flowers also known as Mexican Marigolds, in a very bright and vibrant orange.
Approximately 6’5″ long and 1.25″ wide.

Cempasuchil is a flower often related to the day of the death, the day Mexicans celebrate life instead of feeling sad of bitter about death , this bracelet has very cheerful flowers with a light blue center and a white frame, all this in a sky blue background, this bracelet symbolizes remembrance, happiness, peace and moving forward.

Color number
Color
Amount
63020
Blue
670
03050
White
351
93140
Orange
342
53310
Green
228
93110
Light Orange
40
63000
Light blue
40

Cut a piece of thread, long enough to feel comfortable with the length of your arms when its folded in half. Insert the needle and add a stop bead halfway through. 

A stop bead it’s a bead that will keep your beads from falling from the other end, its meant to be removed, just go twice through the same bead, this will keep it in place.

Now we are ready to start, we will begin in the middle of the pattern.

Row 1

Start stringing beads in the next order 2 blue, 3 white 1 Blue, 5 Orange, 1 Light Orange, 5 Light Blue, 1 Light Orange, 5 Orange, 1 Blue, 3 White, 2 Blue, 2 White.

Make a loop with the last 7 beads you inserted, go back into the 7th bead, (counting backwards) look at neddle for reference.

 

Row 1 (return)

Our needle now should be pointing upwards, and our first loop look like this:

 

Add 1 blue and 2 orange beads and go into the middle of the 5 orange beads on the previous row.

 

Add 2 Orange and 1 Light orange  beads, go into the first Light blue bead from previous row.

 

 

Add 3 Light blue beads, go into the last of the light blue beads from last row.

 

Add 1 light orange, 2 orange and go into the middle orange bead from last row.

Next, Add 2 oranges and 1 blue go back into the first withe bead

 

This time only add 2 beads, white ones go into the next 2 blue beads, you should now have one thread coming on each side of these two top blue beads.

Row 2

Go into the white bead right next to where you are, then:

Add 2 White and 1 Blue beads go into the first Orange bead from previous row.

Add 3 orange beads go into the orange bead right before the light orange bead on the previous row.

Add 2 orange beads and 1 light orange go into the middle light blue.

Add 1 light orange and 2 orange beads go into the first orange bead in the previous row.

Add 3 orange beads, go into the last orange bead from previous row.

Add 1 blue and 2 white go into the last white bead.

Row 2 (return)

Add 2 blue beads and 2 white ones, go back into the first white bead from last row, look at the image to make it easier.

 

Add 1 blue 1 green and 1 blue, go into the 3 orange bead from last row.

Add 1 blue and 2 orange beads go into the orange bead right before light orange from last row.

Add 3 orange beads go into the next orange bead from last row

Add 2 orange and 1 blue bead, go into middle orange bead from last row.

Add 1 blue 1 green and 1 more blue bead, go into the first white bead.

You should be at the top of the second row now, we just need to finish the las loop.

 

 

Add 2 white beads and 2 blue ones go into the  first white bead from last row, look at image to make it easier.

THE NEXT STEP IS VERY IMPORTANT.

This is the most annoying step in the whole pattern, but once you learn it, the pattern will become super easy, for our pattern to flow, the thread most follow one direction, up or down, to make this happen we need to reposition our needle every beginning of a new row, its really easy once you get the hag of it, but the very first few times I recommend you follow the pat I’ve drown for you.

Now your needle is coming out of bead #7, following the numbers from 1 to 10, you should be able to find your way to the beginning of row 4.

Row 3

Add 2 white 1 blue go into green from previous row.

Add 2 green 1 blue go into first orange from previous row.

Add 3 orange beads, go into middle orange from previous row

Add 3 orange beads, go into the last orange bead from previous row.

Add 1 blue 2 green beads go into green bead from previous row.

Add one blue 2 white go into last white bead from previous row.

You should be at the bottom of the pattern now, let’s turn around and start the next row.

Row 3 (Return)

Add 2 blue beads and 2 white ones, go back into the first white bead from previous row.

At this point you should try to follow the pattern on your own, but just in case I will keep a row-by-row tutorial until we reach the next flower.

I’m Afraid to become repetitive and boring so this next row I will state the initial of the colors only.

Add 1B, 1G and 1B, go into the Green from previous row.

Add 2G, 1B, go into Orange from previous row.

Add 1 Orange, 1G and 1 Orange, go into orange from previous row.

Add 1B 2G and go into green bead from previous row.

Add 1B, 1G and 1B, go into white bead.

 

This next step is when we most reposition our needle, add 2W 2B and go into white bead, making a loop, look at image for direction.

Now your needle is coming out of bead #7, following the numbers from 1 to 10, you should be able to find your way to the beginning of row 4.

Row 4

Add 2W, 1B, go into G bead FPR (From Previous Row).

Add 2G, 1B go into G bead FPR

Add 3G go into G bead FPR

Add 3G go into G bead FPR

Add 1b, 2G go into G bead FPR

Add 1B, 2W go into W bead FPR

 

Row 4 (Return)

Add 2B, 2W go into W bead, (make sure you are going up and you just made a 7 bead loop) look at image for reference.

Add 1B, 1G, 1B, go into G bead FPR

Add 2G, 1B, go into G bead FPR

Add 3G, go into G bead from previous row.

Add 1B, 2G, go into G bead FPR

Add 1B, 1G and 1B, go into W bead FPR.

 

 

Let’s finish off row 4 by adding 2W and 2B make a loop by going into white bead FPR.

Pull tight and follow the drawing to reposition your needle at the beginning of row 5.

 Row 5

Add 2W, 1B and go into G bead FPR.

Add 2G, 1B, go into G bead FPR.

Add 3G, go into G bead FPR.

Add 3G go into G bead FPR.

Add 1B, 2G, go into G bead FPR.

Add 1B, 2W, go into W bead FPR.

Row 5 (Return)

Add 2B, 2W and make a 7-bead loop, going into the 3rd white bead FPR. Look at picture for reference.

Add 3B, go into G Bead.

Add 2G, 1B, go into G bead.

Add 3G go into G bead.

Add 1B, 2G, go into G bead.

Add 3B go into W bead.

 

 

Add 2W and 2B, go back into white bead to create a 7-bead loop.

Is time to reposition your needle at the beginning of row 6, look at image for reference.

Row 6

Add 2W, 1B, go into B Bead.

Add 3B, go into G bead.

Add 3G go into G bead

Add 3G go into G bead.

Add 3B, go into B bead.

Add 1B 3W, go into W bead.

Row 6 (Return)

2B, 2W, make a 7 bead loop by going into white bead, look at image for reference.

Add 3B, go into B

Add 3B go into G

Add 3G go into G

Add 3B go into B

Add 3B, go into W

 

Make the last loop by adding 2W 2B, and going into the white Bead FPR.

Don’t forget to reposition your Needle at the beginning of row 7.

This is a far as I will guide you in this tutorial, follow your color pattern, don’t forget to always reposition your needle before starting each row, and if you get stuck don’t hesitate to send me a message.

If you keep scrolling down, you’ll find final instructions in how to:

  • Finish the bracelet (last row)
  • How to add a magic ball clasp.
  • Add more thread if needed.

How to add thread

 

Try to do this at the end of a row, before repositioning to star the new one before your thread becomes too short, (maybe 2 or 3 inches)

Instead of following the numbers to reposition keep going straight for 5 more beads diagonally, then add a little knot, make sure its single and on the tread between beads, and not on the beads.

Then go back into the next bead still pointing downwards diagonally for a few more beads, repeat the knot, and if you want you can do it again, after you can cut the left-over tail.

To restart your beading, align yourself on the parallel (diagonal) line that we just use to “hide” our knots. This time you are going up, leave a 1-inch-long tail and add your first knot.

Go up a few beads and make the next knot, repeat every few beads until you reach the last blue bead at the top. Look at picture

Now go up, to the left, then go through the next 2 blue beads and one white, now you have just repositioned yourself, to start a new row.

last row

To finish up, (last row)

After you have finish your last row, (the one whit the las orange petal) reposition your needle and add :

2W, 1B   and go into B FPR.

1B 1W 1B go into B FPR.

1B 1W 1B go into O FPR.

1B 1W 1B go into B FPR.

1B 1W 1B go into B FPR.

1B 2W go into W FPR.

Last row (Return)

2W, 2B make a loop and start going up.

Add 3 W beads go into the next W.

Repeat last step  5 times. 

Add 2W and 2 B, make a loop and go into the last W FPR, then reposition your needle.

 

This time you will only add 2 blue beads each time, and will go into the midle W FPR.

Repeat this step  6 times, look at image for reference.

adding the clasp

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Add 5 beads, then your 6mm bead, then 3 more seed beads, go back into the 6 mm beads, (the last 3 seed beads will keep it from going out) after the 6mm go through 2 more beads, then add 3 more go in the middle of the 4 pair pf blue beads, your instinct will be to go opposite (towards the end of the bracelet) instead we are doubling up the thread of our clasp.

There are 3 beads between our two clasp holders, go through them , now go back up, and retrace your 6mm bead then the 3 top seed beads, come back down , making sure you come through the opposite side, this time do follow the pattern towards the end and not the middle

Secure with a few know weaving your thread on the pattern a few times. Cut the tail.

 

For the other side you will repeat the same steps, except you won’t add a 6mm bead, instead you will make a loop big enough for your 6 mm bead. Usually  21 beads, but make sure you try it carefully before securing the knots. 

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