Figure 2

On their own, beads are singular, shiny flecks of glass. Woven together, they can mimic fabric. These feminine ruffles work up quickly and call attention to the delicate beauty of a square rivoli.

The instructions are written for 1 lu cylinder heads, but you can substitute 1 seed beads if you wish, as in the silver bracelet. If you substitute, use an 11" seed bead for every mention of a cylinder, and be aware that you may need to adjust your bead counts.

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Bezel

[1] On I yd. (.9 m) of Fireline, pick up 42 11® cylinder beads, and tic them into a ring with a square knot (Basics, p. 68), leaving a 12-in. (30 cm) rail. Work in tubular peyote stitch to make a bezel (Basics), adjusting your tension for the corners. Work a total of three rounds of cylinder beads, insert the stone (photo a), and work two rounds of 13" Charlottes on each side of it. Do not end the working thread or tail.

[2] Work one round of tubular peyote stitch with 15° Charlottes on each side, and end the thread (Basics).

Ruffled bands

As you work the ruffled bands, end and add thread (Basics) as needed. [1] On a comfortable length of Fireline, pick up 17 cylinders, and tic them into a ring with a square knot, leaving a 12-in. (30 cm) tail. Sew through the first three heads again (figure 1, a-b).

[2] Pick up nine cylinders, and sew through the next cylinder in the ring toward the previous cylinder (b-c). Sew through the first six cylinders added in this step (c-d).

[3] Pick up six cylinders, and sew through the next cylinder in the base ring toward the previous cylinder in the base (d-e). Sew through the last three cylinders added in the previous step and the first three cylinders added in this step (e-f).

[4] Pick up nine cylinders, and sew through the next cylinder in the base ring toward the previous cylinder (f-g). Sew through the last three cylinders added in the previous step and the first six cylinders added in this step (g-h). The cylinders added in steps 2-4 form one fan cluster.

[5] Repeat step 3 twice and step 4 once to make a second fan cluster.

[6] Repeat step 3 twice and step 4 once to make a third fan cluster.

[7] Repeat step 3 twice, but the second time, do not sew through the first three cylinders.

[8] Sew through the next 12 cylinders along the outside edge of the fan clusters toward the middle fan cluster (figure 2). Repeat steps 2-7, using the ruffled fan instead of the cylinders in the ring as a base.

[9] Repeat step 8 seven times for a total

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