These are bead and supplies lists for the Double Flat Spiral Halloween Bracelet Pattern.
The following beads and supplies are enough to make one bracelet that is about 7.5 inches long. Keep in mind that because the beadwork is relatively thick, you'll need a longer length than you would for a thinner bracelet.
- About 21 round, 8mm glow-in-the-dark round Czech beads in luster transparent prairie green (A)*
- About 4 grams of size 11/0 round Japanese seed beads in opaque black (B)
- About 25 size 8/0 round Japanese seed beads in opaque black or cream (I used cream) (C)
- About 30 bicone crystal 3mm beads in dark orange (D)**
- About 30 bicone crystal 4mm beads in light orange (E)**
The bold capital letters above are the bead key for the pattern. Learn more about them and other terms used in beading patterns.
* I ordered my glow-in-the-dark beads from BelloModo. I recommend testing them in a dark closet before starting your project, and picking out the ones that have the best glow to them. In my strand, there were some beads that glowed quite a bit and others that almost didn't glow at all.
** For the bicones, I used Chinese crystal from my local store, U Bead It. Be aware that colors are sometimes discontinued. If you have trouble finding something, please replace it with another color in the same size.
Most importantly, you'll need a good quality size 12 beading needle for this project. The needle will become slightly bent as you weave it in and out of the flat spiral, but the bend can actually make some of the stitches easier. If possible, look for an English beading needle that was actually manufactured in England. You may need to ask your supplier about country of original to confirm this. Also make sure the needle is a "long" size. I like to use one that is about 2 inches long.
- Read about the English beading needle controversy.
You'll also need 4-pound FireLine beading thread in black, along with your kit of essential beadweaving supplies. The best tools for cutting the FireLine are children's safety craft scissors or Xuron High Durability Scissors.
Finally, you'll need a metal toggle clasp. I used a simple gunmetal clasp with a 12mm toggle ring. You can find similar toggles at any bead store or larger online bead supplier.