My mom taught me to embroider when I was five, little knowing she was creating a craft monster at the time. Fifty years later, I'm still at it, beading, embroidering, knitting, and whatever else ...
My mom taught me to embroider when I was five, little knowing she was creating a craft monster at the time. Fifty years later, I'm still at it, beading, embroidering, knitting, and whatever else strikes my fancy at any given time.View all patterns by designer (12) »
Lots of opportunities for color changes and an option for extra crystals, so you can interpret the pattern to make it truly your own.
Finish with a purchased clasp or use the instructions to make the cool hand-beaded toggle clasp, to match the bracelet.
Ideas for sizing the bracelet to fit your wrist perfectly are included.
This pattern uses Toho's size 11 triangles, size 15 seeds, 4MM Swarovski bicone crystals and optionally, 3MM bicones can be added, as well.
Level of difficulty: suitable for intermediate bead-weavers. These instructions are what I used when I taught the class in a bead shop. They are very thorough, with step by step instructions and clear illustrations to ensure your success. If you run into a snag or have a question, email me, I'll help if I can.
The pattern suggests making 2 shorter pieces of the ribbon and making earrings with them. What I neglected to mention in the pattern is that you could also use a short piece of the ribbon to make a pendant for a necklace. So, more options than just the bracelet!