I've been designing beaded jewelry for about 8 years. My initial attempts at designing were to make beautiful jewelry with semi-precious (healing) stones. The beads kind of took over my life and I'm ...
I've been designing beaded jewelry for about 8 years. My initial attempts at designing were to make beautiful jewelry with semi-precious (healing) stones. The beads kind of took over my life and I'm not particular what I use to design with as long as it is a high quality bead.
I can't say I have a favorite stitch or type of bead, but lately I've been experimenting with the new Twin beads and Super Duos.
Next on my to-do list is design some items with Cubic Right Angle Weave with the Twins. It works in my head, now to put thread and beads to it.
This basket weave design was originally made to be a strap for a Medical Alert Bracelet. Bead it up in the colors suggested, or use colors to complement your wardrobe. The repeating pattern or about .75 inch makes it easy to make the length you need. It can be made with a lobster claw on each end to attach to the bracelet, or make it long enough for a bracelet and add the clasp of your choice.
On the pattern pages, I have provided you with: Picture of the finished item
Suggested supply list
Graph of the design
Step by step illustrations with text
Approximate Finished size:
.5 inch X desired length
size 11 seed beads in 4 colors, 2 lobster claws or clasp of your choice, beading thread, I used 6lb fireline, and beading needle, I used size 11
Two Needle Right Angle Weave
Pages to Print:
6 including cover
Advanced beginner up