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 Delft Blue Tile design was inspired by the beautiful ceramic tiles made famous by the Germans or Bavarians in the 1800's . I've since been told it is very reminiscent of Greek Tiles of about the same era. This bracelet is modified pondo stitch but if you don't know pondo, this is a complete tutorial on the stitch as well as the design.
On the pattern pages I've provided you with:
Picture of the finished bracelet
Bead legend of required beads. Quantity will depend on length of the bracelet
Step by step illustrated instructions for the bracelet
Hints and tips
A graph of one complete tile
Approximate Finished Size:
Each tile is about 1 inch X 1 inch
Size 11 japanese or Czech seed beads in 3 colors
Size 15 seed beads in 2 colors
Optional 4mm rounds
Pondo or African circle stitch
Pages to print
10 including cover and graph
Intermediate. Although the instructions are detailed and complete for working this modification of pondo stitch, there are no instructions given for adding a clasp.