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 lovely Gingham bracelet is worked in authentic pondo stitch which is much more straight-forward than the pondo/African circle stitch seen in many magazines. No circling around the previous row, no weaving back to the start. Just work a row, turn the work and work the next row. I've designed this bracelet to attach to two ndebele (herringbone) ropes.
On the pattern pages, I have provided you with:
Picture of the finished product
Complete illustrated instructions for the ndebele rope
Complete illustrated instructions for authentic pondo stitch.
Complete illustrated instructions for the bracelet and attaching it to the ropes as you work the bracelet
Graphs of the design
Complete illustrated instructions for the toggle and ring
Approximate Finished size:
1.5 inches wide 7.75 inches long including closure
size 11 seed beads in 4 colors
authentic pondo and ndebele for the bracelet, peyote and brick for the ring and toggle
Pages to Print:
Advanced beginner up. It helps to have some knowledge of peyote and brick stitch and how to tie in thread, tie off and weave in the tails.