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 beautiful beaded Marrakech rope works up quickly. It can be made into a bangle or a bracelet as you choose. Instructions are given for adding a clasp and for joining into a continuous circle for a bangle.
While this tutorial is fully illustrated, there are no instructions given for adding thread. You must be able to tie in a new thread to complete this pattern.
On the pattern pages, I have provided you with:
Pictures of the finished bracelet and bangle
Step by step illustrated instructions with text
Lettered bead legend so you can substitute your choice of colors
Pictures at various stages in progress
Approximate Finished size:
About 1/3 inch diameter by length desired
Super duos, 3 colors size 11 seed beads
A variation of crossweaving combined with netting
Pages to Print:
8 including cover