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.
Opposing mirrored lightening bolts form a diamond in the center of this bracelet. The center diamond overlaps diamonds on each side of it and rain puddles form and overlap another diamond. The toggle loop is a diamond, and the toggle has a diamond in it. The bracelet shown is 6.5 inches, but the graph has an extra "rain puddle" at each end to extend it to 7.5 inches. The toggle and toggle ring are peyote stitch and I've worked the bracelet in brick stitch. Note: No stitch instructions are given. You must be able to work brick stitch.
On the pattern pages, I have provided you with:
Pictures of the finished bracelet
Large easy to read numbered graph for the bracelet and toggle
Suggested color list
Step by step illustrations and text instructions for the toggle ring
Approximate Finished size:
size 11 delica seed beads
Pages to Print:
13 including cover sheet
Advanced beginner to intermediate