My mother used to have a necklace made of apple seed that were pierced at each end. I would look at that necklace and try to figure out how I could make that design with the beads I had. The instant I learned of twin beads, I was on the hunt to find some. As soon as I was able to buy some twins, I set about modifying the design so it could be made with beads. I named the pattern Vera after my mother.
This cute Vera bracelet design is made using Czech TWIN / super duo beads and single hole seed beads. It can be worked with the twins/super duos and seed beads alone, or embellished as shown.
On the pattern pages, I have provided you with:
Pictures of the finished bracelet
List of beads used
Step by step illustrations and text instructions for the base bracelet, adding embellishments, and adding the clasp.
Approximate Finished size:
1.5 inches wide by length desired
Twin seed beads, single hole seed beads (I used Toho's) and 4mm bicones (optional
Pages to Print:
4 including cover
Advanced beginner and up.
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.