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This is a PDF tutorial to make my beadwoven Clarice Bracelet.
The Clarice Bracelet base is worked in a variation of right angle weave (RAW) and uses either peyote stitched beaded bead tubes or Czech pressed glass tubes as the main focus. The tubes are complemented by an assortment of 4mm rounds and 3mm fire polished crystals, along with beautiful metallic seed beads to create a ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Romantic, Retro / Vintage, Classic
Delicas or other size 11 cylinder beads, seed beads in sizes 15, 11, and 8; 4mm rounds, 3mm fire polished crystals. Alternately, 4x14mm pressed glass tubes and 2 4mm daisy spacers
What was your inspiration?
I love the Toho permanent finish galvanized beads and keep banging my head against ways to create pretty things with them. The Clarice Bracelet was one of my successes.
What are you most proud of?
Heh. I'm proud I managed to take a halfway decent picture. I really stink at photography.
I also love the way the colors work together. I like the unexpected pop of the cerise beads.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Play with color. Don't be afraid to throw a zinger into a mix of muted tones. It can turn an okay piece into a real stunner.
Experiment wildly. The worse that can happen is you lose an hour and some thread. Be fearless.