This fascinating, geometric design is a kaleidoscopic explosion of color! Though you'll receive a full-color chart showing the exact Delica colors used in the bracelet above (2nd image), I highly recommend using whatever YOU have in your stash. Those new Delica colors you bought but haven't yet tried, tiny amounts left over from other projects, or even sample cards or swaps with fellow headers -- try them all! Have a blast playing with colors, and you'll see that diamonds really are a beader's best friends.
Stitch the bracelet in either brick stitch (recommended) or peyote. If done in 11/0 Delicas, the finished beadwork will measure about 1-3/4" wide by 6-3/4" long (adjustable as needed). Keep in mind your clasp will add another 1/2"-1" to the overall length.
Of course it's possible to use seed beads other than Delicas, but the end result will be a somewhat less uniform and slightly larger. An ivory or other neutral color for the background would be as equally stunning as the black one shown here.
Tutorials for brick stitch or peyote stitch are not included, nor are detailed finishing instructions.
Photos on white background courtesy of Bead & Button Magazine - many thanks!
Pattern and all instructions and illustrations are copyright by Beth Maddocks, Piece By Number, and are not to be shared, copied or distributed without prior permission. As purchaser of the pattern, you may create items for sale provided you bead them yourself; design credit to Piece By Number will be much appreciated.
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