Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Here is a cuff bracelet I created from a picture I saw in a beading magazine. There was no pattern for the bracelet so I just winged it and hoped for the best. The body of the bracelet was actually quite easy, just a 2 drop peyote stitch (using size 11 delica beads) but the little clasps used to hold on the large crystal were a little harder to figure out. After several attempts, I ended up decreasing the width of the bracelet to 8 beads (4 stitches in the 2 drop peyote stitch) and then used a brick stitch to create a square opening just a little larger than my flower buttons (see close up picture of clasp for details). The buttons are just little copper coloured flowers with pearl beads in the centre topped with a size 11 delica bead (same as used in the body of the bracelet). I am really happy with how the bracelet turned out and it is the perfect colour for with my fall wardrobe. I think I will get a lot of wear out of it. If you want to make a similar bracelet and need a few more details about what I did feel free to ask any questions you may have and I will do my best to answer them. Happy beading!