- 11/0 Miyuki seed beads "Metallic Chocolate" (11-0461)
- 3mm druks "Jet Copper Picasso"
- SuperDuo beads "Matte Ultra Green Luster"
Today's bracelet is another of Teejay's variations of Deborah Roberti's "Bobble Bangles" pattern but this time with SuperDuo beads. They work great with this pattern and this may be my all-time favorite bracelet to make and to wear. The band is the perfect width; not too thin or too wide. It's very easy to make and the stitch works up with a soft feel to it. It's very comfortable to wear.
There is one trick to this pattern though. You have to make sure that you start and end the bracelet with the SuperDuo motif. Because of that, you might need to adjust the length by altering the clasp loops a bit or by using a longer or shorter clasp. I used a barrel magnet clasp on this one and it fits me perfectly with 17 SuperDuo motifs for a 6-inch bracelet.
You can also make this version using 3x4mm rondelles but they do affect the shape and length of the bracelet a little. They're slightly wider than the 3mm druks so they spread the stitch out a little. I only needed to use 15-16 SuperDuos when I made these with rondelles instead of druks.
I've made quite a few different color combinations of this bracelet, with druks and rondelles, which you will see in future "Bracelet of the Day" posts.