Monday, February 3, 2014

Bracelet of the Day: SuperDuo Flower Chain Bracelet

SUPERDUO FLOWER CHAIN BRACELET
  • 11/0 seed beads "Dark Bronze" (11-457D)
  • SuperDuo beads "Light Blue Picasso"

I don't remember where I got the inspiration for the flower motifs but the little links in between them are based on the ones in Kelly Dale's "Fun Floral Necklace". Check out Kelly's video on YouTube: Fun Floral Necklace Tutorial. Kelly also has lots of patterns and beading kits for sale in her Off the Beaded Path Etsy shop.

 

Since this bracelet, and also the earring pattern below, are my own creation, I'm posting the tutorials here for you to download:  

CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE BRACELET PATTERN

If you like this pattern, please consider making a voluntary donation through PayPal using the DONATE button on the right.

NOTE: I don't mind if you sell the projects that you make with our patterns, but please mention that you got the pattern from Linda's Crafty Inspirations. Please contact me for information about teaching this or any of our patterns in a class.


SUPERDUO FLOWER CHAIN EARRINGS
  • 11/0 seed beads "Dark Bronze" (11-457D)
  • 8/0 seed beads "Dark Bronze" (8-457D) (2)
  • SuperDuo beads "Light Blue Picasso"
  • 2 4mm jump rings
  • 2 Earring wires
CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE EARRING PATTERN

If you like this pattern, please consider making a voluntary donation through PayPal using the DONATE button on the right.

NOTE: I don't mind if you sell the projects that you make with my patterns, but please mention that you got the pattern from Linda's Crafty Inspirations. Please contact me for information about teaching this or any of our patterns in a class.
  

 

69 comments:

  1. I love it! Simply stunning results. Thanks for sharing your technique.

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  2. Can't seem to get the file downloaded.is there another way?

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    1. I just tried downloading both files and had no problem. Try it again. Maybe there was a problem with that site earlier.

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    2. Karon, the links are both working for me right now. When you click on the link, wait a few seconds for the download dialog box to pop up. Or, try right-clicking on the link and choose "Save link as..." and see if that helps.

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  3. Can't download either file. It says they're not pdf. Beautiful pattern, tho.

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    1. I know that the link works because 180 people have downloaded it. I just downloaded it myself to make sure I got the correct file and I did get the PDF pattern. There was a problem with the download site a few days ago where it was taking a long time for the page to open but it seems fine today.

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    2. I think I know what the problem is. You MUST click on the link and go to the download page to get the PDF file. Right-clicking on the link and choosing "Save link as" won't work. I'm using a free file upload service called TinyUpload and one of their rules is that everyone has to click the link from the TinyUpload page to download the file.

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  4. Grazie per aver condiviso i tuoi pattern
    Lina

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    1. Translation: "Thank you for sharing your pattern"

      You're welcome, Lina.

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  5. They are both beautiful, thank you for sharing your talent. I'm particularly thrilled with the earring pattern, since I struggle with creating them.

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. I just found some of your work on Pinterest, and love your muted color combos.

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    1. Thank you, Connie. I love playing with different colors to see what I can come up with. Beading is so much fun! Enjoy the pattern.

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  7. Love your work, but for some reason when I download the pdf from tinyurl, it says it's not a usable file. I'm using a kindle. Has anyone else had this problem?

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    1. Hi Peggy. Read my second comment from March 3rd. It explains what you need to do to download the PDF file.

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern it is beautiful.
    Mary

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  9. Could you share this again ? I just found it

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    1. Apparently TinyUpload is having a problem today. Try again later.

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    2. The website stated that "the file was deleted from the server". Can you please share it again? I really love the bracelet and just today found this site, thanks. FS

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    3. That's very strange since they said your files remain there forever. I'll check it out.

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    4. I just found this on the TinyUpload site: "Files are stored on TinyUpload.com's server forever, unless they are not downloaded for 100 days". That file hadn't even been on their server that long and it had been downloaded hundreds of times. I'll try uploading it again and post a new link.

      I suspect that TinyUpload had a server crash and files got deleted. I couldn't even load their site at all yesterday.

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  10. I uploaded the patterns again and updated the download links. Please let me know if this ever happens again.

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  11. Thanks, got it!!!!

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  12. Thank you so much!! Can't wait to make mine!!

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  13. Oh wow, i love this one. Thank you for sharing xxx

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  14. I love the beads you've used. I'm having a hard time finding these Superduo Picasso beads. Could you please tell me where you get yours?

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    1. I usually buy mine from Aura Crystals, Red Panda, Charlene's Beads and Aria Design Studio. There are links to all of those shops on the right hand side of the page.

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    2. Thanks so much for the reply. I've been buying from Fire Mountain or Michael (only if on sale). I've been having health issues for quite some time, and I've tried different things to try to distract me for the pain and ickyness. Then, last August, I started trying my hand at jewelr making, and since then I've been totally (maybe even insanely) hooked. I just I still really need to find out which places are best for selling what supplies. Like, who's best to go to to get sterling wire or silver filled? Who's the best to get seed beads and super-duos? Fire Mountain has been great, but there's just some stuff they don't carry. I find it a little scary trying out other supplier, but I will look into the ones you've suggested. Again, thanks so much. Any other advise would be greatly appreciated.

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  15. Beautiful pattern and colors! Can't wait to try them!

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  16. Very nice design, thank you so much for your kind generosity in sharing with the rest of us! :)

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  17. Tried to download the tutorial and it says we page is not found. Please help!!!!

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    1. Try again. The links are working for me.

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  18. These are so beautiful. Haven't used these beads, yet. Looking forward to it. Thanks so much!

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  19. Wonderful beadwork! My sister is a beginner and asks for pictures to go with your pattern download. May I have permission to put pictures to your text for her?

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    1. As long as it's just for your sister's personal use and that it doesn't get posted anywhere for download. Also make sure that the copyright info remains intact.

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    2. Would it be possible to send it to you first?

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    3. Why would you want to do that? I already have the pattern.

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    4. thank you for this. ur very generous.xx

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  20. Thank you very much for your generosity and kindness, i have made this beautiful bracelet. I am happy about it. :)

    Regards, Lady Tenzin

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  21. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful pattern. I am new to trying beading like this and this really does help me.

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    1. Let me know if you run into any problems with the tutorial.

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  22. Thank you for sharing ur pattern. It was perfect for my aunt and cousin. They loved it too!

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  23. Beautiful. Where did u get the blue beads. And what is their size. Want to make this. love the colors. Thanks

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    1. The blue beads are SuperDuos and they only come in one size. I think I bought them from Red Panda.

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  24. Hi Linda,

    Can I have your pattern by email as I can't succed to get it from TinyUpload site? And I like it very much and I woul like to try it.

    Thank you very much for your help.
    Simona

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    1. I don't know your email address, Simona. Send me an email using the form on the right side of the page.

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  25. Good evening, Linda --

    Can you let me know the thread lengths necessary for both projects? If the patterns work for me, I wouldn't mind donating to your site.

    Thanks,
    Erika

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    1. Hi Erika. I checked my patterns and I didn't make note of the amount of thread that I used and it's been a while since I last made those two patterns. The earrings won't use much thread at all, maybe a yard or two, because there's not much to them. However, you might want to start with about 4 yards of thread for the bracelet. I seem to recall that it did use a fair amount of thread because you go around the motifs so many times.

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  26. Thank you Linda, for offering this pattern for the bracelet and earrings. I look forward to trying them. CaroB

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  27. Hi Linda. Thank you so much for these patterns. I just bought superduo beads and tried to make the earring pattern, but I have a doubt: do you use both threads (tail thread and working thread) or only the working thread? What do you mean when you say "weave in the tail tread?" I'm sorry, I'm a beginner and my english is not that good :) Thanks a lot anyway, Aurelie

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    1. Hi Aurelie. When you add the first beads to the thread, leave a tail a few inches long or long enough to thread on your needle and go back around through the beadwork. Use the working thread to make the earrings and just let the tail thread hang until you have finished. When you have finished the earring you need to secure and hide the working and tail threads. To do this, weave around through the beadwork so that the ends of the thread can't come loose before you cut them off close to the beads. It's best to weave around and around in different directions when possible for the most security. You don't have to follow any particular thread path when you do this, just make sure that you do it so that the thread doesn't show.

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    2. Thank you for your quick answer, it's much clearer for me :) Regards, Aurelie

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  28. what type of thread are you using

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    1. I recommend either Nymo B or 6 lb. FireLine. Nymo D is a little too thick.

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  29. You have the best taste in choosing colors, and I love the style of both the earrings and the bracelet.

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  30. Hi, I'm very new to beading, and I'm having troubles. Can you advise me? I'm trying to make this bracelet, but I'm using toho 11/0. I'm finding huge gapping around the link superduo bead. Do I need to use miyuki or am I doing it wrong?! Lol thanks for your time.

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    1. Hi. I don't recall if I've made any using Toho beads. I'll give it a try and get back to you. It's very possible that the Toho beads are the problem.

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    2. OK, I think I see the gaps that you're talking about. I don't know why I didn't say to do this in the instructions but you can easily snug up the links by skipping the 11/0 beads on either ends of the links. When you weave around to reinforce the seed beads, skip the center bead on each end of the link as you go around and pull the other beads snug next to them them. This sort of closes the gaps.

      I think that this was the very first beading tutorial that I posted here on my blog and I think I should probably re-write it one of these days.

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    3. Thank you, Andle and Linda! I am also using Toho beads, and had the same question. I haven't learned all the subtleties of different kinds of seed beads yet. I gave your suggestion a try, and it helps a lot. I had tried using three instead of five beads around the ends, but that takes out too much. Tightening the beads they way you suggest also gives it a nicer, elongated shape.

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    4. I'm happy to hear that it helped, Katy.

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  31. Thanks so much. I will give this a try tomorrow and let you know. Love your work, I definitely aspire to it!

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  32. I ended up buying some miyuki beads, and it is a much much easier fit, looks and 'feels' better. Its a learning curve lol.

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    1. There is a link in my post above, Kim.

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