Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bracelet of the Day: Waves of Wonder

WAVES OF WONDER
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (11-457D)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Emerald Lined" (11-1933)
  • 6mm fire polished beads "Aquamarine Celsian"
This is one of my all-time favorite patterns. It can be made with different size beads by adjusting the number of seed beads around each motif. If you use 4mm fire polish beads or druks and 15/0 seed beads, you'll get a very thin, delicate bracelet. For a more substantial bracelet, use 6mm fire polish beads or druks. Whenever I make this bracelet, I like to add an accent color bead in between the motifs and I use just one main color instead of using two colors in alternating "waves" as suggested in the pattern.

Believe it or not, this pattern is actually a variation of Potawatomi Weave. If you've done Potawatomi, you'll recognize the basic steps when you try this one. The pattern is by Lanai Kinsky and you can buy it HERE. If you scroll down the page, it's listed as "Potawatomi Wave" but the title on the pattern PDF file is "Waves of Wonder".


 

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