Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bracelet of the Day: Mingles Tweak #2 - Olive

MINGLES TWEAK #2
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (11-457D)
  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (15-9457D)
  • 4mm druks "Hurricane Glass Matte Light Olive/Red" (BCP-74203)
This is another one of my variations of Sabine Lippert's free "Mingles" pattern. You can download her pattern HERE. This is a very simple bracelet but it's one of my favorites. The funny thing is that I've made a couple of these for gifts and still haven't made one for myself. I do have the beads set aside though.

I originally bought the druks from Beadaholique but I bought more of them recently from Aura Crystals and there they go by the name "Matte Hurricane Lace Lichen" (PR4-05670H).


UPDATE: As I mentioned in the comments, I changed the way the motifs are connected because Sabine's method was giving me trouble. Maybe I should give hers another try now that I'm more experienced with my beading. Here is my sample made according to the pattern:
Here is the same combination of beads using my method:

6 comments:

  1. Very nice! I downloaded this pattern a couple of months ago but haven't gotten around to making the bracelet. Now, I'm inspired.

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    1. I did change the pattern a bit. The seed bead connections between the druks aren't the same as Sabine's. I tried making them her way but they always looked uneven and messy so I came up with the diamond motif instead. I found some photos of my early experiments and will post them as an update above in my post.

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    2. would love to know the diamond motif bracelet you made...

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    1. There is no pattern to download. It's my own tweak of the "Mingles" pattern.

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  3. If you are meaning how to download the original pattern..you have to first choose which language then download...it took me a minute to try and figure it out also...

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