Sunday, April 13, 2014

Bracelet of the Day: Crystal Chain Variation - Wisteria & Copper

  • 11/0 seed beads "Chocolate Copper" (11-459G)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Gold-Lustered Pale Wisteria" (TR-11-455/c)
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Montana Blue Luster"
The pattern is Deborah Roberti's "Crystal Chain Bracelet" made with only one of the motifs repeated for the entire bracelet. Click HERE to download the free pattern from Around the Beading Table.

I'm not sure what brand the dark copper seed beads are and that's not the actual name for them. I bought them locally in a shop that mostly sells Miyuki seed beads. However, these aren't the high quality that is typical of Miyuki so I suspect that they're some other brand, perhaps Matsuno. The shapes are quite irregular like some other Matsuno copper seed beads that I've got.


  1. I got some beads like that- I think they were czech, and I used them in a peyote freeform bracelet. I have read that other people will cull their beads before a project. I think it just depends on what I am making..... I like the bracelet :)

    1. I had to do way too much culling of my beads when I was first learning and using cheap Chinese seed beads. I never want to have to do that again. Of course even Miyuki's beads have the occasional dud but it's rare.