LONDON'S GARDEN BRACELET
- 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (11-457D)
- 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Hybrid Opaque Brown Picasso" (8-4517)
- SuperDuo beads "Patina" (smooth, not tapered)
I tried a couple of different things with this free pattern, which you can download from Beads Magic HERE. First I tried making it with the more common tapered SuperDuo beads but the bracelet came out very stiff and awkward looking. Then, I remembered that I had almost the same color of a different kind of 2-hole beads that are also called Super Duos but they are smooth and oval-shaped. I gave those a try and they worked much better. I found mine at a local bead shop but you can also get them from Red Panda, HERE.
Here are my two samples and I think you can see how much neater the bottom one looks compared to the top one.
I wasn't happy with the 2-needle method for making the bracelet but I don't remember what bothered me about it other than that I don't enjoy that method much. However, I came up with a way to make it with one needle and the results were much nicer, I think.