Friday, July 25, 2014

Bracelet of the Day: Mystery SuperDuo Bracelet Updated

 MYSTERY SUPERDUO BRACELET - UPDATED
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (11-457D)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (8-457D)
  • SuperDuo beads "Blue Luster"

While writing down the instructions for making this pattern, I realized that at some point I'd made an error which is why the edges of my original sample aren't aligned properly. It also explains why some of the 8/0 beads aren't positioned correctly above and below the SuperDuos. That's when I also realized that I'd made my blue bracelet incorrectly too so last night I took it apart and remade it the right way. Below is the first "wrong" bracelet and the corrected one is below it:

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Since I was making the bracelet over again anyway, I also improved the clasp loops. Below is a photo of the loop on my original bracelet and the new version is below that:


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I needed to make some more samples to test my instructions so I made these two:



  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (11-457D)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (8-457D)
  • SuperDuo beads "Pastel Bordeaux"
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Brown Bronze Matte" (11-457P)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Brown Bronze Matte" (8-457P)
  • SuperDuo beads "Aquamarine Dark Travertine"
  • SuperDuo beads "Crystal Dark Travertine"

They're not easy to see but, to break up the monotony of all those Aquamarine SuperDuos, I randomly inserted some "Crystal Dark Travertine" beads in each row.

It does seem to make a difference which SuperDuo beads you use for this bracelet. Some will make a softer, more flexible bracelet and others come out a bit more stiff like my blue one. However, my second blue bracelet is a lot more flexible than the first one that I made incorrectly.

It looks like the mystery has been solved. Deb Roberti heard back from the creator of the bracelet and she said that she has a free tutorial for it. However, the link that she sent to Deb isn't currently working. I'll post an update if it becomes available. The designer of this bracelet is Pascale G-Mikovic and you can visit her Facebook page HERE. She has lots of other pretty beadwork there.


UPDATE: I posted the tutorial for this bracelet HERE.



11 comments:

  1. I would love your 'thinner' version as I don't care for real wide bracelets. Are you going to share yours? I love all your work and your blog.

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    1. It's not my own creation so I can't post it here. But, Deb Roberti is going to see if the designer will allow her to post the tutorial on her Facebook page. I'll post an update if she does. I've seen it though and it's very basic. There's nothing about how to start the next row or attach a clasp, etc., just the basic stitch.

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    2. Deb Roberti got permission from the designer to post the photo tutorial on her Facebook page. You can view it here: http://tinyurl.com/m5w3z5l I will post some tips when I have a chance because it can be a little tricky figuring out how to go around the corner to start another row.

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  2. When will this pattern be available

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    1. It's posted here on my blog. I posted it on July 27th.

      http://craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.com/2014/07/tutorial-for-mystery-superduo-bracelet.html

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  3. that is such a beautiful light blue, do you have the bead number?

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  4. This bracelet has so many different design possibilities, I tried one with one row of superduos, one row of half tiles laying the long way w superduo fringe coming off of the tiles where they come together, where two superduos are pulled together on one side and left apart on the other side or w a small drop between the open superduos. I like your bead work, I wonder which of your bracelets and earring you wear the most?

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    1. I do have favorites but I usually wear something that goes well with what I'm wearing each day.

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