Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bracelet of the Day: Losange Bracelet

Today's bracelet is based on the motif from Sidonia's free "Losange Earrings" video tutorial which you can watch HERE. I like this version better than the way I made my first sample the other day with the little crosses between the motifs as you can see in this photo that I posted on Wednesday:

I made each motif separately and then connected them with a shared 8/0 seed bead. I made the first motif and then made the second motif to the point where you're supposed to pick up the second set of five 8/0 seed beads. Instead, I picked up two 8/0's, when went through the 8/0 on one end of the first motif and then picked up the other two 8/0's and proceeded as directed. I think the motif works very well as a bracelet but it is a lot more chunky than anything I've made before. So that you can get an idea of the scale of the bracelet, I took a photo of it on my wrist:

After I'd made and connected five motifs, it became apparent that it would be much too long if I added one more motif and it was too short with just five. So, I came up with the idea of using the small inner part of the motif to extend the length only a little and that worked perfectly. I attached my magnet clasp with jump rings. I think I should have used a darker bronze clasp but that's OK because I will need to take this bracelet apart and remake it anyway. It's really just a sample and I didn't take care to weave in the threads properly or reinforce it as well as I should have. I will also make a pair of the earrings to match the bracelet and I will make them without the drop bead.

The inner part of the motif had a tendency to puff out sometimes but it doesn't seem to do that when I'm wearing it.

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 4mm druks "Bronze"
  • 4mm druks "Siam Matte"

UPDATE: I've changed the name of the bracelet because Sidonia is now calling her earrings "Losange Earrings". "Losange" means "diamond".


  1. It's just gorgeous! I like the new way you are connecting the motifs better. Great work.

    1. Thanks, Jeanie. It's quick to make because of the big beads.

  2. I'm going to try to make it beautiful