- 11/0 seed beads Toho "Metallic Bronze Iris" (83)
- 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Olivine" (458)
- Silky beads "Alabaster Lazure Blue"
- SuperDuo beads "Metallic Suede"
This is another bracelet made with the free pattern from Deborah Roberti. You can download the PDF file HERE. This is one of my favorites of the five that I've made. The odd thing is that each of the other four fit me perfectly with nine Silky beads but this one came out much too long. I'll eventually remake it with one less Silky bead and add some extra jump rings if necessary.
The SuperDuos that I used are an unusual "Metallic Suede" color that I found at Beadoholique, which is a local bead shop. The label just said "Metallic Suede" with no color mentioned. The color is very similar to "Suede Gold" but it's quite a bit darker. It's also a lot lighter than the color called "Suede Dark Green". It could just be a different dye lot of the gold ones but I can't say for sure. I'm pretty sure that the shop also had some of the gold ones what were labeled "Suede Gold".
Making this bracelet was the first time I got to use the Toho "Metallic Bronze Iris" seed beads that I bought recently. I didn't realize until I got them in the mail that they're almost the same color as Miyuki's "Olivine". They are a little different though. Olivine has a lot more color variations and more purple beads in the mix. The Toho version is a lot more brownish bronze and the beads seem a little larger than Miyuki's. I like these Toho beads better. They also have some purplish beads in their mix but it's a much more subtle color that blends in better with the brown/bronze beads. When I ordered them from Aura Crystals, they didn't have any in 8/0 but the Olivine color is close enough that the difference isn't noticeable in this bracelet.