UPDATE: I've heard back from Vivian. This is her own design and she hasn't made a pattern.
Here is Vivian's original photo from her Pinterest board which you can view HERE:
HERE is the link to her Pinterest board where she posted her photo.
Because the ends of her bracelet aren't visible in the photo, I had no idea how she finished them off. Once I came up with a way to attach a clasp, that helped me see the best path to take around the Silky beads. I was determined not to have any threads going around the sides of the Silkies where they would be visible and I did figure out a way to avoid that by adding the clasp loops right at the start.
Another thing that took some trial-and-error was deciding when to pop out the 8/0 seed beads in the netting along the sides of the bracelet. I thought it might save time and thread to do that as I went along but that produced horrible results, at least with Miyuki seed beads. I haven't tried that method with Toho beads and I made my first samples with Miyuki beads. Once I'd worked out how to make the pattern, I gave it a try with Toho beads and they actually work much better than Miyuki because they're larger. With Miyuki seed beads, the stitching is a little bit dimensional. With Toho beads, the bracelet comes out nice and flat. Also, my Miyuki sample (the pink one below) is quite a bit shorter than the Toho sample (the purple one below). That will be a factor to consider when judging how long to make the bracelet. With either brand of beads, the stitching does shrink up some as you add more beads.
I like the width of this bracelet. It's not too skinny and not too wide. My samples came out about 5/8 inch wide. The bracelet is somewhat flexible with the Miyuki version being slightly stiffer than the Toho version. It has the feel of a watch band.
While I wait to hear if there's a pattern available, here are my samples to whet your appetite for another Silky bead idea:
MIYUKI SAMPLE (PINK):
- 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
- 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
- Silky beads "Alabaster Red Luster"
- SuperDuo beads "Red Luster"
TOHO SAMPLE (PURPLE):
- 11/0 seed beads Toho "Antique Bronze" (223)
- 8/0 seed beads Toho "Antique Bronze" (223)
- Silky beads "Purple Velvet Matte"
- SuperDuo beads "Pastel Bordeaux"