Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Playing with my beads...Brocade Bracelet samples


Yesterday afternoon I finally finished the beading project that I've been working on for the past few weeks. I was very happy to finally be done with it so I decided to just have fun trying out a new pattern last night. This one is Deb Roberti's "Brocade Bracelet" which you can buy HERE. I picked out three color combinations to try. I like them all but my favorite is number one in the photo above. Number two is my second favorite. Note that I've made mine with just two rows instead of three as the pattern suggests. I might make a three-row sample sometime just to see how I like it but I really like how it looks with two rows. I had to order some beads for the project I'd been working on so I ordered those three CzechMates colors in order to qualify for free shipping and because I thought they were all beautiful.

I think that I will take it easy and have fun with my beading this week and then next week I will start working on my Christmas beading and make some greeting cards.

Here's the list of beads that I used in these samples:


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • CzechMates "Milky Turquoise Pink Topaz Luster"
  • SuperDuo beads "Halo Heavens"
  • 3mm fire polished beads "Stone Green Luster"
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • CzechMates "Polychrome Copper Rose"
  • SuperDuo beads "Polychrome Copper Rose"
  • 3mm fire polished beads "Amethyst Crystal Luster"
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • CzechMates "Turquoise Copper Picasso"
  • SuperDuo beads "Turquoise Copper Picasso"
  • 3mm fire polished beads "Green Crystal Luster"


  1. That is a pretty pattern. I might have to say though #3 is my favorite on colors, although they are all gorgeous (as always). Nicely done!

  2. I just bought this pattern last week-end when Deb had a sale. I love it! I like your #1 for the summer and #2 for the fall and winter. #2 and #3 were actually a tie. I think you have a wonderful talent for colour combo. I'm do not do well in that department. My Mom used to yell at me when I would wear my brown sweater with my black skirt. Looked okay to me. :-) :-)

  3. Hi! Where do you get your beads? I am having a hard time finding some that you have suggested. I especially like #1 . Thank you!

    1. Hi Nancy. I buy my beads from a lot of different sources, but I probably bought most of the beads in these samples either at Red Panda or Aura Crystals. If you look down the right hand side of my blog, there are little banners for some of my favorite bead shops and sites.

  4. Where do we buy the pattern?

    1. There is a link to Deb's pattern in my post above.