Last night I made another sample using the actual beads this time. First I used the gold seed beads that I blogged about in that other post but discovered that they really don't go very well at all with the 24K gold Pinch beads. The gold color is less vibrant and looks "off" next to the Pinch beads. So, I dug through my seed bead stash and came up with an alternative color that looks much better. The color is Miyuki's "Duracoat Galvanized Dark Gold" (4203). It's slightly darker than the Pinch beads but it looks close enough in this design because there are so few seed beads.
The "diamond" montees that I bought to make this bracelet are beautiful. They have amazing sparkle. They're a little larger than the ones that were used in the original necklace photo but I think they look even better. This bracelet is quite thin and the larger montees help fill it out a little more and give it more substance. Below is a sample made with the colors that I will be using:
- 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Dark Gold" (4203)
- 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Dark Gold" (4203)
- 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Dark Gold" (4203)
- Kheops® Par Puca® beads "Jet"
- Pinch beads "24K Gold Plated"
- 4.6mm SS19 chaton montees "Clear with a gold setting" (Swarovski #53201)
I found a really good source for the montees on Etsy HERE. The 24K gold Pinch beads are from Red Panda. You can by them HERE. The designer, VinJulEve, adapted this bracelet from her "Mirano" pattern which is for sale on DaWanda HERE.