Monday, November 23, 2015

Nevada Bracelet Color Samples

I bought this bracelet pattern recently and thought I'd look through my CzechMates tile beads and come up with a few color combinations. I tried some out of the ordinary metallic colors and, believe it or not, I didn't use Dark Bronze seed beads at all. I was pleasantly surprised to find that some of the combos worked very well. I have some favorites but I like them all. The pattern is from Vivatutorial on Etsy and you can by it HERE.

As you'll see below, I used a variety of Miyuki and Toho seed beads in my samples. What I found was that I had to add an extra seed bead around each corner when I used Miyuki beads. Other than that slight adjustment, both brands worked equally well with this design.

Here are some ideas to tempt you to give this pattern a try:


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Bright Brown Bronze" (457P) *
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Bright Brown Bronze" (457P) *
  • CzechMates "Luster Rose Gold Topaz"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Chocolate White"

* I found this color on close-out and I don't think it's available anywhere. The closest color is probably Toho's "Bright Bronze" (221). The Miyuki beads have a little more of a red cast than the Toho beads.


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Bright Brown Bronze" (457P) *
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Bright Brown Bronze" (457P) *
  • CzechMates "Luster Rose Gold Topaz"
  • SuperDuo beads "Chalk Lazure Red"


  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Transparent Montana Gold Luster" (204)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Transparent Montana Gold Luster" (204)
  • CzechMates "Milky Turquoise Pink Topaz Luster"
  • SuperDuo beads "Turquoise Bronze Picasso"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Light Golden Bronze" (D4204)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Light Golden Bronze" (D4204)
  • CzechMates "Milky Turquoise Pink Topaz Luster"
  • SuperDuo beads "Halo Heavens"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Pewter" (D4222)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Pewter" (D4222)
  • CzechMates "Turquoise Copper Picasso"
  • SuperDuo beads "Green Turquoise Red Terracotta"


  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Gold Lustered Light Tanzanite" (325)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Gold Lustered Light Tanzanite" (325)
  • CzechMates "Milky Alexandrite Copper Picasso"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Purple"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Mink Bronze" (D4213)
  • CzechMates "Milky Alexandrite Copper Picasso"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Violet Dark Travertin"

Just for fun, I thought I'd try turning a motif into an earring. When I added a hook to the top of the motif, it was so wide that it hit my cheek. So, I added a smaller motif on the top so that the earring would hang lower and it's much better that way. I haven't decided if I like it well enough to make into earrings. I do like earrings with two parts like this but I might see if I can come up with a slightly different top section for it. What do you think of it?


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Pewter" (D4222)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Pewter" (D4222)
  • CzechMates "Turquoise Copper Picasso"
  • SuperDuo beads "Green Turquoise Red Terracotta"


10 comments:

  1. Love them all and the earrings are really pretty!!! Here we go again as I don't have any of the Checkmates or Super duos in any of these colors hope they have some good discounts for BlackFriday. Hugs Ann

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    1. I do my best to keep the bead shops in business by feeding my addiction as well as everyone else's!

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  2. What yummy examples! I'm in love with the earrings.

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  3. Linda, I could not find the pattern on Etsy, Vivatutorial. I can copy yours just by looking at it but would love to buy the pattern. Great looking as earrings.

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    1. I just checked and the link that I posted above is good. What happens is that when she sells a copy of the pattern it becomes temporarily "unlisted". If you check her sales, you'll see that she's been selling that pattern like crazy. I don't know how long it takes for it to be "re-listed" but keep checking back and you'll get it eventually. I don't think it takes more than maybe 20 minutes or so, or at least that's been my experience with other Etsy pattern sites.

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    2. I just checked again and the pattern is available right now.

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  4. Bought it! Gorgeous. Love ALL your color ways. And the earrings are stunning!

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  5. I am fairly knew to beading. I do love it and I love this style. I am looking for more earring patterns that I can do. Love it, will you make the pattern for us?

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    1. Not for these earrings because it's not my own design. You can buy the bracelet pattern and turn the motif into earrings like I did.

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