IVY BRACELET VARIATION
- 11/0 seed beads Toho "Transparent Montana Gold Luster" (204)
- 8/0 seed beads Toho "Transparent Montana Gold Luster" (204)
- Silky beads "Alabaster Vega Luster"
- SuperDuo beads "Nebula Ivory" aka "Nebula Beige"
- O-Beads "Oxidized Bronze Berry" (about 2.75 grams)
Once again, I made an Ivy bracelet with Silky beads. These pale purple ones go very well with the new "Nebula" SuperDuos that I bought last week at 1960 Beads. There are quite a few Nebula colors but they're a bit pricey so I only bought one kind. I chose this one because it is different than anything I have in my stash. Some of the Nebula purples are very pretty but I already have SuperDuos in a lot of different shades of purple.
Note that the Silky beads that I used look a little too pink in these photos. They're actually pale lavender or lilac. The photo at the top of this post is the closest to the real color.
The Nebula finish is hard to describe. It's like they take three different colors and sort of smear them around on the surface of the beads. They also have a slight shimmery metallic look, or at least the shiny ones do. They also come in a matte finish. The ones that I bought are called "Nebula Ivory" (or "Nebula Beige" in some bead shops) but there is no ivory color on them at all. There does seem to be some hints of beige in certain kinds of light but they're mainly a pale bluish sage green color with hints of mauve.
Download the free "Ivy Bracelet" pattern from THIS post.