Friday, May 13, 2016

Free Beading Pattern - Bluebell Bracelet



BLUEBELL BRACELET
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Metallic Bronze Antique Gold" (225)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Metallic Bronze Antique Gold" (225)
  • DiamonDuo beads "Chalk Lumi Green"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Purple"
  • O-Beads "Opaque Blue Luster" (about 4.5 grams)

This is the second pattern based on one of the bracelets that Teejay sent me for my birthday. You can read my post about the bracelet from Teejay HERE. "Bluebell" is really just a variation of the "Ivy Bracelet" pattern but I went ahead and made it a separate free pattern because the instructions and diagrams are a little different.


UPDATE: I've added a notation to the supply list showing approximately how many grams of O-Beads you'll need to make the bracelet.

I had hoped to have more example bracelets to show you but I was busy this past week working on a beadwork order. I've got a few colorways that I want to try with "Bluebell" and "Ivy" and will blog about them as soon as I can make them and take the photos. I made a really pretty one last night and I'll try to take the photos later today.

Here is the "Bluebell Bracelet" that Teejay sent me for my birthday:






Click HERE to download the free pattern. If you like this pattern, please consider making a voluntary donation through PayPal using the DONATE button on the right.

NOTE: I don't mind if you sell the projects that you make with my patterns, but please mention that you got the pattern from Linda's Crafty Inspirations. Please contact me for information about teaching this or any of our other patterns in a class.


 

20 comments:

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    1. Je vous remercie. J'espère que vous aimez faire le bracelet.

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  2. Bluebell is a beautiful bracelet. I like the new DiamondDuo Beads. :)

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  3. It is amazing!!! Where can I get this beautiful beads?

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  4. This is so pretty! I love your work. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you, Sylvia. I hope you have fun making this bracelet.

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  5. Nagyon köszönöm a lehetőséget Kedves Linda! ;)
    Gratulálok az alkotásaidhoz! :)
    Üdvözlettel:
    Anikó

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    1. Translation:

      Thank you very much for the opportunity Dear Linda! ;)
      Congratulations on your creations! :)
      Regards:
      Anikó

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  6. Hola acabo de ver tu nuevo trabajo, me encanta,,,gracias por compartir, aunque yo molo puedo descargar, dice q esta en la papelera

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    1. Hola Gigi. No sé lo que hace que el mensaje que ha llegado pero no eres la primera persona que me lo diga. El enlace al archivo PDF está trabajando.

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    1. They look like tiny washers but they're made of glass and are much prettier. Read THIS post where I have a picture of some O-Beads as well as lots of links to where you can buy them.

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  8. There's the list of materials needed, but it doesn't say how much of each we'll need. Can you add that to the pattern, please? Thank you.

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    1. I don't post that information because the amounts are going to vary depending on the bracelet size and it would be too much work to weigh or count out seed beads and that sort of thing. Most of the bracelets in my photos fit a 5 1/2 to 6 inch wrist. You can see all of the beads in the photos where the bracelets are stretched out flat. Just count the beads in the photo and add enough for however many more motifs you think you might need.

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    2. I just happened to have my copy of Bluebell handy and I see that I jotted down some of the bead amounts on the pattern. Here is what I have for a 6-inch wrist size:

      16 DiamonDuos
      38 SuperDuos
      128 O-Beads (about 4.5 grams)
      3 yards of thread

      I don't have the amounts for the 11/0 seed beads but you'll need two 8/0 beads for the ends. I had also noted that I needed 20 DiamonDuos to fit my sister-in-law's 7 1/2-inch wrist size. I don't have the counts for the other beads for that size.

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    3. I would love to have pattern. I cannot get the link to open. Any suggestions

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    4. The link is working, Vickie. It might take a few seconds for the download dialog to open. If you're trying to download from a phone or tablet, you may need to do it from a computer instead.

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