Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bracelet of the Day: Bisaneta's Bracelet - Turquoise & Burgundy


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • DiamonDuo beads "Pastel Burgundy"
  • SuperDuo beads "Pink Luster Turquoise"

I don't remember where I first saw Bisaneta's bracelet but it was probably on Pinterest. You can see the original on her Facebook page HERE. As far as I know, there is no pattern available for this bracelet and I don't see anything in the comments that suggests that there is one. I followed the link to her flickr page and learned that she lives in Valencia, which I assume is in Spain, but found no other useful information. If anyone knows of a pattern, please let me know. 


UPDATE: I found a YouTube video tutorial that shows how to make a bracelet nearly identical to this one. The only difference is the way that they added the seed bead embellishment along the outside edge. The video is in English and you can watch it HERE at Spoilt Rotten Beads.



I was able to figure out how to make this bracelet after a few tries. Now that I've worked out an intuitive way to make it, it is a fun bracelet to make.

I just happened to have some of the same bead colors that she used in her photo so I made the sample below while I was figuring out how to make the bracelet. Because I used Toho seed beads to make the sample, I had to adjust the number of seed beads in the arches. With Toho beads, three seem to fit the best and four work best with Miyuki seed beads. The results are a little neater with Miyuki beads as you can see in my bracelet above.


  • 15/0 seed beads Toho "Bright Bronze" (221)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Bright Bronze" (221)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Bright Bronze" (221)
  • DiamonDuo beads "Chalk Lumi Purple"
  • SuperDuo beads "Turquoise"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Olive"





Pinterest...


Did you notice that they completely changed the look of Pinterest yesterday? I don't know what they were thinking but it looks terrible, especially the gigantic title at the top of the page. All that white space with very little in it looks very bad and is wasteful. The overall look is very messy and poorly designed. I like being able to set a cover photo for each of my boards but they've messed those up too. I checked and they still haven't added back anything that indicates if a pin has comments. They broke that during a previous update and it's still broken. Because their notification system is so screwed up, I rarely get email notices when someone adds a comment to any of my pins. So, goodness knows how many comments I'm "ignoring" because I don't know they are there. It would be nice too if they'd add an option to make the text sizes a bit smaller so that the board titles are readable again.

I also noticed another issue with Pinterest this morning. When you visit someone's board, there is nothing at the top of the page that says who's board you're on. That information is only visible if you're on their main board. And, it took me a few minutes to figure out how to get to someone's main board. You have to click on their avatar at the top of the page. That wasn't obvious the first time I looked for it because that person's avatar was the Pinterest "pin". Time will tell if they make some tweaks to the new interface to improve the choppy appearance. I really hope so because they're making Pinterest less and less user-friendly.

End of rant. Now go and play with your beads!

 

10 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about Pinterest. It's almost as if they want to discourage too much use. It was never really about comments, more about pictures. But they are even messing that up. I have wondered what it would be like if you had a Facebook page for followers. It would be so much easier to make comments. Several bead designers have pages with active following - Kelly Dale, Cynthia Newcomer Daniel, just to mention a couple. Think about it! I love the bracelet. Good job -- Jeanie Callaghan

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    1. I will think about your Facebook idea, Jeanie, but I have to tell you that I HATE Facebook. The only reason that I have a FB page at all is so that I can post on Deb Roberti's page when I make one of her patterns. Of course I also use it to post my Bracelet of the Day but that came about as an after thought. Other than that, I generally avoid going there because I find it very confusing, time-wasting and non-intuitive to use and I'm not a computer dummy by any means. What I dislike the most about FB, I think, is that what appears there seems to be completely random. They often hide recent posts but show very old ones from years ago. I don't know how many times I thought I was looking at something new only to find that it was posted ages ago.

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  2. Lovely bracelet and some good colour combinations. I think, given a bit of time, I could probably work this one out. I avoid Facebook at all costs by the way even though I maybe miss out on seeing things which would interest me.

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  3. Does anyone know how to get this pattern? I would love to make it.

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    1. I haven't seen a pattern for it anywhere.

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  4. I love seeing your pins. Haven't been on this site for a few weeks, but when I went to save yours, my eyes couldn't believe what they were seeing. Now when I get somewhat caught up, I am coming back here and do more follow up. Again, thank you for sharing your talentsite and making me dream.

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  5. I would use two needles for Bisaneta's bracelet beginning at the end with the large seed beads. I would then string beads one and three of the next three beads, leaving bead two for second round. Small seed beads I would add last, to fill in spaces.

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    1. It's likely that she used two needles but I don't enjoy working that way. Most of the time I can figure out way to avoid having to use two needles as I've done with this bracelet.

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  6. Can you write a pattern, linda? I'd love to make this one.

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    1. Hi Sarah. I wouldn't be able to post it for download if I did because it's not my design. Sorry.

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