Friday, November 4, 2016

Bracelet of the Day: Wheely Pwetty - Blue, Lavender & Silver

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki/Czech "Full Labrador" (27000)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki/Czech "Full Labrador" (27000)
  • Silky beads "Full Labrador"
  • 6mm Wheel beads "Chalk Blue Luster"
  • 4mm druks "Opaque Amethyst Luster"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Blue-Gray Luster"
  • O-Beads "Full Labrador"
  • SuperDuo beads "Full Labrador"

This adorable bracelet design is by Carole Ohl and you can buy the pattern for just $4.00 in her Etsy shop HERE. As Carole mentions in her pattern description, this is a quick and easy bracelet to make. I made five of these cute bracelets in a variety of colorways in just a few hours the other day.

Note that the bead amounts listed on the pattern will make a bracelet that will fit a 6-inch wrist size. It fits me perfectly with five motifs and a slightly different clasp loop than Carole makes. You will probably need to make at least six or seven motifs to fit a 7 or 8 inch wrist size. I have two colors of Wheel beads and they came in 10 gram tubes (about 80 beads). That should be enough to make about three of these bracelets depending on the size. I got three 5-motif bracelets out of the ten grams with 22 Wheels left over. So, I have enough to make one more bracelet in each color in my size.

I found this blue luster color a little challenging to work with as far as finding other beads to go with it. Luckily I had these fire polished beads in the same color and dye lot. I got them from SupplyEmporium on Etsy (see the link below). I just checked and Claire still has a few in stock.

This is a comfortable bracelet to wear. Because of the thickness of the beads, it almost feels like a bangle bracelet. I will be blogging about the other four bracelets over the next four days.

I don't think that the 6mm Czech Wheel beads are widely available. I only have them in two colors and I got them from Supply Emporium on Etsy, HERE. Red Panda also has them in quite a few colors HERE. You will also need quite a few O-Beads to make this bracelet and Supply Emporium has a nice color assortment of those too. If you spend at least $30 in Claire's Etsy shop, use the coupon code "15BLOG" to get 15% off your order. I will compile a list of sources for Wheel beads and will post it on my blog soon.



  1. Gorgeous - I've not come across the wheel beads before so guess they are another new shape. Love the colours used.

    1. They are rather different and this is the only pattern that I know of to use them in. I'll probably make a few more of these bracelets and that will be it for the Wheel beads.