Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bracelet of the Day: Loretta Deco - Turquoise & Chocolate


LORETTA DECO BRACELET
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Green Turquoise/Ivory Picasso"
  • SuperDuo beads "Chocolate White Luster"
  • 4mm druks "Bronze"

The motif in this bracelet is my adaptation of the "Loretta Earrings" pattern by Ewa Kovács which you can buy on Etsy HERE. When you go to the pattern page on Etsy, there are two earring variations. Click the second thumbnail below the photo to see the version that I made.


I changed a few things to make the motif look more Art Deco and I connected the earring motifs with jump rings to turn them a bracelet. I got the bracelet inspiration from THIS blog post.



The two-toned effect on these SuperDuo Duet beads is very subtle and they look similar to other beads that have a Picasso finish. In my first post HERE about the SuperDuo Duets, I showed you three samples of this colorway with the beads arranged slightly differently in each one. I decided that I liked the combo that I used for today's bracelet the best and below you can see the two other combos that I decided not to use:


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Green Turquoise/Ivory Picasso"
  • SuperDuo beads "Chocolate White Luster"
  • 4mm druks "Bronze"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • SuperDuo beads "Duet Green Turquoise/Ivory Picasso"
  • SuperDuo beads "Chocolate White Luster"
  • 4mm druks "Opaque Turquoise Picasso"

You can buy SuperDuo Duets at Red Panda and Queen City Bead on Etsy.



 

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