Sunday, October 29, 2017

Bracelet of the Day: For Your Eyes Only - Lavender & Jet

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Nickel Plated" (190)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Nickel Plated" (190)
  • ZoliDuo beads "Jet"
  • IrisDuo beads "Metallic Violet"

The metallic seed bead color that goes best with this colorway is silver. I only had Miyuki nickel plated seed beads in 15/0 and 11/0 so I tried substituting Toho's nickel plated seed beads for the 8/0 beads. Unfortunately, Toho beads don't work at all with this pattern because they're too big. Fortunately, Claire, from Supply Emporium, has the hard to find Miyuki 8/0 nickel beads in her Etsy shop so I was able to make today's bracelet once I got the beads. Supply Emporium has Miyuki nickel plated beads in 15/0, 11/0, 8/0 as well as 6/0. Clicking on each bead size will take you to its page in her Etsy shop. My blog readers can get 15% off any order over $30 using the coupon code "15BLOG".

Because the motifs are so large on this bracelet, you may need to be creative with the way you attach your clasp so make it fit. For my 6-inch wrist, I need six motifs and my bracelet will be a little too loose but still acceptable. The bracelet I'm blogging about today has seven motifs and it needed to fit an 8-inch wrist. Luckily I had this extra long toggle clasp which, along with extra jump rings, made the bracelet long enough. Seven motifs with an oval magnetic clasp and one jump ring on each end will exactly fit a 7 1/2-inch wrist. The seven motif bracelet that I blogged about HERE measures 8 inches long and fits a size 7 1/2-inch wrist perfectly with the clasp and jump rings that I used. Today's bracelet measures a little less than 9 inches and will just barely fit an 8-inch wrist size because of the longer clasp.

You can buy Akke Jonkhof's "For Your Eyes Only" bracelet pattern in her Etsy shop, HERE. Queen City Bead on Etsy has ZoliDuos as well as IrisDuos. My blog readers get a 10% discount by using the code "Bead10".

Below is a small sample of another colorway that I've decided not to make into a bracelet:

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • ZoliDuo beads "Alabaster Lila Vega Luster"
  • IrisDuo beads "White Teal Luster"