Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Seed Bead Lacy Bracelet - Pink & Bronze

  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Bright Bronze" (221)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Bright Bronze" (221)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Matte Galvanized Peach Coral" (522PFF)

I had no trouble with the beads fitting nicely when I made my first bracelet. However, with this one, I think that the pink beads are slightly fatter than the bronze ones and they cause the inner beads to bulge out a little. I left off the picots along the outer edge this time for a different look.

Click HERE to watch the YouTube tutorial for this bracelet. Read my post about the video HERE.

I've been asked what I do differently to make this bracelet so here is a brief explanation:

1. I start by making a clasp loop and the first little "cross" of 4 yellow beads. After reinforcing this, I exit from the yellow bead farthest from the loop.

2. To make each motif, I pick up 11 yellow beads then go back around and through the bead that I started from to make a circle.

I weave around this circle and add picots on either side consisting of three bronze beads each. They are the bronze beads that are circled in the diagram below, NOT the picots that stick out along the outer edge. Those will be added later.

After exiting from the sixth yellow bead from the one where I started the motif, I add 3 yellow beads to form the next "cross". Every time I add another cross, I reinforce it by weaving around it once again. I repeat adding yellow circles with bronze picots and crosses in this manner for the length of the bracelet.

5. When I reach the other end of the bracelet, I add a cross and another clasp loop. Lastly, I add bronze bead netting and picots on both sides just like she does in the video. The only difference is that I circle back around through each of the outer picots one more time to reinforce them before moving on.  

1 comment:

  1. Great! It is not giddy when working with it.
    I tried making first RAW loops at the center, then go back doing first row of picots etc. It takes time.
    Your way is faster but functional. Thank you!