Sunday, October 1, 2017

Seed Bead Lacy Bracelet - Yellow & Bronze

  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Metallic Bronze Antique Gold" (225)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Metallic Bronze Antique Gold" (225)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Permanent Finish Matte Galvanized Starlight" (557PFF)

Every Friday I browse about 150 Etsy shops and 100 YouTube channels looking for new beading patterns and tutorials. Last Friday I saw a new video for a cute bracelet made totally from seed beads. The design looks kind of like tatting but with beads. You can watch the video HERE.

Of course I had to give it a try. I made a small sample using the method described in the video but I wasn't keen on the method that she used. I was pretty sure that there was an easier way to make the design so I tried using basic Right Angle Weave and some netting and it worked perfectly. If you do follow the video tutorial, I recommend reinforcing the bracelet to give it more stability. The video doesn't call for any 8/0 seed beads but I added one on each end for attaching my clasp.

I needed about 3 yards of thread and I used all Toho seed beads to make today's bracelet. I thought that Miyuki beads might make the bracelet a little too delicate. I can't say that for sure though because I haven't tried using them with this design yet. I made two more of these bracelets and will blog about them tomorrow and on Tuesday.



  1. Very dainty and cute!

  2. I love this! As I watched the video, I thought that there was no way I could teach this to the beginners in my bead group with her method. They would get lost and discouraged. But with the method you described, I think it would be do-able for them. Did you Make the whole center using RAW and then go back and add the darker color around the outer edge? I suppose it could also be done with two needles.

    1. That's basically what I do, Jen Jen. Check out today's post HERE where I describe my method. It might be possible to make this bracelet using two needles but I don't recommend it. I personally hate working with two needles and I find that the beadwork generally isn't very secure using that method. If a thread were to break the whole bracelet would instantly fall apart.