Sunday, July 1, 2018

Cupola Bracelet & Button Earrings Set - Pistachio

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 12 x 12mm Pyramid Hex 2-hole beads "White Pistachio"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Opaque Green Luster"
  • 3mm druks "Opaque Green Luster"

Sorry for not posting anything lately. I've been busy and I've also been working on some birthday present beadwork that I've already blogged about before. I took a break from my other projects on Friday and Saturday to make this bracelet for myself that I've been meaning to make for a very long time.

Today's bracelet and earrings were both made with patterns from Deborah Roberti and the bracelet pattern is one of her free ones. I bought the Pyramid Hex beads quite a long time ago with this pattern in mind. They are sold individually so I had to guess at how many to buy for my wrist size. Since the pattern calls for six, I figured that five should be plenty. Six would have made the bracelet too long but it did come out a little snug even with two jump rings on each end. If it starts to bother me while wearing it, I will remake it and somehow extend the clasp loops a smidge.

You can buy these Hex beads HERE at Red Panda. Deb's "Cupola Bracelet" pattern can be downloaded HERE at Around the Beading Table.

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 3mm druks "Opaque Green Luster"

After looking through all of my earring patterns for some that would go well with the bracelet, I settled on Deb's "Button Earrings" because they could be made with the same 4mm druks that I had used to make the bracelet. I made them as directed except that I added an 8/0 seed bead at the top to attach a jump ring and I also added a druk in the center. They looked a little plain without it because I didn't use a contrasting seed bead color like the patterns shows.

You can buy Deb's "Button Earrings" pattern HERE.



  1. The bracelet is beautiful, Linda! Do the pyramid beads make it feel bulky or heavy?

    1. Hi Tammy. It does have a little weight to it but it's not uncomfortable to wear, at least not with five of them. I have some bracelets with 7mm 2-hole cabochons that feel heavier to me.