Friday, July 3, 2020

Cali Ovals Bracelet - Lilac Vega


CALI OVALS BRACELET
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • Cali beads "Chalk Lumi Purple"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Nebula"
  • 4mm druks "Lilac Vega Luster"


Claire Lee from Supply Emporium has a new bracelet pattern called "Cali Ovals Bracelet". You can buy her pattern HERE on Etsy. Claire also has some bead packs available for this bracelet as well as Cali beads. You can also buy Cali beads at Queen City Bead on Etsy, Potomac Bead Company and Red Panda Beads.

The pattern shows how to add a button and loop clasp but I opted to use 8/0 seed beads on the ends and jump rings on mine.

As you can see, I only made five motifs this time because six is too many for my six inch wrist. To make it fit, I added an extra "bridge" on each end as well as an extra jump ring for the clasp. Since I used Toho seed beads to make today's bracelet, they likely made it slightly longer than if I had used Miyuki beads. It remains to be seen if I will need to make any other tweaks to make my two previous bracelets fit because I made both of them with Miyuki seed beads.



 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Cali Ovals Bracelet - Blue Turquoise Picasso


CALI OVALS BRACELET
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • Cali beads "Blue Turquoise Picasso"
  • SuperDuo beads "Turquoise Blue Picasso"
  • 4mm druks "Latte Luster"


Claire Lee from Supply Emporium has a new bracelet pattern called "Cali Ovals Bracelet". You can buy her pattern HERE on Etsy. Claire also has some bead packs available for this bracelet as well as Cali beads. You can also buy Cali beads at Queen City Bead on Etsy, Potomac Bead Company and Red Panda Beads.

The pattern shows how to add a button and loop clasp but I opted to use 8/0 seed beads on the ends and jump rings on mine.

Just like yesterday's bracelet, this one came out too big for my six inch wrist. Six motifs will fit a 6 1/2" to 6 3/4" wrist depending on the beads that are used.



 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Cali Ovals Bracelet - Brown & Goldenrod Picasso


CALI OVALS BRACELET
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • Cali beads "Brown Opaque"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Brown"
  • 4mm druks "Goldenrod Picasso"


Claire Lee from Supply Emporium has a new bracelet pattern called "Cali Ovals Bracelet". You can buy her pattern HERE on Etsy. Claire also has some bead packs available for this bracelet as well as Cali beads. You can also buy Cali beads at Queen City Bead on Etsy, Potomac Bead Company and Red Panda Beads.

The pattern shows how to add a button and loop clasp but I opted to use 8/0 seed beads and jump rings on mine.

Today's bracelet came out too big for my six inch wrist so I will have to remake it with just five motifs and adjust the length with extra beads and jump rings on the ends. Six motifs will fit a 6 1/2" to 6 3/4" wrist depending on the beads that are used.



 

Friday, June 19, 2020

Piazza Earrings - Senegal Brown Purple


PIAZZA EARRINGS
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • SuperDuo beads "White Senegal Brown Purple"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Purple"
  • 4mm druks "Opaque Gold & Smoky Topaz Luster"


This is another recent pattern by Deb Roberti. You can buy her "Piazza Earrings & Pendant" pattern HERE at Around the Beading Table. I will be making these earrings in four more colorways and will blog about them soon.


 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

SuperDuo Tile Earrings - Cherry & Ivory


SUPERDUO TILE EARRINGS
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Opaque Tan" (493)
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Ivory"
  • SuperDuo beads "Cherry"


I used Deb Roberti's most recent pattern to make these earrings. You can buy the "SuperDuo Tile Bracelet & Earrings" pattern HERE at Around the Beading Table. I have made samples in seven more colorways. The challenge was to find seed beads in coordinating colors to go with all of them but I managed to come up with some combos that I think you will like. I will blog about them as soon as I get them all made and photographed.

Note that Deb's pattern does not call for any 8/0 seed beads. I changed the top of my earrings to accommodate jump rings to attach the earring wires. Although I used all Miyuki seed beads in today's earrings, some of the earrings that I will be showing you soon will have Toho 11/0 accent beads. I have so many more pretty colors in Toho beads and I found a way to make them work with this pattern by adding groups of three contrasting beads instead of four.


 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Brick Stitch Diamond Earrings #23


BRICK STITCH DIAMOND EARRINGS #23
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Gold" (4202)
  • 11/0 Delica beads "Duracoat Gold" (DB1832)
  • 11/0 Delica beads "Opaque Glazed Luster Teal" (DB264)

I made these earrings to go with a top that I happen to be wearing today.


Watch THIS video by Potomac Beads to learn how to make "Brick Stitch Diamond" earrings like these.
You can buy Delica beads at Red Panda, Aura Crystals, Supply Emporium and Jill Wiseman Designs.
 


 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Brick Stitch Diamond Earrings #22


BRICK STITCH DIAMOND EARRINGS #22
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Light Pewter" (4221)
  • 11/0 Delica beads "Duracoat Galvanized Light Pewter" (DB1851)
  • 11/0 Delica beads "Duracoat Galvanized Matte Light Cranberry" (DB1841F)

I made today's earrings to go with one of my summer tops.


Watch THIS video by Potomac Beads to learn how to make "Brick Stitch Diamond" earrings like these.
You can buy Delica beads at Red Panda, Aura Crystals, Supply Emporium and Jill Wiseman Designs.