Friday, August 14, 2015

Free Beading Pattern: Esther Silky Bracelet

  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Antique Bronze" (223)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Antique Bronze" (223)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Hybrid Opaque Turquoise Blue Picasso" (4514)
  • Silky beads "Opaque Green Turquoise Picasso"

I named this pattern in honor of my Mom who passed away many years ago. It would have been fun to make bracelets and earrings for her. The design is based on Teejay's adaptation of Deborah Roberti's "Bobble Bangle" which you can buy, HERE. Teejay's version uses SuperDuo beads instead of the 4mm beads that Deb's pattern calls for and I found a way to make the pattern work with Silky beads. As you'll see in the photo below, you can substitute 2mm pearls for the 8/0 accent beads for a different look.

TIP: Just a reminder that whenever you're working with Silky beads it's important to check to make sure that all of the holes are clear before you start using them. I'm pretty good about doing that but I somehow missed one the other day and had to take apart and re-make a bracelet because a Silky bead that I missed checking had only one hole. The other hole wasn't just plugged, there was no sign of a hole at all. 

  • 11/0 seed beads "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 8/0 seed beads "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • Silky beads "Pastel Burgundy"
  • 2mm pearls "Ivory"

Click HERE to download the free pattern

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  1. Another lovely creation Linda and a fitting homage to your mom :)

  2. Thank you for another fun project. I am grateful to you

  3. Linda, thank you so much, I really love this pattern, your instructions are superb, I have only been beading a couple of months, I will be making all your designs, you colour selections are amazing!!

  4. I lost my mother also and used to enjoy making jewelry for her. She would have loved this bracelet. I shall make it and wear it in honor of your mother and mine. Thank you for the pattern

  5. Thank you for these lovely patterns.