- 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
- 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
- 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
- 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Dark Mauve" (4213)
- CzechMates "Rose Gold Topaz Luster"
- SuperDuo beads "Crystal Bronze Copper"
- SuperDuo beads "Opaque Rose Gold Topaz Luster"
The pattern is from In Memory of Eridhan on Etsy and you can buy it HERE for $5.00. Sadly, Justyna Szlezak passed away last August but you can still buy her patterns because Sebastian Söderlund is keeping her Etsy shop open. I've blogged about this bracelet a couple of times before, HERE and HERE. I used CzechMates for the first time with this bracelet. That's what the pattern calls for but previously I'd always used Tila beads which also work great with this design.
After making this pattern a few times, I decided that I really don't want to use two needles as the pattern directs. I had no trouble figuring out how to use just one needle and it's so much easier to make that way. Besides being a pain to work with two needles, the bracelet also has a tendency to curve and curl when done that way. That's not the case when made with one needle which is basically done with right angle weave.
I omit steps 9-11 of the pattern because they're not necessary. Even when I've made it with two needles before, I didn't do those steps. My bracelet came out very sturdy and the CzechMates are nice and straight. I also omit steps 23-28 because I prefer how the bracelet looks without the added embellishment.
The materials list doesn't mention this but you will need at least 5 yards of thread to make this because you weave up and down the length of the bracelet several times. And that's not factoring in the extra embellishment. I used Nymo D thread and didn't have any trouble getting through the beadwork. I started with three yards of thread and then added more later. Three yards will get the basic foundation of the bracelet made which will give you enough places to weave in the thread ends.