Sunday, June 11, 2017

Bracelet of the Day: Claudia - Jet Vega & Teal

  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Olympic Bronze" (224)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Olympic Bronze" (224)
  • Cali beads "Jet Punch"
  • SuperDuo beads "Polychrome Aqua Teal"
  • SuperDuo beads "Jet Vega"

It was a little tricky choosing the beads for this colorway because these Cali beads are an "oily" mixture of colors. There seems to be very dark reddish purple as well as some dark green, teal and blue. I think these two SuperDuo colors work quite well with the Cali beads and I went with reddish copper seed beads. They're not quite the same color as the other beads but I think they suit this colorway better than either bronze or silver would have.

Download my free "Claudia Cali Bead Chain" pattern HERE. You'll find the best assortment of Cali beads at Queen City Bead on Etsy HERE.

I took photos of four more colorways yesterday and also made three more "Claudia" bracelets last night. My goal is to make at least one bracelet using each of the thirteen Cali bead colors that I got recently. My plan is to make four more bracelets. I'm expecting a shipment of SuperDuos tomorrow which will give me enough of a color that I need for the final colorway.



  1. Linda, I particularly like your choices of SuperDuos and seed beads for this colorway. It can be frustrating not to have just the color you want for a project, but it can also lead to some great creative results one might not ordinarily consider.