Thursday, February 28, 2019

Robin's Nest Bracelet - Dusty Rose & Gold

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8mm 2-hole Candy beads "Matte Gold aka Flax"
  • Pinch beads "Chalk White Gold Luster"

You can buy Robin Demarse's pattern HERE in Carole Ohl's Etsy shop.

This bracelet pattern works with both Miyuki and Toho seed beads but you will need to adjust the bead count with Toho. With Miyuki beads you will use six 11/0 beads on each side of the Candy beads. With Toho beads, use only five on each side. I added a diamond motif on each end to attach my clasp. Without those extensions, the bracelet would have been a little too short for me. For my 6-inch wrist, I needed 8 Candy beads and 32 Pinch beads.

If you need to buy some Candy beads and/or Pinch beads, I have links to sources for both of them over on the right side of my blog under WHERE TO BUY..., or click HERE for Candy beads and HERE for Pinch beads. Bear in mind that they do make a larger size of Pinch beads but these are the regular 5mm size.



  1. I recently ordered some Preciosa Candy Rose beads (still waiting, they're coming from Prague) in the 8mm size. This might be a nice project for those when I get them because it's simple and the candy rose beads have a lot going on already.

    1. I have seem the 6mm rose cabochons but I didn't know about the 8mm Candy Roses. I just Googled them and saw them on Etsy. Yes, they would be ideal for this pattern.

    2. There was an ad in either Beadwork or Bead and Button about them awhile back so I had my eye out. I ordered from BeadsOfBohemia on Etsy, I've had great luck with that shop in the past.

    3. That was the Etsy shop where I saw them yesterday. I've never ordered from them so it's good to know that you've had a good experience with them. How long does it usually take for you to get your order? Are you in the US?

    4. Sorry, just saw this. Yes, I am in Georgia (the state, not the country). Their shipping time is pretty average for ordering from the Czech Republic. Once it took a month but that was during December so I don't fault them. This time of year it is usually around two weeks.