Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lovely Lace Bracelet

Hi everyone! How are you doing? I was two months without beading and I almost went crazy because of that! LOL But the problem is, sometimes when I'm worried about something, I have a lock on my creativity. It's like I did not feel energy to beading. And to avoid being frustrated about that, in my free time I leave my beadwork aside and focus in another relaxing activities like walking, reading, meditating, etc.

But in the last weekend I just felt an urge to beading again. I decided to make a bracelet that was in my to-do list for a while: the Lovely Lace bracelet, designed by Teejay Joyce. The tutorial was made by Linda Genaw and she published it for free in her blog. Click HERE to see her post where she shares the link for download.

The design is very feminine and delicate. It's also easy to make. I love it so much that I ended up making three bracelets:

The two bracelets in the first picture were made exactly as in the pattern. I made them a bit longer than the size I normally make my bracelets because I wanted them loose in my wrist.

The bracelet in the second picture were made with seed beads in size 6/0, 8/0 and 11/0 (instead of beads in size 8/0, 11/0 and 15/0). The pearl in the center of each motif measures 6mm. There were no need to make any changes in the pattern.

I took another picture of a small bracelet beside the big one so you can see better the difference in the size. I don't know why, but in this picture the colors of the bracelets are a bit different of the original.

The materials I used:

Amethyst bracelet:
- Toho seed beads 8/0, opaque amethyst (#52); store
- Toho seed beads 8/0, silver lined light periodt opal (#2118); store
- Toho seed beads 11/0, opaque amethyst (#52); store
- Toho seed beads 15/0, gray lined crystal (#261);
- Darice glass pearl, 4mm, grey;
- Round magnetic clasp. 6x10mm, silver;
- C-Lon thread, size D, gray; store

Black bracelet:
- Toho seed beads 15/0, matte metallic pewter (#F451D); store
- Toho seed beads 11/0, opaque jet (#49); store
- Toho seed beads 8/0, opaque jet (#49); store
- Toho seed beads 8/0, transparent rainbow frosted crystal (#161F); store
- Darice glass pearl, 4mm, grey; 
- Round magnetic clasp, 6mm, gunmetal plated; store
- C-Lon thread, size D, black; store

Green bracelet:
- Dyna-Mites seed beads 6/0, iris gold; store
- Toho seed beads 6/0, transparent matte moss (#940F);
- Dyna-Mites seed beads 8/0, iris gold; store
- Dyna-Mites seed beads 11/0, iris gold; store
- Darice glass pearl, 6mm, green;
- Magnetic clasp, brass, 8x12mm;
- C-Lon thread, size D, brown; store

To finish this post I want to thank you for your emails and messages here and on my Youtube channel. I feel so happy to know you're enjoying the tutorials and the blog as well. Your support means a lot to me! Big hugs for you all!

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