Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Pattern Review: Beaded Bracelet Russian Frost

Today I want to show you my version of the Russian Frost bracelet designed by Svetlana McDaniel. You can watch the tutorial HERE.

I don't recommend this tutorial for beginners because it's a very intricate and detailed work. I had some difficult to understand a few parts of the tutorial. You need to pay attention to all the steps to know exactly where you should pass your needle.

To avoid mistakes, I first watched the whole video and I wrote down the instructions with my own words. Then I got all the materials I needed and sat down in front of my computer. I worked following the video and the instructions I wrote.

I also think that I made my job more difficult by choosing a mixed color of seed beads instead of working with one single color. But I have to say that I'm very pleased with the result. The bracelet is beautiful and it worth all the work!

The tutorial is divided in two parts. In the first one you'll learn how to make the center of the bracelet. In the second one you'll learn how to make the bands and how to attach them to the center piece.

Without the clasp, the size of the bracelet is 5.5" (14 cm). And with the clasp I used, its finished size is 6 3/4" (17 cm). If you want it larger, you can add a chain of jump rings at the end, or you can create four motifs (or more) instead of three in each band of the bracelet.

Here's the list of materials I used (and the quantity of each one):

- Darice glass pearls 4mm, burgundy (68 pearls); local store (Michaels)
- Darice glass pearls 6mm, burgundy (6 pearls); local store (Michaels)
- Czech seed beads 11/0, color: mix vineyard (8 grams); store
- C-lon thread, size D, purpe (17 feet or 5.2 meters); store
- wire guardian, silver plated (02); ebay


  1. An absolutely beautiful rendition of Svetlana's bracelet. You did such a beautiful job!

  2. Wonderful colours, nice design!
    Greetings Silke

    1. Thank you, Silke! You do an amazing job at your blog. Your work is beautiful and your color choices gives an elegant touch to the pieces.


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