FREE beading pattern for Alexia Bracelet

I really love how simple and light-weight this design is.  The finished piece has plenty of “bling” from the sparkle of twisted bugle beads without being bulky.  The only materials required to make this bracelet are 11/0 seed beads and Czech #3 (6.4mm) bugle beads, but the 11/0 seed beads must be large enough so that their length is equal (or greater) than the width of the bugle beads.  For all of the examples below, I used Dyna-Mite seed beads (from firemountaingems.com), and twisted Czech #3 bugle beads from Hobby Lobby.  As always, I recommend using Fireline when working with bugle beads so the thread does not break against sharp edges.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Alexia Bracelet

FREE beading pattern: Alexia Bracelet

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FREE beading pattern for Lotus Lace Bracelet

Expanding on the Lotus Lace Earrings design from my last post, I created a bracelet using similar elements from the earrings, woven together with a new gorgeous center component.  I haven’t created many bracelet patterns in the past, but I must say this one is my absolute favorite!  It is not one of my simpler patterns, but I tried to make the diagram as easy to follow as possible with clear step-by-step illustrations.  As with the earrings, this pattern works equally well with either smaller Czech 11/0 seed beads, or with larger TOHO 11/0 seed beads, and can work with either Superduo or twin beads (although Superduos work a little better I think).  The smaller Czech 11/0 seed beads result in a slightly shorter bracelet, but you can adjust the length of the bracelet in the final step when attaching the clasp (by either adding linked jump rings or by sewing the clasp into a shorter or longer loop of beads).

FREE beading pattern: Lotus Lace Bracelet

FREE beading pattern: Lotus Lace Bracelet

Here is a list of materials used in the various color combinations I experimented with:

11/0 seed beads Superduos or twins 6mm round beads
Czech gold Apollo Gold Superduos Czech druks, opaque satin copper
Czech silver White Luster twins green adventurine (natural stone)
TOHO nickel Silver Superduos Light violet Pearls
Delica nickel Silver Superduos Dark Iris Blue Druks
TOHO Bronze Black Superduos Black Druks
TOHO Bronze Transparent Amethyst Luster Superduos Transparent Amethyst Luster Druks

 
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FREE beading pattern for Sophia Bracelet

The strand on the necklace of my last post was essentially a modified spiral rope stitch with an extra stabilization row to make it lie flat.  I came up with a variation on the same concept using different size seed beads and a more decorative stabilization row to make a bracelet.  This is my first bracelet pattern, but I like it so much I will probably create a matching necklace for it in my next post.  I particularly enjoyed experimenting with different color combinations in this design.  This is easy and quick to make, and requires only 6/0 TOHO seed beads (in 3 colors) and 11/0 TOHO seed beads (1 color, matching one of the 6/0 colors).  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Sophia Bracelet

FREE beading pattern: Sophia Bracelet

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