Crystal Ribbon Bracelet

Following on from my lessons in brick stitch and ladder stitch I have been having a go at right angle weave. I have done this before (just never known what it is called) and so managed this with little incident. I made an amazing bracelet (there I go again – praising myself. I must stop this habit):

Sparkly, heavy enough and pretty.

Sparkly, heavy enough and pretty.

The right angle weave is basically a series of square joined together:

A basic square starts this bracelet off.

A basic square starts this bracelet off.

Another square is added, using silver beads.

Another square is added, using silver beads.

Another square finishes the row off.

Another square, with different coloured crystals  finishes the basic row off.

The first square on the next row.

The first square on the next row.

The second row completed.

The second row completed.

When the bracelet is long enough you taper the ends by making two triangles on the outer edges. The middle square stays the same.

A triangle is made instead of a square to begin the making of the clasp.

A triangle is made instead of a square to begin the making of the clasp.

The middle remains as a square.

The middle remains as a square.

An extra square is made in the middle.

An extra square is made in the middle.

Seed beads form a loop for one end of the clasp.

Seed beads form a loop for one end of the clasp.

The other end of the clasp. Built up in the same way but making a t-bar to fit through the loop.

The other end of the clasp. Built up in the same way but making a t-bar to fit through the loop.

The finished bracelet.

The finished bracelet.

I can see myself making these in different colours to go with different outfits.

I have also had a go at making some earrings to go with the bracelet. They are very similar to one of the sections of the bracelet:

The finished item!

The finished item!

See you soon. xx

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11 thoughts on “Crystal Ribbon Bracelet

  1. e1aine

    This is beautiful and really wareable. I know I keep gushing about how lovely your stuff is – and I don’t want to get boring- but you really are very talented.

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  2. kme76

    Your bead work is really good, you must have a lot of patience and such a creative eye for detailed patterns! Good luck with your training for the marothon! Mind is a truely great charity that really helps people through the journey to get well and remain well. My aims in the future are to help & support adolescent’s and young people suffering mental health problems.

    Karen

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  3. *Wisher*

    lovely shades of blue.. Thank you for putting the tutorial and sharing your skills.. 😀
    i’ve sent you an email earlier on.. not sure if you got it or it went to spam box? let me know.. if not i will re-send again.. 😀

    Reply

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