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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

Bezelling

I have worked on another of my items from my to – do list…..working with beads without holes or cabochon’s. I found these amazing beads called luna soft cabochon.

Luna Soft Cabochon 18mm Round - Blueberry

They almost seem to have a light inside them (they don’t photograph that well). As there is no hole in them you have to make a ‘case’ for them using seed beads. To be honest, my first attempt is not quite what I was hoping for but I did learn the name for beading techniques along the way.

I started off with a ladder weave:

Ladder weave

Ladder weave

bezel 2

I then added in some tiny size 15 seed beads.

bezel 3

Next a bit of tubular herringbone stitch.

bezel 4

This time tubular herringbone stitch with three seed beads.

bezel 5

A final row of size 11 seed beads finishes this side off.

I now need to finish off the bottom row.

I now need to finish off the bottom row.

My finished cabachon. It is a bit too enclosed for m liking but it is a  start and is something that I can work on.

My finished cabochon. It is a bit too enclosed for m liking but it is a start and is something that I can work on.

I then decided to have another go, using a slightly different technique this time….more beading techniques learnt. 🙂

bezel o 1

This time I started with a right angle weave stitch.

bezel o 2

Next I added a row of beads in between the top beads from the previous row.

bezel o 3

I then added a tiny size 15 seed bead in between each of these beads. This was the top half completed.

This is the finished item.

This is the finished item.

I have to say I am really pleased with this. I think that I will make it into a ring. I will be making more of these, that is for sure.

Which version do you prefer?

Which version do you prefer?