Hello! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here so apologies for that! I’m blaming the pandemic. It really made me lose my blogging (and crafting) mojo for a while. I spent a lot of time worrying about everything and looking for new clients for my day job – as work tailed off significantly. Even though I had extra time available, I just didn’t feel in the right place to blog.
Now though, I’m happy to say, I really want to resume blogging and embracing my creative side again. So, I’m going to kick off with this bead loom bracelet project that I started last May – yes more than a year ago! I finally finished it a few weeks ago!
So this is a bead loom bracelet and I made it to fit a cuff bracelet blank (I love cuff bracelets). I wanted the bracelet to look modern and chunky and cute. And I think it does!
If you’d like to have a go at this bracelet yourself, I’ve listed the pattern in my Etsy shop. It features four different sizes (5.5 inches, 6 inches, 7 inches and 8 inches). To fit a standard cuff bracelet blank, I used the 5.5-inch pattern. I’ve used six different colours of Miyuki Delicas in size 11/0 and altogether, these colours reminded me of the ocean, hence I named this pattern ‘Beach Hues’.
If you want to find these supplies for yourself, I’ve put together some of my affiliate links below so you can locate them right away:
- 1.5 inch cuff bracelet bank (this is the exact one I bought).
- Miyuki Delicas size 11/0 in six different colours.
- White Nymo beading thread.
- Size 10 beading needle (BEADSMITH needles are ideal).
- Strong jewellery glue, like e6000.
- Thread snipper (I find these work better than regular scissors as you can snip the thread really close to the beads.)
If you’d like to check out my pattern in my Etsy store, here’s the link! It’s a PDF pattern priced at just £4.99 + VAT. It includes a word chart, a bead chart and a bead legend showing the exact beads used and the quantities needed.
Let me know what you think about the bracelet I made!
Before you go, take a look at some of my other patterns here!
*Affiliate links to Etsy have been included in this post. If you make a purchase after using one of my links, this means I’ll earn a small commission (at no cost to you).
Images © Craftaholique.
Christina Athanasuleas says
Hayley…I just downloaded your pattern for the “Color Fusion” tubular bracelet. This will be my first “tubular” and I need a little help. Did you weave the beads around the cord or did you make a flat piece and sew the edges together? I suspect you wove around the cord and if so, can you (or a blogger) recommend a good tutorial for me to get started please, thank you!