Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Emerald Cuff

Here is a cuff bracelet I created from a picture I saw in a beading magazine. There was no pattern for the bracelet so I just winged it and hoped for the best. The body of the bracelet was actually quite easy, just a 2 drop peyote stitch (using size 11 delica beads) but the little clasps used to hold on the large crystal were a little harder to figure out. After several attempts, I ended up decreasing the width of the bracelet to 8 beads (4 stitches in the 2 drop peyote stitch) and then used a brick stitch to create a square opening just a little larger than my flower buttons (see close up picture of clasp for details). The buttons are just little copper coloured flowers with pearl beads in the centre topped with a size 11 delica bead (same as used in the body of the bracelet). I am really happy with how the bracelet turned out and it is the perfect colour for with my fall wardrobe. I think I will get a lot of wear out of it. If you want to make a similar bracelet and need a few more details about what I did feel free to ask any questions you may have and I will do my best to answer them. Happy beading!


  1. Wow - LOVE it! How long did it take you to make it? You should make a few more - they'd fly out of your Etsy shop! Let me know when you're taking orders :-)

  2. Thanks Gill! It took 2 nights to make the main part and then about 2 more nights just to make the clasps. That's because I had to keep ripping them out and remaking them because I didn't like how they were turning out. I think it would take too long to make these bracelets to sell but I so have others in mind that I might consider doing.