Avonlea Bracelet by Melinda Barta

Avonlea Bracelet by Melinda Barta, a trellis-inspired cuff fit for the ultimate nature-lover Anne of Green Gables, is made with netting and finished with a sweet button clasp. Find it in the April/May 2018 issue of Beadwork magazine.


Avonlea Bracelet

Avonlea Bracelet by Melinda Barta: Alternate Colorway: green

Technique: Circular netting variation

Project level: Intermediate

Materials list:
1.5 g metallic bronze size 15° seed beads (A)
2 g metallic raspberry luster size 11° seed beads (B)
74 metallic gold suede 2mm pressed-glass rounds (C)
57 brown iris 5mm melon rounds (D)
57 metallic pink suede 6mm 2-hole lentils (E)
9 saturated metallic butterum 7mm 2-hole CzechMates cabochons (F)
Purple One-G nylon beading thread

Tools:
Scissors
Size 11 beading needle

Finished size: 7 1/4″

Option: To make a narrow version of the bracelet, use the techniques in Step 1 to create and join small components. For some of the joins, you will need to connect lentils instead of melons to keep the bracelet in a straight line.

Alternate Colorways:

GREEN
1.5 g metallic bronze size 15° seed beads (A)
2 g metallic raspberry luster size 11° seed beads (B)
58 opaque purple-bronze Picasso 2mm pressed-glass rounds (C)
73 Atlantis blue luster iris 5mm melon rounds (D)
57 luster opaque green 6mm 2-hole CzechMates lentils (E)
9 oxidized bronze 7mm 2-hole CzechMates cabochons (F)
Brown One-G nylon beading thread

SINGLE-STRAND MAUVE
0.5 g metallic bronze iris size 15° seed beads (A)
1 g metallic raspberry luster size 11° seed beads (B)
24 opaque rose/gold topaz luster 2mm fire-polished rounds (C)
24 opaque rose/gold topaz luster 5mm melon rounds (D)
24 saturated metallic golden lime 6mm 2-hole CzechMates lentils (E)
7 saturated metallic pale dogwood 7mm 2-hole CzechMates cabochons (F)
1 antiqued brass 6×12mm lobster clasp
Brown One-G nylon beading thread

MELINDA BARTA is a former editor of Beadwork magazine and the author of six books published by Interweave. She has filmed many instructional DVDs on bead-weaving techniques, taught at craft schools and bead shows nationwide, and shared her love of crafting on DIY, PBS, HGTV, Style, and local television networks. Melinda is a consultant for Starman, Inc. and a Starman TrendSetter. Visit www.MelindaBarta.com and www.MelindaBartaStudio.etsy.com.


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