Beadwork Alternate Colorway Information for Agnieszka Watts’s Gardens of Eden Bracelet Pattern

Agnieszka Watts created 3 colorways of her Gardens of Eden Bracelet for the December 2017/January 2018 issue of Beadwork. In addition, she made 2 single-strand variations and 4 pairs of earrings. Finally, she made a fun mismatched variation of the bracelet in two different blues.

Gardens of Eden Bracelet

The main colorway of Agnieszka’s Gardens of Eden Bracelet uses antique gold crescent beads, Pacifica avocado and rose gold topaz pressed-glass rounds, and metallic purple suede and sunflower yellow Picasso fire-polished rounds. The bracelet components are reversible, for a completely different look on the other side.

Alternate Colorway Information for Agnieszka Watts’s Gardens of Eden Bracelet Pattern

Gardens of Eden Bracelet main colorway, front and back

The alternate colorway of the bracelet that’s shown with the main colorway on page 30 of the December 2017/January 2018 issue uses Pacifica tangerine crescent beads, dark bronze and gold suede pressed-glass rounds, and sandalwood halo ethereal and olive fire-polished rounds. (See the magazine for complete materials lists for these two colorways, as well as instructions for stitching the bracelet.)

Alternate Colorway Information for Agnieszka Watts’s Gardens of Eden Bracelet Pattern

Agnieszka made a cute pair of earrings to coordinate with the bronze bracelet.

Alternate Colorway information for Agnieszka Watt's Beadwork Gardens of Eden Pattern

Here are the materials for the bronze earrings:

  • 0.5 g dark antique bronze gold luster size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
  • 0.5 g semi-glaze orange size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
  • 12 Pacifica tangerine 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (C)
  • 12 olive opaque 3mm fire-polished rounds (D)
  • 2 halo ethereal sandalwood 4mm fire-polished rounds (E)
  • 24 dark bronze 4mm pressed-glass rounds (F)
  • There is no G in this variation.
  • 2 topaz gold suede 6mm pressed-glass rounds (H)
  • 2 matte metallic antique copper 5x16mm pressed-glass daggers
  • 1 pair of antiqued gold ear wires
  • Smoke 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

[Editor’s Note: The earrings shown in this post are made from single bracelet components; we do not have separate instructions for the earrings.]

Purple and Green Colorway

Agnieszka stitched a lovely purple and green colorway of the bracelet. This colorway uses metallic purple saturated crescent beads and green and pink suede pressed-glass rounds.

Alternate Colorway Information for Agnieszka Watts’s Gardens of Eden Bracelet Pattern

Here are the materials for the purple and green bracelet:

  • 5 g dark antique bronze gold luster size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
  • 1 g metallic green/brown iris size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
  • 68 metallic purple saturated 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (C)
  • 78 chocolate bronze 3mm fire-polished rounds (D)
  • 16 halo ethereal heavens 4mm fire-polished rounds (E)
  • 84 metallic light green suede 4mm pressed-glass rounds (F; use for Small Component Round 1)
  • 84 metallic pink suede 4mm pressed-glass rounds (F; use for Small Component Round 3)
  • 16 Pacifica fig 4mm pressed-glass rounds (G)
  • 14 topaz gold suede 6mm pressed-glass rounds (H)
  • Smoke 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Of course this gorgeous bracelet needed a coordinating pair of earrings!

Alternate Colorway information for Agnieszka Watt's Beadwork Gardens of Eden Pattern

Here are the materials for the purple and green earrings:

  • 0.5 g dark antique bronze gold luster size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
  • 0.5 g metallic green/brown iris size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
  • 12 metallic purple saturated 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (C)
  • 12 chocolate bronze 3mm fire-polished rounds (D)
  • 2 halo ethereal heavens 4mm fire-polished rounds (E)
  • 12 metallic light green suede 4mm pressed-glass rounds (F; use for Small Component Round 1)
  • 12 metallic pink suede 4mm pressed-glass rounds (F; use for Small Component Round 3)
  • There is no G in this variation.
  • 2 topaz gold suede 6mm pressed-glass rounds (H)
  • 2 bronze smoked luster opaque 5x16mm pressed-glass daggers
  • 1 pair of silver ear wires
  • Smoke 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread
Single-Strand Bracelet Variation

One of the options listed for the Gardens of Eden Bracelet is to create a more delicate version with just one row of components. Agnieszka created an olive/blue version and a mauve version.

Alternate Colorway Information for Agnieszka Watts’s Gardens of Eden Bracelet Pattern

Here are the materials for the olive/blue single-strand bracelet:

  • 3 g olivine AB opaque size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
  • 1 g topaz gold luster size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
  • 34 matte bronze clay oxidized 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (C)
  • 38 teal 3mm fire-polished rounds (D)
  • 6 red opaque 4mm fire-polished rounds (E)
  • 60 metallic gold suede 4mm pressed-glass rounds (F)
  • 8 Capri blue gold suede 4mm pressed-glass rounds (G)
  • 5 light teal gold suede 6mm pressed-glass rounds (H)
  • Smoke 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Alternate Colorway Information for Agnieszka Watts’s Gardens of Eden Bracelet Pattern

And here are the materials for the mauve single-strand bracelet:

  • 3 g Olympic bronze size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
  • 1 g Olympic bronze size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
  • 34 rose copper polychrome 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (C)
  • 38 rose copper polychrome 3mm fire-polished rounds (D)
  • 6 lavender saturated 4mm fire-polished rounds (E)
  • 60 Pacifica fig 4mm pressed-glass rounds (F)
  • 8 metallic light green suede 4mm pressed-glass rounds (G)
  • 5 black currant polychrome 6mm pressed-glass rounds (H)
  • Smoke 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread
Mismatched Double-Strand Bracelet

Agnieszka’s color combinations are always fun! For this project, she created a playfully mismatched variation that uses single strands of different blue components, connected without the center components used in the other double-strand versions.

Alternate Colorway Information for Agnieszka Watts’s Gardens of Eden Bracelet Pattern

Here are the materials for the mismatched blue double-strand bracelet:

  • 5 g bronze size 15° Japanese seed beads
  • 3 g starlight galvanized permanent-finish size 11° Japanese seed beads
  • 34 metallic blue suede 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads
  • 34 metallic dark blue suede 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads
  • 78 matte metallic goldenrod 3mm fire-polished rounds
  • 10 matte metallic bronze iris 4mm fire-polished rounds
  • 30 metallic blue suede 4mm pressed-glass rounds
  • 30 topaz gold suede 4mm pressed-glass rounds
  • 30 teal gold suede 4mm pressed-glass rounds
  • 46 dark brown 4mm pressed-glass rounds
  • 14 rose gold topaz opaque 6mm pressed-glass rounds
  • 5 topaz gold suede 6mm pressed-glass rounds
  • 5 teal gold suede 6mm pressed-glass rounds
  • Smoke 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Agnieszka stitched a quick pair of matching earrings using this bracelet’s lighter blue crescent beads.

Alternate Colorway information for Agnieszka Watt's Beadwork Gardens of Eden Pattern

Here are the materials for the blue earrings:

  • 0.5 g bronze size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
  • 0.5 g starlight galvanized permanent-finish size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
  • 12 metallic blue suede 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (C)
  • 12 matte metallic goldenrod 3mm fire-polished rounds (D)
  • 2 matte metallic copper 4mm fire-polished rounds (E)
  • 12 metallic blue suede 4mm pressed-glass rounds (F; use for Small Component Round 1)
  • 12 teal gold suede 4mm pressed-glass rounds (F; use for Small Component Round 3)
  • There is no G in this variation.
  • 2 light teal gold suede 6mm pressed-glass rounds (H)
  • 1 pair of antiqued gold ear wires
  • Smoke 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread
One Final Pair of Earrings

Finally, Agnieszka made a sweet pair of earrings from copper crescent beads and Pacifica ginger pressed-glass rounds.

Alternate Colorway information for Agnieszka Watt's Beadwork Gardens of Eden Pattern

Here are the materials for the copper earrings:

  • 0.5 g Olympic bronze size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
  • 0.5 g starlight galvanized permanent-finish size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
  • 12 matte metallic antique copper 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (C)
  • 12 bright orange Picasso opaque 3mm fire-polished rounds (D)
  • 2 red Picasso 4mm fire-polished rounds (E)
  • 12 Pacifica ginger 4mm pressed-glass rounds (F; use for Small Component Round 1)
  • 12 topaz gold suede 4mm pressed-glass rounds (F; use for Small Component Round 3)
  • There is no G in this variation.
  • 2 matte dark bronze 6mm pressed-glass rounds (H)
  • 1 pair of antiqued gold ear wires
  • Smoke 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

I hope you enjoy these variations of Agnieszka Watts’s Gardens of Eden Bracelet. If you create additional variations, we’d love to see them! (Email me at Lavon.Peters@fwmedia.com.)

Happy beading!
Lavon Peters
Managing Editor, Beadwork magazine


Find Agnieszka Watts’s Gardens of Eden Bracelet in December 2017/January 2018 Beadwork!

 

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