Blooming Tartan Bracelet by Katie Dean

Create Katie Dean’s Blooming Tartan Bracelet using odd-count peyote stitch, then add your own flourish with embellishments and a custom flower closure. Find it today in Beadwork June/July 2018.

Blooming Tartan Bracelet

Techniques: Peyote stitch, circular brick stitch

Project level: Intermediate

Materials:
5 g light mint enamel size 11° Japanese seed beads (A)
4 g light mint Ceylon size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
5 g silver-lined dyed green size 11° Japanese seed beads (C)
2 g matte silver-lined dark emerald size 11° Japanese seed beads (D)
2 g semi-matte pink opal size 11° Japanese seed beads (E)
1 g white Ceylon size 11° Japanese seed beads (F)
24 raspberry pastel 5mm pressed-glass daisy flower beads (G)
2 bright white 8mm glass pearl rounds
1 gold 8mm magnetic clasp
Crystal 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Blooming Tartan Bracelet

Main Colorway

Tools:
Scissors
Size 10 beading needle

Finished size: 6″

Artist’s Tips:
• If you’re designing your own colorway, select your daisy flower beads first. Then match the daisy flower beads to Material E and match Material F to the pearls. Choose the lightest bead for Material A and the darkest bead for Material D.
• To make a longer bracelet, repeat the tartan pattern to the desired length.

Alternate Colorway:
PURPLE
6 g white Ceylon size 11° Japanese seed beads (A)
4 g gray Ceylon size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
5 g matte silver-lined gray size 11° Japanese seed beads (C)
2 g matte black opaque size 11° Japanese seed beads (D)
2 g fuchsia-lined aqua size 11° Japanese seed beads (E)
Use Material A for Material F in this colorway.
23 metallic Lila 5mm pressed-glass daisy flower beads (G)
2 cream 8mm glass pearl rounds
1 silver 8mm magnetic clasp
Crystal 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Purple Colorway

Purple Colorway

KATIE DEAN is a full-time bead teacher and designer from the United Kingdom. She has been beading since 2003. Katie has published 10 beading books and was the editor of a bead and jewelry magazine for three years. Contact Katie at www.beadflowers.co.uk.


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