Dazzling Daisies by Edgar Lopez

Edgar Lopez’s Dazzling Daisies bracelet features a base of right-angle weave and Half Tilas topped with a garden of sparkling Swarovski crystals. Find it today in Beadwork June/July 2018.

Dazzling Daisies bracelet

Dazzling Daisies bracelet

Techniques: Right-angle weave variation, peyote stitch, circular netting

Project level: Intermediate

Materials:
2 g 24k gold-plated size 15° seed beads (A)
5 g 24k gold-plated size 11° seed beads (B)
8 g white luster 5×2.5mm 2-hole Half Tilas (C)
144 denim blue 4mm crystal bicones (D)
150 erinite AB 4mm crystal bicones (E)
Crystal 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Tools:
Scissors
Size 11 beading needle

Finished size: 6 1/2″

Dazzling Daisies bracelet

Artist’s Tips:

  • Use relaxed tension when stitching the bracelet base. This will make it easier to add the bicone embellishments. Adding the bicones will also tighten the beadwork adequately.
  • Make sure the button will fit through the loop before securing the threads for the closure.

Option: Add one more row (with 14 units) to each side of the base. Embellish each row with a different color of 3mm Rondelles for a wider and more colorful version.

EDGAR LOPEZ is a beadwork designer and teacher who lives in the Dominican Republic. He initially studied architecture, then turned to jewelry design and finally bead weaving. Find Edgar on Facebook at Edgar Lopez Designs or follow him on Instagram: @edgarlopez14.


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