Name That Bracelet and Win a Kit of Beads from Crystaletts and Fusion Beads

Last summer at Bead Fest Philadelphia, I was introduced to some of the amazing design team at Crystaletts, makers of the world’s smallest crystal buttons. These tiny crystal buttons come in dozens of colors and set in all your favorite metallic finishes, so you can use them for bead-weaving, jewelry stringing, chain maille, and even wire work. In the June/July issue of Beadwork magazine, our challenge kit consisted of 3 different colors of Crystaletts, along with seed beads, metallic mesh ribbon, soutache cord, metal chain, tiny pearls, and a fabulous gold clasp. Content Strategist Jean Campbell got to play with this kit, and here’s what she made!

“What a delightful combination of beads and colors in this kit! Inspired by these candy-like hues, I evoked my inner eight-year-old and stitched a cuff bracelet for her. I made the base with flat peyote stitch, embellished it with modified right-angle weave, and added little circular square-stitched and fringed blossoms as a focal point. Using the soutache ribbon as an adjustable closure lets both little and big girls wear this cuff.”

Ready to win a kit of beads, findings, and beading supplies like the one that Jean used to make her bracelet? Think of a great name for Jean’s colorful bracelet and leave it here as a comment before July 1, 2015 at 12 midnight EDT. Our editorial team will pick the name that we like best, and the winner will receive their very own kit of beads, chain, findings, and more from our friends at Fusion Beads and Crystaletts. (Please note: Due to customs regulations, this giveaway is only open to residents of the United States.)

Bead Happy,


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