Ocean Flowers Bracelet by Agnieszka Watts

Use crescent beads to weave a stream of colorful sea urchin–inspired floral components to create Agnieszka Watts’s Ocean Flowers Bracelet. Find this pattern today in Beadwork August/September 2018.

Ocean Flowers Bracelet


Pattern Details

Techniques: Tubular peyote stitch variation, circular peyote stitch

Project level: Beginner

Materials:
1 g golden bronze size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
4 semi-glazed burnt orange size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
1 g pastel frosted mudbrick opaque size 8° Japanese seed beads (C)
80 turquoise bronze Picasso 10×3mm 2-hole crescent beads (D)
40 Picasso luster opaque 10×3mm 2-hole crescent beads (E)
40 Pacifica tangerine 10×3mm 2-hole crescent beads (F)
16 metallic suede light green 4mm pressed-glass rounds (G)
Smoke 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Ocean Flowers Bracelet

Main Colorway

Tools:
Scissors
Size 11 beading needle

Finished size: 7 1/2″

Artist’s Tips:

  • Emphasize the texture of the components by experimenting with 2–3 different colors of crescent beads.
  • Create matching earrings out of two large components.

Alternate Colorways:

Bracelets

TURQUOISE/TRANSLUCENT PINK
1 g mint green galvanized size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
4 silver-lined milky light peridot size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
1 g silver-lined milky aqua size 8° Japanese seed beads (C)
80 turquoise opaque 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (D)
40 transparent green flash 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (E)
40 transparent peach echo 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (F)
16 suede gold smoky topaz 4mm pressed-glass rounds (G)
Crystal 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Ocean Flowers Bracelet

Turquoise/Translucent Pink Colorway

FUCHSIA/GREEN
1 g semi-glazed rainbow size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
4 semi-glazed navy blue rainbow size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
1 g matte Andromeda size 8° Japanese seed beads (C)
80 matte metallic fuchsia 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (D)
40 saturated metallic sapphire 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (E)
40 saturated Atlantis green iris luster 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (F)
16 iridescent light blue 4mm crystal pearl rounds (G)
Crystal 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Ocean Flowers Bracelet

Fuchsia/Green Colorway

COPPER/BLUE
1 g frosted gold-lined crystal size 15° Japanese beads (A)
4 matte dark blue-lined aqua size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
1 g frosted gold-lined crystal size 8° Japanese seed beads (C)
80 matte metallic antique copper 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (D)
40 saturated metallic yellow green 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (E)
40 saturated metallic aquamarine 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (F)
16 topaz pink luster opaque 4mm pressed-glass rounds (G)
Crystal 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Ocean Flowers Bracelet

Copper/Blue Colorway

Earrings

TURQUOISE/CREAM
0.5 g gold-lustered dark antique bronze size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
4 semi-glazed burnt orange size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
0.5 g pastel frosted mudbrick opaque size 8° Japanese seed beads (C)
32 turquoise bronze Picasso 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (D)
16 Picasso luster opaque 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (E)
There is no F in this colorway.
2 metallic suede light green 4mm pressed-glass rounds (G)
2 dark bronze 8mm pressed-glass rounds
1 pair of antiqued brass 8x15mm ear wires
Crystal 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Ocean Flowers Bracelet

Turquoise/Cream Earrings

TURQUOISE/CREAM/ORANGE
0.5 g gold-lustered dark antique bronze size 15° seed beads
0.5 g semi-glazed orange size 11° seed beads
0.5 g opaque pastel frosted mudbrick size 8° seed beads
32 turquoise bronze Picasso 3x10mm pressed-glass 2-hole crescent beads
8 opaque luster Picasso 3x10mm pressed-glass 2-hole crescent beads
8 Pacifica tangerine 3x10mm pressed-glass 2-hole crescent beads
4 metallic suede light green 4mm pressed-glass round beads
2 coral 11x8mm crystal pear-shaped drops
1 pair of antiqued gold-plated 8x15mm ear wires

Ocean Flowers Bracelet

Turquoise/Cream/Orange Earrings

FUCHSIA
0.5 g semi-glazed rainbow size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
4 semi-glazed navy blue rainbow size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
0.5 g matte Andromeda size 8° Japanese seed beads (C)
32 matte metallic fuchsia 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (D)
16 saturated metallic sapphire 10x3mm 2-hole crescent beads (E)
There is no F in this colorway.
2 iridescent light blue 4mm crystal pearl rounds (G)
2 iridescent light blue 8mm crystal pearl rounds
1 pair of silver-plated 8x15mm ear wires
Crystal 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Ocean Flowers Bracelet

Fuchsia Earrings

TURQUOISE/TRANSLUCENT PINK
0.5 g mint green galvanized size 15° seed beads
0.5 g silver-lined milky light peridot size 11° seed beads
0.5 g silver-lined milky aqua size 8° seed beads
32 turquoise 3x10mm pressed-glass 2-hole crescent beads
8 transparent green flash 3x10mm pressed-glass 2-hole crescent beads
8 transparent peach echo 3x10mm pressed-glass 2-hole crescent beads
4 sueded gold smoky topaz 4mm pressed-glass round beads
4 turquoise 16x5mm pressed-glass daggers

Ocean Flowers Bracelet

Turquoise/Translucent Pink Earrings

AGNIESZKA WATTS is a jewelry designer and teacher. She resides in Lemont, Illinois, but also spends time living in her home country, Poland. She became an Illinois Artisan in 2014, and she is an associate instructor for Art Clay World in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Contact her at agnieszkawatts@gmail.com and visit her website, www.agnesse.weebly.com, and Etsy shop, www.agnesseartistry1.etsy.com.

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