Pondo Lace Bracelet by Cristie Prince

Demi Round seed beads bring a new lacy look to the centuries-old Pondo stitch in Cristie Prince’s Pondo Lace Bracelet. The diagonal stripe the beads form makes it fun to stitch and creates a fashion-forward design. Find it today in Beadwork April/May 2018.


Technique:
Pondo stitch variation

Project level: Intermediate

Materials list:
8 g Montana blue gold luster size 8° Demi Round seed beads (A)
79 Pacifica strawberry 3mm melon rounds (B)
79 Pacifica tangerine 3mm melon rounds (C)
77 Pacifica macadamia 3mm melon rounds (D)
2 gold 5×12mm lobster clasps
2 gold 6mm split rings
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Tools:
Scissors
Size 11 beading needle
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers

Finished size: 6 3/4″

Tips:

  • Keep tension snug with each stitch.
  • Using split rings for the clasp will ensure a secure connection.

Pondo Lace Bracelet

Alternate Colorway:
8 g dark amethyst gold luster size 8° Demi Round seed beads (A)
79 ginger Pacifica 3mm melon rounds (B)
79 lilac luster opaque 3mm melon rounds (C)
77 matte metallic iris bronze 3mm melon rounds (D)
2 gold 5×12mm lobster clasps
2 gold 6mm split rings
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

CRISTIE PRINCE creates beaded jewelry that captures the look and feel of heirloom fine jewelry pieces. Her work has been published internationally, and she teaches bead weaving classes across the United States. To see more of Cristie’s work, visit www.glassyjewels.com.


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2 Comments

  1. Joan F at 9:06 am March 30, 2018

    I don’t understand why you would waste my time to look at this beautiful bracelet, provide the supplies needed and not have a tutorial for the bracelet. Why?

    • Tammy Honaman at 8:45 am April 2, 2018

      Hi, Joan and thank you for your note. We take a lot of pride in the work that goes into creating the patterns and projects we publish in Beadwork magazine. We wanted to showcase all the beauty and detail in these new pages, to give you a new way to look inside all the featured designs in each issue. We do apologize for any confusion. If you have any tips to make the purpose of these pages more clear, we’d love for you to send them over.
      Best,
      Beadwork Team

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