Tower of London Bracelet by Patricia Verrier

Use Japanese seed beads to weave Patricia Verrier’s Tower of London Bracelet, reminiscent of castle fortresses. Find it today in Beadwork June/July 2018.

Tower of London Bracelet

Techniques: Right-angle weave, herringbone stitch variation, picot

Project level: Beginner

Materials:
3 g champagne galvanized Duracoat size 11° Japanese seed beads (A)
2 g underwater blue Duracoat size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
2 g black size 11° Japanese seed beads (C)
4 black size 8° Japanese seed beads (D)
1 gunmetal 16×11mm 2-strand tube clasp
4 gunmetal 22-gauge 4mm jump rings
4 gunmetal 6mm jump rings
Black size B Nymo nylon beading thread

Tower of London Bracelet

Tools:
Scissors
Size 12 beading needle
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers

Finished size: 6 1/4″

Artist’s Tips:

  • Don’t worry if the tension of the link’s center is a bit loose. Passes 1 and 2 will stabilize it.
  • Increase the bracelet length by adding more right-angle-weave units to the links. Adding two extra units in each link will add 1″ to the overall bracelet length.
  • Before adding the 4D in Step 2, make sure the 4mm jump rings will fit through the holes.

Option: Alter the look of the bracelet by combining different-colored links or by adding more rows of links.

Alternate Colorways:
MUSTARD/GRAY
4 g silver galvanized size 11° Japanese seed beads (A)
2 g matte mustard size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
3 g matte metallic tawny gray size 11° Japanese seed beads (C)
4 silver galvanized Duracoat size 8° Japanese seed beads (D)
1 silver 16×11mm 2-strand tube clasp
4 silver 22-gauge 4mm jump rings
4 silver 6mm jump rings
White size B Nymo nylon beading thread
Note: This colorway is made with 11 right-angle-weave units in each link for a 7 1/4″ bracelet.

Tower of London Bracelet

Mustard/Gray Colorway

BLUE/GREEN OMBRÉ
3 g cobalt Picasso opaque size 11° Japanese seed beads (A and C, top row)
2 g metallic dark blue iris size 11° Japanese seed beads (B, top row)
3 g dark teal Picasso opaque size 11° Japanese seed beads (A and C, middle row)
2 g metallic indigo iris size 11° Japanese seed beads (B, middle row)
3 g turquoise blue Picasso opaque size 11° Japanese seed beads (A and C, bottom row)
2 g dark sea foam galvanized Duracoat size 11° Japanese seed beads (B, bottom row)
0.5 g silver galvanized Duracoat size 8° Japanese seed beads (D)
1 silver 21×11mm 3-strand tube clasp
6 silver 22-gauge 4mm jump rings
6 silver 6mm jump rings
Dark blue size B Nymo nylon beading thread (top row)
Royal blue size B Nymo nylon beading thread (middle row)
Turquoise size B Nymo nylon beading thread (bottom row)

Tower of London Bracelet Blue/Green Ombré Colorway

Blue/Green Ombré Colorway

PATRICIA VERRIER took up beadwork as a hobby in the late 1990s. She took a short break to complete a couple of astrophysics degrees, but she now spends most of her free time making beadwork polyhedra. Contact Patricia via email at patricia@beadmechanics.com or through her website, www.beadmechanics.com.


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