Trillium Bracelet by Melinda Barta

Create Melinda Barta’s intriguing Trillium Bracelet featuring triangular-shaped components made from two-hole cabochons, crescent beads, and crystal rivolis. Find this pattern today in Beadwork, October/November 2018, and get the kit while it lasts!

Trillium Bracelet


Pattern Details

Technique: Circular netting variation

Project level: Intermediate

Materials:
1 g metallic bronze size 15° seed beads (A)
4 g gold-lustered amethyst size 11° Demi Round seed beads (B)
96 metallic amethyst luster 2mm pressed-glass rounds (C)
24 opaque rose-gold topaz luster 3mm melon rounds (D)
24 saturated metallic pale dogwood 7mm 2-hole CzechMates cabochons (E)
48 saturated metallic cranberry 10×3mm 2-hole crescent beads (F)
8 foil-back crystal AB 14mm crystal rivolis
1 antiqued brass 14mm toggle clasp
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Trillium Bracelet

Main Colorway

Tools:
Scissors
Size 11 beading needle

Finished size: 7 1/2″

Artist’s Tips:

  • Pay attention to the notes about tension within the instructions. Using too tight of tension can cause beads to break.
  • For large size adjustments, add or subtract an even number of components; each pair measures about 2″ wide side by side when made as instructed. For subtle size changes, adjust the bead counts of the connections and/or the clasp attachments.

Options:

  • Create a pendant out of one component by adding a loop of 9B on the outside of Round 6 to attach a jump ring.
  • Play around with pattern and texture by using 2mm rounds in place of melon rounds in every other component.

Trillium Bracelet

Alternate Colorways:

BLUE/GOLD BRACELET
1 g metallic bronze size 15° seed beads (A)
4 g gold-lustered Montana blue size 11° Demi Round seed beads (B)
108 metallic suede dark blue 2mm pressed-glass rounds (C)
12 oxidized bronze clay 3mm melon rounds (D)
24 matte metallic flax 7mm 2-hole CzechMates cabochons (E)
48 polychrome indigo orchid 10×3mm 2-hole crescent beads (F)
8 foil-back crystal 14mm crystal rivolis
1 antiqued gold 15×12.5mm toggle clasp
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Trillium Bracelet

Blue/Gold Colorway

PENDANT
0.5 g metallic plum hematite size 15° seed beads (A)
0.5 g gold-lined crystal size 11° Demi Round seed beads (B)
12 bronzed smoke luster opaque 2mm fire-polished rounds (C)
3 matte bronzed smoke luster opaque 3mm fire-polished rounds (D)
3 pastel light brown 7mm 2-hole CzechMates cabochons (E)
6 metallic dark plum suede 10×3mm 2-hole crescent beads (F)
1 foil-back black diamond 14mm crystal rivoli
1 silver 6mm jump ring
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Trillium Bracelet

Pendant Option

MELINDA BARTA is a former editor of Beadwork magazine and the author of six books published by Interweave. She has filmed many instructional DVDs on bead-weaving techniques, taught at craft schools and bead shows nationwide, and shared her love of crafting on DIY, PBS, HGTV, Style, and local television networks. Melinda is currently a consultant for Starman, Inc., and a Starman TrendSetter. Visit www.melindabarta.com and www.melindabartastudio.etsy.com.

Download this pattern plus 11 more when you purchase the October/November 2018 issue of Beadwork.


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