So many beads, so little time, but this pastime keeps me busy as a bee...and happy doing it...
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Bracelet with Rivolis
This is the bracelet I made from the recent article in Beadwork by Melanie Potter. As usual, Melanie's patterns are excellent, and this went together easily. I had trouble finding 8mm rivolis, but finally found some acceptable substitutes in Chinatown at Arton Beads. Unfortunately I did not buy enough of them, so I adapted the pattern to have less rivolis and I added embellishments using a size 8 bead in the middle surrounded by 13mm charlottes. The final bracelet is really nice, I may try another one when I can get enough rivolis the next time I am in Toronto. Instead of the 2mm bicones, which are also pretty hard to find here, I used five 3mm bicones around the edge. The clasp is just a loop of peyote that fits around one of the cabochon settings.
Overall, a great project with much potential for variations. This would make a terrific gift for someone special.
See Melanie's other work at her website http://www.melaniepotter.com/
I was fortunate to be able to take several of Melanie's workshops at Bead Junction in toronto, and she is an excellent teacher.