Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Charts for diamond patterns

Here are the color charts for the Black and Red bracelet and my next bracelet, which is almost finished. You can do these in either flat peyote, or raise the diamond patterns by increasing the size of the seed beads.
I used some white in the black and red chart so the rows would be more visible.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Black and Red

It's been also called the Bracelet from Hell. Keeping those diagonal lines in their proper places was major eye strain, and I had to go back and rip out a few times. Done in Delicas size 11, seed beads sizes 11, 8 and 6 to give the diamond pattern a raised effect. It's a chunky piece but I think it will look great with a black sweater.