I’ve been drooling over bead loomed bracelets for a while now but refuse to go buy myself a loom (lets see how long that lasts), so I learnt how to square stitch.
This pattern was inspired by some art deco, beaded earrings I saw online, which I liked the idea of, but not so much the earrings themselves. After thinking about it for a while, I got out my grid paper and colored pencils and came up with this.
It’s made with cheap 11/0 seeds and good old Nymo thread and the closure is simple loop and a flat gold-ish bead that I found in my stash, but have no idea where it came from.
I think that if I have another go at making one of these I’ll try Delicas for a more even look.
Even with all that unevenness, this has turned out to be one of my favorite cuffs and I wear it constantly, thank the universe for that ‘cos it took me FOREVER to bead this!
If you want to try making one of these there are square stitch tutorials all over YouTube like this one from The Potomac Bead Company.