- Peyote, flat and circular
- Chevron Chain
Bracelet Flower – 1 3/8” W 1 3/8” L x ¼”D
Ring Flower – 1 ¼” W x 1 ¼” L x ¼” D
Band Bracelet – 5/8” W x 7 ½” L x 1/8” D
Band Ring – 3/8” W x 1/8” D
Fast, Fun & Easy Designer Quality Project: The inspiration for this design came from Melanie’s love of springtime blossoms coming out all over the Central Coast of California where she lives. The definitive, unbeatable glory of little flowers in nature is the perfect inspiration for any designer. This design is intended to be a classic, and to cross ages and styles for any occasion. The pearl in the center of both bracelet and ring are easily bezeled securely. The closure is a simple design that is very secure and comfortable.
Designed For Everybody!
The seed beads in this kit are mostly size 11/0 so they are easier to work with than smaller sizes. Melanie has been asked by many people to make some designs that will be great to do in an evening, or to do with a friend that does not bead. The full color illustrated instructions are offer many details to allow almost anyone to pick up the kit and get it done. This really is a classic fun project whether to teach to a friend, give to a new beader, or just bead up in a short time as a gift for someone or yourself!
Using larger beads than Melanie customarily works in, this design can be stitched quickly and is easier than the more elaborate pieces she creates although it uses some of the same techniques. Get a taste of some of these techniques with Blossoms.
- Learn to create a speckled band that looks like little mosaic tiles
- Learn to bead a bracelet band and ring with two ways to finish the edging with picots
- Learn to make flower petals with graduated colors to create depth in the design
- Learn a simple technique to bezel a pearl that is secure
- Learn to make a simple buckle clasp as a closure
Tools/Notions Needed: Small scissors, beading surface like vellux mat, beading light, microcrystalline wax