Beadwork

Masquerade Bracelet

WHILE TRYING TO COME UP with an open, airy pattern using GemDuos, the outline of an elaborate mask came into view. Adding gold seed beads around the edges only intensified the drama. As with so many of my designs, I think what I started with was good, but the finished piece is even better—and I owe it all to the beads!

TECHNIQUES

Two-needle peyote stitch variation Peyote stitch variation

PROJECT LEVEL

MATERIALS

8 g gold galvanized size 8° seed beads (A)

78 polychrome pink olive 8×5mm 2-hole GemDuos (B)

68 polychrome olive mauve 8×5mm 2-hole GemDuos (C)

1 antiqued gold 18mm sunburst toggle Frost 10 lb WildFire braided beading thread

TOOLS

Scissors

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