Crescent Cuddles Starman TrendSetter Sue Charette-Hood created beaded beads using CzechMates Crescent beads to create a colorful ring that captures a 10mm round bead.
Note - the original pattern uses 15/0 TOHO seed beads, along with bead wire and crimp beads. The colorways in The Gallery of Color Suggestions are slightly modified versions of the original pattern and the materials listings in the Gallery reflect the changes made for each colorway. In all four colorways, I connected the beads and beaded beads with an 11/0 seed bead, an O bead and another 11/0 seed bead. You can also see in the photos of the clasp end of the bracelets I used an 11/0 seed bead, and O bead and added the wire guards with an 11/0 seed bead on each end of the guard, nestling with the O bead.
Materials & Sizing 108 CzechMates® Crescent Beads 11 10mm Round Beads 1 Gram TOHO 15/0 Seed Beads (to make beaded beads) 1 Gram TOHO 11/0 Seed Beads (to string the bracelet) 16 O Beads TOHO One-G Thread (to stitch the beaded beads) 6lb FireLine (to string the bracelet, optional) 2 Wire Guards Clasp of Choice
Bracelet as instructed measures approx. 7.00" before clasp. Each Crescent piece mearusres approx .75". NOTE - the larger size of the 10mm and beaded beads require a bit more length to fit as other thinner bracelets on your wrist. I normally wear a 6.5" bracelet - but find that the 7" length in this pattern fits nicely.
This pattern is available as a FREE printed insert in your order, but you must choose it from the drop-down box when checking out.
Below are the components used in this design example. If you would like to make this version yourself, you will need to calculate the quantities of each item to purchase, depending on the length of bracelet you wish to make, if you want matching earrings, etc.