|Renee Kovnesky is a Designer, Teacher, Author, and she is a member of the 2018 Starman TrendSetters design team. She has an Etsy store featuring her book, "Exquisite Stitching with Multi-Hole Beads", as well as, pendant, earrings, bracelet and necklace patterns. This category highlights some of the possible variations of her Blooming Buds Bracelet pattern. This pattern is available for purchase ($6.00) in her Etsy Store - click here to purchase the pattern.
Bracelet Materials (for a 6 3/4 - 7 inch bracelet)
Approx 5 Yards of Bead Thread of Choice
5 10mm Round Beads
20 Piggy Beads
30 SuperDuo Beads
20-24 4mm Bicone Crystals
3 Grams 11/0 Seed Beads
Clasp of Choice
For this colorway, I substituted 10mm round beads for the 8mm round beads called for in the design. The photo below shows the back of the bracelet and how the piggy beads are positioned on these slightly larger round beads.
The bracelet is made by combining motifs, to date there isn't a published earrings pattern, but it is very easy to make two extra motifs for matching earrings. For the top of the earrings, use the instructions for attaching the clasp, only attach a jump ring with an ear wire attached instead of a clasp. For the bottom of the earrings, use the instructions for adding a clasp but add one seed bead, one briolette and one seed bead to attach the drop bead.
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, etc.