On our recent trip visiting family, the BF and I stopped in at Newsbeat in Davis to pick out a magazine for the flight home. I always lust after my friend Jamie’s beading magazines at her house (she works at a bead store and is the one who taught me circular peyote stitch and got me into seed beading in the first place). Finally I got my own beading magazine! They had a few choices so I perused and chose the one with the most tutorials that I actually wanted to try out. I ended up picking out the June/July issue of Beadwork.
My sister’s 19th birthday was coming up and I had NO idea what to give her. My mom suggested making her a bracelet but I was sick of the one and only bracelet I knew how to make. I decided to make my sister a new one from the magazine, specifically the “Color Swirls” bracelet (page 20). It took me over 7 hours since I’m such a beading n00b but I’m really happy with the results! I called my sister to ask her what colors she mostly wears.
The bracelet pattern was designed by Marcie Abney. A quick look at her Etsy shop and I see she’s selling the bracelet for $40. Someday, I will make crafting pay off for me! Wouldn’t that just be a dream job?!
I especially like the beaded toggle clasp, it was my first time trying that. It was hard- I actually restarted it about 10 times, but once I finally understood, it was a cinch. I hope my sister likes it!