Saturday, August 9, 2014

Beadweaving :: Wedding Ring

I saw an absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous bracelet a while back over at Backstory Beads where Karin showed us a beaded bracelet with circles for the last ATTS hop (A Time to Stitch). I could not stop thinking about it. I really wanted to try this pattern by Rachel Nelson Smith featuring the O. Mosaic Cuff. I really should just break down and buy the book Seed Bead Fusion, but I thought I could figure out this pattern. I did eventually work it out, but I completely lost count of how many times I pulled out all the stitching .... was it 15 times? sigh. Just buy the book.

I went with a mud-brown color and gold circles. I wanted the circles to stand out, but not over power it. So I did not fill in any of the circles. I had a couple of people tell me the pattern looked like the classic quilt Wedding Ring pattern. I agree it does, or maybe the Olympic Rings? The first time I wore this out I had at least 4 different people ask if they could see it and pulled it off my arm. It really is kind of a stunning pattern. One person even mentioned how cool it would look as a choker. Hmmmm, now that's an idea. Might be next up.

16 comments:

Shaiha said...

It's beautiful. I bet that it would be striking as a choker.

Karen Budnick said...

So pretty - and the pattern is lovely - it does NOT make me think of the Olympic circles!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

This is drop dead gorgeous! If I had been lucky enough to be one of those 4 people to pull it off your arm, I would have run to the hills and claimed it as my own! It does remind me of a Wedding Ring pattern, probably because my mother is a quilter! Love your color selection, too!

Just beautiful!

BeadedTail said...

Oh wow! That's stunning! I wouldn't even know how to begin to make that so I'm impressed once again with your talent!

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful Cynthia,
When I first saw the bracelet I knew I had seen it somewhere before, but could not remember where, so thank you for the reminder. I am proud that you figured the pattern out for yourself, because you did a fantastic job. It would look good as a choker, maybe not as wide.
Therese

kmorgan said...

Beautiful! I totally agree, this would look good as a choker. The bracelet is very striking!

LisaS said...

OOoooh gorgeous pattern! Love the use of magnetic clasps.

Maryanne said...

What a fantastic bracelet! I love it and you deserve a prize for figuring it out yourself!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

This is truly gorgeous! It must have taken a lot of patience to figure out this stitch. I love the sweet circles worked in. The earthy matte beads will make this is perfect Fall piece!

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

It does look like a wedding ring! I had no idea you could do this with beads. Absolutely stunning!

Duni said...

Oh my...this is absolutely gorgeous! I truly admire your work :) I love the gold accent circles in the center!

Memories for Life said...

This is a really fun pattern! I love the subtlety of the rings :)

Shel said...

Oh, I agree w/Patti above, "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and I too would have ripped it from you arm and ran to the hills!! So pretty! I would love to feel this on my arm - bet it's like heaven!!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Oh I love this! Combines my love of beads with fiber... well, at least it looks like a quilt. I've got the book and have yet to tackle anything in it. Maybe this Fall?!

Magic Love Crow said...

Stunning! I can see myself wearing a Victorian Dress with this bracket ;o) A choker would be amazing!

Caron Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful pattern! You are so clever. I love the subtle tones you have used.

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