Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bracelet of the Day: Claudia - Suede Gold & Hematite


CLAUDIA CALI BEAD CHAIN
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Gunmetal" (451)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Gunmetal" (451)
  • Cali beads "Hematite"
  • SuperDuo beads "Metallic Suede Gold"

I decided to make this final "Claudia" bracelet with the hematite Cali beads once again. I like the way it looks with the suede gold SuperDuos. For some reason this particular color comes in two versions depending on the bead supplier. These are the lighter version. The other version is much darker olive green color.


Download my free "Claudia Cali Bead Chain" pattern HERE. For Cali beads, go to Queen City Bead on Etsy HERE.

This is the week that my sister-in-law is visiting so I haven't done any beading all week. It will probably be a while before I have a chance to make some new projects to blog about.



 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bracelet of the Day: Claudia - Steel Blue & Graphite


CLAUDIA CALI BEAD CHAIN
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • Cali beads "Crystal Glittery Graphite"
  • SuperDuo beads "Pearl Coat Steel Blue"

This colorway is another one of my favorites. These Cali beads appear to be a dark metallic pewter but they're actually translucent when held up to the light. They look opaque on my wrist.


Download my free "Claudia Cali Bead Chain" pattern HERE. You can get Cali beads at Queen City Bead on Etsy HERE.




Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bracelet of the Day: Claudia - Navy & Ivory


CLAUDIA CALI BEAD CHAIN
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Gunmetal" (451)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Gunmetal" (451)
  • Cali beads "Hematite"
  • SuperDuo beads "Navy/Ivory Luster Duets"
  • SuperDuo beads "Jet Hematite"

Today's bracelet is mostly hematite with a little dark ivory to break up the monotony. The Superduo Duets are very subtle but effective in this colorway.


Download my free "Claudia Cali Bead Chain" pattern HERE. You'll find a nice assortment of Cali beads at Queen City Bead on Etsy HERE.



 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Bracelet of the Day: Claudia - Jet & Silver



CLAUDIA CALI BEAD CHAIN
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • Cali beads "Jet"
  • SuperDuo beads "Jet"

Today's bracelet is "Claudia" in basic black. Nothing fancy but very practical.


Download my free "Claudia Cali Bead Chain" pattern HERE. You'll find a nice assortment of Cali beads at Queen City Bead on Etsy HERE.



 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Bracelet of the Day: Claudia - Ivory & Aqua


CLAUDIA CALI BEAD CHAIN
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Gold" (4202)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Gold" (4202)
  • Cali beads "Chalk Cream Shimmer"
  • SuperDuo beads "Pastel Cream"
  • SuperDuo beads "Turquoise Green White Luster"

Here's a nice, summery colorway. I don't use bright gold seed beads very often but they were just the thing for this bracelet.


Download my free "Claudia Cali Bead Chain" pattern HERE. You'll find a nice assortment of Cali beads at Queen City Bead on Etsy HERE. I found the green turquoise SuperDuos at Red Panda HERE.



 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Bracelet of the Day: Claudia - Amethyst Luster


CLAUDIA CALI BEAD CHAIN
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • Cali beads "Chalk Violet Luster"
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Gold Amethyst Luster"
  • SuperDuo beads "Luster Gold"

I found these scrumptious amethyst SuperDuos at Red Panda recently. They have a hint of gold on them that gives them a bit of sparkle and they go very well with these Cali beads.


Download my free "Claudia Cali Bead Chain" pattern HERE. You'll find a nice assortment of Cali beads at Queen City Bead on Etsy HERE. You'll find these pretty amethyst SuperDuos HERE at Red Panda.



 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Bracelet of the Day: Claudia - Jet & Ivory


CLAUDIA CALI BEAD CHAIN
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • Cali beads "Jet"
  • SuperDuo beads "Jet"
  • SuperDuo beads "Black/White Beige Luster Duets"

The arrangement of the SuperDuo Duets gives today's bracelet a very different look.


Download my free "Claudia Cali Bead Chain" pattern HERE. You'll find a nice assortment of Cali beads at Queen City Bead on Etsy HERE.