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Wildflowers Beadwork Kit by Melanie Potter
Blossoms Bracelet & Ring

Blossoms Bracelet
& Ring Kit


 
 
Green & Gold Color Palette




 
Detail Showing "Fold & Snap" Clasp






Blossoms Rings Shown In Cadmium and Green Palettes











Blossoms Bracelet & Ring
Fast, Fun & Easy Designer Quality Project


The inspiration for this design came from Melanie’s love of springtime blossoms coming out all over the Central Coast of California where she lives. The classic unbeatable glory of little flowers in nature is the perfect inspiration for any designer. This design is intended to be a classic, and to cross ages and styles for any occasion. The pearl in the center of both bracelet and ring are easily bezeled securely. The stitching uses basic techniques without complex bezels or special tools. The closure is a simple design that will not come off or be uncomfortable on the wrist. 

Made For Everybody!

Melanie uses simple stitch techniques of Peyote, Chevron Chain, both easy to “pick up” to put these together.  The beads are mostly 11/0 so they are easier to work with than smaller sizes.  The Clasp and the pearl inset are both thought out and done very simply to make it fast and easy to accomplish with a very finished look.  Melanie has been asked by many people to make some designs that will be great to do in an evening, or to do with a friend that does not bead.  The full color illustrated instructions are extra detailed to allow almost anyone to pick up the kit and get it done.  This really is a classic fun project whether to teach to a friend, give to a new beader, or just bead up in a short time as a gift for someone or yourself!

To view color palettes or purchase Blossoms kits click here.

Techniques:
Peyote stitch, flat even count and circular
Chevron chain stitch


Concepts covered:
Using larger beads than Melanie customarily works in, this design can be stitched quickly and is easier than the more elaborate pieces she creates although uses some of the same techniques. Get a taste of some of these techniques with Blossoms.
  • Learn to create a speckled band that looks like little mosaic tiles
  • Learn to bead a bracelet band and ring with two ways to finish the edging with picots
  • Learn to make flower petals with graduated colors to create depth in the design
  • Learn a simple technique to bezel a pearl that is secure
  • Learn to make a simple buckle clasp as a closure

Finished size: Can be made for any size wrist and finger.

Tools Needed: Small scissors, beading surface like vellux mat, beading light

 


Skill Level: Basic

Blossoms Kit comes with:

  • Very detailed color illustrated pattern
  • 11/0 Japanese seed beads (5 colors)
  • 15/0 Japanese seed beads (1 color)
  • Swarovski 12mm Pearl
  • Swarovski 10mm Pearl
  • 6mm Sew-on Snap
  • Thread
  • Beading needles 
Blossoms Pattern

To view color palettes or purchase Blossoms kits click here.

Wearing Blossoms

Bracelet and Ring set shown worn in the Purple & Gold palette


Contact us with questions about this kit.
Email: 
info@schoolofbeadwork.com
Phone: 805.440.2613

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