I used the herringbone weave technique to create this cuff, adding a double row of spaced black seed beads between the stripes and beige center. The pattern was inspired by paintings of the Egyptian scarab god Khepri, whose wings are often depicted with multicolored rows in jewel tones. The bracelet closes with a beaded button and loop clasp made with matching colors, and is finished with simple straight fringe to protect the edges of the beadwork.
Dimensions: The bracelet is 2.5 cm (1 inch) wide, and 16 cm (6.3 inches) long, including the clasp. When the clasp is secured, the cuff has an inside circumference of about 14.5 cm (5.7 inches). The beaded button measures 1.7 cm (0.7 inches) across.
Materials used in this bracelet include Japanese glass seed beads, and a Czech pressed glass druk bead for the button base. I weave all of my jewelry using durable fused nylon thread, which provides lasting strength and consistent beadwork shapes. This cuff will hold a nice curved shape when worn, and will not stretch or lose it’s shape over time.
This one of a kind bracelet comes wrapped in tissue, packed securely with clean, repurposed bubble wrap or foam sheet, and shipped in a durable Canada Post cushion mailer.
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