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Athena’s Acanthus Bracelet is a flat bead woven bracelet that resembles a vine or wreath. The stitch is herringbone with two columns of beads. Using two sizes of beads in the herringbone makes the stitch curve into leaf shapes. To make a clasp, add a button on one end, and a large leaf on the other end for the loop. The button clasp is easy to do and undo, but is also secure. With a bit of string you can easily move the button to adjust the fit. This pattern is suitable for advanced beginner to intermediate bead weavers. Some basic knowledge of bead weaving is helpful.
The tutorial is 9 pages, including 40 illustrations and photographs. The tutorial is a PDF file that gives step by step instructions for the bracelet in the photos. The last page includes photos and a discussion of a few variations.
This is part 1 in my series Beaded Lace Adventure, where I aspire to write a series of tutorials designed around making a large collar necklace out of beaded lace. I am carefully documenting my process in this series, and I invite you to make a lace collar with me. Read about the Beaded Lace Adventure on my blog: http://gwenbeads.blogspot.com/2013/10/going-on-beaded-lace-adventure.html
Part 2 of the Beaded Lace Adventure is “Beaded Lace Flowers” https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/167529143/.
Part 3 is "Beaded Lace Swags" https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/168520221/
Part 4 is "Beaded Lace Medallions" https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/169370588/
Part 5 is "Eucalyptus Leaves Bracelet and Clovers" https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/171534834/
Part 6 is "Beaded Lace Hearts" https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/173503822/
Part 7 is "Beaded Celtic Knot Earrings" https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/174859574/
Part 8 is "Beaded Celtic Knots: Rings, Rosettes and Beaded Beads" https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/176781304/
and more designs are coming! Look for in the tutorials section of my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gwenbeads?section_id=5815553
This listing is for the tutorial only. Materials are not included. The tutorial includes materials lists but if you are a bead weaver, you probably already have everything you need. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at gwen [at] beadinfinitum.com or convo me through Etsy.
After Etsy receives confirmation of payment for your order, you will be able to download your order from your receipt in the "Your Purchases" section on Etsy. Read more about how to download a file you purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949. If you have any questions, please convo me. The PDF document is 1.6 MB and can be opened with Acrobat and Adobe Reader 8.0 and later. If you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free at www.adobe.com
If you're interested in buying this tutorial but see it has been sold, check back again in a few hours or email me so I can re-list it. If you would like me to make you a bracelet, check my other Etsy listings or email me with the colors you like, and we will discuss the details. There are no refunds on tutorials.
This tutorial is Copyright Gwen Fisher 2013, and is for personal use only. Please do not distribute or copy it. Do not mass produce the designs described therein. You may sell a limited number of pieces that you make with this tutorial, but I ask that you please give me credit as the designer. For more information on my copyright policy, visit http://www.beadinfinitum.com/Copyright_Statement.html
Look for more tutorials in the tutorials section of my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gwenbeads?section_id=5815553 and visit my website at beadinfinitum.com
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