This fun cuff is a delight to make using 8/0 seed beads; it works up quickly and there is no eye strain! Whimsical yet stylish, you can make this and wear it the same day! It also makes a great gift for all ages. The pattern can be beaded using either peyote or brick stitch (the line by line word instructions are for peyote). There is no particular inspiration for this pattern other than the fact that I love ladybugs!
Included with this 6 page PDF is a realistic pattern picture, a list of the beads used and how many of each are needed, a bead graph, and written row-by-row instructions for peyote. On the last page is a larger copy of the pattern picture that you can print and use as your go-by if, like me, you hate following written instructions. Using Size 8 Miyuki Rocailles, the finished size is 6.2 inches long by 1.1 inches wide (without clasp or embellishment).
Please note that this is not a tutorial and assumes basic knowledge of peyote/brick stitch. There are many sites on the internet you can check for a refresher if needed (check your favorite bead supply store website). The attached picture of a finished piece demonstrates one way you can attach a clasp and embellish the edges. For this cuff I’ve used a simple picot edging of 3 Delica 11/0 beads.
I’ve included the number/name of the beads and how many of each were used when designing the piece (8/0 Miyuki Round Rocailles), but use whatever colors and make of beads you would like. The only caveat is that different manufacturers of beads produce slightly different sizes (within each size category) so the finished piece may be larger/smaller than the measurements given, requiring a little adaptation. Also, some manufacturers produce beads with varying sizes/quality requiring significant initial culling. Just use beads that are approximately the same size when making these cuffs.
Feel free to sell what you create from my patterns but please do not sell the pattern or make copies for others. If you sell the finished pieces, I would appreciate if you would note the design source with my name and a link to my store. I’d also love to see a picture of your finished piece!
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