The next bracelet that I have chosen to update is the "Stained Glass Roses" bracelet. This piece is done in Brick Stitch, so the re-work was a bit more challenging.
The cuff blanks that I use are approximately 6.25 inches long, so I had to adjust the design to fit that length.
The origional was pretty close. In fact, it was just a bit longer, so I had to remove a row or two from the design.
Of course, I started with my computer program. I use BeadTools4. I find it to be a very user-friendly program.
Then, I move on to the beadwork piece.
After I removed the button and loop from the origional closure, I started doing the froggie stitch.
Rip it!! Rip it!
Then I sort most of the beads and start "re-working" the design.
I measure the "finished" piece against the cuff blank to be sure it will fit before I cut the threads.
And when I am done, I have a brand new piece that will make a great cuff!!
The pattern for the Stained Glass Roses Cuff can be found at Bead Patterns Boutique. It includes and option for you to download my step-by-step finishing tutorial with the purchase of the pattern.
Hugs and Blessings,