Blue, Green, and Brown Picasso Chevron Bracelet by Sweet Freedom Designs
I'm crazy about how this one turned out!
If you remember the first chevron bracelet I made, it was very narrow, with a 3-bead base:
Skinny chevron bracelet, top
Skinny chevron bracelet, bottom
The skinny chevron stitched up incredibly fast, largely because the 3 beads in each row of the square stitch base are added all at once, row by row, so each row is stitched to the row below it.
For the wider version, I made the base 11 beads wide, and each bead had to be added individually to make the base strong enough to support the embellishment I would add later. One bead at a time, square stitch, = hours of stitching to create the base. Boring, too.
Once the base was done, I started adding the alternating rows of gorgeous brown, green, and blue Miyuki Picasso seed beads. These beads are SO pretty! The resulting bracelet has a wonderful weight, feeling nice and substantial on the wrist. It also has the most delightful texture and movement; not only visually, but literal texture and movement, as you run your fingers through the layers and rows of embellishing seed beads.
Chevron bracelet with Picasso seed beads, detail
Chevron bracelet with base visible
Chevron bracelet with antique bronze toggle
And, this beauty is now available in my Etsy shop!