Monday, June 21, 2010

My talented Bead Soup partner Marcie Abney recently published a project in Beadwork June/July 2010.  I followed the directions for her Color Swirls bracelet to make my own.  The pattern reminded me of an eddy:
swirling ice eddies from a NASA photo found in a Remote Sensing Tutorial
I got to work and played with a few colorways, but was frustrated because I have a mix of 11/0 Japanese and Czech seeds beads (despite the same number designation, they are not quite the same size), but didn't seem to have four colors that I liked together in either size.
Finally I ordered a few beads to fill out a colorway similar to what was shown in Beadwork.
Alternating rings - I switched out only one of the four colors in every other ring.
The toggle bar has brick stitch bead caps.
Check out the magazine and try your own circular peyote swirls.


  1. Awesome!! I love the fact that you tried out colors until you came up with what you liked. Buen trabajo amiga!

  2. Beautiful swirls of beads! Your ability to complete such a bracelet has given me hope for this project!