Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ode to Puca

stack o'bangles
If you follow just about any European bead stitching blog, then you have seen these bangles derived from a pattern by Puca at Les Perles de Puca.  Actually, I found details about how they are assembled at the French bead forum Histoire de Perles.  They are also very similar to Sabine Lippert's A Square and His Friends pattern.  [Her English language book will be realeased in May 2012 by Lark!].  These bangles and Cynthia Rutledge's Honeycomb Bangles seem to be in every French or Italian blog.  I'm not usually into so many crystals, but I was drawn to these bangles particulary since I could stitch each with just Delicas, 11/0 seed beads, and some 4mm bicones.
three different colors of Delicas




11 comments:

  1. Oh, Lois, these are beautiful! Guess I'll have to brush off my long-dormant French minor and hit those sites...

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  2. Great way to use up Delicas for sure!

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  3. You picked lovely colors, love your bracelets.

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  4. Magnifique !!! J'aime les couleurs que tu lui as donné...
    Félicitations

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  5. Lois! I ADORE these bangles!!! May have to give that a whirl myself!

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  6. Hi, I found your blog through a picture of your pretty bangles on pinterest! I would love to attempt to make these, but I can't seem to find a pattern for them, or anything similar. Any information you might give would be appreciated! I know this was quite some time ago. :)

    Hattie

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    1. http://www.trytobead.com/en/Patterns-and-Kits/Oldies/A-square-and-friends.html

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    2. Free tut for this bracelet http://perlitasbellas.blogspot.it/search/label/Tutorial

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  7. Pinterest also lead me to your blog, but I can't find information similar to this design on any of your links. I'd love to know more about how they were made. Well done by the way. They are lovely! I hope you still enjoy them.

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    1. Try http://www.trytobead.com/en/Patterns-and-Kits/Oldies/A-square-and-friends.html

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    2. An even better and free tut http://perlitasbellas.blogspot.it/search/label/Tutorial

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