I wanted to try out even-count and odd-count 2-drop peyote together. These bracelets look great when worn as a set or separately. You can even wear the thinner bracelet on top of the wider one for a layered look.
Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends are perfect for creating matching jewelry sets. Separate out some of the colors to use in one piece and use the other colors in the other piece, or mix and match the colors in both pieces. Cheri used our Frosty Filigree Blend to create these two beautiful bracelets. See more inspiration for using Designer Seed Bead Blends in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Start an even-count 2-drop peyote stitch bracelet by stringing seed beads from the Artbeads Frosty Filigree Designer Blend, and TOHO 3mm bugle beads in nickel. Refer to The Gilded Age Bracelets PDF Diagram for color, number, and style of beads to string. To learn how to create an even-count 2-drop peyote stitch, take a look at our video tutorial. Each bugle bead will work like two seed beads in the stitch. Continue the bracelet until it is the desired length.
Start an odd-count 2-drop peyote stitch bracelet by stringing six seed beads from the Frosty Filigree Blend. Use our 2-drop peyote stitch video and the PDF diagram for The Gilded Age Bracelets to start your bracelet. The first 14 rows will be all seed beads, but you will use a bugle bead in place of the two silver center seed beads for three rows and then alternate between three rows of all seed beads and three rows of bugle beads in the center. Continue the bracelet until it is the desired length. We made our narrow bracelet a little bit longer than the wide bracelet so it could be worn on top of the wide bracelet.
Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!