Each week I will be posting about my favourites, which can be beads, techniques, patterns or designers
This is the Cobalt 4mm Czech fire polished bead.
I have chosen it as my favourite for this week because it is such a gorgeous colour and I absolutely love it! The depth of colour and the inner sparkle are quite sumptuous. I combined these beads with some of the Sky 4mm fire polish to make this Hana-Ami bracelet, which is one of Deb Roberti’s lovely designs that was free to download from here: https://aroundthebeadingtable.com/Tutorials/HanaAmiBracelets.html
“In Japanese beadwork, triangle weave is used to create a motif called Hana-Ami (Hana means “flower” and Ami means “stitch” or “net”). Although I use fire-polished beads, any type of size 4mm bead will work beautifully”.
MATERIALS (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp)
• 2 yards waxed thread, size D, or 6 lb. FireLine
• About 120 size 11/0 seed beads
• 14 size 4mm Color1 beads (any bead type)
• 10 size 4mm Color2 beads (any bead type)
These bracelets are very popular as they really sparkle and look so pretty on the wrist. Deb Roberti’s tutorials are very easy to follow so have a look and give it a go yourself.