March Program

Diagonal Ridges Bracelet
                   Mary Lynne Westervelt
Worked in even-count peyote, this simple bracelet uses graduated sizes of seed beads to create visual and textural interest. For best results, use round seed beads (not cylinders) in the recommended sizes and Fireline™ beading thread. The bracelet is finished with a button and loop closure.
  • 5 – 10 grams size 11º seed beads (A)
  • 5 – 7 grams size 8º seed beads in contrasting color (B)
  • 6 – 8 grams size 6º seed beads in contrasting color (C)
  • ½ - ¾ -inch shank-back button
  • 8 lb. test Fireline™
  • Size 11 or 12 beading needle
You will also need:
Thread Heaven™
Beading mat
Bead stopper
Scissors or clippers
Magnification, if needed
Task light, if needed
Tips on choosing beads: Using matte beads for the A beads will make shiny beads "pop". For best effect, make sure you have good contrast with your beads, i.e., light, medium, dark color values.