Here's something I haven't tried before... Beading around a Rivoli. Was not an easy project for me, I had to start over more than once when trying to bezel around those Crystals. The embellishments were easy after that. This is one of Deborah Roberti from Around The Beading Table's patterns just simply called Rivoli Bracelet. The original pattern called for dark Siam red stones but when I ordered them from ... They were out so they sent me the color Crystal Copper, I really think it looks better, makes the crystals really show up. Hope you like it!
I like that a lot also. Dk. Siam is too dark for me, I like Lt. Siam, but this copper is dynamite. Donna
Thanks Donna, you are always so nice!
The bracelet came out amazingly! I don't think it would have been as nice with the siam swarovski crystals.I love that website, they have some great patterns.
Thanks Emma, that is one of my favorite sites too. I buy a lot of beads from them. Course that means I get a LOT of email from them too, mostly about sale stuff.
The bracelet is lovely and the colour of the crystal is beautifully deep. Gorgeous!
beadweaving with seed beads or small beads is something I have never tried as it does look so complicated, all those tiny beads!
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love that!!!....are u gonna make a necklace to match
Thanks Princess, no, don't have any plans for a necklace. Does sound like a good idea, could make it graduated sizes of rivoli s . This is 14mm. Could put 14s in the center and goes to 12s as it goes up the neck ... Hum may have to think about that.
I love the pattern too, that seems like a very difficult project indeed.
Like some others I also find the colors a bit to dark, but then again I have always preferred light and shiny colors so my personal opinion might be a bit biased. It still looks beautiful though, great work :)