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Egyptian Cuff

Dec 4, 2008
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Designer: Shelley Nybakke
Published: December 5, 2008
Technique: Right-Angle Weave

This metal-bead cuff has just the right amount of crystal sparkle that's worthy of an Egyptian princess. Worked in segments, the multilayer right-angle-weave rectangles are first woven then connected with loops of beads. This project is from Beadwork magazine and will be free for a limited time.

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JoyceB@39 wrote
on Dec 5, 2008 8:24 AM
DannaF2 wrote
on Dec 5, 2008 8:41 AM
Very pretty can't wait to try it out.
BoyerH wrote
on Dec 5, 2008 8:59 AM
Beautiful, thank you
malexander33 wrote
on Dec 5, 2008 9:58 AM
Ever since I saw the necklace in the magazine, I've been pacing by my PC waiting till I could download this. I think it's gorgeous! I will be trying it in glass seed beads, though, 'cause I don't have the $ for metal beads. Shelley Nybakke sells Toho 8/0 3-cuts w/ a permanent finish on her website ... my local bead shop doesn't carry this size ... so I may spring for some of these beads from Shelley to make the accents in the center of each loop section of the bracelet. PS toho's "permanent finish" has easily passed my most rigorous test for color stability - dunking a bead into a small puddle of fingernail polish remover and scrubbing vigorously w/ my fingers or a paper towel. (Thanks, Carol Perrenoud, for recommending this among other tests in your "Bead Torture" article years ago.) Some other beads which LOOK like they are colored glass all the way through just have the colors painted on the surface of the beads. look carefully at the holes of shaped beads before you buy them. if you can see small areas of white closest to the holes, the bead is probably painted. Krylon spray does a nice job of stabilizing the color but I'd rather not take the chance of having the color come off. to use the Krylon spray, put a reasonable amount of the beads in a disposable airtight plastic bag. be able to spread them all out so all beads are separate. close the bag w/ your hand so there is a lot of air trapped in the bag. put the nozzle of the Krylon spray right next to the bag opening, spray JUST A LITTLE, and then start squishing the beads all around. you can tell if they are totally coated because they will look a little more shiny. if the beads aren't totally coated, spray another very tiny puff of Krylon inside the bag and continue squishing. Pour these beads out onto a paper plate, a line of paper towels ... anything to let them dry w/o touching.
beavweav wrote
on Dec 5, 2008 10:01 AM
i love the chance to get free instructions like the Egyptian Cuff but I just hate having to download two pages of advertising for Beadwork. How can I get around this ?
annh@79 wrote
on Dec 5, 2008 10:16 AM
To print only the instructions, simply fill out the section of your printer windows that asks what pages to print and only print the page(s) you want.
beavweav wrote
on Dec 5, 2008 1:27 PM
thank you for the instructions on printing. It worked beautifullly
grammasheri wrote
on Dec 5, 2008 10:50 PM
Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. It will be enjoyable to make!
MichelineH wrote
on Dec 6, 2008 1:15 AM
Thanks you for this beautiful design.I love it ! Soda from Belgium
BarbaraW@92 wrote
on Dec 6, 2008 11:27 AM
Looks very pretty ,will make it in the next few day and then see what it look like made up.just my kind of thing. Barbara from Canada
JanS@63 wrote
on Dec 6, 2008 4:29 PM
Thanks so much for the beautiful pattern!! Can't wait to try it.
TubaishiR wrote
on Dec 7, 2008 12:04 AM
its so pretty.
Janifer wrote
on Dec 7, 2008 6:29 PM
It is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for MY early Kwanzaa gift..will also be giving as a gift to family members.
Wanda@2 wrote
on Dec 8, 2008 9:43 AM
I also have been waiting for this beautiful bracelet to be posted so I stitch ine up in red for Christmas. Thanks again!!!!
SallyH@32 wrote
on Dec 12, 2008 4:16 AM
This bracelet is just stunning. I can make this up as a Christmas gift to myself. Then if I make more they can be gifts for my friends.
on Dec 13, 2008 2:19 PM
cant wait to wear this
Carly1234 wrote
on Dec 14, 2008 8:39 AM
Very beautiful
JoJo@9 wrote
on Dec 21, 2008 4:57 AM
Thank you Shelly for sharing. I'm having a challenge with starting :( ~Weave through the work "toward" the work from the bead that connects the last 2 units made~ Is that the top row horizontal bead between the last 2 right angles made? Fig.1 shows coming from the bead connecting the first and second row on the outside. ~Sigh~ I'm confused.
Ozzy wrote
on Dec 21, 2008 1:39 PM
Thankyou I have just completed it and am giving it to my daughter-in-law for Christmas. It looks beautiful. Thankyou for sharing this with us. Here in Australia we do not have the range of beads available that you have over there but we are good at improvising with other beads.
on Dec 28, 2008 1:19 PM
to the creator of this bracelet, Shelley...I believe you should have at least gotten a 4 star rating, and I can't wait to start on this, I have all the beads for it and definitely will try this one out! high five, sister!!!! ~Joyce D.
on Dec 30, 2008 6:44 PM
Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing. This bracelet is now the best one I have ever made. Thanks again.
damian2 wrote
on Jan 21, 2009 8:34 AM
thanks a lot for this great pattern!!
Wendy @163 wrote
on Jan 27, 2009 7:00 AM
I'm new here and I can't wait to try this Egyptian Cuff. It looks so beautiful.
on Mar 8, 2009 1:30 PM
Thank You for giving me the opportunity to have this beautiful pattern.
cinderllagrl wrote
on Mar 10, 2009 1:36 AM
It is very beautiful... I just wish I had a greater knowledge of working with beads in this manner... the instructions are too advanced for me.
DominiqueM2 wrote
on Mar 14, 2009 4:16 AM
Thank you for this fabulous pattern !
michelle p@5 wrote
on Apr 4, 2009 12:10 AM
je vous remercie pour ce magnifique bracelet
angela@95 wrote
on Apr 13, 2009 10:23 AM
This is a beautifull bracelet, but it was 1" too short. I followed the instructions, but had to go back and pay full price for the crystals I needed. It ended up needing one rectangle and the loops to make it the 7" (w/clasp) that is described in the pattern. I have heard this from a few others. The person I gave it to for a gift loves it. It turned out so amazing.
SusanJ@63 wrote
on Aug 3, 2009 5:41 AM
This is stunning, can't wait to "Play" Thanks for all you do Sue Jensen
linken wrote
on Aug 3, 2009 10:14 PM
This is great! an't wait to make and wear it!!!!!!