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Crystal Radiance Brooch

Oct 22, 2009
Views: 53,472
Downloads: 13,183
Comments: 21
File Size: 550kB
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Designer: Tina Koyama
Published: Beadwork August/September 2006
Technique: Brick Stitch

This brooch of concentric circles of brick stitch requires making gradual increases from round to round by changing bead sizes as well as changing the number of beads in each round.

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michelle p@5 wrote
on Oct 23, 2009 6:28 AM
Je vous remercie pour le schéma de cette magnifique broche. Michelle
Kathy@398 wrote
on Oct 23, 2009 8:27 AM
I really like the alternative color brooch. Do you have a materials list for that one as well?
simonetta4 wrote
on Oct 23, 2009 10:20 AM
Grazie mille per lo schema di questa splendida spilla, Baci da Roma Ciao Simonetta
Ruth D wrote
on Oct 23, 2009 11:29 AM
What is size D Fireline thread? Is it 4LB; 6 LB I haven't heard of it in alpha description before.
RubyH wrote
on Oct 24, 2009 10:32 AM
How about translating everything into english so the rest of us can read the comments? ALSO! WHY NOT SHOW THE PICTURE UP CLOSER?? I cannot see the bead work. For this reason I will not download it. What abotu a material list??
AngieDemers wrote
on Oct 24, 2009 4:33 PM
if you download the pdf, there's a really big picture of the beadwork, as well as a material list, FYI.
AngieDemers wrote
on Oct 24, 2009 4:37 PM
Ruby, Michelle P's comment is in French, and she said "I thank you for the schematics of this magnificent brooch" and Simonetta's Italian comment says "Many thanks for the plan of this splendid brooch. Kisses from Rome, Bye" Hope that helps. My husband and I speak a few languages :)
on Oct 24, 2009 8:20 PM
OMG excuse my grouchiness but what will you people do if you ever travel outside the US??? Even in Quebec just to the north they speak french and how do you know what to order in an Italian restaurant (not Pizza Hut!) Or do you just go to McDonalds in Beijing, Moscow, or Bangkok? FYI puupuu is snacks in Hawaiian not something you find in a dirty diaper. Aloha from the multi cultural 50th state
frantastic3 wrote
on Oct 25, 2009 9:47 PM
Thank you. This is a nice design and look forward to customizing with some "sunshine" type colours. Merci, Grazie, and Danke schon from Ontario, Canada.
beadaholic@3 wrote
on Oct 26, 2009 4:41 AM
RubyH - I cannot believe how ungrateful you are - instead of just saying a great big thank you for the FREE download you shout and make unpleasant comments - if you took the time to look at the download you would have seen the big picture and the material list - you obviously don't know too much about this site and about beading in general. Anyhow - from me a great big thank you for a wonderful pattern - as we say here in South Africa - Baie Baie Dankie ons waardeer dit baie (thank you very very much we appreciate it ... a lot) Believe it or not ... even in good ole SA ... we understand French, Italian, German, Zulu, Xhosa and much much more ... the rainbow nation ...
GillianJ wrote
on Oct 27, 2009 5:25 AM
I love this pattern, but like Kathy, I'd like to make it in the alternative colourway. Do you have a materials list for this?
TammyU wrote
on Oct 29, 2009 1:19 AM
This brooch is beautiful. Miigwech Thank You In Ojibwe Tammy
JAI@3 wrote
on Nov 17, 2009 9:39 AM
chausrk wrote
on Nov 20, 2009 8:04 PM
I made this brooch several years ago when it first was published in Beadwork, but decided to make it using Indicolite and Topaz crystals. I made the color choice of my crystals first then gathered the other beads necessary. I've also made it in Crystal AB and light sapphire for a snowflake appearance. Between myself and my mom, we've probably made this in at least 1/2 dozen different schemes. It's an easy pattern to make up in many different colorways.
Danette@5 wrote
on Dec 2, 2009 1:29 PM
Hello, I am kind of new to this kid of stuff, I frierst want to say VERY beautiful work!! I am wondering if any one has done the project " Hoilday swirl" or "wave pearls"? if anyone has the pdf I could down load and would send it to me I would LOVE to try these 2 projects. you can email them to : thank you so much
Lia @12 wrote
on Dec 9, 2009 11:19 AM
i totally agree with 'beadaholic'! what is more important: the brooch or the comments?! i am a newby in beadwork, but i saved the fille and i wil make the brooch when i'll be more experienced. multumesc mult de tot! superba piesa! (romania/europe) = thank you very much! gorgeous work! sorry for my english...
evespassion wrote
on Jan 2, 2010 7:58 PM

What a beautiful pattern and easy to understand instructions.  Thank you!

Kathleen@166 wrote
on Jan 8, 2010 11:19 AM


This is lovely.  A beautiful work of art.

Katie Anne

Maestracci wrote
on Feb 1, 2010 10:55 AM

Magnifique, chic et élegant.

Merci beaucoup pour votre partage.


Marcia@115 wrote
on Feb 5, 2010 8:00 AM

Wow, neat brooch! Thanks!  And thanks to Angie for the translations!  I admire people who can speak other languages and wish I could.  I know some Spanish, but not enough  to be fluent.  I don't know anyone I can practice with often enough.  And Sdalbec, we can't travel to foreign countries.  But if we could, I'd eat in a REAL Italian restaurant, and muddle through with the translator app I downloaded on my phone.  Besides, I don't eat aat McDonalds or Pizza Hut here in the US.

on Feb 5, 2010 11:23 AM

Lovely work!!............thanks for share :)