Save 15% on regular price items with code THANKU + Choose a FREE Gift with your order!
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!


First fishtail bracelet

About this design:

This was the first Ali-inspired fishtail bracelet - you can see the organza ribbon that I dyed myself. I added a Montana blue Superlon beading thread wrap to one of the junctions this morning, as I had done on the second bracelet.


Dark brown natural leather (1.5 mm), dark brown hemp (1 mm), 7/16" aqua organza ribbon (dyed with dyes from Dharma), Montana blue Superlon beading cord, hypo cement, clear fingernail polish (on the ribbon to prevent fraying). Length: ~18 inches.

Additional Images:

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! Love the little extra pop of color! These are cool!

  2. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Very pretty and your hand dyed ribbon is perfect with this.

  3. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Wow I love it . all my favorite colors and I love the pop of blue.

  4. Wild Mustard
    Wild Mustard says:

    Thanks :) I met an amazing 9 year old today who admired the bracelet, along with another one I had on with it, then gave me one of HERS to go along with it – the cutest rubber band chain mailish things I had ever seen. Wait. I need to post a pic of that. It was so cool to have a conversation with her about creating things and NEEDING to create them :)

  5. Wild Mustard
    Wild Mustard says:

    Oops hit reply too soon. Here it is.


  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    Another nice piece :D

  7. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Aww that’s so cute! I love how she did a little pattern!

Add your thoughts!

  1. No Photo
    YOU say:

    Sign up for a Lima account to comment—it's quick and free!

    Already have an account? Just log in.