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Water Maiden

About this design:

I found these rulla beads and loved the colors and textures. I had the maiden button and combined the two together using peyote stitch.


Rulla beads, seed beads, Czech button.

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  1. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love! Absolutely beautiful colors and stitching! I have that button too. It looks fantastic on the cuff.

  2. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Gorgeous piece! :)

  3. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    I love the colors on this! Beautiful!

  4. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh yes..ditto all of the above. You did a lovely job enhancing the focal with those colors.
    Beautiful work. I like the way it closes,so you can’t quite see the loop.

  5. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    I never made a loop like that before and was hesitant but it does close nicely and it is a very easy one to make. The peyote stitch is not my favorite but it works up quickly because the beads are so big. The beads feel very luxurious on the wrist. I like beaded bracelets because they are so comfortable to wear.

  6. Laud
    Laud says:

    So clever! The focal is intriguing and the closure method you used very neat. I’ve never used rulla beads. How did you string them?

  7. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Laud, it is just a peyote stitch. If you look carefully you will see that they all interlock. The first and last rows have two 11 seed beads between the rulla beads, and the rest just line up offset. I added two 11 seed beads turning the corners on the top and bottom. So you start with a rulla, add two 11s, rulla, 2 11s, until you want it wide enough. Then add 2 11s and the rulla. Maybe I will do a demo. It is very easy ( and I really do not like the peyote stitch), but you should be a whizz at it. It goes pretty fast.

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Oh, I forgot to mention, the rullas are two hole beads!

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the colors of the rulla beads in this! They compliment the button perfectly! Beautiful design, and I love how you finished it off!

  10. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    This is just beautiful – unusual – love it.

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful! I’m pretty sure I don’t have the patience to try this but I love how it looks! :)

  12. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    This is so beautiful! I really like the button for the clasp. Great colors too! :)

  13. Peggy3
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  14. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    very nice! I am in awe of you working with such small beads. Good for you!

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I really love this. The colors are gorgeous and the button really does *star* in this. I have bought bracelets like this before and they feel so good on your arm….very light and sleek. One day I am going to try it.

  16. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks everyone for your comments. Beading Hippie, I can’t really work with the 15s. The rullas are large and there are not a lot of the 11s in this design. This is a good project for beginners which is what I am. It just requires patience which I don’t really have much of as well. It took me about 6 hours to make it which is less than a beaded loom bracelet which I think took me many days and maybe 25 hours. The 2-hole beads are easy to line up unlike a cellini spiral which I think is a much more intricate stitch. If I can do it, I am sure that you can as well because I am all thumbs.

  17. C witt
    C witt says:

    My favorite!

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