But for this gorgeous pattern, it was worth having to deal with the numerous beads (more than 100 to be strung on each shuttle plus others to be added as you go).
First I thought I'd try just one element. Then I only had one button that was the right size (and even then I think it was a tad too big) so I played with other centres.
Apologies for my laziness, I didn't sew in the ends... not yet anyway!
The left one is with a button as per the pattern; for the middle one, I made my own centre with some silver beads and the one on the right has a metal finding in the centre.
After those samples, I thought it was time to tackle a whole bracelet. I decided to use the bronze findings (no more buttons of the right size!) and so thought that Lizbeth Autumn Spice would look good with the bronze. I am limited in my stash of beads so the only ones that went with that colour scheme were some red seed beads and some larger green and gold beads.
I have to thank Miranda for the little bronze findings (they were perfect with 8 petals!) - she had kindly sent me a selection of findings a while ago and I'm glad I found something nice to use some of them for. I so appreciate it when people send me stuff even though sometimes it can take a while before I find just the right thing for them.
They're not really colours I wear unfortunately but they look good together, yes?
I managed to go wrong in a few places but now I've got the design figured out so the next one will be better. Definitely need a trip to the bead shop tomorrow.
I love the pattern Jane!