Cellini spiral bangle. So, I thought I’d get it out of the way early, while I still had lots of beads to choose from.
I had to study my bead stash for awhile, before choosing just the right color combination. A spiral bangle requires as much as 11 inches of beadwork, which means lots and lots of 8/o and 6/o seed beads. I had to decide which colors I wanted to use up completely.
I started with canary yellow 8/o Miyukis. I had basically been saving up two 10 gram packs for just such a project. After I added some pink lined transparent blue 6/o beads, I could see a fun springtime palette emerging. So, I selected some aqua sea foam green 11/o’s. I keep these beads in my Blue and Purple bead tray, but against the other two bead colors, they are definitely an Easter green.
This bracelet finished up just in the nick of time. I had only one - one! - 6/o bead left when I joined the ends of the beadwork to form the bangle. I guess that means it was meant to be.
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