This pattern uses a combination of Swarovski crystal rivoli motifs, seed beads and pearls to create a simple, but elegant bracelet. It is a great way to learn how to bead around a rivoli and you can have fun playing with different colour combinations.
You will need the following materials:
- Swarovski rivolis, 14mm
- Size 11 seed beads
- Size 15 seed beads
- 4mm Pearls
- Beading thread
- Your choice of clasp
You can also purchase this pattern as a complete kit, so that will include all the materials that you need.
Techniques and Experience
The project uses very basic Right Angle Weave and peyote stitch. So, it is ideal for anyone who is starting out in those stitches. It’s also a satisfying quick make if you’re more experienced!
I have taught this at a few classes for improvers. So, you really don’t need to be terribly experienced to make this crystal rivoli bracelet.
About the Crystal Rivoli Bracelet
I love beading around cabochons, rivolis and anything else. So, this bracelet design gave me a chance to do just that. I wrote up the pattern because I wanted to share this with others.
Whenever I wore the bracelet, people admired it. The simplicity of the crystal rivoli motifs allows them to really shine. Pearls are always classic. So, you really can’t go wrong with this combination.
Please make sure you select the right option from the drop-down menu. So, the kit contains the pattern plus all the materials you need for the bracelet. Or, you can just get the pattern on its own.
I have put together a few different colour combinations. The trick is to find seed beads that accentuate the crystal rivoli each time.
If you are just purchasing the pattern and then buying or using your own beads, it is worth thinking about cost. I have used Swarovski rivolis, but the Chinese crystal is also pretty good these days. So, if you’re on a budget, that’s a simple way to save money.