This Donut bracelet recipe card is linked to my ‘Sweet Treats’ book and gives three pages of instructions. You will also need to buy or own a copy of the book as the recipe card uses the instructions for donuts that are available only in my book. This card gives you full instructions for assembling this bracelet with a concealed magnetic clasp. The recipe uses circular and tubular Peyote stitch. You can choose your own colours for the donut icing. This project is suitable for anyone who enjoys working in peyote stitch. It is not a difficult technique, but elements of the donut bracelet may be a little fiddly to complete.
When I wrote Sweet Treats book I always planned to develop the patterns in it. One of my favourite patterns is the donut. For the book I created some donut jewellery, but I didn’t have time to make a bracelet. I had the idea though and allowed it to evolve over time. So, the donut bracelet that you see here uses a clever technique for linking the donuts.
I am always concerned about stitching elements of beadwork together, especially in a bracelet, as I worry that if I catch the bracelet the beadwork may fall apart. I hasten to add that this has never happened to me yet, but you never know!
The donuts each take a couple of hours to make, so I really didn’t like the idea of risking losing my donut bracelet. I ended up stringing the donuts onto beadalon as I find this extremely strong and hard-wearing. The method for doing this is pretty fun! It also enabled me to conceal a magnetic clasp within a donut. Therefore, when you wear the bracelet, the join is really well disguised.
I had a lot of fun creating this and in researching the origins of donuts for the book. It turns out that there is a national donut day in June. You can find the full details in the book, but suffice to say, it’s a great excuse for wearing a donut bracelet!