Squaring the Circle Bracelet
Squaring the Circle bracelet is a component piece made using a combination of different beading techniques. The pattern includes 8 pages of fully illustrated, detailed instructions to guide you through the process of making the components and assembling the jewellery.
You will use a combination of basic Right Angle Weave, peyote stitch and Cubic Right Angle Weave. So, I would recommend that you are comfortable with all these techniques before attempting this bracelet. If you need a reminder of the techniques, then you can find free tutorials to download on this website.
You can alter this bracelet to fit any wrist size. Then, use the colours of your choice. You can stick to classic combinations or create a vibrant version perfect for the summer. If you need a bit of help with choosing colours, then this blog may be your answer.
The idea behind Squaring the Circle was to create a square focal around a round Swarovski Rivoli. So you will learn how to bezel around the Rivoli, creating a circular shape. You will then literally be ‘squaring the circle’ to turn this shape into a square. Decorate this with some O beads to form the central focal part of the bracelet. The bracelet uses a beaded clasp and beaded spacers, all made using CRAW. String with pearls to give a classic look.
If you are interested in more geometric jewellery, then you can find a blog post here that talks about geometric beadwork. It includes links to other patterns and projects that use beading techniques to create geometric shapes.