I designed this beaded Autumn leaves bracelet pattern for a beadalong on the Facebook group, Seed Beads and More. It’s a lovely, friendly group, with an emphasis on learning. So, if that sounds like your kind of thing, do look it up!
You simply need size 11 delicas in three colours for this bracelet. I picked Autumn shades because I was working to a theme. You might like to try this design in a different colourway entirely.
So, you can check out my beading supplies for the beads and thread to get you started.
Experience and Techniques
You might be looking at the beaded Autumn leaves bracelet and thinking it is a very complicated design. In fact, I created it with beginners or improvers in mind.
So, you are going to be using basic odd count Peyote and some basic brick stitch. If you are wondering what these techniques entail, I can help! I have some free tutorials that you can download to learn the basics.
Or, if you simple want a bit of an overview about the techniques, then check out this blog.
About the Beaded Autumn Leaves Bracelet
When I created this design, I wanted to experiment with a leaf motif. As I said, I was working to a theme set by the Facebook group. So, this dictated the colouring I chose.
I also wanted to create a pattern that the less experienced group members could use to build their confidence. So, in the previous month, the group had been focusing on Peyote stitch. I wanted to build on this.
Lastly, talking of building confidence, I wanted to show beginners that they can still make something that looks ‘flashy’. Complex-looking designs don’t have to be about advanced techniques.
So, I hope I achieved that in my beaded Autumn leaves bracelet.
If you are planning to make this, my top tip is to choose three colours that are quite distinctive. This will really help you to follow the patterning as you work.