About the Beaded Art Deco Bracelet
My beaded Art Deco bracelet evolved from the connector frames. Something about their patterning just made me think of Art Deco style. So I decided to hunt around to match them with a design that was also Art Deco in feel.
The Arcos and Minos beads proved perfect for this. They mimicked the symmetrical curved structures that you often see in Art Deco style. The materials for this project are all supplied by the Beadsmith. So I created the design as part of my work for the Beadsmith Inspiration Squad.
You should be able to find all these materials in any bead shop that stocks Beadsmith products. If the materials are not in stock, the shop will be able to order them direct from the Beadsmith. If you are unsure who stocks Beadsmith products, you can find out here.
Techniques and Materials
You are going to be working with size 15 seed beads and I have specified that you should use Miyuki brand. This is not just because the Beadsmith stocks them! This brand actually has lovely large holes. The pattern is going to require you to make several passes through each bead. So the hole size does matter.
Similarly, I have recommended using a finer needle to work these sections.
You will make the Beaded Art Deco bracelet in stages. So it is a project that you can pick up and put down if you don’t have time to sit for long beading sessions.
I have designed a beaded clasp that you can adjust to change the length of the bracelet. So you can fit it to any wrist size. If you prefer to use a ready-made clasp instead, that is fine – just check your sizing carefully.