|Quilted Kite Bracelet by Susan Sassoon|
Beaded by Sylvia Abeyta
Silkies have been around for a few years, and they are lovely 2-holed beads. They are chunky, textured, and symmetrical, and they are featured in many patterns (both free and for a small cost) out there on the internet. We've used Silkies in many of our Happy Hour projects, and they are very popular. When Baby Silkies came along, I was sent a free sample by a supplier. I fell for them. They are just so cute. I bought them in a lot of colors and have had them available for quite a while. Everyone agrees that they are cute. But what to do with them? The patterns using them never materialized. Well, folks FINALLY! We have one. They serve as the corners of each motif in Susan Sassoon's Quilted Kite Bracelet. In her sample, she matches them to the adjacent Kite beads, so they blend. I chose a similar color match in our sample shown here. I think for the next one, I'll try popping the corners with a different colored Baby Silky.
So treat yourself to the experience of this lovely design using beads you may not have tried yet.
Also, give yourself another treat... Try a multi-strand clasp with the vertical loops. You may never go back to the old ones.
Quilted Kite Bracelet by Susan Sassoon
(Available at Poppyfield Bead Co
and on our e-commerce site here)
9 x 5 mm Kite Beads color A (40)
9 x 5 mm Kite Beads color B (40)
5 mm Baby Silkies (20)
11/0 Seed Beads (1g)
4-strand slide clasp
6 lb Fireline