Pretty in Pink

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Hello Steph here! Some of you may already know how much I love right angle weave (RAW), particularly if you’ve been on any of my workshops before. It’s such a versatile beading technique and one that looks more complicated than it really is. We’ve taught many people how to make a right angle weave bracelet on our basic jewellery making class and everyone is always surprised by how easy and relaxing it is to do.

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So when we received our latest Preciosa delivery, which included some lovely pale pink 4mm faceted beads, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.

Pretty in Pink Bracelet; using 4mm Czech glass faceted beads and size 8 seed beads.
pink-faceted-glass-raw-braceletsThis is a really simple design and one that is perfect for beginners. The subtle pale pick goes well with Crystal AB beads as well at the Galvanised silver seed beads.

This diagram shows the simple way the right angle weave builds up. We also have a great Right Angle Weave tutorial on our YouTube channel (below) which gives you full instructions on how to make the bracelet, including adding the clasp.
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Right angle weave is a great technique and easy to adapt…why not design your own, try stripes, chevrons or go random, the possibilities are endless…do be warned Right Angle Weave can be addictive.

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More about Steph…
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Name : Steph Gibbs
Position at The Beads Shop : Manager, workshop co-ordinator and teacher.
Favourite Swarovski colour : Indicolite or Montana (or maybe pacific Opal or Metallic Blue 2x) argh…too many to choose from – basically all the blues!
Jewellery I like to make : I love silver Art Clay and I’m a keen bead weaver, however I really love the variety with jewellery making. I definitely go through phases of experimenting with different things; wirework, resin and polymer clay – I have recently been making my own large feature beads from polymer clay – it’s so much fun mixing your own colours, which I’ve simply been stringing into long necklaces with seed beads as spacers.
Website/personal Blog: nettynot.co.uk
Pets : 1 cat called Chip (aka Lady Chippington, Chippopotamus or Chiparoo).
How I take my tea : Strong with just a splash of milk.

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