Here's one of the projects I worked on this summer... the Garden Windows Bracelet**
It was for my Mom, a kind of belated Mother's Day gift.
I used lighter color Tila Beads than the example and some really pretty Czech Druks as the centers of the flowers. I had a hard time finding pinkish purple size 15 beads and then finding Tila beads that coordinated well.
The colors are really pretty against skin (they look a little more dull against the white backdrop). And I love the button closure. I was worried that it wouldn't be too secure but it really does the trick.
And now I've added ladder stitch and square stitch to my repertoire of beadweaving skills.
**This pattern is by Glorianne Ljubich and originally published in Beadwork magazine June/July 2012.