Jocelyn wore a bracelet made from the 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized beads day and night for about four months. (She actually sewed it on herself and had to cut it off to remove it). The bracelet went scuba diving and snorkeling in Hawaii, it went out on the town, it went in the shower and played with the cats. At the end of all that it was still shiny and only three or four beads showed wear on the finish. A definite improvement over the older galvanized coatings, this bracelet was worn every day from the beginning of November until March.
Duracoat Galvanized Bracelet
Due to popular demand the pattern for the bracelet is as follows.
193-100: Japanese Short Beading Needles
CLBD-BR: C-Lon Brown Size D
11-4201: 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Silver Miyuki Seed Bead
11-4202: 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Gold Miyuki Seed Bead
11-4210: 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Hot Pink Miyuki Seed Bead
11-4212: 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Dk Berry Miyuki Seed Bead
Step 1- Add twelve 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Silver (11-4201) seed beads to your thread. Begin even count peyote stitch and complete 3 rows of silver.
Step 2- Add three rows using Duracoat Galvanized Dk Berry (11-4212).
Step 3- Add three rows using Duracoat Galvanized Gold (11-4202).
Step 4- Add three rows using Duracoat Galvanized Hot Pink (11-4210), then repeat Step 1.
Step 5- Add four rows of Duracoat Galvanized Dk Berry (11-4212).
Step 6- Add four rows of Duracoat Galvanized Gold (11-4202).
Step 7- Add four rows of Duracoat Galvanized Hot Pink (11-4210), then repeat Step 1.
Step 8- Repeat rows 2-7 until desired length is reached. The silver beads are always grouped in three row sections, but the other colors alternate 3 rows each and then four rows each. You may alternate sections one and two randomly, or always do one after the other.