"Often the simple designs are the best. At least that’s what I think. One of my favorite patterns to bead is Sandra D. Halpenny’s Stained Glass Bracelet pattern. I made these two with regular old seed beads, and I’m beading one up now using Delica beads. For these two bracelets I used a matte black bead for the “frame” and transparent blue and purple beads with an AB (Aurora Borealis) coating. It’s a shame it gets washed out a little in the scan. In person these bracelets have a kind of depth to them, almost as if you could look into the glass."For the stained glass I used a Delica Mix
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Just finished up my Delica version of Sandra D. Halpenny’s Stained Glass Bracelet pattern. For this one I used matte black beads and a bead mix I got from Bead Obsession here in Albuquerque.You can see how the Delicas give a much more uniform appearance. Still, I like the texture that seed beads give.