Monday, April 14, 2008

14.4.08 Hojas Bracelet Tuto and versions

I have been asked for the Hojas bracelet scheme that I developed few months ago for a workshop. I based myself on a repetitive motif from the Hojas Collar that I learned from Chris Prussing scheme together with Diane Fitzgerald's private collection and help. I call that repetitive motif "the fly motif" since it reminds me of flies wings. I taught this bracelet in several workshops and gathered here some of its versions. The clasp part remains a personal challenge and as you will see, each one took it somewhere else.

In the following small movie, you will see some versions of my students and also self-taught versions such as "Smadar's Treasure" 's ones.

1st slide: This slide is a close-up view of one of the sides of the bracelet. However, the work is done following horizontal rows, as on the second slide.

2nd slide: The black dots represent size 11 seed beads. The first row shown here in black is a ladder/square stitch row (3 beads height). Later, try to follow carefully the thread path.

I hope you will enjoy it and you are welcome to leave me any remark or suggestion.

You will make me very happy if you send me pictures of your own creations, based on this tuto!

Good Luck,


Pat de Verre said...

Merci beaucoup Judith, ravie d'être la première à le faire. Dès demain, je tente de faire un bracelet avec ce point que je trouve superbe.
Tu ne m'as pas dis dans quelle ville tu vis ni dans quel coin...???
Thanks a lot for this tuto. Hope to show you soon my first attempt.

fraulein said...

Judith, I can't thank you enough for posting this. I've sat for hours with graph paper and pencils and tried to figure this pattern out. It is just spectacular. Thank you thank you thank you!

Smadar's Treasure said...

Thank you, Judith, for featuring my bracelets!
I really like this stitch and pattern, which can be easily used to create different and rich designs.


...zur Zeit sind`s die Perlen said...

Hello Judith,many thanks for your visit in my Blog,then i would send you a picture from my green hut,but i did´nt find an e-mail adresse .
This Braclet is woooonderfuuuuul,i like it, i want to make this,many many thanks for your posting the schema ;-)) i hope you can somewhat understand english ;-( but i am learning..hugs Andrea

Beadturtle said...

Many, many thanks! I love Saraguro beadwork! I'd like to try this pattern sure!

ruxypixy said...

Hi, Judith!
Iţve been watching your creations for a long and a was so happy to find this tutorial on the bracelet.
Here is my version of the bracelet: Saraguro Bacelet from Ecuador, with inspiration from Israel

I'm wainting to see how you find it and the rest of my blog. If you'd like to keep in touch and talk sometimes, my e-mail is: and my mess id: ruxypixy. I would be very glad to talk to you sometimes.

ruxypixy said...
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ruxypixy said...

Oh, i forgot to tell you that if you like the photos on my blog, feal free to use them on yours.
Many kisses, from Romania!

maripas said...

merci pour le tutorial de ce magnifique bracelet!

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

Thank you for the tut! This is such a cool weave; I couldn't put it down. Here's a link to my bracelet, Embers, on my blog.

Blinky said...

hello! I thought I should show you this:

gina /aka / wing said...

Your work is so BEAUTIFUL, and intricate, original, and mind-blowing. you make exquisite jewelry, and i'm sooo impressed at your talant. the Hojas saraguro bracelet is out of this world!
♥ :)

judith27k said...

Thank you so much Gina ♥

Rita alias alatvian said...

Thank you so much Gina!

Rita alias alatvian said...

Oh, sorry, Judith! :)