Tutorials and kits

Each of the designs on this page is by me, Traci Otte.

Note:  Before ordering, please read my shop’s Important information page.  There’s lots of good stuff there about shipping, PDF tutorials, returns, and much more.

Below is a summary of my designs.  Click the “View details” link under the description for more information and to order.

 

Build a Better Bezel

Base stitch:  Right Angle Weave

Super8s and 15/0 seed beads combine to make a versatile and quick bezel, perfect for cabochons, discs, and more!

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Cobblestone Path

Base stitch:  Right Angle Weave

Use Super Duos to turn a slim, elegant bracelet into a bold statement. Rizos along each edge give the piece a little funky attitude.

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CNConstellation

Base stitch:  Daisy Chain

Use two-holed lentils and 15/0 seed beads to stitch a star.  Link the stars to create a constellation!

There are no kits available for this design.

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Dainty Flower EarringsDainty Flower Earrings

Base stitch:  Right Angle Weave

Designed to match It’s Got Legs and Cobblestone Path, these earrings are a great way to use up extra supplies from your kit or stash.

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Divine VineDivine Vine

Base stitch:  Spiral

Wear a garden on your wrist with a beautiful, organic bracelet bursting with disk flowers made from glass, metal, or other materials and leaf beads.  Eye-catching additions enhance a simple and quick-to-stitch technique.

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Stamped DominoesDominoes

Base stitch:  Stamping/inking

Turn regular dominoes into mini works of art using alcohol inks and stamps.  The tutorial covers both techniques and also discusses how to recover from mistakes (“Uh, I meant to do that!”) and how to work with vintage dominoes that have Dragon Dominodesigns pressed into them.  Kits are available with regular dominoes and the vintage ones in five styles.

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Double Decker DaisyDouble Decker Daisy

Base stitch:  Daisy chain

Using twin seed beads or Super Duos, you can height to your projects.  Dagger beads form the petals in this stunning, bold floral bracelet.

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EESThe Ever-Evolving Spiral

Base stitch:  Spiral

One quick-to-stitch spiral rope technique using SuperDuos evolves into four different thicknesses, including one with Rizos!

Also see Let’s Shag, Baby.

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Falling LeavesFalling Leaves

Base stitch:  Spiral

Celebrate spring, fall, or any time of year with a fun bracelet that intersperses leaves with “bare branches”.  This is a good way to learn how to modify the spiral stitch to add beads of different sizes.

There are no kits available for this design.

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Hera's SeductionHera’s Seduction

Base stitch:  Beadweaving

These earrings are an interpretation of what the goddess Hera wore as described in The Iliad: “And in her pierced lobes she put a fine pair of earrings, Glowing and graceful three-drop clusters.”

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It's Got LegsIt’s Got Legs

Base stitch:  Right Angle Weave

This slim and elegant bracelet will walk itself right onto your wrist! While this design uses Rizos, the technique is adaptable to other types and sizes of beads.  Also check out Parenthetical Statements, Cobblestone Path, and Dainty Flower Earrings.

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Tubed KeyKeys – Tubed Key or Not Tubed Key, Holiday Keys, others

Base stitch:  Peyote, square, none – depends on the project

There are so many options when it comes to keys – color, size, style, stitch, and many patterns.  The “Tubed Key or Not Tubed Key” design explains how to stitch peyote (odd and even count) as well as how to embellish and create the tubes.  There are separate holiday patterns for the same sizes of keys, and there are large keys with their own patterns.  Click the details link to see all the options!

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Let’s Shag, Baby

Base stitch:  Spiral

A quick-to-staitch spiral rope technique using SuperDuos and Rizos for a fun shaggy look that will have people turning their heads!

Also see Ever-Evolving Spiral.

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Parenthetical PetalsParenthetical Petals

Base stitch:  Right Angle Weave

See Publications for where this bracelet has appeared.  The tutorial is available here in case you can’t find it.  This is similar to Parenthetical Statements, but there is a slight change between the pearls that makes it a bit more frilly.

There are no kits available for this design.

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Parenthetical StatementsParenthetical Statements

Base stitch:  Right Angle Weave

This is the technique that launched Parenthetical Petals, It’s Got Legs, and Cobblestone Path.  Use pearls and seed beads as shown or experiment!

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Peyote PrimerPeyote Primer

Base stitch:  Peyote

If you’d like a one-stop place to learn even count peyote, odd count peyote, joining the ends to form a tube, and how to read charts, this tutorial is for you!

There are no kits available for this design.

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QuadrilleQuadrille

Base stitch:  Right Angle Weave

Dance with Super Duos, Rizos, and crystals as you stitch back and forth to add scalloped edges to a modified Right Angle Weave base. Instructions for matching earrings will be included.

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Riding the WavesRiding the Waves

Base stitch:  Spiral

This design teaches how to modify the spiral to accommodate long beads (the fish in this case) and shows how to organize a large number of different components so they’re evenly spaced.  The kit includes all of the types of beads shown in this necklace.

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SDN15-Earrings

SDN15 (Super Duos ‘n 15/0s)

Base stitch:  Daisy Chain?

One triangle technique is the start of a whole suite of designs.  The Basics tutorial explains the different components of the triangle and how to make the pair of earrings shown.  Other tutorials assume you know the basics, saving you money with each design you buy, such as the “Dino-spine” reversible bracelet in the second picture or the “Intertwined Pyramids” rope in the third picture.  Check back to see what’s new!

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Shadowed DiamondsShadowed Diamonds

Base stitch:  Peyote

Create a cute geometric bracelet while learning charted odd count peyote.  Peanut beads provide a substantial, double-layered feel that’s quick to stitch.

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Simple Stitched Saucer SetSimple Stitched Saucer

Base stitch:  Right Angle Weave

As seen in BeadStyle Magazine (July 2014), this design teaches Right Angle Weave using beautiful, lightweight wooden saucer beads and peanut beads.  You can purchase just the bracelet kit, the earring kit (including instructions), or the kit for the full set.

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Spinning DaisiesSpinning Daisies

Base stitch:  Peyote

Learn peyote on three small projects.  You can use any flower or disk with a hole in the middle.  Great for fidgeters!

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StarLite DotsStarLite Dots

Base stitch:  Tubular Peyote

Learn tubular peyote to make a necklace or bracelet that works up quickly with peanut beads.  Using AB peanuts against the black make the dots glow, but feel free to experiment with other colors.

There are no kits available for this design.

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StarLite Mini FlowersStarLite Mini Flowers

Base stitch:  Peyote

Learn odd count peyote and stitch little flowers that glow against the black.  Peanut beads provide a substantial, double-layered feel that’s quick to stitch.

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StarLite Mini HeartsStarLite Mini Hearts

Base stitch:  Peyote

Learn odd count peyote and stitch little hearts that glow against the black background.  Peanut beads provide a substantial, double-layered feel that’s quick to stitch.

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Triple Moon GoddessTriple Moon Goddess

Base stitch:  Peyote

This design only includes the pattern at this point.  Instructions are not included for how to embellish or to make the necklace.  I recommend using knitCompanion to help you keep track of where you are when stitching the chart.  It’s a time saver!

There are no kits available for this design.

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TFTwisted Finster

Base stitch:  Spiral

Stitch a spiral full of “shark fins” using two-holed triangles.  It’ll be like your own personal “Sharknado”.  (Yes, I regret typing that as much as you regret reading it.)

There are no kits available for this design.

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Waltz rope and Polka Dot beaded beadsWaltz Rope and Polka Dot Beaded Beads

Base stitch:  Tubular Peyote

FREE instructions!

Make a bracelet, necklace, and earrings using Super Duos and seed beads.  Click here for my blog post with all of the instructions.

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Wonder Twin ringsWonder Twin Rings

Base stitch:  Peyote

Using twin seed beads or Super Duos, you can stitch rings.  Link those rings together for a necklace or bracelet, or hang a single ring from an earring wire for cute earrings.  This design was published in the “Two-holed bead design challenge” in Bead&Button Magazine (August 2012).  The instructions are available for free here.  If you’d like the full tutorial with full instructions on how to embellish the rings and how to make earrings, that is available on the Details page.  Also, there is a separate tutorial for Wonder Twin rings holidayholiday earrings you might want to check out.

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