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Fragrant Lilac

Project Info:

Level: Beginner

Estimated time: 1 Hour per bracelet

Project by Brittany Ketcham
Samples by Robin Tobias*

Gorgeous, sweet-smelling flowers in shades of lavender, lilac, and purple make this a favorite tree in many English gardens. Lilacs bloom in early Spring...just when romance begins to blossom. When Robin* selected the cord and bead colors for this collection of Bollywood, we think she had sweetness and roses in mind. And it’s really amazing that with just 4 tubes of seed beads and 5 colors of Chinese Knotting Cord, you can make 15 bracelets! Just add a few organza bags to your order and you can keep some and give some away as gifts. How perfect!

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See the Project Map below for a Bird’s Eye View of what beads Robin paired with what cord. Bollywood is a video project. Be sure to click on the VIDEO tab above to watch. We do not have a companion handout for Bollywood, however these techniques are helpful to review, if you’re new to Bollywood:

Fragrant Lilac

Deep Plum- 0.5mm

0.5mm chinese knotting cord

$3.35 USD

Frosted Lilac- 0.5mm

0.5mm chinese knotting cord

$3.35 USD

Peony- 0.5mm

0.5mm chinese knotting cord

$3.35 USD

Antique Pink- 0.5mm

0.5mm chinese knotting cord

$3.35 USD

8-4220 Duracoat Galvanized Eggplant

8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

$8.65 USD

6-451 Gunmetal 6/0

6/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

$4.00 USD

6-4220- Duracoat Galvanized Eggplant 6/0

6/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

$7.25 USD

Project Tray Inserts

Design Boards & Storage

$10.25 USD

GS Hypo Cement


$5.35 USD

Project Map

Robin’s samples use two sizes of seed beads (8/0 and 6/0) in just two colors, but notice how when you mix the five cord colors you get a variety that looks like so much more. When finishing the tails of each bracelet, Robin found it easier to use the 6/0 seed beads on all the tails rather than trying to fit 8/0’s on the ends, as Brittany did in the original samples.

*Robin Tobias is a local jewelry maker who knows Janice from “the old days” of The Bead Shop, where she was a regular in many of our classes.  Recently Robin and Janice reconnected and now we’re keeping her busy sample-making. Thank you, Robin!