Fiona Tranter

Letting off Creative STEAM


Musical Inspiration

Posted by fionatranter on October 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM

My sister is a talented musician who plays several different instruments and sings as well. One of the instruments she plays is the piano. Her birthday is in October and I was inspired this year to make her a beaded cuff with a piano keyboard as the pattern.

The cuff was created in a stitch called two drop, odd count peyote and is made from Japanese delica beads. The finished piece is 7 ¼ inches(18.4 cm) in length and can be lengthened by making the loop for the toggle longer.  Also the cuff can be made shorter or longer by removing or adding piano keys to the design.

The pattern is available to download on my Current Designs page. The patterns are at the bottom of the page, click on the button labeled Piano Cuff and a pdf will open in a new window. If you hover over the bottom of the page a tool bar pops up. Hit the save button to download the pattern to your computer.

I have had great success in purchasing delica beads from Discount Delicas or  Beyond Beadery and best of all my local bead shops: Studio beads in Deerfield and 2 Bead or not 2 Bead in Grayslake.

Have fun with it, for personal use only.