I made these bracelets a while ago, but I was waiting to see if the tutorial would be picked up by Beadwork. They declined, but that means that I can show them off now – plus, the tutorial is now for sale on my website here: http://beadingbutterfly.com/patterns-tutorials/claddagh-reversible-tila-peanut-bracelet
The bracelet’s shape reminds me of a traditional Claddagh band with its diagonal lines and “crown”. It is made with peanut beads and Tilas, and because there are two layers of Tilas, it can be reversible as well.
I did discover that the galvanized Matsuno peanuts do not hold their color, so I would recommend applying a fixative such as Krylon before using. The jury is still out on the ones I’ve sprayed – I think they may need a second coat.
This one isn’t reversible due to the clasp I chose, but I thought it went perfectly with the bracelet’s Celtic theme:
This one is black on one side and metallic green on the other. Again, the galvanized peanuts leave much to be desired, so I hope the Krylon works so that I can make another one.