December 21, 2007

Round Lace and The Saraguro Hojas Bracelet

Few weeks ago I visited Sandra D. Hapenny's web site.
I found there a free pattern for a bracelet called "Round Lace", which I really liked. The technique was new for me.

The Round Lace Bracelet

As I was weaving the round lace, I suddenly realized that this new technique was probably the same technique used in the Saraguro Hojas bracelet – a bracelet that I really wanted to make but I didn't have any instructions or scheme for it, and didn't succeed to figure out how it was made.
I decided to give it a try and it worked!

The Saraguro Hojas Bracelet

I made the Hojas bracelet, but instead of using seed beads, I used bugle beads.


  1. I think you work is just great.
    Keep beading

  2. hello,
    this black Saraguro-Hojas Bracelet is super and wonderful. Where can i find the pattern of this? I like it very much. Thanks..

  3. Thank you, anonymous. I am sorry, but I do not have a sceme for this bracelet, but if you check the link on this post, you can fine instructions that might help you undestand how the Saraguro stitch is done.

  4. hello again,
    which link can you write me again. i didn't find the instructions.thanks again

  5. Baharabla,
    You can find it here:


  6. hello
    i thank you very much. I try to do it.
    with my best wishes

  7. Smadar,
    I just have to say that you are my inspiration... and beading idol!! Your work is simply magnificent, and addictive. My mother found your site, and we've challenged each other to recreate one of your simpler designs. It's brought us together on yet another level, and I'm so happy for it. Your Saraguro Hojas bracelets are... I'm running out of adjectives! I've gone to the link you posted of the lace pattern, and I'm determined to figure it out!! (or at least a variation of it).
    I just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration, and know that your creativity and ingenuity will make you a beading legend. Your mom should be proud!

  8. Andrea, thank you so much for your kind and warm words! I am glad that you and your mom are enjoying my blog and work, thanks again :)