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Episode Notes

Project Info:

Level: Beginner

Estimated time: 1-2 Hours

Project by Kate Richbourg and Emily Miller Sample by Beadshop Staff

This sample is a true staff collaboration! Kate wanted to revisit Patterning with Stones with a fresh idea: reverse the color scheme, and use one color family for the larger beads and many in the seed beads. She asked Ghenee for her input...and Ghenee pulled a palette of purples that Kate just swooned over. But now, what next? Drea took a peek through our array of 11/0 colors...greens, blues, greys...while searching for inspiration, Drea came across this beautiful old photograph from 1933...Latvian women at a festival in Prague, wearing purple dresses with brown feathered hats. Of course, Kate and Drea fell in love with the vintage vibe. Cara came along and did her thing: pulled out a few colors, added a few... found the brown Aged Czech Stripes and, poof! We hit perfection. Enjoy!

Check out our Recipe Page for the basics and make your own colorways. Enjoy!

Additional Learning:
  • Soft Flex 101
  • Skillbuilder: Using Crimps, Guardians, and Covers
  • Patterning With Stones FB Live 10.11.17

Ingredients list is to the left and easy shopping can be done with the Shop Tab above!
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Swivel- Antique Silver


$2.00 USD

Soft Flex .014/ Satin Silver 10ft

Soft Flex

$7.95 USD

3mm- Metallic Suede Purple

3mm Czech Glass

$1.50 USD

Amethyst- 4mm Rounds

Gem Rounds- 4mm

$10.00 USD

11-2005- Matte Metallic Dark Raspberry Iris

Miyuki Seed Beads- 11/0

$4.95 USD

11-650 Dyed Grey S/L Alabaster

Miyuki Seed Beads- 11/0

$2.95 USD

11-4514 Picasso Seafoam Green Matte

Miyuki Seed Beads- 11/0

$4.25 USD

11-4244 Duracoat S/L Dyed Persimmon

Miyuki Seed Beads- 11/0

$3.95 USD

BGL2-2031 Matte Met. Sage Grn. Luster

Miyuki Bugles

$4.45 USD

Wire Guardians- Antique Silver

Soft Flex Findings

$6.15 USD

3mm Crimp Covers- Ant. Silver Plate

Soft Flex Findings

$6.55 USD

Project Tray Inserts

Design Boards & Storage

$10.25 USD

Maxi- Shear Flush Wire Cutter


$22.95 USD

Xuron 4 in 1 Crimper


$28.50 USD

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