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7 Wrap Bennington


Project Info:

Level: All

Estimated time: 2-3 Hours

Project and Sample by Janice Parsons

More like a sister than a cousin, Janice’s favorite relative in the whole world was her cousin, Gail. Every time Janice would visit Gail on her farm near Bennington, the two would laugh and hug as if a day had not passed. To honor both Gail, who passed away a while back, and the beautiful nearby Appalachian Trail, Janice created a 7 Wrap Tahoe that reflects the leaves turning from green to red and gold each year in October. “I miss Gail every day but this bracelet is a reminder of her beauty and that of New England.” It’s easy to build in just a few hours...just be sure you cut your leather long enough. (See the Project Map below for details) and Download the Handout (PDF) to follow along. Also, shopping is so easy when you use the SHOP and TOOLS tabs above! The Ingredients List will make one complete 7 wrap with leftovers of Heishi, Little Shadows and a bit of leather. Otherwise, you will use most of the beads listed.

7 Wrap Bennington

Transitions Crimp Beads- Antique Copper (4 pieces)

Metal Beads

$3.95 USD

Little Shadows- Antique Brass

Metal Beads

$12.95 USD

Tierra Heishi- Antique Copper (50 pieces)

Metal Beads

$6.50 USD

Sixth Sense- Antique Copper (20 pieces)

Metal Beads

$3.70 USD

Distressed Green- 1.0mm Indian Leather by the Yard

Leather- 1.0

$1.65 USD

Distressed Green- 1.5mm Indian Leather by the Yard

Leather- 1.5

$1.75 USD

Eurotool Chain Nose Plier


$12.95 USD

Eurotool Ultra Flush Cutter


$36.95 USD

Project Map

Please Note: This project is older and uses many components we no longer have available to us. Please check through our Metal Bead and Charm & Pendant Collections to find replacements you love!

Be sure to read through the
handout for 5 Wrap Tahoe, but cut your leather longer to make it a 6-7 wrap bracelet. This sample uses:                

3-¼ yards of 1.5mm leather                    2 yards 1.0mm leather

Measure your wrist before you start. This sample is approximately 50-51 inches, including the clasp. It will fit a 7 inch wrist. Each section of beads starts and ends with smaller beads to help facilitate the inner leather strand staying inside frames of outer leather. A pair of Chain Nose Pliers was used to crimp the Transition beads. Keep the beadwork a bit loose so there’s some air on the leather. Otherwise, just place the Willow Leaf Charm wherever you like, unless you want to wear it long as a necklace, then it’s important you position it at the halfway point from the clasp. We hope you enjoy!