Estimated time: 2-3 Hours
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
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!