7 Wrap Calypso

Project by Janice Parsons
Sample by Karen Marshall
The island-dwelling nymph Calypso fell in love with the hero Odysseus on his journey back home after the Trojan War. She kept him there for seven years…and while he did finally escape, we can’t imagine why he would want to. The mythical island was surrounded by a beautiful turquoise sea, and Calypso would sing as she wove on her loom with a golden shuttle. Just like Calypso’s shuttle shone between her threads, golden tones gleam between the luscious azure leather in this beautiful 7 Wrap Tahoe.

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!
Turquoise- 1.0mm Indian
Turquoise- 1.5mm Indian
Little Shadows- Antique Brass
Pony Express - Brass
Tierra Heishi-Antique Brass
Transitions - Antique Brass
Aqua/Gold Roller
SB3-2035 Cube Matte Metallic Khaki Iris
Silver Sands
Rattle 'n Shake- Brass
Pebbles - Bright Brass
Thai Silver 6/0
Thai Bitty Roller
Embrace the Lotus- Bronze
Round and Round - Brass
Eurotool Chain Nose Pliers
Eurotool Ultra Flush Cutters
Project Map

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 50-54 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 Embrace the Lotus 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! 



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