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7 Wrap Calypso


Project Info:

Level: All

Estimated time: 2-3 Hours

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!

7 Wrap Calypso

Metallic Teal- 1.0mm Indian Leather by the Yard

Leather- 1.0

$1.65 USD

Metallic Teal- 1.5mm Indian Leather by the Yard

Leather- 1.5

$1.75 USD

Little Shadows- Antique Brass

Metal Beads

$12.95 USD

Pony Express Beads- Brass

Metal Beads

$5.25 USD

Tierra Heishi- Antique Brass (50 pieces)

Metal Beads

$6.50 USD

Transitions Crimp Beads- Antique Brass (4 pieces)

Metal Beads

$3.95 USD

Rollers- Aqua/Gold

Czech Rollers

$8.85 USD

SB3-2035 Cube Matte Metallic Khaki Iris

Miyuki Cubes

$4.65 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 Charms, Metal Bead and Tribal & Trade 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 50-54 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!