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7 Wrap Taos


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Project and Sample by Janice Parsons

Inspired by the red and gold clay of the Pueblos and the beautiful scenery of New Mexico along the Rio Grande River, this 6-7 wrap Tahoe is a keeper. When Janice is asked where she wants to go that she’s never been, she always answers “Taos” and her reply makes sense. Estimated to be built around 1000AD, the Pueblo in Taos is considered one of the oldest communities in the United States. And, with its rich history of artists migrating there for a new life, it’s not surprising Janice wants to go, too.

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.
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.

Please Note:Your 6/0 Aged Czech beads vary in size, you may want to go through your package and find the ones that fit on the 1mm leather before you get started.
Transitions - Antique Brass
$4.35 USD
Little Shadows- Antique Brass
$19.95 USD
Tierra Heishi-Antique Brass
$4.35 USD
Aged Wampum- Multi Picasso Mix Matte
$5.35 USD
Aged Czech Picasso-6/0
$6.25 USD
Willow- Antique Brass
$4.25 USD
Big Hook - Antique Brass
$5.95 USD
Distressed Brown- 1.0mm Indian
$6.95 USD
Distressed Brown- 1.5mm Indian
$7.25 USD
Eurotool Chain Nose Pliers
$12.95 USD
Eurotool Ultra Flush Cutters
$37.95 USD
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 50-51 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. You may need to cull your Aged Czech 6/0s, the holes on these beads vary in size! 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! 

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