Level: All
Estimated time: 2-3 Hours

7 Wrap Taos

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. 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.
Transitions - Antique Brass
Little Shadows- Antique Brass
Heishi - Brass
Aged Wampum Beads Multi Picasso Mix Matte
Aged Czech Picasso-6/0
Willow- Antique Brass
Big Hook - Antique Brass
Distressed Brown- 1.0mm Indian
Distressed Brown- 1.5mm Indian
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 50-51 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! 



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