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Arabian Sea

Project Info:

Level: Beginner

Estimated time: 1 hour per bracelet

By Brittany Ketcham

Just the name conjures visions of romance, spices and mystery. The Arabian Sea is a region of the Indian Ocean bounded on the north by Pakistan and Iran, on the south by northeastern Somalia, on the east by India and on the west by the Arabian Peninsula. Long before Julius Caesar and the Romans used the sea as a trade route, it was an integral part of travel and trade for centuries.

Brittany found inspiration for these bracelets from the spices and silks introduced by India to the world along the trade route. Cinnamon, saffron and bolts of fabric would cross the Arabian Sea for destinations around the world. The beauty and complexity of this design is in its simplicity. Each bracelet is one stitch, one bead and two colors of Chinese Knotting Cord. By stacking multiple bracelets in various colorways, your eye will find a pleasing path to Nirvana. And the good news is the ingredients will make up to 15 bracelets...so you will have plenty for yourself and to give away. Give in an organza bag and your gifting is complete. Be sure to watch the video (open the VIDEO tab above) and happy beading!

For quick and easy one-stop ingredient shopping, click the SHOP tab above!

Arabian Sea

Orange- 0.5mm

0.5mm chinese knotting cord

$3.50 USD

Frosted Lilac- 0.5mm

0.5mm chinese knotting cord

$3.50 USD

Garnet- 0.5mm

0.5mm chinese knotting cord

$3.50 USD

Boysenberry- 0.5mm

0.5mm chinese knotting cord

$3.50 USD

8/0 Metal Seed Beads - Gilding Matte Gold Plate

Metal Beads

$8.95 USD

8/0 Metal Seed Beads - Silver Plate

Metal Beads

$16.50 USD

Project Tray Inserts

Design Boards & Storage

$10.25 USD

GS Hypo Cement

Tools

$5.35 USD

Metal Bead Triangles

Tools

$5.35 USD

Thread Snips

Tools

$3.35 USD

Perfect End Thread Burner

Tools

$24.95 USD

Project Map

Please Note! Bollywood Bracelets were first created back in 2012! Many of the colors and exact styles of the components are no longer available. The linked ingredient list above will bring you to the broad general categories for the ingredients you need, and the shoppable "windows" will include the products you'll want to recreate these stacks in the closest colorway possible.