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Blue Azalea




Project Info:

Level: All

Estimated time: Unknown!

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Blue Azalea

Small Rose Button

Buttons

$5.35 USD

Apricot- KO Thread

KO Thread

$4.50 USD

Violet- 0.5mm

0.5mm chinese knotting cord

$3.50 USD

Metallic Rose Gold- 1.5mm Leather by the Yard

Leather- 1.5

$1.75 USD

Azalea Link

Connectors

$8.95 USD

BGL2-414FR Matte Op. Cobalt AB

Miyuki Bugles

$3.15 USD

Melons- Matte Indigo Brown Wash

Czech Melons

$3.25 USD

Sharps Sewing Needles, Size 10- 20 Pack

Needles

$3.25 USD

8-4490 Duracoat Dyed Op. Anemone

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$6.50 USD

Old Fashioned Beeswax

Tools

$4.25 USD

Clampers (1 pair)

Tools

$1.75 USD

Project Map

 

Today we have a special treat...Cynthia from Green Girl Studios is joining Kate for our broadcast! Tune in and see what happens when these two creative forces of nature meet! You never know what will be created...designing on the fly? You know we love it!

Above, find the list of ingredients Kate curated for herself to create with. For more from Cynthia, find our 2019 Color Theory and Design Master Class here.

Start with the Azalea Link, the center point of your bracelet. Cut your leather to fit your wrist, remember that a bracelet can be as long or as short as you like and you need. You will want to adjust to fit your own needs, which may mean adjusting the length, the beads, the pattern, etc.
Loop the leather through the link's loops on either side, and use your CKC to macramé the leather into place. Kate went over her macramé twice. It's a chunkier look, and entirely up to you if you'd like to do that or not! Thread burn or glue the ends of the CKC.
Infinity Stitch your beads into place. You can use the same patterns we did or create your own! Be sure to taper your laddering from one bead up to two, three, etc, and taper it back down at the end of a section. Between laddering sections are more sections of macramé with CKC, you can run the KO thread under these, or use them as a good starting/stopping place when more thread needs to be added.
For the Button end, we used an Alley Mori-style splice, looping the leather through the button shank and back onto itself, gluing with Zap, and hiding under the macramé section. For the button hole, simply leave enough space for the button to fit, add another section of macramé, and snip your leather ends. Be sure to take the project off the board to try it on as you go!

Find ingredient quantities listed above for easy shopping, and find our other Just Bead samples here.

Please join us as our worldwide community gathers on Facebook and YouTube at 10:30am Pacific Time on July 7, 2021. It’s so much fun to go live with us and bead together! After the live broadcast the video will be available above.

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