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Blue Hibiscus

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Project Info:

Level: All

Estimated time: 4-6 Hours

Project by Brittany Ketcham-Roney
Sample by Staff

Yes, there are blue hibiscus native to California, and they are gorgeous. With more than 100 species of Hibiscus, there’s one for everyone. Symbolizing love, peace, friendship, and unity, we think it’s easy to adore the hibiscus.
The bead used in the original project, Mosaic 4 Wrap, was the 2-hole Japanese Tila bead made by Miyuki of Japan. When we started carrying CzechMates Tiles, we thought Mosaic 4 Wrap was the perfect project to showcase this other 2-hole flat square bead. We think it works beautifully and we hope you do too.

See the Project Map below for sample specifics.

The learning you’ll want to review:

Blue Hibiscus

Dragonfly-Copper

Buttons

$2.35 USD

Navy - #1 Tuff Cord

Tuff Cord

$4.75 USD

Marina - Regular C-Lon

Regular C-Lon

$4.40 USD

Turquoise- 1.5mm Indian

Leather

$7.25 USD

CzechMates Tiles- Picasso Persian Turquoise

Czech Mates Tiles

$7.95 USD

CzechMates Tiles- Mirror Teal

Czech Mates Tiles

$6.15 USD

CzechMates Tiles- Mirror Denim

Czech Mates Tiles

$6.15 USD

CzechMates Tiles- Gold Marble Light Sapphire

Czech Mates Tiles

$3.25 USD

8-4217- Duracoat Galvanized Sea Foam 8/0

8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

$8.65 USD

Beadsmith Big Eye Needles

Needles

$3.95 USD

GS Hypo Cement

Tools

$5.35 USD

Eurotool Ultra Flush Cutters

Tools

$37.95 USD

Handy Tape

Tools

$10.95 USD

Old Fashioned Beeswax

Tools

$3.50 USD

Project Map

*In our original sample we used a blue leather we no longer carry. We've replaced it with 1.5mm Turquoise, but you may want to peruse our other 1.5mm blue hues, too!

Blue Hibiscus is a 4-wrap sample which is 29 inches in length measured from the button shank to the end of the button loop. It will wrap four times around a 7 inch wrist. Modify the length or add a second button loop to make it adjustable for a wrist smaller or larger than 7 inches. There are enough beads in the Ingredients List to make it a 5 wrap. If you want to make it longer cut your leather 2-1/2 yards, rather than 2 yards, and adjust your pattern for the additional wrap.

  1. Silk Wrap with C-Lon
  2. Using Tuff Cord #1, ladder a random pattern of five Tiles and two rows of 8/0 seed beads.

  3. Add a new piece of Tuff Cord, as needed. It’s best to start it in a row of 8/0 seed beads.

  4. Adding a charm is optional before you end with another C-Lon Silk Wrap.

  5. Silk Wrap after your button loop and tie knots in leather ends.