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Monsoon

Project Info:

Level: Beginner

Estimated time: 1 hour per bracelet

By Brittany Ketcham

Blowing in from both the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, high winds storming across India would foreshadow the rainy season. These wind storms were first called Monsoons when the British occupied India. Now the term is used to describe storms of all kinds.

Brittany found inspiration for these bracelets in the wind, water and sky of the landscape. The beauty of this design is in its simplicity; each bracelet is one stitch and one size bead (with the exception of the larger bead used for the tails). And with a mix of a few colors of Chinese Knotting Cord, your eye will find a pleasing path to Nirvana. Be sure to watch the video (open the VIDEO tab above). 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. Please note: We no longer carry the 24K Gold Plated metal seed beads originally used in this project, and have listed a beautiful champagne-gold glass Miyuki 8/0 in its place.

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

Monsoon

Ginger- 0.5mm

0.5mm chinese knotting cord

$3.50 USD

Pink- 0.5mm

0.5mm chinese knotting cord

$3.50 USD

Champagne- 0.5mm

0.5mm chinese knotting cord

$3.50 USD

Cement- 0.5mm

0.5mm chinese knotting cord

$3.50 USD

Shadow- 0.5mm

0.5mm chinese knotting cord

$3.35 USD

8/0 Metal Seed Beads - Silver Plate

Metal Beads

$16.50 USD

8/0 Metal Seed Beads - Gilding Matte Gold Plate

Metal Beads

$8.95 USD

8/0 Metal Seed Beads - Antique Copper Plate

Metal Beads

$9.75 USD

Project Tray Inserts

Design Boards & Storage

$10.95 USD

GS Hypo Cement

Tools

$5.35 USD

Metal Bead Triangles

Tools

$5.25 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.