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Creekstone

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Project Info:

Level: Beginner

Estimated time: 4-6 Hours


Project By: By Sam Applegate
Sample By: Janice Parsons

In this 3/4 inch wide, 9 strand woven bracelet, Janice paletted colors from a photograph of a riverbed. Creekstone is not a pattern but a random selection of beads woven in no particular order. As Janice says, “For those of us who cannot seem to follow patterns, this is fun and relaxing.” Select 5+ colors of 8/0‘s and mix them in a bowl. That’s it. There is no downloadable PDF of the pattern to follow because there is no pattern, but the Project Map below is helpful. Please watch the video to learn to make a loom and bead weave. All techniques and steps are included in detail in the video.

Creekstone

Natural- Compassion Suede

Compassion Suede

$3.75 USD

Camel- UltraSuede

UltraSuede

$4.35 USD

Dark Brown- KO Thread

KO Thread

$3.92 USD

$4.35 USD

Blush - Regular C-Lon

Regular C-Lon

$4.40 USD

8-4513- Picasso Red Garnet Matte 8/0

8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

$6.00 USD

8-304- Garnet Gold Luster 8/0

8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

$6.35 USD

8-2005- Matte Metallic Dark Raspberry 8/0

8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

$8.95 USD

8-2006- Matte Metallic Bronze 8/0

8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

$8.95 USD

8-4516- Picasso Montana Matte 8/0

8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

$6.25 USD

Transitions - Antique Brass

Metal Beads

$4.35 USD

Pony Express - Brass

Metal Beads

$5.95 USD

Size 10 4 Pack Beadsmith Seed Bead Needles

Needles

$3.00 USD

Beadsmith Big Eye Needles

Needles

$3.75 USD

Project Tray Inserts

Design Boards & Storage

$10.25 USD

Beadsmith Zap Jewelry Gel

Tools

$4.35 USD

Handy Tape

Tools

$9.95 USD

Project Map

The total length of this design from end to end of ultra suede cuff should be your wrist size plus a little bit (1/4-1/2 inch more). The design reads best if it is up against your wrist rather than falling too loosely. Since you cannot take the bracelet off to measure while it is still on the loom, knowing your wrist measurement beforehand is so important. If you need to, you can always make the width of your ultra suede cuff a bit wider for added length. Please watch the video before beginning.

 

Sometimes it is fun to just bead weave without a pattern. Or, if you are like Janice, find following a pattern challenging. We are calling this method “Pebbling” because it reminds us of the little stones of various sizes set into stone walls or walkways. A quick trick to pebbling is mixing all your beads up and picking them up randomly onto your needle. Janice suggests: the next bead you string onto your needle should not be the same as the last....that way you get an assortment. Also scan the rows you have just completed to make sure you are including all your choices of beads. “You can run out of a color in your bowl and not realize it for a few rows, but basically there are no rules!”