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Follow Your Arrow

Project Info:

Level: 4-5 hours

Estimated time: intermediate

Project and Sample by Kate Richbourg

Just bead! That’s our mantra…follow your heart (or in this case, arrow) and let it take you wherever the beads seem to go. Macramé, laddering, even a bit of Tahoe! Sure, why not?! It all looks incredible together, and it’s all what comes from the heart. Create your own masterpiece or follow along with Kate’s design using our Project Map below.

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Follow Your Arrow

Metallic Cement- 1.0mm Indian Leather by the Yard

Leather- 1.0

$1.49 USD

$1.65 USD

Metallic Cement- 1.5mm Indian Leather by the Yard

Leather- 1.5

$1.75 USD

Wine- Regular C-Lon

C-Lon: Regular

$4.95 USD

Gunmetal- Micro C-Lon

C-Lon: Micro

$3.15 USD

4mm- Matte Metallic Antique Copper

4mm Czech Glass

$3.25 USD

3mm- Milky Amethyst Celsian

3mm Czech Glass

$2.50 USD

6-3208 Magic Purple Cranberry Lined Crystal

Miyuki Seed Beads- 6/0

$8.35 USD

8/0 Metal Seed Beads - Antique Copper Plate

Metal Beads

$9.00 USD

Mini Hoop- Antique Copper


$3.25 USD

5mm Slider- Home Run- Antique Copper

Metal Beads

$1.00 USD

Tierra Heishi- Antique Brass (50 pieces)

Metal Beads

$6.50 USD

Textured Tube- Antique Brass

Metal Beads

$1.00 USD

7.5mm/16g Jump Rings- Antique Copper

Jump Rings

$6.65 USD

Beadalon Collapsible Eye Needles, Heavy- 4 Pack


$4.25 USD

Project Tray Inserts

Design Boards & Storage

$10.25 USD

GS Hypo Cement


$6.75 USD

Thread Snips


$3.35 USD

Clampers (1 pair)


$1.75 USD

Project Map

*In her original design Kate used a solid gray leather and 3mm Melons, but we no longer carry either. We've replaced the leather with Blue-Gray, but if you'd like, check out our other grey hues in 1.0 and 1.5mm leathers here. we've replaced the 3mm Melons with a similar color in the same size of Czech Glass, 3mm Milky Amethyst Celsian.
Kate’s meandering masterpiece starts with a long length of 1.5mm Leather through her button, this leather will be used for the entire length of the bracelet. 
Her first wrap is macramé around the leather (In The Garden-style) with Regular C-Lon in Wine and 8/0 Metal Seed Beads in Antique Copper.

A single Home Run Slider bead transitions into her second wrap, which is laddered using Infinity Stitch. Kate uses the same metal 8/0s and adds CzechMates Tiles, using doubled-over Micro C-Lon in Gunmetal.

A Silk Wrap with Wine C-Lon and three Mini Hoops transitions into the third wrap, a cleverly patterned Infinity Stitch ladder section using pairs 3mm Melons in Pacifica Fig, with every other pair separated by a single heishi spacer.

The fourth wrap ties in the Tahoe element, using a silk wrap to secure the 1mm Leather between the two legs of 1.5mm leather. Add your 6/0 seed beads and Textured Tube beads to the 1mm leather, and silk wrap between each of the four sections (rather than use sliders, as we traditionally do in Tahoes). End this section in the same way, secure the end of 1mm leather with a silk wrap. Dabs of GS Hypo Cement under these silk wraps will ensure the leather stays in place! Kate adds a charm over this silk wrap, using a 7mm Jump Ring.

The fifth and final wrap is back to laddering, again with doubled over Micro C-Lon and Infinity Stitch with an every-other pattern of 4mm Czech Glass Polychrome Copper Rose and 6mm Once Upon A Time stones. Each end of this wrap is tapered using a single 8/0 Metal Seed Bead. A silk wrap finishes the bracelet, a knot us used to create a button loop, and two Organic Flat Circle Beads are used to decorate the tails, each held in place with a knot in the leather.