Follow Your Arrow


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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.

Additional Learning: Ingredients list is to the left and easy shopping can be done with the Shop Tab above!

Please join us as our worldwide community gathers on Facebook at 10:30am Pacific Time on June 13th, 2018. It’s so much fun to go live with us and bead together! After the live broadcast the video will be available above.
Crossed Arrows Button- Antique Copper
$4.50 USD
Gray- 1.5mm Indian
$7.25 USD
Gray- 1.0mm Indian
$6.95 USD
Wine - Regular C-Lon
$4.25 USD
Gunmetal - Micro C-Lon
$2.95 USD
Once Upon a Time- 6mm
$7.00 USD
3mm Melons- Pacifica Fig
$4.50 USD
4mm- Polychrome Copper Rose
$3.25 USD
CzechMates Tiles- Oxidized Bronze Clay
$5.35 USD
6-3208 Magic Purple Cranberry Lined Crystal
$9.25 USD
8/0 Metal Seed Beads - Antique Copper Plate
$9.95 USD
Mini Hoop- Antique Copper
$1.95 USD
Home Run-Antique Copper
$5.25 USD
Tierra Heishi-Antique Brass
$4.35 USD
Textured Tube- Antique Brass
$1.35 USD
Organic Flat Circle Bead- Antique Copper
$4.50 USD
Crossed Arrows Charm- Antique Copper
$3.75 USD
Antique Copper Jump Rings - 7mm/16G
$4.50 USD
Beadalon Collapsible Eye Needles
$4.05 USD
GS Hypo Cement
$5.75 USD
Old-School Thread Clippers
$3.25 USD
Project Tray Inserts
$10.25 USD
Deep Dish Project Tray
$19.95 USD
Clampers
$1.95 USD
Project Map

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.

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