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Green Hibiscus

Handout


Project Info:

Level: All

Estimated time: 4-6 Hours

Project by Brittany Ketcham-Roney
Sample by Staff

There are more than 100 species of hibiscus and they come in a variety of colors, including yellows that really look green. 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.

  • Mosaic Wrap Bracelet Video
  • Mosaic 4 Wrap PDF Handout
  • How to Secure a Project to a Board
  • How to Add a Thread to a Laddering Project
  • How to Silk Wrap
  • Green Hibiscus

    CzechMates Tiles- Matte French Beige

    Czech Mates Tiles

    $7.00 USD

    CzechMates Tiles- Matte Metallic Flax

    Czech Mates Tiles

    $3.25 USD

    CzechMates Tiles- Luster Transparent Green

    Czech Mates Tiles

    $3.25 USD

    8-143FR- Matte Transparent Chartreuse AB 8/0

    8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

    $3.85 USD

    Moss - Regular C-Lon

    Regular C-Lon

    $4.40 USD

    Green - #1 Tuff Cord

    Tuff Cord

    $4.75 USD

    Giant Sunflower- Antique Brass

    Buttons

    $2.25 USD

    Beadsmith Big Eye Needles

    Needles

    $3.95 USD

    Project Tray Inserts

    Design Boards & Storage

    $10.25 USD

    GS Hypo Cement

    Tools

    $5.35 USD

    Eurotool Ultra Flush Cutters

    Tools

    $37.95 USD

    Handy Tape

    Tools

    $10.95 USD

    Project Map

    Green 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.

    Please Note: Although many of our older videos and handouts demonstrate the use of a Thread Burner, we no longer feel it is imperative to use when beading. As long as you apply glue to the ending knot and the portion of the leather beneath the knot, you’ll be fine. Allow 3 hours for the glue to dry before carefully cutting excess cord away with flush cutters. And with the C-Lon Silk Wrap protecting the Tuff Cord, your design is secure.