Green Hibiscus

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
  • CzechMates Tiles- Matte French Beige
    CzechMates Tiles- Matte Metallic Flax
    CzechMates Tiles- Picasso Olivine
    CzechMates Tiles- Picasso Opaque Pale Turquoise
    8-143FR- Matte Transparent Chartreuse AB 8/0
    Moss - Regular C-Lon
    Green - Tuff Cord
    Grass Green- 1.5mm Greek
    Giant Sunflower- Antique Brass
    Beadsmith Big Eye Needles
    GS Hypo Cement
    Eurotool Ultra Flush Cutters
    Project Tray Inserts
    Deep Dish Project Tray
    Handy Tape
    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
    2. Ladder a random pattern of five Tiles and two rows of 8/0 seed beads.

    3. Add your 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 a 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.



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