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Leita

Project Info:

Level: Intermediate

Estimated time: Weekend

Refer to Project Map

Leita

Free Spirit- Silver

Buttons

$3.25 USD

Distressed Green- 1.5mm Indian Leather

Leather- 1.5

$7.25 USD

Metallic Charcoal- 1.0mm Indian Leather

Leather- 1.0

$6.95 USD

Indigo- Fine C-Lon

C-Lon: Fine

$3.25 USD

Gunmetal- Fine C-Lon

C-Lon: Fine

$3.25 USD

Willow- 0.4mm

0.4mm chinese knotting cord

$3.50 USD

Antique Brown- Fine C-Lon

C-Lon: Fine

$3.25 USD

8-4281 Duracoat Silver-Lined Navy

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$7.15 USD

8-4704 Frosted Op Glazed Rainbow Soft Blue

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$7.35 USD

8-149FR Matte Transparent Capri Blue AB

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$3.85 USD

8-2430 Light Sapphire S/L

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$3.65 USD

8-250 Crystal AB

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$3.65 USD

8-4558 Labrador Matte

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$7.15 USD

8-21F Matte Silver-Lined Gray

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$3.95 USD

8-4705 Frosted Op Glazed Rainbow Cadet Blue

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$7.35 USD

8-576 Dyed Smoky Opal S/L Alabaster

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$4.15 USD

8-136FR Matte Transparent Yellow AB

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$4.35 USD

8-1889 Transparent Golden Olive Luster

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$5.75 USD

8-2031 Matte Metallic Sage Green Luster

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$8.75 USD

8-4274 Duracoat S/L Dyed Forest Green

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$5.65 USD

8-16F Matte Silver Lined Green

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$3.85 USD

8-2066 Matte Metallic Teal Iris

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$9.35 USD

8-4506 Picasso Transparent Olivine

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$3.25 USD

8-4222 Duracoat Galvanized Pewter

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$8.65 USD

Pony Express Beads- Silver

Metal Beads

$5.95 USD

6mm/20g Oval Jump Rings- Rhodium

Jump Rings

$4.35 USD

Hammered Spacer Bail- Rhodium

Connectors

$1.25 USD

Seek Pendant

Charms

$8.95 USD

Jardin Medium Charm- Antique Pewter

Charms

$1.15 USD

Tiny Tassel- Lavender/Silver

Tassels

$1.50 USD

Little Lobsters- Silver

Clasps

$5.25 USD

Purple- Fine C-Lon

C-Lon: Fine

$3.25 USD

Metallic Pink- 1.0mm Indian Leather

Leather- 1.0

$6.95 USD

8-591 Pearl Ceylon

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$3.95 USD

8-402F Matte White

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$3.50 USD

8-574 Dyed Lilac S/L Alabaster

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$4.15 USD

8-4248 Duracoat S/L Dyed Dark Lilac

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$7.00 USD

8-4490 Duracoat Dyed Op. Anemone

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$6.50 USD

8-642 Dyed Salmon S/L Alabaster

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$3.95 USD

8-645 Dyed Dk Rose S/L Alabaster

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$4.25 USD

Petite Distressed End Caps- Rhodium

Cord Findings

$3.00 USD

Drops- Purple Pansy

Czech Smooth Drops

$3.25 USD

Project Map

Project by Alley Mori
Sample by Kim Golias
Inspired by a painting by Claire Koperwas

This summer, we have a fresh spin on our Farmer's Market series. When we welcomed our new photography and graphics guru, Claire, to the BSDC team we discovered something fun: Claire sells her artwork at her local Farmer's Market! The gears started turning...what if, instead of being inspired by photos of fruits and veggies, we took Claire's artwork as inspiration? It is a fun one-off that we could not resist. So say hello to Claire, her artwork (find her paintings here!), and four new samples for Farmer's Market, each one inspired by a painting of Claire's.

Leita is a two-fer! Kim made two bracelets to wear together (or separately!), inspired by Claire's painting of a mountain path through lush purple trees.  Using three strands of twisted macramé, one bracelet takes the purply-pink hues into account, leaving the second bracelet, a 4-wrap, an ombre masterpiece of laddering and macramé. Leita means "seek" in Icelandic, which Kim felt the wanderer of this pathway might be doing...looking for something mystical and unknown to all but her!


*Full disclosure: Kim used many colors of seed beads here! Definitely a project to stash-dive on and find what works best for you. Her green section on the laddered wrap uses some beads from a mix we no longer carry, so we tried our best to replace those beads with items currently on our shelves. Don't stress about bead-for bead here...just seek your own path with your own colors. You do you!

For the 4-wrap, Kim used two colors of leathers and changed her laddering three with each wrap. The leather transition is hidden under the Pony Express beads and Hammered Spacer Bail with the Seek Pendant. All laddering and macramé is done with Fine C-Lon with the exception of the green section, here Kim chose Willow 0.4 Chinese Knotting Cord for color!
The last macrame section before the button loop uses a "bead bridge" idea first brought about in a Prairie Wrap, see Page 7 of these Episode Notes for more info.

Check out Macramé With a Twist for a how-to on the purple bracelet. Each twisting "spiral staircase" of macramé knots is made with Purple Fine C-Lon and purple, pink, and white beads on 1.0mm leather. Use Petite Distressed End Caps to secure the ends, and attach jump rings (making your own chain!) at one and and a lobster claw at the other to make adjustable. Add tassels, charms, or a drop like Kim!

Find ingredient quantities for Leita listed above for easy shopping, and find our other samples here.

Please join us as our worldwide community gathers on Facebook and YouTube at 10:30am Pacific Time on June 30, 2021. It’s so much fun to go live with us and bead together! After the live broadcast the video will be available above.

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