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Midnight Snow

Handout


Project Info:

Level: All

Estimated time: 6 Hours

Project by Brittany Ketcham
Sample by Robin Tobias

On a cold winter’s night snowdrifts are barely visible against a gray-black sky. Outside everything is quiet, but, looking up, one can see the clouds drifting through. Does this mean more snow in the morning? Robin created a 6-wrap bracelet inspired by icy December weather. Unfortunately, we can no longer source the beautiful Silver Leaf Jasper beads, and have replaced them with a luscious Onyx round instead.

To help you complete this project:
  1. Watch the video by Brittany (See the VIDEO tab above)
  2. Review the Project Map below with bird’s eye view of the design
  3. Download Tricks to Laddering Handout (PDF)

Review our Skill Builders: How to Secure a Project to a Board, How to Ladder, How to Add a Thread to a Laddering Project.



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Midnight Snow

Gray- 1.5mm Indian

Leather

$7.25 USD

Little Shadows- Antique Silver Plate

Metal Beads

$22.95 USD

Cross Stitch- Antique Silver

Buttons

$4.25 USD

4mm- Jet Bronze Picasso

4mm Czech Glass

$3.25 USD

Onyx-6mm

Gemstone

$6.00 USD

Hematite - Tuff Cord

Tuff Cord

$4.75 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

Project Map

Midnight Snow is a 6-wrap design that measures 41 inches in length from the button shank to the end of the button loop. Cut your leather 90 inches in length. If you need additional length for a wrist larger than 7 inches, you will need to begin with more leather. The Ingredients for the project are not enough to make two bracelets, but will leave you with enough leftover beads to ladder longer, if needed.

A challenge of making a multiple-wrap design is allowing enough room for the beads to move a bit as they circle your wrist. We ladder beads to leather when the project is secured to a board and straight, but when we wrap it multiple times in a circle around the wrist the beads need more room to breathe or they will start to pop out of place...which we hate! As you are laddering make sure not to overtighten and crowd the beads too close together when they are side-by-side. Taking the time to check the tension before you end the piece will make all the difference in the world.


We hope you enjoy and happy beading!