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Moonlit Stroll

Project Info:

Level: Intermediate

Estimated time: 6+ Hours

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Moonlit Stroll

Flower of Life- Antique Silver

Buttons

$1.85 USD

Pebble- Hana Thread

Hana Thread

$7.99 USD

Metallic Charcoal- 1.5mm Indian Leather

Leather- 1.5

$7.25 USD

SuperDuos- Sylvan Woods Mix

SuperDuos

$6.95 USD

8-2412 Transparent Taupe

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$2.93 USD

$3.25 USD

6mm- Seafoam

6mm Czech Glass

$3.25 USD

CzechMates Tiles- Grey Brown

Czech Mates Tiles

$3.00 USD

Shadows- Silver Plate

Metal Beads

$19.95 USD

5mm Slider- Home Run- Silver

Metal Beads

$1.00 USD

Open Lotus Charm- Antique Silver

Charms

$1.00 USD

Deep Dish Project Tray

Design Boards & Storage

$19.95 USD

Project Tray Inserts

Design Boards & Storage

$10.25 USD

GS Hypo Cement

Tools

$5.35 USD

Old Fashioned Beeswax

Tools

$3.50 USD

Thread Snips

Tools

$3.35 USD

Maxi- Shear Flush Wire Cutter

Tools

$19.95 USD

Beadsmith Chain Nose Plier

Tools

$26.95 USD

Beadsmith Bent Chain Nose Plier

Tools

$24.95 USD

Clampers

Tools

$1.50 USD

Metal Bead Triangles

Tools

$5.35 USD

Project Map

Project by beadshop.com
Sample by Drea Carbone


When Drea first came to beadshop.com she had never done a ladder bracelet before. Would you believe that Janice asked her to make a Herringbone with SuperDuos as her first-ever project? It's true! And this is where the love affair with SuperDuos all started for Drea. That first bracelet was ripped apart a good four or five times...but the frustration of learning something tricky and new didn't win the day...and a bracelet was born! Drea still wears it to this day, even if it never becomes an official BSDC project. Drea picked this colorway loosely based off the original picks Janice made all those years ago, including the Sylvan Woods mix (which is still Drea's fave).

This bracelet was created with a 7" wrist in mind.
Start with your button at the midpoint of your leather, and begin with the Herringbone Ladder. Use one single 8/0 to taper your leather strands out a bit, and reinforce with two stitches. Then begin laddering your SuperDuos. *If you'd like multiple colors, but don't want to select one of the pre-mixed SuperDuo mixes, plan on purchasing 4-5 tubes of single-color SuperDuos. Drea picked colors from the mix completely at random, but you do you...make a pattern, use more or less of a color...the sky is the limit.
Recently, a comment was made by a YouTube viewer that these long wraps are daunting due to the need to change out threads. Worry no more! Use a long length to get you started, and do what Drea did here: finish each section with macramé, then start a new section with fresh thread. Hide this transition under a 5mm slider. Add a dab of glue to keep the slider and your finished/fresh threads in place! And move on to the next wrap.
Wrap two is a pattern of 8/0s and 6mm Fire Polish. Depending on your wrist size, you may have a few 6mms leftover, or you may need to use them all. Adjust the pattern if you have a larger wrist! Again, finish your threads, start news ones, glue, and hide under a slider.
Wrap three is an every-other pattern, a row of 3 8/0s, a single Tile, and repeat. Remember to treat Tiles like two beads...stitch in and out of the first hole, then stitch in and out of the second hole!
Finally, wrap four is alternating 8/0s and Shadows. Their size difference ensures that they snuggle right up next to each other and fit together nicely. A cute pattern!
Some macramé to finish, add a dab of glue! Then an overhand knot makes the buttonhole. Add a Charm and slip some Shadows onto your leather tails for flair!