Native Grass

Project and Sample by Linnea Lortsher

In California, the hills and baylands turn the softest of golden browns as spring turns to summer. And as the season continues, the bleached grasses are a striking contrast to the brown beneath. Using two contrasting colors, Linnea has created a cuff using Half-Tilas in a pattern of light and dark that sets off the design and highlights the delicate edging.
Linnea has added additional instructions to the handout that guide you in adapting herringbone weave to Half Tilas beads. Plus, new steps on how to macramé the button loop, what to do if you leave out a bead and other helpful tips. If you are new to this project, definitely watch the video and download the handout. Note: Half Tilas come in tubes of 7.8 grams (1/3 the quantity of a tube of Superduos) so the ingredients for this cuff (TWO tubes of Half Tilas) will net one bracelet.

Skill Builders used in this project:
Adding Thread in Superduo Beadweaving
How To Macramé
How to Singe Cord Using a Thread Zap II
Half Tila TLH2035- Metallic Khaki Iris
$6.75 USD
Half Tila TLH592- Antique Ivory Pearl Ceylon
$5.65 USD
8-2035 Matte Khaki Iris 8/0
$7.50 USD
11-4222 Duracoat Galvanized Pewter
$4.95 USD
11-4201 Duracoat Galvanized Silver
$4.95 USD
Apricot- KO Thread
$4.35 USD
Free Spirit- Copper
$3.75 USD
Nutmeg - Regular C-Lon
$4.25 USD
Size 12 4 Pack Beadsmith Seed Bead Needles
$3.00 USD
Beadalon Collapsible Eye Needles
$3.75 USD
GS Hypo Cement
$5.35 USD
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