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Prickly Pear

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Project Info:

Level: Beginner

Estimated time: 3-5 Hours

Project By: Janice Parsons
Sample by: Janice Parsons

As useful as it is beautiful, the prickly pear produces edible fruit after a profusion of big pink blossoms. In her playful Prairie bracelet, Janice combined shades of magenta, purple, and orchid C-Lon macramé on fuchsia strap leather. Heart sliders big and small circle the length of this 4-wrap design, accented with silver plate metal seed beads. Vibrant hues and rich texture combine in this versatile, must-make design.

Prickly Pear

10mm Slider- Bead Mine

Metal Beads

$2.25 USD

5mm Slider- Home Run- Silver

Metal Beads

$1.00 USD

8/0 Metal Seed Beads - Silver Plate

Metal Beads

$16.50 USD

Grape- Regular C-Lon

C-Lon: Regular

$4.95 USD

Light Orchid- Regular C-Lon

C-Lon: Regular

$4.95 USD

Pink- Regular C-Lon

C-Lon: Regular

$4.95 USD

Light Magenta- Regular C-Lon

C-Lon: Regular

$4.95 USD

Amethyst- 5mm Strap Leather

Leather- 5mm Strap

$8.50 USD

Dotted Line-10

Clasps

$10.95 USD

Beadsmith Zap Jewelry Gel

Tools

$4.50 USD

Project Map

The total length of Prickly Pear is 28-1/2 inches including the 3/4” clasp. This 4 wrap design will fit comfortably on a wrist up to 6-1/2 inches. The macramé sections vary from 2” to 6”. Silver seed beads are sprinkled throughout the macramé sections in repeats of 3 or 4 rows. Frame color blocks of macramé with smaller sliders and punctuate with large, bold sliders to create a richly textured design.

Please Note: The leather and some sliders used in this sample are no longer available. Find replacement ideas by clicking the general category of Metal Sliders in the ingredients list above!