Red Hibiscus


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Project by Brittany Ketcham-Roney
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There are more than 100 species of hibiscus and they come in a variety of gorgeous reds. Symbolizing love, peace, friendship, and unity, we think it’s easy to adore the hibiscus.

The bead used in the original project, Mosaic 4 Wrap, was the 2-hole Japanese Tila bead made by Miyuki of Japan. When we started carrying CzechMates Tiles, we thought Mosaic 4 Wrap was the perfect project to showcase this other 2-hole flat square bead. We think it works beautifully and we hope you do too.

See the Project Map below for sample specifics.

The learning you’ll want to review:
CzechMates Tiles- Mirror Cranberry
$5.95 USD
CzechMates Tiles- Gold Marble Red
$3.25 USD
CzechMates Tiles- Pacifica Watermelon
$4.95 USD
CzechMates Tiles- Gold Marble Rosaline
$3.25 USD
CzechMates Tiles- Matte Metallic Flax
$3.25 USD
8-641- Dyed Rose Bronze Silver Lined Alabaster
$4.45 USD
Copper Rose - Regular C-Lon
$4.25 USD
Red - Tuff Cord
$4.75 USD
Dark Rose- 1.5mm Greek
$12.25 USD
Apple Blossom- Brass
$2.25 USD
Beadsmith Big Eye Needles
$6.95 USD
GS Hypo Cement
$5.75 USD
Eurotool Ultra Flush Cutters
$37.95 USD
Project Tray Inserts
$10.25 USD
Deep Dish Project Tray
$19.95 USD
Handy Tape
$9.65 USD
Old Fashion Bees Wax
$3.95 USD
Project Map

Red Hibiscus is a 4-wrap sample which is 29 inches in length measured from the button shank to the end of the button loop. It will wrap four times around a 7 inch wrist. Modify the length or add a second button loop to make it adjustable for a wrist smaller or larger than 7 inches. There are enough beads in the Ingredients List to make it a 5 wrap. If you want to make it longer cut your leather 2-1/2 yards, rather than 2 yards, and adjust your pattern for the additional wrap.

  1. Silk Wrap with C-Lon.
  2. Using Tuff Cord, ladder a random pattern of five Tiles and two rows of 8/0 seed beads.

  3. Add a new piece of Tuff Cord as needed. It’s best to start it in a row of 8/0 seed beads.

  4. Adding a charm is optional before you end with another C-Lon Silk Wrap.

  5. Silk Wrap after your button loop and tie knots in leather ends.

Please Note: Although many of our older videos and handouts demonstrate the use of a Thread Burner, we no longer feel it is imperative to use when beading. As long as you apply glue to the ending knot and the portion of the leather beneath the knot, you’ll be fine. Allow 3 hours for the glue to dry before carefully cutting excess cord away with flush cutters. And with the C-Lon Silk Wrap protecting the Tuff Cord, your design is secure.

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