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Project Info:

Level: All

Estimated time: 4-6 Hours

Refer to Project Map


Swirl- Antique Silver


$1.25 USD

Black- Regular C-Lon

C-Lon: Regular

$4.95 USD

Black- Fine C-Lon

C-Lon: Fine

$5.25 USD

Black- 2.0mm Indian Leather by the Yard

Leather- 2.0

$1.95 USD

8-138F Matte Transparent Orange

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$3.75 USD

8-1008 Silver-Lined Orange AB

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$4.75 USD

8-580 Dyed Pale Peach S/L Alabaster

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$4.00 USD

8-202 Lemon Lined Crystal

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$4.00 USD

8-132FR Matte Transparent Light Topaz AB

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$4.00 USD

8-2021 Matte Opaque Cream

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$7.85 USD

8-401 Opaque Black

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$3.25 USD

8-551 Gilt Lined Opal

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$3.65 USD

8-2075 Matte Opaque Cobalt Luster

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$7.95 USD

8-4558 Labrador Matte

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$7.15 USD

8-4281 Duracoat Silver-Lined Navy

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$7.15 USD

Mini Macramé Board by Anne Dilker

Design Boards & Storage

$9.95 USD

GS Hypo Cement


$6.25 USD

Thread Snips


$3.35 USD

Maxi- Shear Flush Wire Cutter


$19.95 USD

Project Map

Project and Sample by Alley Mori
Inspired by a painting by Claire Koperwas

This summer, we have a fresh spin on our Farmer's Market series. When we welcomed our new photography and graphics guru, Claire, to the BSDC team we discovered something fun: Claire sells her artwork at her local Farmer's Market! The gears started turning...what if, instead of being inspired by photos of fruits and veggies, we took Claire's artwork as inspiration? It is a fun one-off that we could not resist. So say hello to Claire, her artwork (find her paintings here!), and four new samples for Farmer's Market, each one inspired by a painting of Claire's.

Sailboat's ombré colors gave Alley both her palette and pattern. Using simple laddering and strategic bead placement, you can see each wrap blend seamlessly together to create the ocean's waves, white sails, the fading sunset...and even wee seagulls! Clever, as always, Alley

From the button end, use traditional laddering and strategic bead placement to recreate the design and texture of ocean waves, a sunset, and the sailboat! Follow along with the Project Map photo above, or use graph paper to help sort your plan out. Each wrap of 8/0s is laddered with Fine C-Lon. Between each wrap, Alley has a macramé transition, using regular C-Lon. each of these is also decorated with a signature Alley twist: a simple row of 8/0s over the center of each transition. It adds a little something extra! Macramé with Regular C-Lon around the button hole for added oomph! Try adding a charm, like Out to Sea!

Find ingredient quantities for Sailboat listed above for easy shopping, and find our other samples here.

Please join us as our worldwide community gathers on Facebook and YouTube at 10:30am Pacific Time on June 30, 2021. It’s so much fun to go live with us and bead together! After the live broadcast the video will be available above.

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