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Level: Intermediate
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Strong Point- Copper

Project by Janice Parsons
Sample by Karen Marshall

When Coppered Hematite came in, Karen grabbed it immediately! She wanted to make a companion piece to Janice’s Bronze Strong Point. She made a 5 wrap in the same pattern of 1-2-1-2. Luckily, there are just enough beads on 2 strands to make a 5 wrap ladder bracelet for her wrist (6-¾”). And Copper Strong Point was born.

Just like Bronze Strong Point, the copper version is made with just 4 ingredients. Here is how she did it for a 5 wrap bracelet to fit a 6½ to 7 inch wrist:

Start by cutting your leather 3 yards long. This 5 stack needs plenty of leather for the extra wraps and we don’t want you to come up short.

To secure the button clasp she started the bracelet using macrame, just like our Pattern Stack project. Download the PDF and follow steps 2 & 3.

For the laddering section, she used Tuff Cord #3 and strung a pattern of a row of 1 bead followed by a row of 2 beads, followed by another row of 1 bead and so on. When using Tuff Cord #3 with these beads it is necessary to use a Flexible Eye Needle on the ends of the cord so it will thread easily through the beads. Note: When selecting Tuff Cord from the SHOP TAB, please make sure you choose Tuff Cord #3 before you add it to your cart.

If your wrist is 7 1/4 to 7½ inches, cut 3-½ yards of leather and do a pattern of 1-1-2-1-1 to extend the beads out to get your desired length with two strands of beads.

For quick and easy one-stop ingredient shopping, click the SHOP tab above! Skill Builders used in this project:

Skill Builders used in this project:
  1. How to Macrame
  2. How to Ladder
  3. Pattern Stack PDF
Coppered Hematite
Bali Button- Copper
Burgundy - Tuff Cord
Metallic Maroon- 1.5mm Indian
Flexible Eye Needles- 10 pack
GS Hypo Cement
Organza Gift Bag- Burgundy
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