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The Orchid Stall

Project Info:

Level: All

Estimated time: 3+ Hours

Project and Sample by Alley Mori

After Kate shared a series of inspirational photos from a trip to the Farmer’s Market in our FB Group, Alley went to town! She’s designed several amazing pieces, but this is her second Farmer’s Market Wrap. Taking inspiration from a table full of small potted orchids, this wrap uses color and shape to mimic the orchids in Kate’s photo.

With Alley’s help we made a few replacements to her original design, which is pictured. See the Project Map below for more notes on the changes made.

Ingredients list is to the left and easy shopping can be done with the Shop Tab above! To see a breakdown of each individual wrap and Kate’s original photo, please see the Project Map below.

Additional Learning:

The Orchid Stall

Flower of Life- Antique Copper

Buttons

$1.55 USD

Lemongrass- Regular C-Lon

C-Lon: Regular

$4.95 USD

Distressed Green- 1.5mm Indian Leather by the Yard

Leather- 1.5

$1.75 USD

6-355 Hot Pink Lined Crystal AB 6/0

Miyuki Seed Beads- 6/0

$3.95 USD

6-202 Lemon Lined Crystal 6/0

Miyuki Seed Beads- 6/0

$3.95 USD

6-591 Ivory Pearl Ceylon

Miyuki Seed Beads- 6/0

$3.85 USD

8-407FR Matte Op. Vermillion Red AB

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$4.95 USD

8-141FR Matte Transparent Ruby AB

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$4.50 USD

8-642 Dyed Salmon S/L Alabaster

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$4.15 USD

8-155FR Matte Transparent Light Tea Rose AB

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$4.00 USD

8-132FR Matte Transparent Light Topaz AB

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$4.00 USD

8-593 Dark Beige Ceylon

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$4.15 USD

8-4515 Picasso Chartreuse Matte

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$6.15 USD

8-1889 Transparent Golden Olive Luster

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$5.75 USD

8-4273 Duracoat S/L Dyed Willow

Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

$7.15 USD

Project Tray Inserts

Design Boards & Storage

$10.25 USD

GS Hypo Cement

Tools

$6.75 USD

Maxi- Shear Flush Wire Cutter

Tools

$22.95 USD

Project Map

We replaced Alley’s button with one we carry, Tea Leaves, which is a similar size and matches the overall look of the piece. From there, Alley’s first two wraps consist of laddered seed beads in patterns and fades to mimic the coloring of the orchids that inspired her. Her laddering increases and decreases, making diamonds of different sizes, reminiscent of the shape of Orchid petals and leaves. Brilliant!

The third wraps uses 6/0 Seed beads string directly onto the leather with a few macramé knots between each section of colors, finally finishing with beaded macramé, a button loop, and decorated leather ends. We used Happy Donuts to replace the wavy heishi Alley used from her own stash.

Happy beading!