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Toes in the Sand

Handout


Project Info:

Level: Intermediate

Estimated time: 3-4 Hours

Design by Janice Parsons
Sample by Grace Noland

Across Cultures needed an update…many of the trade, tribal, and vintage components we once used are no longer available, and remaking a classic isn’t easy. Grace stepped up to the plate with a beautiful design and idea of how to give this classic a fresh update. “I love Across Cultures, it was one of the first things that captured my heart when I first started to work at beadshop. Trade beads come and go and I wanted to see if I could evoke a similar feeling using 6/0s.” She also played with metal beads mixed into the seed bead portion, added our fun new Czech Glass Rollers, and created a nautical vibe in pinks and mixed metals. Get ready to dive in, you’ll love this beach-ready bracelet.
***Please note! IA great alternative to Tuff Cord is 4-ply Waxed Linen in Natural. We have added this to the ingredients lists and shop tab for your convenience!

Click the VIDEO tab above to watch Kate and Grace on Facebook LIVE from 7.19.17, when they demonstrate step-by-step the design and construction from start to finish.

Additional Learning: *Please note that this is an older handout and is not to be followed exactly, but reviewing the techniques in it may be helpful.

Toes in the Sand

Beachcomber- Gold

Buttons

$2.95 USD

White -#3 Tuff Cord

Tuff Cord

$4.75 USD

Natural- 1.0mm Indian

Leather

$6.95 USD

Sixth Sense - Antique Gold

Metal Beads

$4.95 USD

Big Shadows Copper Plate

Metal Beads

$3.25 USD

River Shannon- Antique Gold

Metal Beads

$1.50 USD

Aqua Mercury Roller

Roller Beads

$0.50 USD

6-580-TB Dyed Pale Peach Silver Lined Alabaster 6/0

6/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

$4.00 USD

6-2021 Matte Opaque Cream 6/0

6/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

$6.50 USD

Little Shadows- Bright Brass

Metal Beads

$19.95 USD

Little Shadows- Silver Plate

Metal Beads

$19.95 USD

Tierra Heishi-Bright Gold

Metal Beads

$6.50 USD

Tierra Heishi-Bright Silver

Metal Beads

$6.50 USD

Tierra Daisy Spacer - Antique Silver

Metal Beads

$3.75 USD

Happy Donuts - Antique Copper

Metal Beads

$4.95 USD

Happy Donuts - Gold Plate

Metal Beads

$5.95 USD

6-571 Dyed Mint Green S/L Alabaster

6/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

$4.00 USD

GS Hypo Cement

Tools

$5.35 USD

Xuron Thread & Cord Scissor

Tools

$19.95 USD

Handy Tape

Tools

$10.95 USD

Project Map

Toes in the Sand is based on a vintage beadshop design. Made up of several sections, almost like components, they are gathered and then secured together. Be sure to measure your wrist and factor the button and loop into your final length. Whether you string on Tuff Cord #3Regular C-Lon or 4 Ply Waxed Linen, the results are a fun and relaxed chunky bracelet you’ll get plenty of compliments on.