Under the Sea

Project 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 an idea of how to give this standard 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 blues and mixed metals. Get ready to dive in, you’ll love this mermaid-worthy project.
***Please note! If we sell out of Tuff Cord #3 in White a great alternative 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 July 19, 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.
On July 24th, Episode Notes will be available to download by clicking the button to the left.
Peach Button Pearl
1.5 inch Head Pins- Brass
White - Tuff Cord
Natural- 10 Yard
Natural- 1.0mm Indian
Sixth Sense - Antique Silver
Big Shadows Gold Plate
Petroglyphs- Antique Copper
Sanctuary- Bright Gold
Capri Gold Roller
6-131FR Matte Crystal AB 6/0
6-3642-TB Pearlized Crystal AB PL Mint 6/0
Little Shadows- Copper Plate
Little Shadows- Silver Plate
Tierra Heishi-Bright Silver
Tierra Heishi-Antique Brass
Tierra Daisy Spacer - Antique Copper
Tierra Daisy Spacer - Gold
Happy Donuts - Antique Copper
Happy Donuts - Gold Plate
GS Hypo Cement
Xuron Thread & Cord Scissor
Handy Tape
Project Map


Under the Sea 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.



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