NanC Meinhardt
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Open to all skill levels

“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair…or at least your beads!” Learn NanC Meinhardt’s amazing way to start flat peyote, and then learn how she builds in an increase right into the foundation row. Enjoy spending a day creating a spiraling, swirling, twirling cascade of peyote stitch ending in a burst of encrusted curl. No need to close your lariat with a knot, as the spiraling curl twists upon itself to form its own closure. Would Rapunzel trade in her beautiful curls for this beaded version?? You bet!

Supplies Needed:

My supply list is to be considered as a list of suggestions rather than a list of "must haves". In most of the Rapunzel lariats I have made, I used a wider selection of colors of all the seed beads than I mention in this supply list. You are free to add as much variety to the supplies as you wish. Have fun putting all the colors and beads together!

  • 20 grams each of three colors of size 11 seed beads. Use two colors that "blend" together creating an effect of one color shaded into the next.

  • 20 grams each of three colors of size 14 seed beads. These can either contrast with the size 11s or continue in the same palette.

  • 20 grams each of two colors of size 8 seed beads. These may either contrast or blend with all previous choices.

  • Optional: 1/2 hank size 13 charlottes. To be used as part of the embellishment beads.

Embellishment bead suggestions: ½ strand each of two colors of fresh water pearls, ½ strand of center drilled keshi pearls, 3mm and 4mm crystals or firepolish, a couple of 5mm crystals or firepolish, a "smattering" of colors of size 8 seed beads and/or size 10 triangles. In fact, the object here is to choose anything that is lush, extravagant and that pleases you!

  • Size 11 and 12 beading needles

  • Beading thread of your choice

  • Beading surface

  • Task light and extension cord

  • Magnifying glasses or visor



NanC Meinhardt Studio, LLC
Highland Park, Illinois (north of Chicago)
Phone 847-433-1510
e-mail: nanc at nancmeinhardt dot com