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Meinhardt Studio, LLC
Photos by Martin Konopacki
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!
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!
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.
each of three colors of size 14 seed beads. These can either contrast
with the size 11s or continue in the same palette.
each of two colors of size 8 seed beads. These may either contrast or
blend with all previous choices.
1/2 hank size 13 charlottes. To be used as part of the embellishment
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
thread of your choice
and extension cord
glasses or visor