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1,000 Bead Pick Up


Imagine this....

You are standing by your work space holding a baggie containing a variety of beads that form a pleasing color palette. The phone rings. The caller is a good friend, so you sit down at your work space to enjoy the conversation. As you talk to your friend, you pour the baggie full of beads onto the beading mat in front of you. You swirl the beads around with your fingers as you enjoy talking on the phone. The conversation ends, you look down at the beads on your mat, and you are surprised and delighted with the formation of beads in front of you. What you see would make a wonderful bracelet without changing a thing—but how are you to get the beads from your mat onto your wrist without disturbing the design and without the aid of some kind of spray adhesive?

Fill a baggie with some of your favorite beads in a range of sizes and shapes, in a color palette that pleases you. Bring them to this one-day workshop with NanC Meinhardt. Learn how the bracelet is made, using your knowledge of right-angle weave and a little magic. If you enjoy puzzles, this workshop is for you. (See supply list below the photos.)
 

 
1000 Bead Pickup by NanC Meinhardt

Photo by Martin Konopacki

SUPPLY LIST
(OTHERWISE KNOWN AS LIST OF SUGGESTIONS)

Ccreate a color palette that you like made up of:

BOROSILICATE TEARDROP BEADS IN ONE OR MORE COLORS, MANDATORY

ALL THE REST OF THE BEADS ARE OF YOUR CHOOSING:

SIZE 8, 11, 14/15 SEED BEADS IN SEVERAL COLORS

MAGATAMAS OR LITTLE DROPS IN A COUPLE OF COLORS

3MM AND 4MM FIRE POLISH IN VARIOUS COLORS

2MM, 3MM BICONE OR ROUND CRYSTALS IN TWO OR MORE COLORS ARE OPTIONAL

GOLD OR SILVER BEADS 4MM OR SMALLER ARE OPTIONAL

BEADING THREAD OF CHOICE

LITTLE PRESSED GLASS FLOWERS

FIREPOLISH UP TO 6MM

BIG HOLE PEARLS

ANY OTHER BEADS 6MM OR LESS YOU WISH TO ADD

SIZE 11 AND OR SIZE 12 BEADING NEEDLES

SMALL SCISSORS

TASK LIGHT

MAGNIFYING GLASSES OR VISOR IF NEEDED

SURFACE ON WHICH TO BEAD

MY SUPPLY LIST IS TRULY A LIST OF OPTIONS.  IT IS MEANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO SELECT VARIETY IN SHAPE, COLOR AND SIZE OF BEADS.  THE MAIN IDEA HERE IS TO CHOOSE BEADS THAT ALL LOOK GOOD TOGETHER SO THE PLACEMENT OF EACH BEAD ISN’T IMPORTANT FOR THE OVERALL EFFECT.  MAKE SURE YOU HAVE “ENOUGH” BEADS TO MAKE A BRACELET THAT IS ABOUT AN INCH OR SO WIDE AND WILL FIT AROUND YOUR WRIST. THE ONLY BEAD LARGER THAN 6MM WILL BE THE BOROSILICATE TEARDROP.  ALL BEADS YOU SELECT MUST HAVE A HOLD BIG ENOUGH FOR USE IN RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE.  PEARLS WITH LARGE HOLES (HOLE THAT IS AT LEAST .09) CAN BE USED.

 

 

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NanC Meinhardt Studio, LLC
Highland Park, Illinois (north of Chicago)
Phone 847-433-1510
nancmeinhardt@me.com