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Very Tailored Bracelet

PREREQUISITE: MUST KNOW SINGLE-NEEDLE RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE WITH ONE BEAD ON EACH SIDE OF THE SQUARE.

SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED

NanC Meinhardt has designed a challenge for you in her Very Tailored Bracelet.” The end result is a bracelet that is easy to wear and will fit nicely into your wardrobe. NanC, the originator of free-form right-angle weave,” leaves her intuitive nature behind for this tailored design. You will use tubular right-angle weave and a diagonal pattern that changes direction several times within the bracelet, to accomplish this deceivingly simple-looking piece. Bring your knowledge of right-angle weave to class, and explore a new technique to add to your repertoire.

Supply List
The Very Tailored Bracelet can be made in size 14/15, 11, or 8 seed beads. You can also use size 10 triangle seed beads. My supply list is not a must-have list. Rather it is a list of suggestions. I have made this bracelet with one color alternated with a “bead soup” making up the second color. I also made one using as many as seven different colors, all the colors being in the same-size seed bead. The following list are the colors I used in yet another “Very Tailored Bracelet."

For this one I used size 14/15 seed beads, though you may also use the same color selections with size 11 seed beads.

  • 20 grams of color A seed bead. This color is one of the diagonal stripes in the bracelet.

  • 20 grams of a mix of colors for color B, which is the other diagonal stripe in the bracelet

  • Color A: approximately 20 grams of size 14/15 460A seed beads

  • Color B: approximately 20 grams of size 14/15 seed beads of the following colors to make a mix or “soup” of beads:

318Q, 648, 552, 21A, matte 457, 462A, 274C (a cut bead from Toho), 637, 459D

  • 4 lb. test Fireline if you are using size 14/15 seed beads, 6 lb. test if using other size beads

  • Size 12 beading needles if using size 14/15 seed beads, size 11 or 12 beading needles if using other size beads

  • Beeswax or micro wax

  • Snaps or pants closure

  • Magnifying visor or glasses (not optional)

  • Small scissors

  • Beading surface

 

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