Bead Society of Cape Cod

New Location as of April, 2016! The Bead Society of Cape Cod meets the third Thursday of every month at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. Come for the social hour at 6:15pm, formal meetings begin at 7pm sharp. $6 per meeting for non-members, $40 purchases a year's membership. For more information, please contact us at bsccadmin@gmail.com write us at P.O.Box 104, South Dennis MA, 02660.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Follow-up and Next Meeting of Bead Society

Thanks to Ann Petrou we learned how to do odd count peyote at our last meeting. The turn out was good and everyone learned a lot. For those who are still struggling with the stitch, October is the meeting to bring in your work and ask questions on how to finish it.

There are two bead shows coming up in Marlborough, MA on September 8-10. They happen to be across the street from each other so it could be a two for one day. Web site for information and directions is www.beadfiesta.com and http://www.innovativebeadsexpo.com/.

Next month our meeting will be learning how to do a Brick Stitch. This is a must have stitch in your bead skills since so many weaving designs use it. You will be making a bracelet using size 8 beads. If size 8 seems a little small to you than bring in 6's until you understand the stitch and then switch to the smaller beads.

Even if the project does not look like something you would want to make, come and learn the stitch. I recommend this because some day you will see a beautiful piece that you want to make and it will be brick stitch or peyote and you won't know how to do it. This is an easy stitch to learn and there will be four teachers there to help everyone.

Supply list

Size 8 beads in 4 colors****Make sure the 8's are similar size and shape
1 1/2 small tubes of main color 15 grams (a small tube is 8 to 10 grams)
1/2 small tube for the diamond color
1/4 small tube for the center flower color
6 to 8 beads for the center of the flower
A small amount of size 15 beads. The close-up picture at the top illustrates where they are used. They fill in the gap between the larger beads on each side.
Fireline (6lb) or power pro. I do not recommend nymo for this project when you are learning the stitch because you will be going in and out of the bead several times.
1 three strand tube clasp (this is a very nice clasp for this type of bracelet, but a button works just as well)
Scissors, needles, mat and light if you need one.

Pictures of the project are attached. You will be making the pattern like the black one. Hope to see everyone at the September 21 meeting.

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