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. $5 per meeting for non-members, $35 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.

Friday, November 02, 2007

The Holiday Ornament class was a huge success. Although it was a challenge, everyone seemed to get the idea and went home able to complete the star. Special thanks to Marge Primavera and her helpers that put so much time and effort into making the kits and writing the instructions. Now let's get dressed up for New Years with a great necklace that is sure to bring lots of compliments.
This is a right angle weave technique using two needles. Claire Hannafin will be the instructor.
Supply list:
  • 3 grams of 13/o charlottes or same amount of 15/o seed beads
  • 30 6mm top drilled beads Swarovski top drilled bicones are shown but any top drilled bead would work. Tear drops, top drilled pearls, top drilled leaves etc. The drops do not necessarily have to be 6mm. Could be 9x6 teardrops or something else. Just make sure your 244 beads compliment the size of the drops.
  • 244 3 or 4mm pearls or beads. 4mm Swarovsky pearls were used in the above sample
  • Fireline or thread of choice. NOT Nymo. It splits too easily when crossing needles.
  • 2 needles -- If using big eye needles and pearls, make sure they will go through the pearls. This is only a problem with natural freshwater pearls because the holes are so small.
  • 1 clasp
  • Beading mat, 2 straight pins to anchor work on mat. Scissors.
Have fun picking out some great beads for this fancy necklace. See you soon,

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