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.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Crystal Delight Bracelet

Thank you for the great turnout last Thursday. We had great attendance including one new member and six guests.....Thank you to Linda and her helpers, Alyce and Peg, for helping us to practice our skills with wire wrapping. The Program Committee tries to do this at least once a year because there are new members and it also serves as a refresher for those who know how to wire wrap but haven't done it in a while.....Some of our members left the meeting with a new pair of earrings.....Thanks again, girls.

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Our July project is the Crystal Delight Bracelet.

Materials list:

Bicone Crystals:

12 4mm, Color A, plus extra - see note below

34 4 mm, Color B, plus extra - see note below

24 6 mm, Color C

24 4mm, Color D, plus extra - see note below

Seed Beads:

Small amount - size 11

Small amount - size 15

Clasp

2 Jump rings

Fireline, 6 lb.

Two beading needles

Beading mat - light or dark - in a contrasting color to your beads

Magnifying glasses if needed

Lamp (and extension cord) if needed

You will need approximately 7 (12mm) Margaritas if you want to use them. The Margaritas are the green crystals sitting on top of the white pearls in the center of the photos.

The bracelet was made using all bicones or a mixture of bicones, fire polish, and pearls so the choice is yours.

NOTE: Different beads will produce different size bracelets so make sure you have extra 4mm beads.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Simple Wire Techniques for Earrings

The June project is another great opportunity to work from your stash of beads because we will be practicing wire work by making earrings. We will make as many pairs as we have time and materials for so go through your closet now and find those outfits that don't have matching earrings and bring beads in those colors. Or make a pair of earrings and buy an outfit to match. :-)

Materials List:

Beads from your stash in various sizes from size 11 seed on up in all sizes and shapes.

Supplies List:

Flat nose, bent nose, and round nose pliers.

Wire cutters. (Wire for the earrings will be supplied by the Bead Society free of charge for all those members attending the meeting.)

Beading mat in a color contrasting to the beads.

Magnifying glasses if needed.

Lamp if needed.