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.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Hi folks, hope everyone is having good holidays! Attached are photos of the January project, plus the supply list. Stay warm!

General Information:

This bracelet uses ladder and brick stitch to complete the two pyramid-shaped ends which are then connected by stringing 8 rows of beads. You can complete a coordinated bracelet by matching the connecting beads by color and/or shape; or you can use your stash of bead soup. Just remember that you will want to pass the thread through two times for strength.

I would recommend a pretty button or bead for the clasp but you may also buy or bead your own clasp.

Materials required:

(A) 60 4mm cube beads

(B) about 400 beads of various sizes - USE YOUR IMAGINATION - some suggestions include;

* 1) bead soup
* 2) size 15 - size 8 beads of coordinating colors, may be round, hex or triangle
* 3) gemstone chips or bugles to add more variety.

(C) size 10 or 12 beading needle

(D) Fireline 6 lb beading thread or alternate of your choice.

(E) Button or clasp of your choice.

(F) Ruler, mat, scissor