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, May 07, 2011

Hi folks,

We had over 25 people attending the April meeting for the Magatama Spiral Necklace, including a number of new faces.

Thanks for coming everyone and a big thank you to Shelley and her helpers for introducing us to this interesting bead!

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May's Project is Be Diamond or Be Square Bracelet

Supply List

* Two coordinating colors of Size 8 ROUND beads. (Examples would be size 8 round metal beads OR Size 8 Toho 3-cut glass beads (lots of sparkle)).
* If using METAL beads, 14 lb Fireline OR if using GLASS beads, 6 or 8 lb Fireline.
* Needles,
* Mat in contrasting color.
* Scissors.
* Light/magnification (if necessary).

This project uses Right Angle Weave to make the bracelet units. If you're unfamiliar with Right Angle Weave, I strongly suggest looking at some tutorials.

Video tutorial on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RBg48YSxtE

Another tutorial that that can also be printed out as a PDF:

http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Tutorials/RightAngleWeave.html

You can also find tutorials in most beading books and magazines.

Don't wait too long to get your beads or study the tutorials!