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 or write us at P.O.Box 104, South Dennis MA, 02660.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hi everyone,

Welcome back! Our next meeting is Thursday, January 21st. This month’s lesson will be to create a “Puffy” triangle, which is basically a triangle with a front and a back. I would like you to make your basic triangle before class ( yes, homework!). That way, we can get right to work and it will be much easier if we all go step-by-step together

Size 11o beads in 2 colors- a teaspoon or two of each will be sufficient. NOTE: Please keep in mind that the uniformity of your beads will make an enormous difference in the quality of your work, so please, buy some good beads-Miyuki or Toho are good choices. Do NOT mix brands. If you have difficulty, try using 8o seed beads. Also remember that opaque beads are easier to see than silver-lined transparent shiny ones. If you are daring, try some Delicas.
Needles in size 10 or 12.
Any beading thread of your choice. .
..And the usual scissors, mat, etc.

BRING TO CLASS 1) 2 pre-made triangles, in 2 colors, one for the ribs (Herringbone) and the other for the sides (Peyote). 2) A sufficient quantity of the same beads to work the back

Constructing your triangle: Start with a rather long length of thread and pick up 3 beads to form a ring. Refer to our first sheet from September.

Use one color for the ribs, the other for the sides. Work 10 rows if using 11os, 8 rows if using 8os. Leave your thread hanging.

Here are two excellent videos if you need some help:

Peyote Stitch Triangle with Herringbone Facets

How to Bead Weave a Triangle Using Peyote and Herringbone Stitches

Still having trouble? We can arrange a half hour class before the meeting at 6:30 BUT YOU MUST LET US KNOW AHEAD OF TIME.