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BEAD STRINGING
Needle and Thread

By The Sea Bracelet
Instructor: Warren Feld

A remembrance of that beautiful day at the beach! Mementos picked up along the dunes and water's edge, strung on thread.



BS1.02
BEGINNER LEVEL
-- Bead Stringing Sequence
-- Lesson: Stringing With Needle and Thread
-- Bracelet

 

Palette 1: Coral

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Palette 2: Lavender

 

 

Palette 3: Sea Green

BY THE SEA BRACELET
About the Kit...

This bracelet is made up of some unusual Czech Glass beads, including nautilus shape, Picasso Twist Bean, fire polish belly donut, and fire polish round beads, fire polish fluted beads and triangle cathedral beads. These are strung on C-Lon nylon beading thread, size D, in a color matching the predominant color of our beads. In this piece, we use a Toggle Clasp, the finish of which, is also coordinated with the beads. The clasp is secured by tying knots.

This single-strand bracelet is designed for a Woman and is 7 1/4" long. It is designed to fit comfortably around the wrist.

The holes of our beads, while sharp, should not pose a risk for a waxed beading thread.

I chose a Toggle Clasp because it has great functional properties, no moving parts, adds a lot of jointedness or support to the piece, is easy to use, and visually complements the overall design. The Toggle Clasp itself is a great support system.

With a Toggle Clasp, you need to be able to pull through the ring both the bar and the first one or two beads near the bar on your strand. I have made sure that the beads next to the bar are small enough to allow this to happen easily.

In this bracelet, we begin by tying off one side of our clasp to the thread, using three knots. We then go back and forth through our beads three times, tying 3 more knots at each end, before proceeding to the next pass.

While I often try to make my pieces adjustable in length, for this project, I am not doing this.

This bracelet is casual.

The instructions also discuss in detail how to select clasps, the pros and cons of various clasps and stringing materials, and the use of "support systems" in jewelry design.



In the By The Sea Bracelet project...

LearnToBead Goals:
- Selecting Beading Thread, Beading Needles, and Beading Wax
- The basic steps of using needle and thread in bead stringing
- Understanding the color effects of thread
- Selecting a clasp and attaching a clasp to your bead work
- Understanding "clasp assemblies" and "support systems"
- Using a bead board and sizing cone
- Choices to be made, when laying out your beads in a pattern
- Relationship of needle/thread method to cable wire method


Prerequisites:
- Orientation To Beads & Jewelry Findings

 

 

* ABOUT KIT
* LEARNING OBJECTIVES
* PHOTO DETAILS
* 1. Coral

* 2. Lavender
* 3. Sea Green
* KIT CONTENTS

* ORDER INSTRUCTIONS and/or KIT

NEXT LESSONS :

BS1.01
Basics of Bead Stringing and Attaching Clasps - Crimping
PROJECT: Bracelet

or,

BS1.03
Pearl Knotting
PROJECT: Necklace

or,

WWPRE-1
Simple and Coiled Loops





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Table of Contents

SUPPLIES LIST

I. Planning Your Project
Choosing Clasps and Clasp Assemblies and Support Systems
Choosing Stringing Materials
IA. Conceptualizing Your Piece
IB. Measurements
IC. Selecting Materials
ID. Sketching a Pattern or Graph
IE. Identifying Potential Areas of Weakness within Your Piece
IF. Visualizing Your Process
IG. Organizing Your Work Space
II. Beginning Your Project
IIA. Basic Steps

- How to Use Needle and Thread
- Beading Threads vs. Bead Cords
- Color Effects of Thread
- Needles
- Getting Your Thread Onto Your Needle
- Wax, Wax, Wax
- Hiding The Knots
- Doubling Your Thread
- Adding Thread

Let’s Make Our Bracelet
IIB. Dealing with Contingencies
IIC. Finishing Touches
III. Summary of Learning Objectives You Have Met
After Accomplishing This Project
IV. Next Steps
IVA. Suggested Readings
IVB. Next Lessons

 





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