My Favorite Bracelet

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Teacher: Jeanette Carmichael

Resplendent with pearl, silver, and crystal beads, My Favorite Bracelet is the time-honored classic bracelet, at home with both casual and formal wear and easily paired with a pearl necklace and earrings. It is made to fit the student’s wrist perfectly and is fastened with a sterling silver clasp.

The student will learn about beads and bead finishes, the reinforced square stitch foundation upon which the embellishment beads are attached, and a technique for a looped raised platform atop the foundation providing a dimension of height to the bracelet.

Other techniques include various types of bead attachments, the application of filler beads, silver bead caps and spacers, anchor and pivot beads, and two very simple beading knots to end and begin new threads. The Color Choice Challenge allows for choice of beads in colors to coordinate with any wardrobe.

Course information

Project: Beaded bracelet
Size: .5″ height; 1.375″ width; length fit to wrist
Color: Pearl, silver, and crystal aurora borealis
Supplies: Various seed and embellishment beads, thread, needles, beeswax, bead pad, and sharp embroidery scissors
Skill Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Time: Three months, preliminary meeting plus three meetings
Fee: $175 per group
Text: $38 per student, 55 pages, spiral-bound; color photos
Supplies (approximate): $55-$75; depending on beads selected and the sharing of supplies.

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