Aug 26, 2014

Project Remix: Across Cultures Bracelet

Mustard Seed
Across Cultures Bracelet
Sample by Beckie TenEyck and Janice Parsons

Across Cultures has been one of our most popular designs. So, with the gorgeous new additions to our tribal bead selection, we felt it was time to update the instructions. Done in several sections, it seems to appeal to so many because of the looping of the button, the beads and the leather.

In Mustard Seed, Beckie and Janice collaborated to create a bright patch of sunshine against the deep, rich accents of African Brass Heishi. You can use this style and adapt it to seed beads, semi-precious, glass and wood. It is a timeless style and we hope you enjoy! Below you will find the materials used, a Project Map and complete step-by-step guide. Happy beading!

1 Strand Ghana Gold
1 Strand Brass Heishi
1 Festival Button
1 Go Fish Charm and 1 Little Lotus
1 Strand/Pkg Drum Beat
2-3 Russet Sands Beads

We hope you have enjoyed Across Cultures, a project we have grown to love alongside our friends and customers.

There is no “right” bracelet. Make it your own and you will enjoy it that much more.

Aug 15, 2014

Time of Year Bracelets: Bollywood for Autumn

Time of Year
Project by Brittany Ketcham
Samples by Lacey McAdoo

Autumn has always been my favorite time of year for many reasons - not the least of which is the fact that Halloween is my favorite holiday. So, when Autumn comes, I often have a hard time deciding whether to get warm and cozy by a fire or put on a costume and go Trick or Treating. Usually, I choose to do both. 

It was my love of all things Autumn that inspired me to make Brittany's beautiful Bollywood Bracelets using harvest colors and Halloween charms. Please watch our Bollywood Bracelets video by Brittany Ketcham to brush up on macrame. Then grab a friend and some hot apple cider and make your own Time of Year bracelets! You can find the list of ingredients and a bird’s eye view of all four bracelets below. Happy beading! 


See Project Map above for legend.

A.  0.5mm Taupe Chinese Knotting Cord                        

B. 0.5mm Chocolate Chinese Knotting Cord                 
    6-1233-TB 6/0 Matte Opaque Mustard                          

    6-409F 6/0 Matte Opaque Chocolate            

D.  0.5mm Curry Chinese Knotting Cord                       

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