Download the free, 16-page project handout that has both the original instructions and the new addition, which includes the four new color palettes. A list of ingredients is included. Tools and valuable Project Maps are also available on the website.
With the new samples, Janice demonstrates how to adapt the design to include a 2-hole button, which is more available than the single-hole pearl closure used in the earlier samples. "It's challenging to source anything unusual like that lovely pearl button, so I wanted to make sure the project would continue on with a button anyone could find." Janice chose 2-hole buttons in mother-of-pearl, but you could use almost any button. "I wouldn't recommend a shank button; I think the cord will have excess wear along the shank and wear out more quickly. However, a 2-hole button is a good choice."
|Beach Memories designed by Deana Paul
The final length of your “Poetry” jewelry piece is up to you. According to the handout, around 40 to 46.5 inches is recommended for 6 to 7 wraps. The more wraps you want, the longer you can make it. If you’d rather wear it as a necklace, wear it long, double it, or add a focal pendant. The versatility of this design is up to you!