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Flying Home 3-Wrap Bracelet

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Flying Home 3-Wrap Bracelet
Flying Home 3-Wrap Bracelet

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Flying Home 3-Wrap Bracelet
Flying Home 3-Wrap Bracelet
Flying Home 3-Wrap Bracelet
Flying Home 3-Wrap Bracelet

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I had this image in my head of birds flying home against a beautiful blue green sky. The multi aquamarine played in perfectly representing the sky while the Green Girl pewter pieces completed the part of the birds flying home. Placement of the “focal” beads in this wrap bracelet was especially important, so I was constantly taking this project off my clipboard and wrapping it around my wrist to see if it was time to place one of the focals.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • ½ tube of magatama seed beads
  • 1 nest bead
  • 1 bird bead
  • 1 ceramic geode
  • 5’ 1.5mm leather cord
  • 24’ of thread
  • 9 czech glass beads
  • 29 6mm rounds
  • 13 8mm rounds
  • 6 8-12mm nuggets
  • 1 button or toggle bar
  • 1 beading needle
  • chain nose pliers

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1

I recommend wrapping a string around your wrist and then marking on that string where you want your focals to be places. Layout your beads along the string plaing your focals at the markings.

Step 2

Once you have the beads laid out from light to dark, you can begin your ladder stitch.

See Tip: Ladder Stitch How-To

Step 3

I used seed beads at the beginning and end of the bracelet to give a gradual transition up the larger sized beads I stitched in.

Step 4

The bracelet does flow nicely when you jump drastically in size, like a 6mm to a 12mm. I recommend briefly building up in size or down in size if you are dealing with the reverse situation.

Step 5

I tied knots at my leather tail ends for a decorative touch and to keep the knots from slipping.

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15-16" strand
1$15.45
2-3$14.37
4+$13.13
½ strand (loose)
$8.23
Piece
1$22.95
2-3$21.11
4+$19.51
Package of 6 needles
1$5.20
2-4$4.78
5+$4.42