Monthly Archives: September 2011

September Supplies List

The September supply list is the list provided on the website for June.  It had to be moved back due to illness of the teacher.

List of supplies for bracelet watch project:

“Ribbon type” watch face of choice

Elastic beading cord (1mm)

Assorted size and shaped beads of choice large beads, interesting shapes, colors, textures, wood, ceramic, plastic, resin charms if desired

Assorted spacers for between beads and between bracelets

Lobster Claw clasps 4 for each watch…make sure your clasp is big enough to clasp the bar on the watch. Probably will take 14-16 mm for most watches.

Note:

If you ordered watch faces from Christy, she will have them at the meeting. 

See you September 27th.

October/November 2011 Project

Round Braid Kumihimo Bracelet, Drop Beads Necklace

or Firepolish Bead Necklace

Refer to picture: Top Left is a Plain Round Braid using size 6 or 8 seed beads. Top Right is the Drop Bead. Bottom is the Firepolish.

You need to let Linette know if you need any beads or S-lon cord by the August meeting. If you need a loom let Linette know by the September meeting. Email: linettenel@aol.com

General Supplies for the Plain Round Braid –

see next page for the beads for the necklaces. * Round foam loom –* 8 bobbins

* S-lon cord – 8 pieces cut the proper length – see below. The S-lon thread is a stiff cord and you shouldn’t have to use a needle to thread your beads.

* Size 8 seed beads in one color – or any other bead you choose.

* Glue – recommend E-600

* Fireline

* Cones or end caps

* Clasp

* 8″ of 22 gauge, half-hard wire

Setting up the Cords

When figuring out what length to cut each cord you need to cut them each 3 times the finished length of your project. It may be more than you need but you cannot add more cord. So if you need to make a seven inch bracelet, then you need to cut each of your cords at 21 inches. To make it simple for a bracelet let’s just cut 8 pieces of thread at 3 feet each. After you have cut all of your cords to the proper length, gather them together and tie and overhand knot with them at one end. Take one cord at a time and wrap each cord around a bobbin, leaving about 6 ‘ free between the overhand knot and the bobbin.

How long do I make the bracelet?

You will want to make this bracelet 1.5″ longer than you normally wear to offset the width of the braid (when laid flat and unclasped.) Example: If you normally wear a 7″ bracelet. In this bracelet, I need an 8.5″ length. Your clasp and end caps will account for about 2.25″ of the length. Example: My bracelet needs to be 8.5″ long, so when I subtract 2.25″ for the clasp and end caps, the beaded section of my braid needs to be 6.25″.

Stringing the beads

String the appropriate number of beads on each of your 8 cords.

Beads per inch – this is a guide only – not all beads are created equal.

Size 8 beads – 7 beads per inch of bracelet length

Size 6 beads – 5 beads per inch of bracelet length

If needed you can add more beads at the end if you run out.

When you are finished stringing the beads on a cord, attach a bobbin at the end and wind it up. This is temporary, but it’s easier to add the rest of the beads when the cords are more controlled.

Drop Beads Necklace Pattern

4 mm Magatama drop beads – 52 grams approx.

Size 8 seed beads – 15 grams approx.

You will use 12 beads per inch of necklace length for each cord.

Remember your cord length is three times the length of your necklace.

After you have cut all of your cords to the proper length, gather them together and tie and overhand knot with them at one end. Take one cord at a time and wrap each cord around a bobbin, leaving about 6 ‘ free between the overhand knot and the bobbin.

String the Magatama beads on 4 cords and the size 8 seed beads on 4 cords.

When you are finished stringing the beads on a cord, attaché a bobbin at the end and wind it up. This is temporary, but it’s easier to add the rest of the beads when the cords are more controlled.

Firepolish Bead Necklace

4 mm Firepolish bead – approximately 360 beads

Size 8 seed beads – 12 grams

This pattern uses 6 beads per inch (3 Firepolish and 3 size 8 seed beads).

Remember your cord length is three times the length of your necklace.

After you have cut all of your cords to the proper length, gather them together and tie and overhand knot with them at one end. Take one cord at a time and wrap each cord around a bobbin, leaving about 6 ‘ free between the overhand knot and the bobbin.

When loading the beads on the cords, you’ll alternate stringing a seed bead and then a Firepolish bead the entire length of each cord.

All cords are prepared the same.

When you are finished stringing the beads on a cord, attaché a bobbin at the end and wind it up. This is temporary, but it’s easier to add the rest of the beads when the cords are more controlled.

Refer to picture: Top Left is a Plain Round Braid using size 6 or 8 seed beads. Top Right is the Drop Bead. Bottom is the Firepolish.

You need to let Linette know if you need any beads or S-lon cord by the August meeting. If you need a loom let Linette know by the September meeting. Email: linettenel@aol.com

General Supplies for the Plain Round Braid –

see next page for the beads for the necklaces. * Round foam loom –* 8 bobbins

* S-lon cord – 8 pieces cut the proper length – see below. The S-lon thread is a stiff cord and you shouldn’t have to use a needle to thread your beads.

* Size 8 seed beads in one color – or any other bead you choose.

* Glue – recommend E-600

* Fireline

* Cones or end caps

* Clasp

* 8″ of 22 gauge, half-hard wire

Setting up the Cords

When figuring out what length to cut each cord you need to cut them each 3 times the finished length of your project. It may be more than you need but you cannot add more cord. So if you need to make a seven inch bracelet, then you need to cut each of your cords at 21 inches. To make it simple for a bracelet let’s just cut 8 pieces of thread at 3 feet each. After you have cut all of your cords to the proper length, gather them together and tie and overhand knot with them at one end. Take one cord at a time and wrap each cord around a bobbin, leaving about 6 ‘ free between the overhand knot and the bobbin.

How long do I make the bracelet?

You will want to make this bracelet 1.5″ longer than you normally wear to offset the width of the braid (when laid flat and unclasped.) Example: If you normally wear a 7″ bracelet. In this bracelet, I need an 8.5″ length. Your clasp and end caps will account for about 2.25″ of the length. Example: My bracelet needs to be 8.5″ long, so when I subtract 2.25″ for the clasp and end caps, the beaded section of my braid needs to be 6.25″.

Stringing the beads

String the appropriate number of beads on each of your 8 cords.

Beads per inch – this is a guide only – not all beads are created equal.

Size 8 beads – 7 beads per inch of bracelet length

Size 6 beads – 5 beads per inch of bracelet length

If needed you can add more beads at the end if you run out.

When you are finished stringing the beads on a cord, attach a bobbin at the end and wind it up. This is temporary, but it’s easier to add the rest of the beads when the cords are more controlled.

Drop Beads Necklace Pattern

4 mm Magatama drop beads – 52 grams approx.

Size 8 seed beads – 15 grams approx.

You will use 12 beads per inch of necklace length for each cord.

Remember your cord length is three times the length of your necklace.

After you have cut all of your cords to the proper length, gather them together and tie and overhand knot with them at one end. Take one cord at a time and wrap each cord around a bobbin, leaving about 6 ‘ free between the overhand knot and the bobbin.

String the Magatama beads on 4 cords and the size 8 seed beads on 4 cords.

When you are finished stringing the beads on a cord, attaché a bobbin at the end and wind it up. This is temporary, but it’s easier to add the rest of the beads when the cords are more controlled.

Firepolish Bead Necklace

4 mm Firepolish bead – approximately 360 beads

Size 8 seed beads – 12 grams

This pattern uses 6 beads per inch (3 Firepolish and 3 size 8 seed beads).

Remember your cord length is three times the length of your necklace.

After you have cut all of your cords to the proper length, gather them together and tie and overhand knot with them at one end. Take one cord at a time and wrap each cord around a bobbin, leaving about 6 ‘ free between the overhand knot and the bobbin.

When loading the beads on the cords, you’ll alternate stringing a seed bead and then a Firepolish bead the entire length of each cord.

All cords are prepared the same.

When you are finished stringing the beads on a cord, attaché a bobbin at the end and wind it up. This is temporary, but it’s easier to add the rest of the beads when the cords are more controlled.

Submitted by Linette Nelson, Teacher

Meeting Minutes August 23, 2011

Beady Bunch Aug 23,2011 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order with 16 members present.

Lisa gave our treasurer’s report.

Chris gave us rave reviews of last weekend’s workshops with Judy Walker and explained that Judy shared much more tips and tricks in her classes than just the chosen projects. They were both fun and educational. All members should take advantage of the great opportunities that are offered in these workshops as they are of great value. Thank you to the gals that did all of the work to get this set up and organized!

New Business:

Chris was asked by some of the members to mention that when we are voting to decide on projects offered by these national teachers, that if you have no intention of participating in the workshop then you should not vote on projects.

Other members mentioned that it is different if you think you want to participate and the project you voted for isn’t chosen, and you decide not to take the one voted in, then it is ok to have voted.

The November 12th and 13th workshops with Diane Fitzgerald have a few spots open. Lisa reported that there are 4 spots open for both Sat (Moorish Tiles) and Sun (Ginkgo necklace) classes.

Be thinking about signing up and get your $25 check to Lisa to reserve your spot in one or both of these great classes. Both of the supply lists are on Diane Fitzgerald’s website www.dianefitzgerald.com, look under “Classes”. (The workshops are reversed by date on her website.)

There was discussion of possible national teachers for next year’s workshops.

Old Business:

Monthly projects: Sept: If Christy isn’t able to do the watch faces project, then Linette will do Metal Stamping. If needed, she will send out a supply list prior to the meeting.

Be on the lookout for an email with the project info.

Oct and Nov: Linette will teach Beaded Kumihimo. She passed out the supply list at the Aug meeting and you will need to have your beads strung and on bobbins before the meeting so you are ready to start braiding.

Dec: No meeting

Jan: UFO/Party

Feb: Wire earrings

March: Japanese cross (chain maille type project)

The meeting was adjourned, followed by Show and Tell and we finished our Viking Weave project led my Julie and Lisa.

Thanks gals…great fun project!

Submitted by: Denise Stahl, Secretary