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ETRUSCAN SQUARE STITCH BRACELET KIT, (1 unit)

$57.00

ETRUSCAN SQUARE STITCH BRACELET KIT, (1 unit)

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ETRUSCAN SQUARE STITCH BRACELET
Designer: Warren Feld
BW2-SQ-01
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 
-- Bead Weaving Sequence 
-- Lesson: Square Stitch, Negative Spaces, Frames and Boundaries
-- Bracelet

 

Wear your inner Etruscan metalsmith! Design a Square-Stitched frame of faceted metal beads surrounding a rich vein of gemstone squares.

NOTE: Regular retail and wholesale store discounts do not apply to kits. 

 

The ETRUSCAN SQUARE STITCH BRACELET KIT
Instructions to make a 7" bracelet
Supplies to make up to an 8 1/2" bracelet

 

With This Kit, You Will Receive...

- Step by Step instructions on CD
with text, diagrams and images
- 3mm faceted brass or nickel-plated brass beads
- 8/0 seed beads
- 8mm gemstone puff squares in a coordinating color
- FireLine cable thread, size D, .008"
- Plated over brass lobster claw
- Plated over brass jump rings
- 4 size #10 beading needles

- Plastic case with lid for carrying these supplies



What You Will Need To Have On Hand...

- Bees wax or microcrystalline wax
- Scissors
- Ruler, pencil and paper
- Work Surface
- Bic lighter or thread zapper
- Bead to use as "stopper", or bead stoppers, or clamps
- chain nose or flat nose pliers
- bracelet sizing cone or some way to measure your wrist
- Sufficient lighting, magnification, chair cushioning, if needed

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes, because of erratic supplies of beads and other materials, we will need to substitute something of similar color and quality.

 

 

#1  BRASS w/GREEN or OLIVE

 
As pictured: African green jasper. Because of erratic supplies of gemstone beads in the puff square, 8mm size, included in your kit will be this or another gemstone of similar color and quality.

Colors may appear differently on different monitors.


#1 BRASS w/BURGUNDY

brass-glass-burgundy-full-wrist.jpg

 

#2  NICKEL w/PURPLE

 

 

As pictured: purple impression jasper. Because of erratic supplies of gemstone beads in the puff square, 8mm size, included in your kit will be this or another gemstone of similar color and quality.

 

 

Colors may appear differently on different monitors.

 

#2  NICKEL w/BLACK AND WHITE

etrussqnickelgbwpic.jpg

 

 

 

 

FORMAT OPTONS

(1) KIT with Instructions on CD

(2) CD Instructions Only

 

 

 

About the Kit...

This is a fun bracelet project, using the square stitch. This general design – square stitch with an open window – has appeared in many variations over the years, including one variation developed by Shelley Nybakke. This Etruscan Square Stitch Bracelet is influenced by Shelley’s version of the piece, particularly in the choice of the 3mm faceted brass cube beads.

The Square Stitch is a very basic stitch. The beads line up along a grid of parallel rows and perpendicular columns, where each square represents one bead. The Square Stitch can utilize patterns developed for Cross Stitch, Loom, or Knitting patterns.

Design Elements Discussed: boundaries, frames, negative spaces, shapes, textures.

In this example, I created a 7” bracelet for a woman to wear. The beadwork was 6 ½” and the clasp assembly added another ½”. The bracelet was 8 – 3mm size beads wide (about 7/8”), and 67 – 3mm size beads long.

My frame-borders around the window were each 2 – 3mm beads wide. My window (negative space) was the equivalent of 4 – 3mm beads wide.

I wanted to have my frame constructed of one type of faceted bead, and to create a simple pattern of larger square beads along the window space. I always like to bracket or frame my focal beads, so I put an 8/0 seed bead on either side of my focal square beads.

I imagined that my bracelet could be worn casually, as well as a “little dressed up,” which is why I chose to use the metal and gemstone beads on the piece.



In the Etruscan Square Stitch Bracelet project...


LearnToBead.net Goals:

- Planning a bracelet design with a negative space
- Translating bracelet measurement goals into the construction plan
- Understanding construction and structural issues, such as areas of weakness, using the Square Stitch with this design
- Discussion of Design Concepts: boundaries, frames, negatives spaces, shapes and textures
- Adding a clasp assembly

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

SUPPLIES LIST, p. 3 I.

Planning Your Project, p. 4
BOUNDARIES, FRAMES, NEGATIVE SPACES, p. 4

IA. Conceptualizing Your Piece, p. 5

IB. Measurements, p. 6
IC. Selecting Materials, p. 7
ID. Sketching a Pattern or Graph, p. 8
IE. Identifying Potential Areas of Weakness within Your Piece, p. 8
IF. Visualizing Your Process, p. 9 IG. Organizing Your Work Space, p. 10

II. Beginning Your Project, p. 11
IIA. Basic Steps, p. 11
1. Make Frame, p. 11
2. Make Decreased Ends, p. 16
3. Add Inside Window Beads, p. 17
4. Add Clasp Assembly, p. 19

IIB. Dealing with Contingencies, p. 21
IIC. Finishing Touches, p. 21

III. Summary of Learning Objectives You Have Met After Accomplishing This Project, p. 22
IV. Next Steps, p. 25
IVA. Suggested Readings, p. 25

 

 

 

 

In this bracelet project, we play with design issues associated with negative (open)spaces, boundaries, frames, shapes and textures. We plan our design-layout using faceted brass beads and the square stitch.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

ETRUSCAN SQUARE STITCH BRACELET

 

BEGINNER

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

TECHNICAL MECHANICS

1. Managing Thread Tension

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

2. Holding Your Piece To Work It

BEGINNER

 

 

3. Reading Simple Pattern, Figure and/or Graph

 

 INTERMEDIATE

 

4. Selecting Materials

 BEGINNER

 

 

5. Identifying Areas of Potential Weakness, and 
Strategies for Dealing With These

 BEGINNER

 

 

6. Determining Measurements, including Width and Length of a Piece, Especially In Relationship To Bead Sizes

 

 INTERMEDIATE 

 

7. Finishing Off Threads in Piece or Extending by Adding Threads

 BEGINNER

 

 

    

    

UNDERSTANDING CRAFT BASIS OF STITCH

1. Starting the Stitch

  BEGINNER

 

 

2. Implementing the Basic Stitch

 BEGINNER

 

 

3. Finishing Off Your Piece With A Clasp Assembly

  BEGINNER

 

 

4. Creating Simple Surface Embellishment

  BEGINNER 

 

 

5. Creating a Simple Edging or Fringe

 

 

 

6. Working Stitch in Flat Form

 BEGINNER

 

 

7. Increasing and Decreasing

 BEGINNER 

 

 

8. Working Stitch in Tubular Form

 

 

 

9. Working Stitch To Create Open (Negative Spaces), and Split Forms

 BEGINNER 

 

 

10. Elaborately Embellishing the Stitch, including Fringes, Edge Treatments, Bails, Straps and Connectors

 

 

 

11. Working Stitch in Circular Form

 

 

 

12. Working Stitch in Spiral Form

 

 

 

13. Working Stitch in Diagonal Form

 

 

 

14. Working Stitch in 3-Dimensions (sculptural)

 

 

 

  

  

UNDERSTANDING ART & DESIGN BASIS OF STITCH

1. Learning Implications When Choosing Different Sizes/Shapes of Beads, or Using Different Stringing Materials

 BEGINNER

 

 

2. Understanding Relationship of this Stitch in Comparison to Other Types of Bead Weaving Stitches

 

 

 

3. Understanding How Bead Asserts Its Need For Color, Using This Stitch

 

 

 

4. Creating Your Own Design with This Stitch, in Reference to Design Elements and Jewelry Design Principles of Composition

 

 

 

5. Creating Shapes, Components and Forms with This Stitch, and Establishing Themes

  BEGINNER

 

 

6. Building in Structural Supports, and Other Support Elements, into the Design

 

 

 

  

  

BECOMING BEAD WEAVING ARTIST

1. Developing A Personal Style

 

 

 

2. Valuing or Pricing Your Work

 

 

 

3. Teaching Others The Stitch

 

 

 

4. Promoting Yourself and Your Work

 

 

 

5. Advocating for Jewelry as "Art" and as "Design"

 

 

 

    

 

By completing a purchase of any of our kits and/or instructions, you agree to our terms and conditions:
1. Customers are allowed to make 3 copies of instructions for personal use
2. Permission is required from LandOfOdds.com, Be Dazzled Beads, or LearnToBead.net, when teaching for fees, with any of our projects

 

 

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