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GARDEN WALK BRACELET KIT, (1 unit)

$29.00

GARDEN WALK BRACELET KIT, (1 unit)

$29.00
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Garden Walk Bracelet
Designed by: Kathleen Lynam
BW1-SOM-01
BEGINNER LEVEL 
-- Bead Weaving Sequence
-- Stitch of the Month
-- Lesson: Square Stitch
-- Bracelet

Walk barefoot through the flowers and vines on our Garden Walk! Learn to bead weave with the Square Stitch.

 

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

 

The GARDEN WALK BRACELET KIT
Instructions to make a 7" bracelet
Supplies to make up to an 8" bracelet

 

With This Kit, You Will Receive...

- Step by Step instructions on CD
with text, diagrams and images
- Size 11/0 seed beads, 4mm cube seed beads 
- beading thread in a matching color, size D
- 2ea of 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 othermaterials, 
we will need to substitute something of similar color and quality.

 

 

#1  CHARTREUSE / ORANGE / FUCHSIA PALETTE

 
     

Colors may appear differently on different monitors.

 

#2  PURPLE IRIS / PERIWINKLE / LILAC PALETTE

 

     
     

 

Colors may appear differently on different monitors.

 

 

 

FORMAT OPTONS

 

 

 

(1) KIT with Instructions on CD

 

 

 

(2) CD Instructions Only

 

 

About the Kit...

The Square Stitch is one of the better bead weaving stitches to begin with. It is a good stitch to give you a sense of how to hold your piece. It is a good stitch to get a feel for managing the tension of your thread, as you weave through your project. It is easy to create patterns and to read these patterns on a graph. The Square Stitch mimics the pattern of pieces done on a loom. TheSquare Stitch can utilize patterns developed for Loom, Cross Stitch or Knitting. Because each bead is woven together with the 3 beads around it, thus forming a square, it is very strong.

There is little concrete information about the Square Stitch prior to the early 1990's when it began showing up in instruction books. The Bead Society of Great Britain does have an earlier illustration of how-to-do the stitch, but no information in the organization of the stitch. Some people say it can be traced back to early African beadwork and some work dating back to the 15th century beadwork out of England.

The Square Stitch lends itself touniform, square cut beads, such as cubes or delicas (cylinder beads). These will produce even, straight rows. With rounder beads, it is more difficult to maintain a tight thread tension. These rounder beads can often produce a slight curve to your piece, as well.

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In the Garden Walk Braceletproject...

LearnToBead Goals:
- History of Square Stitch

- Square Stitch bead weaving basics
- Managing Thread Tension
- Reading a Pattern/Creating a simple Graph
- Increasing and Decreasing with Square Stitch
- Embellishing the edges along your Square Stitch base
- Finishing off the edges
- Making a bead woven, Square Stitch toggle clasp
- Discussion of when Square Stitch works well

 

 

 

 

 

Instructions Outline:

 

I. Planning Your Project
IA. Conceptualizing Your Piece
IB. Measurements
IC. Selecting Materials
ID. Sketching a Pattern or Graph
IE. Identifying Potential Areas of Weakness within Your Piece
IF. Visualizing Your Process
IG. Organizing Your Work Space
II. Begining Your Project
IIA. Basic Steps
(1) The Rectangle Band
(2) The Square Stitch Toggle
(3) Embellishment – Vine Pathway
(4) Embellishment – Daisy Flowers
(5) Embellishment – The Edges and The Toggle Bar
IIB. Dealing with Contingencies
IIC. Finishing Touches
III. Summary of Learning Objectives You Have Met
After Accomplishing This Project
IV. Next Steps
IVA. Suggested Readings

 

 

 

This bracelet involves creating a Square Stitch base using 4mm cube beads, and then embellishing along the top and along each side. I show you how to make a simple toggle clasp, creating the "bar" using the Square Stitch, and a loop embellished with beads.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

STITCH OF THE MONTH
SQUARE STITCH
GARDEN WALK BRACELET
BW1-1-SOM-SquareStitch

 

BEGINNER

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

TECHNICAL MECHANICS

1. Managing Thread Tension

BEGINNER 

 

 

2. Holding Your Piece To Work It

BEGINNER 

 

 

3. Reading Simple Pattern, Figure and/or Graph

BEGINNER 

 

 

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

BEGINNER  

 

 

7. Finishing Off Threads in Piece or Extending Piece 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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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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