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HAPUA REEF CUFF DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (1 unit)

$9.99

HAPUA REEF CUFF DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (1 unit)

$9.99
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Hapua Reef Bracelet
Designed by: Warren Feld
BW1-SOM-10
ADVANCED BEGINNER LEVEL 
-- Bead Weaving Sequence
-- Stitch of the Month
-- Lesson: Bead Embroidery
-- B
racelet

 

Capture the romance of the shallow waters along a tropical lagoon beach! Learn several simple bead embroidery techniques for expressing the artistry of it all.

 

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

 

The HAPUA REEF BRACELET KIT
Instructions to make a 7" cuff bracelet
with or without a brass cuff form
(Supplies to make up to an 8" bangle bracelet, 
but without using a brass cuff form )

 Additional instructions included if you want to create a cuff and not use the brass cuff form, such as when you want to make a cuff larger than the brass cuff form.

 

With This Download, You Will Receive...

- Step by Step instructions
with text, diagrams and images




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 Reamer
- chain nose or flat nose pliers
- flush cutters or side cutters
- 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   AMAZONITE PALETTE

 

   

 

Colors may appear differently on different monitors.

 

 

 

FORMAT OPTONS 

 

(1) KIT with Instructions on CD 

 

(2) CD Instructions Only

 

(3) Digital Download

 

 

About the Kit...

Bead Embroidery has been used to embellish and decorate clothing since the dawn of civilization. In both Russia and China, remains have been found of bead embroidery dating back thousands of years. In more recent history, bead embroidery has been used to decorate religious items, formal attire, and household objects.


Bead Embroidery is such a versatile stitch that all beads are game! If you were working on a large wall-hanging, larger beads would be appropriate.

Conversely, if you were working on a necklace or bracelet, you would want to use beads that are proportionate to your project. Within those guidelines, any type of bead (bugle, seed, delica, drop, etc.) would enhance the dimensionality and texture of your piece.

We create a canvas, decide how to give form to this canvas, plan a design, and embroider that design onto our formed-canvas. The challenge is always to achieve a contemporary, artistic look to your piece -- one that has a sense of movement, dimensionality, a use of materials that makes the ordinary 'noteworthy', and good technique.

In this piece, I wanted to re-create the colors, patterns and lines of the beautiful forms, waves and materials along the shoreline of a tropical lagoon and the underlying reef in the Caribbean. I especially liked looking through the shallow water where it met the beach at a particularly secluded part of the lagoon.

I also wanted to create an embroidery plan that allows the student to learn several different embroidery-patterning techniques within the composition as a whole.

 



In the Hapua Reef Bracelet project...

LearnToBead Goals:
- Basics of Bead Embroidery, including
--- Preparing a brass cuff form, finishing the inner and outer surfaces with ultra-suede and Lacy’s Stiff Stuff foundation
--- Drawing a template and setting up a design plan for your piece
--- Attaching beads to the foundation, using various methods, including back stitch, couching, bezeling a stone, placing beads linearly and curvalinearly, crowding, cross-hatch, and fringe-style embellishment
--- Adding an edging around your piece

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

This set of instructions is organized as a series of 
Jewelry Design Choices:
SUPPLIES LIST, p. 3

I. Planning Your Project, p. 5
IA. Conceptualizing Your Piece, p. 6
IB. Measurements, p. 7
MAKING A LARGER SIZED BRACELETIC. Selecting Materials, p. 8
IC. Selecting Materials, p. 8
ID. Sketching a Pattern or Graph, p. 9
IE. Identifying Potential Areas of Weakness within Your Piece, p. 10
IF. Support Systems, p. 10
IG. Visualizing Your Process, p. 10
IH. Organizing Your Work Space, p. 11
II. Beginning Your Project, p. 12
IIA. Basic Steps, p. 12
STEP 1: CREATE TEMPLATE AND FOUNDATION, p. 13
STEP 2: BEZEL AROUND CENTRAL STONE, p.14
STEP 3: PREPARE THE CUFF BLANK WITH ULTRA SUEDE, p. 18
STEP 4: EMBROIDER A CIRCLE AROUND OUR BEZELED STONE USING BACK STITCH, p. 19
WORK ON RIGHT SIDE FIRST
STEP 5: EMBROIDER SCALLOP PATTERN AROUND LARGER BEAD USING BACK STITCH, p. 20
STEP 6: LAY A LINE OF BEADS USING COUCHING, p. 22
STEP 7: APPLY “OVER THE FENCE” TECHNIQUE, p. 24
STEP 8: ADD 2 MORE SCALLOP PATTERNS, ONE AROUND A FRINGED CENTER, p. 25
STEP 9: CROWD A GROUPING OF DROPS USING BACK STITCH, p. 27
STEP 10: LAY DOWN A BUGLE WALKWAY USING BACK STITCH, p. 28
STEP 11: ADD 3 PARTIAL SCALLOPED SEMI-CIRCLES USING BACK STITCH, p. 30
STEP 12: FINISH OFF WITH CROSS-HATCH PATTERN USING BACK STITCH, p. 31
REPEAT STEPS 5-12 ON LEFT SIDE
STEP 13: EXAMINE BEADWORK, AND CORRECT FOR ANY LOOSE BEADS, OR UNDESIRABLE OPEN SPACES, p. 33
STEP 14: CUT OUT EMBROIDERED FOUNDATION, p. 34
STEP 15: GLUE OVER TOP OF CUFF FORM AND LET SET 20 MINUTES, p. 34
STEP 16: ADD SIMPLE BRICK STITCH STYLE EDGING AROUND ALL 4 SIDES OF CUFF, p. 35
IIB. Dealing with Contingencies, p. 37
IIC. Finishing Touches, p. 38
III. Summary of Learning Objectives You Have Met
After Accomplishing This Project, p. 39 
IV. Next Steps, p. 41 
IVA. Suggested Readings, p. 41

 

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

HAPUA REEF BRACELET 
BW1-10-EMB-01

 

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 Adding Threads

BEGINNER  

 

 

    

    

UNDERSTANDING CRAFT BASIS OF STITCH

1. Starting the Stitch

 

 

 

2. Implementing the Basic Stitch

BEGINNER  

 

 

3. Finishing Off Your Piece With A Clasp Assembly

  

 

 

4. Creating Simple Surface Embellishment

 

INTERMEDIATE 

 

5. Increasing and Decreasing

 

 

 

6. Working Stitch in Tubular Form

BEGINNER  

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

BEGINNER   

 

 

9. Working Stitch in Circular Form

 

 

 

10. Working Stitch in 3-Dimensions

BEGINNER   

 

 

  

  

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

BEGINNER

 

 

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

BEGINNER 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

BEGINNER

 

 

  

  

BECOMING BEAD WEAVING ARTIST

1. Developing A Personal Style

 

 

 

2. Valuing or Pricing Your Work

 

 

 

3. Teaching Others The Stitch

 

 

 

    

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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