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MOTHER'S CELEBRATION BRACELET KIT, (1 unit)

$95.00

MOTHER'S CELEBRATION BRACELET KIT, (1 unit)

$95.00
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Mother's Celebration Bracelet 
Designed by: Warren Feld
BW1-SOM-03
ADVANCED BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 
-- Bead Weaving Sequence
-- Stitch of the Month
-- Lesson: Ndebele (also called Herringbone)
-- Bracelet

 

Express the joy in your life with this South African ritual-style piece! Utilize several variations of the Ndebele Stitch, including flat, 3 types of spiral tubes, rapid and slow increasing and decreasing.

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

 

The MOTHER'S CELEBRATION BRACELET KIT
Instructions to make a 7 3/4" bracelet
(This bracelet is meant to be worn loosely around the wrist, 
so 7 3/4" would work well with a 7" wrist.)

Supplies to make up to an 8 3/4" bracelet

 

With This Kit, You Will Receive...

- Step by Step instructions on CD
with text, diagrams and images
- Size 11/0, 8/0 and 15/0 seed beads, and 11/0 and 10/0 delicas
- FireLine cable thread in a matching color, size D
- 4ea of size #10 and size #12 beading needles
- button for clasp
- 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 / RASPBERRY / OLIVINE / PURPLE IRIS PALETTE

 

 

 

Colors may appear differently on different monitors.

 

 

#2  GREEN / OLIVINE / FUCHSIA / 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 Ndebele Stitch, (also known as the Herringbone Stitch orBasketweave Stitch), originates from South Africa from the Ndebele people. This stitch is known by the herringbone or zig-zagpattern the beads make when stitched together.

 

This stitch is very versatile. There are many variations on the stitch, which can result in different patterns and textures, as well as looser or tighter tension. The Ndebele stitch is easy to incorporate with otherbeadweaving stitches, such as peyote, right angle or brick, off thendebele weave.

 

The stitch is very soft and fluid. It results in a very beautiful texturing and patterning. A lot of thread shows in this stitch, and, in this case, is a charming part of the whole effect.

 

The beads sit in regular columns in angled pairs, forming a "V" (thus, herringbone,) shape.

 

Ndebele usually begins by creating a row or two of ladder-stitched beads. The stitch will work with any shape or size bead. Evenly sized beads will result in evenly sized beadwork. Round beads (as opposed to more squarer shapes) show less gaps between each pair of diagonally-stacked beads. With round beads, the piece feels a little more flexible.

 

Ndebele is easily worked flat or tubular.

 

Traditional Ndebele beadwork can also be very flat and 2-dimensional. In contemporary jewelry design, adding a sense of 3-dimensionality, as well as movement, are important design elements. Here the somewhat free-flowing flat strips and tubes, as well as the raised button, helpcontemporarize the piece.

 

In our Mother's Celebration Bracelet, we get an opportunity to learn several variations on Ndebele. These include 3 different ways to make tube shape, including a basic tube, a basic spiral tube, and a soft spiral tube. We learn to increase the number of beads in the width of our piece using a gradual increase strategy. We also learn to decrease the number of beads in the width of our piece using a rapid decrease strategy. We learn to make a fan or arc by varying the sizes of our beads within our rows. We learn to create a "negative space" in order to provide a "button hole" for our clasp. We also learn to make a simple decorative edging effect on the sides of our bracelet.

 

This bracelet is meant to be worn loosely around the wrist.

 



 

 

 


 

 

 

In the Mother's Celebration Braceletproject...

 

LearnToBeadGoals:
- History of Ndebele

- Ndebele bead weaving basics
- Managing Thread Tension
- Reading a Pattern/Creating a simple figural representation
- Flat and Tubular and Spiral and Fanning Ndebele variations
- Increasing and Decreasing with Ndebele, both rapid and slow
- Adding a simple edging effect
- Adding a button clasp, and creating a negative space as part of the clasp assembly
- Discussion of when Ndebele works well

 

 

Instructions Contents:

 

SUPPLIES LIST

 

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. Beginning Your Project
IIA. Basic Steps
1. Review our Graph Pattern above
2. Build your 2-Row Ladder
3. Create an Ndebele Fan
4. Begin the flat Ndebele section with decorative edging
5. Begin a Gradual Increase in Row 8
6. Row 9 continues this Gradual Increase
7. Row 10 finishes this Gradual Increase
8. Beginning with Row 11
9. Create a flat strip, a basic plain tube, a basic spiral tube and a soft spiral tube, and, finally, a 2nd flat strip
10. Reconnecting all the flat and round tubes
11. Beginning our 7-Color-Band Flat Ndebele with Row 105
12. Continuing with our 7-Color-Band Flat Ndebele, Rows 106 -116
13. Creating the Row which defines the bottom of our button hole, Row 117
14. Creating our Button Hole (Negative Space), Rows 118-129
15. Close the Button Hole (Negative Space) by beginning Rapid Decrease
16. Row 133
17. Add Ndebele Fan (or Arch) to end
18. Add Button

 

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 Ndebele bracelet is a symbolic representation of joy in a woman's life. The selection of colors for the 3 central tubular components represent things which the woman celebrates in her life, about her life, and around her life. These may be colors associated with children, grandchildren or friends. They may be favorite colors, or colors of favorite flowers or other objects. They may be colors associated with important emotions, rituals or times. They may be colors associated with events or places experienced when traveling.

While the "design" of the bracelet is from the woman's perspective, the "wearing" of the bracelet is unisex. A man would be equally as comfortable wearing this bracelet, as would a woman.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

STITCH OF THE MONTH
NDEBELE STITCH
MOTHER'S CELEBRATION BRACELET
BW1-3-SOM-Ndebele

 

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 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

 BEGINNER

 

 

6. Working Stitch in Flat Form

BEGINNER 

 

 

7. Increasing and Decreasing

 BEGINNER

 

 

8. Working Stitch in Tubular Form

 BEGINNER

 

 

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

 BEGINNER

 

 

10. Elaborately Embellishing the Stitch, including Fringes, Edge Treatments, Surface 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

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