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PETERSBURG CHAIN ROPE BRACELET CLASS (class fee; kit purchased separately)

$35.00

PETERSBURG CHAIN ROPE BRACELET CLASS (class fee; kit purchased separately)

$35.00
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PETERSBURG CHAIN ROPE BRACELET

Instructions Digital Download

Kit with Instructions on CD or CD Instructions Only

 

To register online for the next date this class is offered, add course to your shopping cart, then continue with the checkout process.  Select the WILL PICK UP AT BE DAZZLED shipping option.
Before registering, please review our online CALENDAR for upcoming, scheduled courses.
After you register, we will send you an email confirmation. 
You may also register by phone (615-292-0610) or in-person at Be Dazzled Beads in Nashville.

 

DESCRIPTION:

I was at a point in time where I had to develop a new Petersburg Chain project for our classes.    The Traditional project, I felt, had been done to death, and while very appealing, it was no longer anything special.     The project had to be relatively simple, yet elegant and sophisticated, and truthfully, had to be more appealing than the traditional project design.     So, I used a more prominent bead to connect the two strips, then turned this project into a rope by connecting the sides together.   

 

I am very focused on redefining bead weaving stitches in architectural terms.   At the core, this means determining what about the stitch is supportive of “shape”, and what about the stitch is supportive of “movement, drape and flow.”   It became clear that every pair of Petersburg Chain Stitch rows is connected with what functions as a “box joint”.    Based on this understanding, I developed a simple Chain Stitch, also relying on the architectural properties of a “box joint”.    I used this simple Chain Stitch to connect the two sides of the bracelet into a rope.

 

 

 

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:

Advanced Beginner Level

 

PREREQUISITES:

ORIENTATION TO BEADS AND JEWELRY FINDINGS
(All students are required to begin our curriculum with this ORIENTATION CLASS.    The Orientation Class is offered once a month.)

BEAD WEAVING BASICS (or equivalent)

 

 

GOALS:

- Learn Petersburg Chain and Simple Chain stitches
- Learn about architectural bases of chain stitches and how they provide structural supports for (a) shape, and (b) movement
- Learn to attach a button clasp 

 

PROJECT/TASKS:

1. Make 2 Petersburg Chain strips
2. Connect the two strips
3. Use simple chain stitch to turn flat beadwork into rope
4. Attach button clasp assembly

 

SKILLS LEARNED:

1. Petersburg Chain Stitch
2. Simple Chain Stitch
3. Use of button clasp 

 

SUPPLIES REQUIRED:

COLOR A: 8/0 seed bead (main color), (270 beads or 7 grams)

COLOR B:  8/0 seed bead (accent color), (108 beads or 3 grams)

COLOR C:  11/0 seed bead (coordinating color), (73 beads or 1 gram)

COLOR D:  11/0 seed bead (color matching COLOR A, either the same or similar), (81 beads or 1 gram)

COLOR E:  Swarovski, Series 5328, 5mm bicone crystal bead, with an AB finish, (28 beads)

COLOR F:  15/0 seed bead (coordinating with the button and bracelet, either same or similar to COLOR B), (8 beads or .1 gram)

Button (14-28mm diameter), (1 button)

NYMO or C-LON beading thread, size D, (color must blend with COLOR A because the thread will show), (1 bobbin)

Size #12 English Beading Needles

 

 

 

Bees Wax or Microcrystalline Wax
Bead Reamer
Scissors
Ruler
Chain nose pliers
Sizing Cone

Bic lighter or thread zapper
Work Surface
Sufficient Lighting, if needed
Seating Pad, if needed

 

 

 

 

 

This class is typically offered once every other year.  

VIEW OUR CALENDAR SCHEDULE ONLINE.

 
You may register 
- online, 
- by phone (615-292-0610), or 
- in person at Be Dazzled Beads, 718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123, Nashville, TN 37204.

When registering online, select the WILL PICK UP AT BE DAZZLED shipping option.

 

 

 

 

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