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TUXEDO PARK BANGLE BRACELET KIT, (1 unit)

$49.00

TUXEDO PARK BANGLE BRACELET KIT, (1 unit)

$49.00
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Tuxedo Park Bangle Bracelet
Designed by: Warren Feld
BW1-SOM-06
BEGINNER LEVEL 
-- Bead Weaving Sequence
-- Stitch of the Month
-- Lesson: Brick Stitch
-- Bangle Bracelet

 

Strut your stuff through Tuxedo Park on the East Side of Lower Manhattan! Learn how much shaping, interest and dimensionality you can achieve with the simple, basic Brick Stitch.

 

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

 

The TUXEDO PARK BANGLE BRACELET KIT
Instructions to make a 7" bangle bracelet
Supplies to make up to an 8" bangle bracelet

 

With This Kit, You Will Receive...

- Step by Step instructions
with text, diagrams and images
- Size 11/0 and 10/0 delica beads
- Size 15/0 seed beads
- Swarovski crystal lochrosen sew-on rhinestones
- 2mm Czech glass, fire polish beads 

- beading thread in two colors, size D
- 2ea of size #10 and size #12 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 
- 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  BLACK & WHITE

 

 
     

 

Colors may appear differently on different monitors.

 

 

#2  CHARTREUSE AND COBALT (retiring color)

 

 
     

 

Colors may appear differently on different monitors.

 

 

#3  GOLD AND BRONZE

 

 
     

 

Colors may appear differently on different monitors.

 

 

#4  RASPY KHAKI (retiring color)

 

 
     

 

Colors may appear differently on different monitors.

 

 

 

FORMAT OPTONS   

 

(1) KIT with Instructions on CD 

 

(2) CD Instructions Only

 

About the Kit...

The Brick Stitch is historically is found in several cultures, but it is most associated with Native American beadwork. The Brick Stitch is where beads are woven and locked into place by snagging the thread loops between them. As you add a new bead, you snag the thread loop to pull the already completed rows up to the bead. The resultant look is like a brick wall. 

For the Tuxedo Park Braceletproject we are doing here, I wanted to make a woman's bangle bracelet, about 7" long and about 3/4" wide, and which had a comfortable, somewhat loose fit on the wrist. I visualized a bracelet that would have a Chanel styling to it, with a limited 2-color palette, and a strong line or outlining in the design.

This is a project for beginners, so I wanted to start with doing the stitch flat. But I also wanted to show some versatility to the stitch, so in the course of making our 4 links, we vary the sizes of the beads, the number of beads per row, and whether we increase or decrease. We embellish the surface and edges in a way to create a sense of a continuous line.

Most versions of this bracelet use only 2 colors. In some versions, I use contrasting colors; in others, matching or coordinating colors. Because I use one of the colors to establish a very strong sense of "line" throughout the piece, more than 2 colors often makes the piece look too busy or awkward -- too much competing with that "line" which one of strongest design elements of the piece.

 



In the Tuxedo Park Bangle Braceletproject...

LearnToBead Goals:
- History of Brick Stitch
- Brick Stitch bead weaving basics
- Managing Thread Tension
- Reading a Pattern/Creating a simple Figural Representation
- Increasing and Decreasing with Brick Stitch
- Embellishing above your brick stitch base
- Varying bead sizes to create curvature 
- Finishing off the edges 
- Discussion of when Brick Stitch works well
- Making measurements when making a bangle bracelet (thus, when you do not use a clasp and the bracelet is meant to slip over the wrist)

 

 

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. 4
IA. Conceptualizing Your Piece, p. 4
IB. Measurements, p. 6
IC. Selecting Materials, p. 7
ID. Sketching a Pattern or Graph, p. 7
IE. Identifying Support Systems, p. 9
IF. Identifying Potential Areas of Weakness within Your Piece, p. 10
IG. Visualizing Your Process, p. 10
IH. Organizing Your Work Space, p. 13
II. Beginning Your Project, p. 14
IIA. Basic Steps, p. 14
A. Create a Long Link, p. 14
B. Create a Short Link and connect to the Long Link, p.22
C. Continue the Assembly for 4 Long Links and 4 Short Links, all interconnected into a bangle, p. 28
IIB. Dealing with Contingencies, p. 29
IIC. Finishing Touches, p. 31
III. Summary of Learning Objectives You Have Met
After Accomplishing This Project, p. 31
IV. Next Steps, p. 33
IVA. Suggested Readings, p. 33

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES TUXEDO PARK BANGLE BRACELET
Brick Stitch
  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 BEGINNER      
2. Implementing the Basic Stitch BEGINNER      
3. Finishing Off Your Piece With A Clasp Assembly BEGINNER      
4. Creating Simple Surface Embellishment BEGINNER      
5. Increasing and Decreasing BEGINNER     
6. Working Stitch in Tubular Form      
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      
  
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