Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Wooded Path Bracelet


Add a little color and texture to a simple design with this knotted waxed linen technique.  Pair up any trio of art beads with larger holes to create endless variations of this style.

My art bead trio includes a branch lentil Humblebead, an Elaine Ray ceramic lentil bead and a pewter nest from Green Girl Studios. 

Supplies:
Polymer clay lentil
Ceramic lentil
Pewter nest bead
6 20mm wood coins
brass hammered ring
leaf toggle bar
2" brass headpin
5mm pewter spacer
24" Irish waxed linen

Directions:
1.  String the headpin through the leaf toggle pair, string the spacer bead and a create a wrapped loop. Set aside.
2. Double the 24" waxed linen, string through the brass hammered ring, wrap three times around the ring on with both ends of the linen, tie a knot with both strands of linen.
3. String a wood bead through one strand, tie a knot at the top of the bead with both strands of linen. Repeat two more times.
4. String the polymer clay lentil through both stands of linen, tie a knot. Repeat with ceramic lentil and nest bead.
5. Repeat step 3.
6. Tie 3 knots around the clasp, add a dab of beader's glue to secure last knot, trim off excess linen.


Resources: branch lentil: Humblebeads, Elaine Ray ceramic beads and waxed linen: Ornamentea.  Pewter nest: Green Girl Studios. Wood Beads: Michael's. Brass clasp: Vintaj.

Bonus! Use discount code MERRY20 to save 20% off your Humblebeads Etsy shop purchases until Monday. . 

1 comment:

Lottie said...

Beautifully brilliant - thank you so very much for the tutorial - I must have a go - I haven't got out my jewellery making things for far too long and I have so many tempting Humblebeads to use. I have tended to keep there like 'treasures' to take out of their tissue paper, touch, stroke, and admire, then tuck them away again safe in the knowledge that I have my little stash of precious beads.