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AZTEC WRAP BRACELET (Downloadable Instructions)

$9.99

AZTEC WRAP BRACELET (Downloadable Instructions)

$9.99
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Kits Showcase - Land of Odds - Be Dazzled Beads

 

LAND OF ODDS -
BE DAZZLED BEADS

Jewelry Design Center


www.landofodds.com
   

...KIT SHOWCASE...
AZTEC WRAP BRACELET

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Bead Weaving:
Laddering
Advanced Beginner / Intermediate

Explore all our Kit Projects and Class Offerings through Be Dazzled Beads, Land of Odds, Learn To Bead, and Warren Feld Jewelry!


Wrap Aztec Mosaic Designs Around Your Wrist!    Learn the simple 2-needle approach for creating a 2-wrap bracelet using 1-hole, 2-hole, and a combination of 1- and 2-hole beads in the design.

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Wrap Bracelets are constructed using a technique strongly related to loom weaving, with influence from basket weaving.    The technique used to weave Wrap Bracelets is typically referred to as “laddering”.

 

Here, you set up two warp cords (the leather) and weave, using either a Soumak or a Basket Weave Figure 8 pattern, to create a composition between the two warp cords.    This composition can be as simple as a single column of beads, or it can be more complex using loom or cross stitch patterns within the warp cords, or even a combination of different sized beads along the length.

 

There are many choices involved when creating a Wrap Bracelet.   Each has its pros and cons.    In this class, we make our choices about approach and materials based on considerations of durability in particular, but aesthetics as well.

 

 

ABOUT THE AZTEC WRAP BRACELET PROJECT

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You want the…
o materials (beads, warp cords, weave cords, button) to hold up with wear
o stitching around the warp cords to look neat consistent and professional
o beginning and finishing of the bracelet to be secure, look professional, and not break easily
o center beads to stay tightly in their places, and not slip over or under their adjacent beads
o warp cords to form consistent, tight, parallel lines, and not get wavy or in any other way weird looking

o button to fit snugly and securely within the button loop


 

 



WHAT YOU WILL LEARN...

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In the AZTEC WRAP BRACELET project, you will learn how to plan out a Wrap Bracelet design, selecting materials, use a 2-needle approach for stitching, make a silk wrap to secure the ends and the button hole, and ladder using 1-hole, 2-hole, and a combination of 1- and 2-hole beads in the design.

The instructions help you...
...visualize the  process,
...lead you through a fun project, and
...offer many design possibilities for the artist.


LearnToBead Goals: The Project covers...

- materials needed
- preparing a work board
- measurements

- one-needle vs 2-needle approaches

- soumak vs. bead weave figure 8 thread pattern
- beginning and finishing off our piece
- working with 1-hole and 2-hole beads, singly and in combination, to create a mosaic pattern within our warp legs
- make a 2-around Wrap Bracelet
- variation options in patterns, materials and techniques





My kit projects are part of our overall education program at Be Dazzled Beads in Nashville. These kits are developed within what is called The Design Perspective.

The Design Perspective focuses on how the jewelry designer and bead artist make choices about...
-what to do, and not do
-what to include, and not include
-how to balance off conflicting demands between beauty and functionality.



THE AZTEC WRAP BRACELET
PROJECT GUIDE BOOK

Every participant receives a Project Guide Book
with instructions and design discussion.
       

In the Project Guide Book, I first guide you through this project's planning process. That is, I discuss the types of choices I made, when creating this piece. These choices include things about technique, color and materials, and about form, structure and function. I discuss how I leveraged the architectural strengths of each stitch to achieve my overall goals.

Then, I go over, in detail, with many illustrations and diagrams, step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions.

The Project Guide Book Table of Contents:
30 Pages, 58 images, 3 diagrams


BASIC STEPS

1. Measurement
2. Selecting materials
3. Getting Started (button side)
4. Preparing Work Board
5. Silk Wrap
6. Continuing: The 2-needle soumak technique
         -- Summary of Basic Steps
7. Finishing the other end: ending the beadwork, the second silk wrap, making the loop, and dealing with the tails






With This Kit, You Will Receive...
- Step by Step instructions with text, diagrams and images
- leather cord

- micro bead cord

- half Tilas

- 2mm Round Fire Polish beads

- CzechMate Tile Beads

- 2x3mm Fire Polish belly donut beads

- Knotting cord

- Pewter button
- Twist wire needles and Size #10 English beading needles

- Rat tail string

- decorative large hole beads

- Plastic case with lid for carrying these supplies


What You Will Need To Have On Hand...
Scissors
two chain nose pliers
flush cutters or side cutters
work board tray and tray insert pad
ruler
tape measure
bic lighter or thread zapper
g-s hypo cement
bees wax or microcrystalline wax






About Warren Feld
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"Jewelry Design Is A Life Lived With Wearable Art" -- Warren Feld

For Warren Feld, Jewelry Designer, beading and jewelry making endeavors have been wonderful adventures. These adventures, over the past 31 years, have taken Warren from the basics of bead stringing and bead weaving, to wire working and silver smithing, and onward to more complex jewelry designs which build on the strengths of a full range of technical skills and experiences.

He, along with his partner Jayden Alfre Jones, opened a small bead shop in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, about 30 years ago, and called it Land of Odds. Over time, Land of Odds evolved from a bricks and mortar store into a successful internet business – www.landofodds.com . In the late 1990s, Jayden and Warren opened up another bricks and mortar bead store – Be Dazzled Beads – in a trendy neighborhood of Nashville called Berry Hill. Together both businesses supply beaders and jewelry artists with all the supplies and parts they need to make beautiful pieces of wearable art.

Warren leads a group of instructors at Be Dazzled Beads. He teaches many of the bead-stringing, jewelry design as well as business-oriented courses in the curriculum. He works with people just getting started with beading and jewelry making, as well as with the program’s advanced bead study groups.

His pieces have appeared in beading and jewelry magazines and books. One of his pieces is in the Swarovski museum in Innsbruck, Austria.




LAND OF ODDS
BE DAZZLED BEADS
Your Partner In Design
718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123
Nashville, Tennessee 37204
(615) 292-0610
www.bedazzledbeads.com
EMAIL: oddsian@landofodds.com
warren@bedazzledbeads.com

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