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A necklace of colorful ladder-stitched squares

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Looking for something new to do with bugle beads? This ladder-stitch variation forms a fabric of beads similar to right-angle weave. The technique is challenging, but the look and feel is worth the effort.
Required Materials: Japanese bugle beads, jump rings, French wire, clasp, PowerPro line. See project for complete list.
Tools Needed: Japanese beading needle, needle-nose pliers. Finished Size: Necklace length: 17" (each square equals 1"). See project for complete list.
Techniques Used: Ladder Stitch
Originally Published: Beadwork, December 2004/January 2005

SKU: EP1299

Author/Speaker/Editor: Judith Wood

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

ladder stitch technique Review by ginette

This is a great looking project, using bugles and the ladder-stitch technique to put together a beautiful but fairly simple necklace.

The PDF project has 3 pages: one page show you the finished project, the second page lists the tools and supplies necessary to complete the necklace and describes the steps necessary, the third page shows you clear drawings of the steps and path for the thread to put together each square.

I would say it is a great project for beginners or intermediates that are looking for ideas.

(Posted on 2/11/14)