Shag Carpet of Pearls Bracelet

An innovative square-stitched wave of pearls

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This innovative, intermediate-level bracelet is a flowing river of pearls worked in a steady pass of flat square stitch. The end result is strong, flexible, and full of movement and texture.
Required Materials: Seed beads, freshwater pearls, fire-polished beads, head pins , beading thread, thread conditioner, toggle clasp. See project for complete list.
Tools Needed: Beading needles, scissors, round-nose pliers, wire cutters. Finished Size 8". See project for complete list.
Techniques Used: < /strong>Wirework, Square Stitch
Originally Published: Beadwork, December 2004/January 2005

SKU: EP1320

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kate McKinnon

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Shag Carpet of Pearls by Kate McKinnon Review by Christine Jung

I've made this bracelet many times; the first as a kit purchased from Ms. McKinnon. It is, at once, both challenging and rewarding. I have sold every bracelet that I've made for over $250. As Ms. McKinnon mentioned in her tutorial, once you grasp the idea you can go on and be creative. ALthough I adore the pearls, I've even made this lush, heavy bracelet with crystal chips and 11/0 24k Gold Plated Miyuki Delica seed beads. Talk about a Night at the Opera!! MAKE THIS BRACELET and let your imagination soar!!

(Posted on 1/5/12)