May Program

Captured Cup Chain Bracelet




Patty Minton-Welch, one of our February contest winners, will lead this months program.  Bead and Button Magazine has given Patty special permission to teach the "Captured Cup Chain Bracelet" pattern from the April 2015 issue.  This is a unique technique but an easy way to make your work sparkle using seed beads, SuperDuos and cup chain.  Patty will lead the May Program with this elegant pattern designed by Judy Henegar.  Of course you will need your 2015 April issue of Bead and Button along with supplies listed below. 

If you can complete the base of the bracelet (steps 1 through 5) prior to the meeting you may be able to finish the bracelet at the meeting.  If you need help then be sure to come to "Early Bird Beading" starting at 5:00pm.  Patty and others will be there to help.

Supply List
7 inches 6mm cup chain
     (4mm cup chain will not work)
6 g SuperDuo
1 g 3mm bugle beads
     (these are very tiny bugles which cover the bars on the cup chain)
8 g size 8 seed beads
7 g size 11 seed beads
1 two-strand clasp
4 or 6 lb Fireline
2015 Bead and Button Magazine
     (see pattern & picture on pages 22 and 23)