January Program

Basic wire stringing techniques will be discussed at the January meeting. Wire types,

tools and techniques will be covered. You will learn how to produce a high

quality project. Move your projects from ho-hum to fabulous!

You will begin a catepillar bracelet and complete it at the February meeting.

If you are a beginner, this will be the perfect program and project for you.

You will learn:

  • how to string beads on nylon coated stainless steel cable wire.
  • how to use crimps and crimp pliers
  • how to use crimp covers (not required)
  • how to use wire guards (not required)
  • how to attach a closure

You will need:

  • a length of 19 strand-coated cable wire to go around your wrist plus 6 inches
  • crimps
  • crimp covers
  • wire guards
  • clasp (lobster, box, toggle)
  • seed beads size 6 (6 round is best for the first but could also use other shapes and sizes)
  • wire cutters,
  • crimp pliers,
  • needle nose pliers
  • beading mat
  • lights, extention cord and magnifiers if needed

For the advanced beader we will show you how to finish the project at home. For the beginner we will help you complete the bracelet at the February early bird beading.

To complete the catepillar bracelet you will need:

  • coordinating size 11 seed beads and other beads from your stash
    • ( use crystals, pearls, and czech glass beads or anything from your stash)
  • you could also just use your size 11 or 15's.
  • think outside the box and use up your left overs from other projects