Beadwork

Agave Cuff

TECHNIQUES

Flat peyote stitch

Herringbone stitch

PROJECT LEVEL

MATERIALS

4 g turquoise opaque size 11° cylinder beads (A)

2 g underwater blue opaque Duracoat size 11° cylinder beads (B)

1 g matte turquoise AB opaque size 11° cylinder beads (C)

2 g silver-lined bright fuchsia size 11° cylinder beads (D)

1 g matte yellow size 11° cylinder beads (E)

2 g matte black size 11° cylinder beads (F)

5 transparent light blue AB 3.4mm Japanese drops (G)

1 silver 25×10mm 4-strand rectangle slide-lock clasp

Smoke 6lb FireLine braided beading thread

TOOLS

Scissors

Size 12 beading needle

3½ " plastic bobbin

FINISHED SIZE

6¾ "

Wendy used the following Delica color numbers for this colorway: DB658, DB2130, DB878, DB1340, DB1592, DB310.

Inspired by the thorny and spiky plants of the American Southwest, this colorful cuff uses three-dimensional geometric beading techniques.

1) PREPARE. Add a needle to 10' of thread. Wrap 5' of the tail onto the bobbin. Place a stop bead on the thread just above the bobbin.

2) BAND. Use flat peyote and herringbone stitches to create the band:

Rows 1 and 2: String 126A.

Row 3: String 1A; pass back through the last A of the

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