Stellar Explosion

SHAPED LIKE A STAR, this colorful bangle uses three-dimensional beading techniques that were pioneered by Kate McKinnon for her Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Project.


Right-angle weave variation
Circular peyote stitch
Flat herringbone stitch



1 g matte cobalt transparent size 11° cylinder beads (A)
16 g matte cobalt AB opaque size 11° cylinder beads (B)
6 g silver-lined bright fuchsia dyed size 11° cylinder beads (C)
14 g light blue-lined AB size 11° cylinder beads (D)
18 sky blue-lined sapphire 3.4mm Japanese drops (E)
Smoke 6 lb Fireline braided beading thread


3 ½" plastic bobbin
Size 12 beading needle


8 ¼"

1) BANGLE INNER BAND. Use a variation of right-angle weave to form the inner band of the bangle:

Add a needle to 15' of

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