Original design by Melinda Barta--Crossroads Cuff, Gold and Blue Colorway
About the project: Use CzechMates Beams, two-hole Cabochons, pressed-glass rounds, and Demi Rounds to create a dimensional cuff with crisscrossing beads. Depending on how fast you bead, this can be made in 2.5 to 5 hours.
This kit includes: CzechMates 3-hole Beams, CzechMates 2-hole 7mm cabochons, 3mm pressed-glass rounds, size 11° and size 8° Demi rounds, a metal slide clasp, and instructions. I include extra beads to allow for sizing adjustments and if any imperfect beads are found.
You will need: Smoke-colored 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread; size 10, 11, or 12 beading needles; and scissors.
About the beads: I include only high-quality beads in my kits, including TOHO Demi Rounds and CzechMates from Starman.
About the designer: Melinda Barta was editor of Beadwork magazine for eight years and is a Starman TrendSetter. She is the author of six books published by Interweave and has filmed many instructional DVDs on beadweaving techniques. Melinda has taught at craft schools and bead shows across the country and shared her love of crafting on DIY, PBS, HGTV, Style, and local television networks. Visit www.melindabarta.com.