August 2016 Monthly Meeting

Embroidered Rope Bangle

Correction – Meeting is Monday, Aug 22 (not the 29th), 6:30 pm

Presented by Jane-Michael Stallings,


Learn to think about bead embroidery in new, 3-dimensional ways. We will transform a bungee cord into a bangle bracelet and use basic bead embroidery to add decorative embellishments with size 15 beads. Bring one color of beads for a dramatic pop of color or many colors to create stripes, rainbows. or other patterns. This unisex design is fun to make and wear.

We will be using:

  • 1 Bungee Cord or “tie down”, at least 12″ long & approx. diameter: 5/16″
  • Ultrasuede, a strip .5″ wide x 9″ long (dark color recommended)
  • E6000 glue
  • lighter
  • full size scissors
  • bead mat or beading surface
  • Size 10 beading needles
  • 6 lb. Fireline
  • Size 15 seed beads (about 4 grams) I used 8 colors in my example
  • flat nose pliers to pull your needle (optional)

Danielle Baker and The Bead Stash have offered to bring bungee cords. Please let us know if you want this so she will have enough and/or won’t purchase unnecessarily.

J.M. Stallings (Jane-Michael) has been beading and teaching beading techniques for over 15 years. She is a patient teacher who can explain beading techniques in many different ways. Her designs are known for bold, unique color schemes and exacting craftsmanship. Beaders in Austin may know her from classes at Lapis Lane Beads. She now works at Jill Wiseman Designs.