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Aruba Bracelet

May 13, 2021 @ 10:30 am 12:30 pm

“Aruba Bracelet”

This design was inspired by a real gold and gemstone bracelet I spotted when I was in a high-end jewelry store in Aruba. I was with my beading friends back in 2015 enjoying a shopping stop during a cruise. The first thing I thought when I saw it was, “I wonder if you can make something shaped sort of like that with beads?”

In this class you’ll be learning/utilizing 3 techniques: 1) circular peyote (bezeling), 2) tubular herringbone and 3) using square stitch to make the connections and add center embellishment.  This is a complex piece, but well worth the time and effort!

Original pattern by Laura Cole


Instructor: Laura

Technique: Tubular herringbone, peyote bezeling, square stitch 

Difficulty Level: Advanced
This project is for experienced beaders ready for a challenge!

Cost Options

Please note that these prices do not include materials. Material costs vary.

$15 Single class price

$10 Multi-class package price
Multi-class packages are $80 for 8 classes. Packages are good for a 6-month period, starting from the date of first use. Packages can be used on most of the classes offered, however specialty and guest instructor classes regularly priced higher than $15 do not qualify.

$0 Your first class is free!
This class qualifies for our promotion, so if this is your first time joining us in the beading room, be sure to let us know when you register and we’ll waive the fee.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations must be submitted a minimum of 2 business days prior to the event in order to receive credit that can be used towards another class or merchandise. This policy also applies to registrants using a pre-paid multi-class package to avoid having the class deducted from your total. (Please note that due to the limited staffing we have at this time, we will not be able to do reminder calls before all classes, so be sure to put your dates on your calendar.)

Materials & Supplies Needed (approximate)

    • Size 11/0 seed beads (7 grams)
    • Size 15/0 seed beads (1 gram)
    • Delica beads, size 11/0 (1 gram)
    • 4mm beads (10-14 pieces)
    • 6mm beads (2-4 pieces)
    • 14mm Rivoli (1 piece)
    • Single-strand clasp

You’ll also need fireline and a beading needle. An awl & thread burner not required, but are very helpful!

We kindly ask that you use beads purchased at our store when in our beading room.

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Can’t attend but would still like to make the piece?

Purchase and instantly download just the pattern on Etsy by clicking here.

Need the supplies too? Project packs are available upon request. Project packs are like kits, but with full tubes/strands of beads and custom assembled just for you! Email customerservice@laurasbeads.com if you are interested. You can also shop for individual supplies by clicking here.

Laura’s Beads is closed on Sunday & Monday. All our sessions are held in person at our shop, we do not offer virtual classes.