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Tapa Carrier Bead Bracelet

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

“Tapa Carrier Bead Bracelet”

The designs in this bracelet are influenced by the shapes often seen in traditional Hawaiian tapa cloth. You’ll create peyote tubes with Delica beads and then slide them over 2-hole carrier beads. Stones, or some other type of larger beads, are strung on flexible beading wire in between the carrier beads to assemble and finish the bracelet.

This piece is an original design by Laura and will be distributed to participants who attend this class.


Instructor: Laura

Technique: Peyote tubes

Difficulty Level: Intermediate 1
If you’ve taken a few beginner classes, are starting to get comfortable with the language of beading and feel ready for the next step, this is the perfect class for you. This project will be just a little more complex than the beginner pieces, but still great for new beaders.

Some peyote experience required for this class.

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)

    • 8mm round stone beads or similar to go between carrier beads (we strongly suggest selecting these beads first, then selecting Delica beads that compliment the colors found in the stones you choose!)
    • Delica beads in 3 colors (1-4 grams each)
    • Carrier beads (10 pieces)
    • 2-strand clasp

You’ll also need

    • Fireline and a beading needle
    • An awl & thread burner not required, but are very helpful!
    • To assemble: flexible beading wire, crimps, crimp cover, flush cutters and a crimping tool

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

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