Follow the Bouncing…Instructions

September 09, 2011, 14:30 pm  Posted by Lark

Every Friday, I post a set of free instructions.

Rachel Nelson-Smith isn’t just a creative mastermind—she’s also a crooner. Her new book, Rachel Nelson-Smith’s Bead Riffs offers up 23 beaded jewelry projects influenced by the musical stylings of her favorite jazz bands, tunes and singers.

Today’s featured necklace is a cover girl. Rachel named this project Billie’s Bounce because the rings bob and wiggle, reminding her of the melody in Charlie Parker’s song by the same name. I just love the way Rachel used red thread to stitch together the black beads of the strand connecting the beaded rings together, creating the illusion that they’re navy colored.

Click here to get the free PDF of the instructions for this fun project.


9 Responses

    Stephanie Webb says:

    Lark Craft books are amazing for those of us who have a wide range of interests in viewing and making arts

    I think there is a typo in the directions in the free project. It says in step 2 of the wheel base to repeat from the * six times, but the drawings clearly show 16 repeats. Also, the directions refer to “2 drop bump” but don’t explain what that is, I am frustrated because I have a half-completed component for this project and I’m soured on a book that I was planning to buy.

    Diann says:

    Just found this site. GREAT. New to beading. I’ll be back!!!!!! Diann  Baldwin email crbaldwin8876@hotmail.com

    Karen Keegan says:

    Terrible directions with this pattern, will not buy this book.  Not enough diagrams.

    Vettedoe says:

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