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Batik Beach Bag

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Batik Beach Bag Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Give your plain beach bag a much needed face lift this summer by creating this fun starburst pattern in bright coral and turquoise colors. Customize this design by using colors that complement your beach bag, or adding other beads to your bag where you see fit. The sky is the limit with this project!

Step One: On a 2-inch antique brass-plated eye pin, string an 8mm Swarovski faceted bicone in crystal red magma, a 1-inch batik beauty bead in aqua and a 6mm Swarovski XILION bicone in crystal red magma. Finish with a simple loop. For help with simple loops visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Repeat seven times. Set aside.

Step Two: On an eye pin, string an 8mm Swarovski faceted round in indicolite, a 12mm Swarovski round large hole pearl in coral and a 6mm Swarovski faceted round in Caribbean blue opal. Finish with a simple loop. Repeat three times. Set aside.

Step Three: On an eye pin, string an 8mm Swarovski faceted round in turquoise, a 12mm coral pearl and a 6mm Swarovski faceted round in turquoise. Finish with a simple loop. Repeat three times. Set aside.

Step Four: Create a starburst pattern by alternating the three different eye pins from steps one through three. Use the silamide thread in aqua to sew them onto your bag. To help space out our eye pins, we cut out a paper circle the size of the inside diameter of the sunburst pattern and marked where we wanted to sew each eye pin.

Step Five: String an antique vintage brass-plated pewter bead cap and a 14mm Swarovski round large hole pearl in coral on a 2-inch antique brass-plated head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop. For help with wrapped loops visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Repeat twice. Set aside.

Step Six: On a head pin, string a 10mm Swarovski round large hole pearl in coral and a 6mm crystal red magma bicone. Finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat. Set aside.

Step Seven: String an 8mm crystal red magma bicone and a 6mm crystal red magma bicone on a head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat. Set aside.

Step Eight: On a head pin, string an 8mm indicolite round and a 6mm Swarovski faceted round in turquoise. Finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat. Set aside.

Step Nine: String an 8mm turquoise round and a 6mm turquoise round on a head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat. Set aside.

Step Ten: On a head pin, string an 8mm Swarovski XILION bicone in Caribbean blue opal and a 4mm Caribbean blue opal round. Finish with a wrapped loop. Set aside.

Step Eleven: To create the center cluster, cut the end off of a head pin, use the remaining wire from the pin to string through the wrapped loops of the dangles created from steps five through ten. Arrange them any way you want and then twist the pin to secure them. Sew the cluster to your bag using a needle and thread.
Estimated time: 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
#11 short beading needles 12-pack (NEED-10)
Silamide 40-yard card aqua (SIL-AQUA)
List of Components:
2-inch antique brass-plated 20 gauge head pin (BBA-HP20-22, qty 12)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5811 14mm round pearl large hole coral (5811-COR14, qty 3)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 8mm faceted round turquoise (5000-TQ8, qty 6)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5811 10mm round pearl large hole coral (5811-COR10, qty 2)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5811 12mm round pearl large hole coral (5811-COR12, qty 8)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 6mm faceted round turquoise (5000-TQ6, qty 8)
1 inch batik beauty bead aqua (SCRLL049, qty 8)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 6mm faceted round Caribbean blue opal (5000-CBOP6, qty 6)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5328 8mm faceted bicone crystal red magma (5328-RMM8, qty 10)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5328 6mm XILION bicone crystal red magma (5328-RMM6, qty 12)
2-inch antique brass-plated 20 gauge eye pin (BBA-EP20-22, qty 16)
Antique vintage brass-plated pewter bead cap (PBA-CAP002, qty 3)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5328 8mm XILION bicone Caribbean blue opal (5328-CBOP8, qty 2)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 8mm faceted round indicolite (5000-IND8, qty 6)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Head Pin
2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Head Pin
Code: BBA-HP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.10$0.11 $0.08$0.10 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Coral
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Coral
Code: 5811-COR14
Length 14mm, Diameter 14mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$1.27 $1.01$1.15 $0.92$1.03 $0.82
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Turquoise
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Turquoise
Code: 5000-TQ8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.55 $0.44$0.50 $0.40$0.45 $0.36
Qty>
Swarovski 5811 10mm Round Pearl Large Hole Coral
Swarovski 5811 10mm Round Pearl Large Hole Coral
Code: 5811-COR10
Length 10mm, Diameter 10mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.52 $0.41$0.46 $0.36$0.41 $0.32
Qty>
Swarovski 5811 12mm Round Pearl Large Hole Coral
Swarovski 5811 12mm Round Pearl Large Hole Coral
Code: 5811-COR12
Length 12mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.81 $0.64$0.72 $0.57$0.66 $0.52
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Turquoise
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Turquoise
Code: 5000-TQ6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.39 $0.31$0.34 $0.27$0.29 $0.23
Qty>
1 Inch Batik Beauty Bead - Aqua
1 Inch Batik Beauty Bead - Aqua
Code: SCRLL049
Length 23-27mm, Width 6.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.34$1.20$1.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Caribbean Blue Opal
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Caribbean Blue Opal
Code: 5000-CBOP6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.39 $0.31$0.34 $0.27$0.29 $0.23
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Crystal Red Magma
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Crystal Red Magma
Code: 5328-RMM8
Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.54 $0.43$0.50 $0.40$0.43 $0.34
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Red Magma
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Red Magma
Code: 5328-RMM6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.28 $0.22$0.26 $0.20$0.23 $0.18
Qty>
2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: BBA-EP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.14 $0.11$0.12 $0.09$0.11 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Turquoise
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Turquoise
Code: 5000-TQ6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.39 $0.31$0.34 $0.27$0.29 $0.23
Qty>
JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Bead Cap
JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Bead Cap
Code: PBA-CAP002
Diameter 8mm, Depth 2mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.79 $0.63$0.70 $0.56$0.62 $0.49
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Caribbean Blue Opal
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Caribbean Blue Opal
Code: 5328-CBOP8
Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.39 $0.31$0.36 $0.28$0.33 $0.26
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Indicolite
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Indicolite
Code: 5000-IND8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.55 $0.44$0.50 $0.40$0.45 $0.36
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Light Green
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Light Green
Code: 5811-LGN14
Length 14mm, Diameter 14mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$1.27 $1.01$1.15 $0.92$1.03 $0.82
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Fire Opal
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Fire Opal
Code: 5000-FIRE8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.55 $0.44$0.50 $0.40$0.45 $0.36
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $8.79
Price: $10.99
Qty>
Silamide 40-Yard Card Aqua
Silamide 40-Yard Card Aqua
Code: SIL-AQUA
Silamide A, Approx. 40 yards 
1-1415-2930+
$1.46$1.30$1.18
Qty>



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