Now you can combine your love of seed beads and leather by creating seed bead sliders for your leather designs, like Teri did in her Bolder Boulder necklace. The seed bead sliders will allow you to bring your favorite colors to more designs and they look great paired with bold Regaliz components. Follow these steps to learn how easy it is to rock this look!
Step one: Create sliders for the Regaliz 10x6mm whisky oval leather using the peyote stitch. Follow the instructions in our How to Make a Peyote Ring Handy Tip for help creating these sliders. The first row will feature two TOHO 11/0 bead rounds in opaque red brown, followed by two TOHO 11/0 bead rounds in matte nickel-plated bronze/plum iris, two TOHO 11/0 bead rounds in marbled cranberry, two bronze/plum iris TOHOs and two opaque red brown TOHOs. In the next row, you will add an opaque red brown TOHO, a bronze/plum iris TOHO, a marbled cranberry TOHO, a bronze/plum iris TOHO and an opaque red brown TOHO. Continue adding beads in this manner until your slider is long enough to wrap around the leather, then close up the slider. Repeat this step three more times and set aside your sliders.
Step two: Cut your Regaliz leather approximately 18 inches long. See our Handy Tip for help with measuring Regaliz leather properly. Slide one of your peyote stitch sliders onto the leather, followed by a Regaliz 8x13.6mm antique brass-plated rectangle slider bead. Repeat this pattern two more times and then add on your last peyote stitch slider.
Step three: Glue the regaliz 10x31mm antique brass-plated magnetic clasp set to both ends of your leather and allow to dry. If you decide you want to add more peyote stitch sliders to your bracelet you can. Just start the pattern you want and then close them around the leather once they are the correct size.
List of Components: Regaliz 10x6mm Whisky Oval Leather by the Inch (REGALIZ-L27, qty 20) Regaliz 10x31mm Antique Brass-Plated Magnetic Clasp Set (CLASP-0343, qty 1) Regaliz 8x13.6mm Antique Brass-Plated Rectangle Slider Bead (BEAD-1187, qty 3) TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Opaque Red Brown (TBRD11-46, qty 1) TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Nickel-Plated Bronze/Plum Iris (TBRD11-513F, qty 1) TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Marbled Cranberry (TBRD11-1708, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Regaliz 10x6mm Distressed Brown Oval Leather by the Inch (REGALIZ-L28) Regaliz 13x25mm Antique Brass-Plated Magnetic Clasp Set (CLASP-0378) Regaliz 15.5x11.5x14mm Antique Brass-Plated Leopard Cube Slider Bead (BEAD-1191) TOHO Takumi Large-Hole Round 11/0 Bead - Antique Bronze Gold (TTR11-225) TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Sage/Pewter (TBRD11-512F) TOHO Takumi Large-Hole Round 11/0 Bead - Metallic Iris Brown (TTR11-83)