An intermediate level beadweaving tutorial to make an elegant surround for a plastic retractable tape measure. Uses tubular peyote and circular netting, and a mix of seed beads, drops, pearls or glass druks, bicones and a central rivoli.
The tutorial includes materials listings, colour options, sources for materials (UK), and full written instructions with clear diagrams of every step.
14mm Round Rivoli
Size 15 Seed Beads
Size 11 Seed Beads in 2 colours
3mm Fire Polished Beads
4mm Round Beads
2.8mm Drop Beads
3mm Bicone Crystals
Tape Measure, 50mm diameter, 10mm thick.
Beadweaving needles, thread of your choice, scissors.
As a beader who designs and sells largely to support my own out of control bead buying habit, I’m happy for you to make this design to sell (in small quantities only) so you can buy lots more beads (and tutorials), but please make sure you give me full credit as designer.
Materials packs for this item (which include the vital tape measure) are available (UK only) in my Folksy shop (www.folksy.com/shops/somanybeads).