Nancy Cain

Channel Beads

Who is this project for? Women

You Can Make This

Nancy Cain made Channel Beads with:

Bead Stitching: Shaped Peyote

Online Class

Bead Stitching: Shaped Peyote

with Nancy Cain

  • Seed beads and Swarovski bicone crystals

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women

Q&A with Nancy Cain

DALHia57 asked:
Nancy, these are lovely, but I'm having some trouble determining what you use these channel beads for. How do you use them in designs?
Nancy Cain answered:
I DALHia and Nicole H. I am sorry that I didn't see this post sooner! These channel Beads are quite useful. As Nicole said, they would work on a European bracelet but also on a necklace. I will post a photo of it on a new strand. This is a different colorway but same concept.
Sami G asked:
I can't tell how large the inside circumference is from the photo but this design would make awesome napkin rings! They are very beautiful!
Nancy Cain answered:
Hi Sami G, what a great idea! These are pretty small, you can't get your finger inside them. But if you used larger beads, instead of 15s and 11s, then use 11s and 8s and increase the number of beads in the ring. Maybe even 6s and 8s. Have fun and if you make them, would you post a photo of them? Thanks! Have fun.
agov16 asked:
Is this necklace project part of the video? Are there instructions as part of the class? Just beautiful!
Nancy Cain answered:
Hi agov, no but you can easily make this. I used the single channels and spaced them with 12mm pearls and 6mm swarovski 5040 rondelles. Have fun! Nancy