Hannya Mask Cuff by Laura Graham

Use shaped beads to weave Laura Graham’s playful, bold Hannya Mask Cuff reminiscent of the masks used in Japanese Noh theater. Find this pattern today in Beadwork October/November 2018.

Hannya Mask Cuff


Pattern Details

Techniques: Right-angle weave variation, circular netting

Project level: Intermediate

Materials:
2 g violet gold luster size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
1.5 g eggplant galvanized Duracoat size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
20 matte copper gold 2.5×3mm Minos par Puca beads (C)
40 polychrome olive mauve 7mm 2-hole CzechMates cabochons (D)
80 matte metallic pink plum 10×5mm 3-hole Arcos par Puca beads (E)
64 fern green 3mm crystal bicones (F)
26 crystal lilac shadow 4mm crystal bicones (G)
80 emerald green 2mm glass pearls (H)
2 antiqued copper 13mm toggle clasps
Smoke 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Hannya Mask Cuff

Main Colorway

Tools:
Scissors or thread burner
Size 11 beading needle

Finished size: 7 1/2″

Artist’s Tips:

  • Check all holes of the Czech beads to make sure they aren’t blocked before stringing them.
  • Use medium tension throughout the project so that each unit has a slight dome shape.
  • Pay attention to the way the Arcos par Puca beads lay once you string them, as they tend to flip flop.
  • The length of the bracelet can be adjusted slightly by choosing a larger or smaller clasp.

Option: Create a narrower bracelet by only weaving one row of units.

Hannya Mask Cuff

Narrower Option

Alternate Colorways:

GREEN/BEIGE
2 g silver-lined mint green Duracoat size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
1.5 g nickel AB size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
20 matte metallic green 2.5×3mm Minos par Puca beads (C)
40 polychrome aqua teal 7mm 2-hole CzechMates cabochons (D)
80 matte metallic beige 10×5mm 3-hole Arcos par Puca beads (E)
64 ernite shimmer 2×3mm crystal bicones (F)
26 ernite AB 4mm crystal bicones (G)
80 emerald green 2mm glass pearls (H)
2 antiqued silver 12mm toggle clasps
Smoke 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Hannya Mask Cuff

Green/Beige Colorway

BLUE/SILVER
1.5 g silver-lined light sapphire rainbow size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
1 g matte silver aluminum size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
10 matte silver aluminum 2.5×3mm Minos par Puca beads (C)
20 metallic suede blue 7mm 2-hole CzechMates cabochons (D)
40 matte silver aluminum 10×5mm 3-hole Arcos par Puca beads (E)
32 light sapphire 3mm crystal bicones (F)
8 crystal blue shade 4mm crystal bicones (G)
40 matte sapphire 2mm glass pearls (H)
1 silver 18mm toggle clasp
Crystal 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Blue/Silver Colorway

LAURA GRAHAM started beading in 2007 after being diagnosed with lupus. She started designing and teaching bead weaving in 2014, has been featured in many publications and advertisements, and is a proud member of the BeadSmith Inspiration Squad. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband. Contact her at www.desertstarcreations.etsy.com or at laura@desertstarcreations.com.

Download this pattern plus 11 more when you purchase the October/November 2018 issue of Beadwork.


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