Wild West Bead Society
WWBS is based in Arlington, Texas
We meet the 3rd Tuesday each month

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Next Meeting:  September 19

Linda Newberry

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Designed by Allie Buchman
Permission to teach granted by Potomac Beads
Supply List (for one bead)
Six 10 mm rivolis
Size 11 delica beads (only 72 needed)
Size 15 seed beads
4 or 6 lb fireline
# 11 or 12 needle
Some type of needle puller
Tips and Notes from Linda:

Fireline is really the best thread for this project.  You are building a
structure and I found one-G, etc. not rigid enough.  I’ll bring a sample to
show this.
You are going to go through your delica beads numerous times, so you
definitely do not want to go higher than 6lb Fireline.  That’s what I used
and towards the end of going through them it was a bit tight.
A teacher somewhere along the line provided a strip of rubber to her
students to use as a needle puller.  I have hung on to that thing like crazy
and it came in handy during this project.

There are six planes on this bead; 4 to a side, a top and a bottom.  You can
mix up your rivoli colors to do a different color on each, one color on the
sides and another on top and bottom, or all one color as I did.  I tried to
coordinate my delicas and my 15/os so that they blended well.  You might be
able to see in the bottom photo of the pink bead a line in the center that is
lighter; those are the delicas.  If you are ok with something like that fine,
but if it drives you crazy like it does me, be careful in selecting your bead
Potomac Beads has dozens of original designs available on their
website, some are for sale but many are free.  Please visit their
site to show your appreciation for allowing WWBS to learn this
great beaded bead!

Potomac Beads


October 17 Lampworking
demo and trunk show
with Meri Roo Blaty

November 21
Holiday ornament taught
by Diana Winship

Annual holiday party!