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Caddis Weave Bracelet

Aug 6, 2009
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Designer: Anne Fletcher
Published: August 7, 2009
Technique: Caddis Weave

Anne developed Caddis Weave when she wanted to use a bead with a large hole and trap it in place with seed beads. She named this weave “Caddis” for the caddis fly, an insect that builds a wonderful case underwater during its larval stage. This technique begins with a freehand peyote cord (see tubular peyote for an illustration). Even tension is particularly important. When you’re designing a pattern for this project, avoid anything too precise—this technique is better suited for simple stripes, color areas, and freeform or organic designs. The instructions give the basic technique, which may be adopted for a bracelet or necklace. This project was originally published in the Fall 1999 issue of Beadwork and will be free for a limited time.

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Tammy Dufek wrote
on Aug 7, 2009 9:13 AM
This is a little different I can't wait to try it. Everything that you all come out with is very nice. Keep up the good work. Tammy Dufek
Lina58 wrote
on Aug 7, 2009 10:03 AM
Thank you so much for the directions!! I look forward to trying this.
Kathy@396 wrote
on Aug 7, 2009 10:34 AM
This looks like a challenge for me, but I'm up to it. Thank you!!
on Aug 7, 2009 3:24 PM
beaddesign wrote
on Aug 7, 2009 3:43 PM
I'm surprised at this technique called 'Caddis' weave. It's just a 2-step project: 1) bead up a tube either bracelet or necklace length using spiral Peyote, and 2) embellish the Peyote stitches with groups of smaller beads. And I thought Caddis weave was going to be something special. Embellishing can be done on a flat band of Peyote stitch as well, or herringbone, or brick.....
Gayle M2 wrote
on Aug 8, 2009 5:18 AM
Come on, beaddesign@optonline! Some of us newbies might never think of this one...let us "see" what's out there so we can begin to spark our own imaginations. Thank you, Beading Daily, for all the inspriation you impart to all of us, regardless of our abilities. Tambien a las mexicanas!
malelacer wrote
on Aug 12, 2009 12:49 AM
Can someone plse explain: The picture on the first page is not the same as the picture of the bracelet. The first looks more like little spikes with accent beads on each end. Is this the same as the bracelet or was the photo wrongly published? Manie Kriel
bsugar wrote
on Sep 9, 2009 1:11 PM
I would like to download these samples but i am having trouble doing so can someone help me please?
on Sep 11, 2009 3:00 PM
I'm new to bead weaving, and I'm very excited to try this! The directions seem to be easy enough to follow. Thanks so much! I'll let you know how I make out..... Irene
georgea3 wrote
on Oct 15, 2009 5:50 PM
gracias por los materiales enviados con la tecnica peyote; me pondre a sacarlos para poder mostrarselos. Gracias
cynkele wrote
on Nov 10, 2009 3:19 PM
i am dying to try this