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CATERPILLAR BAND

©2018 Deborah Roberti

Caterpillar Band

Use size 11 seed beads, 3mm beads (round or and Minos Par Puca beads) and Arcos Par Puca beads to create this ribbon of color for your wrist. I used two different colors of Arcos beads but you can easily use more and vary the colors in each stack for more of a color pop.

NOTE: In case you are not familiar with these beads, Arcos beads (officially called Arcos® Par Puca® by Les Perles Par Puca®, the French company that creates and manufactures them) are Czech crescent-shaped beads with three holes that go through the flat side of the bead. They measure 5x10mm with a thickness of about 3mm and come in many lovely colors.

Stitch: Right-angle weave variation

Beads Used: Size 11 seed beads (Miyuki rocaille preferred), 3mm beads (round or and Minos Par Puca beads), Les Perles Arcos Par Puca beads and a 21mm three-strand slide/tube clasp

Approx Finished Size: About 1.2 inches wide to desired length

Pattern Price (Downloadable PDF only): $4.00

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Beads used in the photo below:

Purple/Green version:
• About 350 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #CZ01700 Crystal Czech Aluminium Silver Coating on Miyuki Rocailles
• About 16 size Color1 3mm round beads: Metallic Suede - Light Green
• About 30 size Color1 3mm round beads: Saturated Metallic Ballet Sipper
• About 32 Color1 Arcos Par Puca beads: Metallic Matte Green Turquoise
• About 32 Color2 Arcos Par Puca beads: Metallic Purple Matte
• 21mm three-strand slide/tube clasp: Silver-Plated

Purple/Gold version:
• About 350 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• About 16 size Color1 3mm Minos Par Puca beads: Pastel Bordeaux
• About 30 size Color1 3mm Minos Par Puca beads: Matte Light Gold
• About 32 Color1 Arcos Par Puca beads: Pastel Bordeaux
• About 32 Color2 Arcos Par Puca beads: Matte Light Gold
• 21mm three-strand slide/tube clasp: Gold-Plated

Green/Bronze version:
• About 350 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki Union #15695 White Opaque Lila Gold Luster Union Bead
• About 16 size Color1 3mm round beads: Dark Bronze
• About 30 size Color1 3mm round beads: Green Marble with Luster
• About 32 Color1 Arcos Par Puca beads: Dark Bronze
• About 32 Color2 Arcos Par Puca beads: Opaque Light Green Luster
• 21mm three-strand slide/tube clasp: Antique Gold-Plated Brass


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Caterpillar Band