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Tying Station Take 2 - Ladder Stitch with Beadalon Wire

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As a follow up to last week's Facebook Live with Wyatt showing us how to make Beads out of Artistic Wire using the Acrylic Tying Station, this week, I featured the Tying Station again to make ladder stitch wrap bracelets with a twist. When you think about making a wrap bracelet, you probably think about using leather or cording and thread, but I like to make wrap bracelets with Beadalon Bead Stringing Wire. That way, they are waterproof and much more durable. Plus, the Bead Stringing Wire gives it a new, unique, and more grown up look.

While the Acrylic Tying Station is a great tool to make it easier to hold the Wires in place while you are weaving, you can certainly do this technique with a clip board or a bead tray.

Materials:
Acrylic Tying Station and Foam Extender Plate
Tacky Mat
19 Strand .024 Bright
19 Strand .018 Bronze
(I used these in the Video, but you could use almost any combination of Beadalon Bead Stringing Wires you have in your stash.)
Clasp of your choice
Size #2 Crim…

Wire Beads with Wyatt White

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Did you know you can use the Acrylic Tying Station with Artistic Wire, too? We've done several cool projects made with Artistic Wire on the Tying Station, and this week's Facebook Live featured Wyatt's Knotted Wire Beads. Leave it to Wyatt to come up with another super creative way to turn small pieces of wire into usable jewelry components.

Once you get the basics of the Macrame Knots down, the possibilities are limitless. Use 26 Gauge Artistic Wire for a small, fine design, or 20 Gauge Artistic Wire for a more substantial piece. You could vary the size of the center Wire also, to make a bigger or smaller hole. As always, Wyatt does a great job explaining everything and inspiring us to try out even more materials and techniques.

What a great project for a last minute gift!

Materials:
16-26 Gauge Artistic Wire
Acrylic Tying Station
Headpins

Instructions:
Set up the tying station with a 16 Gauge Wire as the base.Use 20-26 Gauge Artistic Wire to tie a variety of macrame knots a…