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Showing posts from May, 2017

Do the Watusi with Wyatt!

It was a dance party in the Beadalon office for today's Facebook Live featuring the fun and funky Watusi stringing technique. It's a different way of using Bead Stringing Wire than traditional stringing that has a beautiful payoff.

For the bracelet in this video, Wyatt used
2 pieces 12 inches long of .024 White 49 Strand Beadalon Bead Stringing Wire; beads that can accommodate 2 strands of the .024 Wire: and
29 inches of 19 Strand .018 Beadalon Bead Stringing Wire

Pro Tip: Use a Spool Tamer to keep your Beading Wire from unraveling!

There are written instructions here, and I like how Wyatt tweaked the original technique a little bit in the starting and finishing. Crimping onto a 3 strand clasp makes for a really tidy start and finish. I love that once you learn the technique, there are unlimited variations! You can use different sizes of beads, different shapes of beads, different numbers of beads, etc.

I'll be back next Wednesday to keep the party going! Is there anythin…

Kleshna's Ring Weaver Tool

Beadalon/Artistic Wire Product Manager and Education Director, Wyatt White, took on today's Facebook Live Video and demonstrated how to make a super fun and sassy woven ring made with the Kleshna Ring Weaver Tool. Kleshna's original Bracelet Weaver Tool was recognized as one of the top innovative new products by the Craft and Hobby Association when it debuted in 2016, and it's baby sister is just as fabulous.

We kept the best parts of the Bracelet Weaver and shrunk it down to make rings in approximate sizes 4, 6, 9, and 11. This Weaver uses knurled pegs for a much faster assembly which Wyatt shows in detail in the video. You find the written instructions for setting up and weaving rings here.

Materials used in the video:
24 Gauge Artistic Wire Tarnish Resistant Silver
Size 16 Silk
Kleshna Ring Weaver Tool

Wyatt always has the best tips and tricks for making projects easier and more fun. Using the carded cord is great because the attached needle makes for easier rewarping. It…

Happy Mother's Day Necklace and Earrings with Beadalon Quicklinks

Being a Mama is hard work, and what better way to show the special mamas in your life how much they mean to you than with a personalized birthstone necklace made with Beadalon's Quicklinks? There is a quick video that I made last year on Beadalon's YouTube Channel, but I thought it would be helpful to take a longer walk through of this project on today's Facebook Live.  Materials:
314B-320 Quick Links
326B-414 Quick Links Connectors
AWD-22S-10-08YD  22 Gauge Tarnish Resistant Silver Plated Artistic Wire
A314-20S-10-02 20 Gauge Artistic Wire Chain Maille Rings
340B-060 Diamond Cut Ball Chain
338B-201 Ball Chain Ends
322B-012 Tag
315B-032 Lobster Clasp
Beads of your choice Instructions:
Wrap the beads onto the Quick Links using the 22 Gauge Artistic Wire and link them together with the Quick Link Connectors. Attach the Ball Chain Ends to the Ball Chain with Chain Nose Pliers, then use Jump Rings to attach one end of the Chain to the rings and the other to the Tag and Clasp. And here i…