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Showing posts from July, 2017

Find your Zen in Beads

On yesterday's Beadalon Facebook Live Video , I shared a fun project that featured the Beadalon Knotter Tool and Tassel Maker to make a Mala Necklace. A Mala Necklace means different things to different people, and the internet is a wonderful labyrinth of interesting information, but at its core, it's a prayer necklace of 108 beads that is used during meditation. For my inspiration, I was looking at a project on the Rings & Things website by Mollie Valente . She used the Beadalon Tassel Maker and Cotton Tassel Cord with some gorgeous beads. I loved her instructions and how she broke it all down, but I wanted to make my necklace with knots in between my beads rather than seed beads like she used. I also used B-Lon Tex 210 Beading Thread for my Tassel. But I did keep the TierraCast charm at the back of the necklace - just one of those little touches that make the design more special. Thanks for the inspiration, Mollie! You can use any gemstone, glass or other bead tha

The Beadalon Team's JTV Experience

The Beadalon Team blowing off steam after a long day of teaching classes! Meredith and Kleshna arrive in Tennessee! The Beadalon Team had an AMAZING time at the JTV Experience hosted by Jewelry Television July 17-21, 2017! I had the pleasure of finally meeting the lovely Kleshna, inventor of the  Bangle Bracelet  and  Ring Weaver Tools . We celebrated the birthday of the talented  Sara Ellis , and it's always a good time when Wyatt White is part of the party! We even got to see Beadalon Design Team member,  Candie Cooper , as she was running to her class that was televised LIVE. Bracelets made with the Elastic Cord Needle and Elonga We all taught classes as part of the event, and my students had the opportunity to work with the  Elastic Cord Needle  and  Elonga Stretch Cord . Everyone agreed that the Elonga was a great option for making stretch bracelets - look for more information about it soon.  Bangles made with the Katie Knotter Tool My second class used th

Kleshna, Inventor of the Bracelet and Ring Weaver Tools was here!

She flew across the pond, direct from England to visit us and we couldn't get enough of her! Kleshna is a true joy to be around, as her passion for jewelry making is infectious. Not to mention her British accent is fun to hear! Kleshna at our Corporate Headquarters in West Chester, PA To not shorthand her talent, here is her bio from her page: Kleshna Handel is a vibrant and creative British jewellery designer, maker and teacher with over 25 years of industry experience. Well known for her lively jewelery making shows on Jewellery Maker TV and sell out in-studio jewellery making courses, Kleshna champions old world craft techniques teamed with a modern design approach. Kleshna’s design career took off at London Fashion Week, exhibiting an eclectic collection of exquisite hand crafted jewellery in Swarovski Crystal and silver. From here Kleshna’s artisan jewellery brand grew year on year and blossomed into an established British Jewellery boutique with a list of celebrity weare