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Use the Conetastic Tool and Tassel Maker to make a beautiful up-cycled scarf necklace

I had the honor of welcoming Sandra Lupo, designer extraordinaire and inventor of the Conetastic Tool, to the Beadalon Facebook Live this week. We made this gorgeous up-cycled necklace together. I love how she took a scarf, added some hand-crafted components, and turned it into a really fun and fashionable necklace!

Materials and Tools:

Conetastic and Mandrels
Tassel Maker
Coiling Gizmo
16 Gauge Hexagonal Artistic Wire
20 Gauge Artistic Wire
Jump Ring
B-Lon Tex 210 Beading Thread
Scarf

Happy Beading!
Meredith


Learn to make a delicate strung bracelet that goes with everything!

This week on Facebook Live, we went back to the basics for a simple strung bracelet that goes with everything! This is one of my favorite go-to projects and not only do I gift this design often, I use one of these bracelets as a way to measure other bracelets that I'm making to get the perfect size. It's a great gift for a friend (or yourself), and always a good seller.

We did a great Facebook Live a few months ago which is a great refresher for what NOT to do when making your jewelry. I definitely recommend checking it out. This week, we focused again on proper crimping techniques. Since good crimping is the foundation for all jewelry, I think we can all benefit from a refresher! I love the energy that our group generates and how we all learn from each other.


It's always good to go back and practice the basics! Let's keep the conversation going over at the Jewelry Making with Beadalon Facebook Group!

Happy Beading,
Meredith






Learn to make Bangle Bracelets with Artistic Wire Artsy Wire

It was a bangle bracelet extravaganza on this week's Facebook Live! We featured the Artistic Wire Artsy Wire, the AW Crimper, the 3D Bracelet Jig and Sizing Drums, Katie's Bracelet Knotter Tool, the Bracelet Bending Pliers, and the Artistic Wire Wire Straightener.

The Artsy Wire is currently available in 14 gauge in 4 colors - Artsy Burgundy, Artsy Mauve, Artsy Olive and Artsy Turquoise. It has a wonderful mottled finish that is perfect for a vintage, shabby chic look. The best part is that there are 5 AW Crimp Connectors included in the package for the perfect Cold Connection! AND we developed a new Artistic Wire Crimp Tool perfectly calibrated to work with ALL of the AW Crimp Tubes. Woohoo!

The first bracelet is one of my favorites (who am I kidding, they are all my favorites!) and couldn't be easier to make! Use the AW Straightener to straighten the wire, wrap it around the 3D Bracelet Jig 3 or more times, crimp the ends with an AW Crimp Tube, curve the Crimp Tube with…