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Aromatherapy Stretch Bracelets with Elasticity

Who knew when we posed the question over in the Jewelry Making with Beadalon Facebook Group that we would get so many different responses and opinions about Aromatherapy Stretch Bracelets?

Right out of the gate, I need to offer a special thanks to Dakota Stones for providing the beads and Susan Belluci for providing the Essential Oils for our project today! They send us some really cool lava beads, Tiger Iron, matte coins and Bayong wood beads all of which take oil. And Susan sent in her box of good smells that I had a lot of fun experimenting with!

A great material to use to make Aromatherapy Stretch Bracelets, and what I demonstrated with, is Beadalon's Elasticity. It is available in 3 sizes: 0.5mm, 0.8mm. and 1.0mm and 4 colors: clear, black, satin silver and satin gold. It is made in the USA, durable, consistent in its diameter, and priced competitively.

One of the challenges that you'll be faced with when making stretch bracelets with Lava Beads is that they tend to have…

All about Bead Boards

This week on Facebook Live, Product Manager and Education Director Wyatt White taught us all about the different types of Beadalon Bead Boards. My favorite part of this video is all of the wonderful comments that our viewers chimed in with. We asked people to write in with why they needed a bead board, and here are some great reasons:
I want a bead board because I have a small space to work on. So it would keep things more organized for me to not lose beads on the floor.  - ErinI always need to leave my design overnight or for a few days and go back to it and tweak it before I'm happy to go ahead and string it so it can stay on the bead board for a little while. -MaxineI love the measurements on mine so I don't have to play with measuring tape. Keeps everything together for a project. - RobertaI use mine to map out the design and they're great when I have to leave and come back to work on it later. - ZonaI use a bead board to help me lay out my designs the way I see them i…

Making Earrings with Sarah and Meredith!

Sarah James from Jesse James Beads joined us on Facebook Live this week to launch their newest Goddess Beads collection. I had planned something else for our Facebook Live, but once I saw the beads Sarah brought, I just new it was going to have to be an earrings extravaganza! Sarah had made a gorgeous pair of earrings at the Beadalon and TierraCast Designer Battle Royale at Bead & Button in June, but she had lost one (sad face). So, we used some TierraCast Components, some Jesse James beads and Artistic Wire to whip up some new ones in no time! I grabbed some of the Artistic Wire Findings Forms to make matching earwires. We had so much fun designing, now I can't stop making earrings!

Sarah was kind enough to leave some bead goodies behind, so I used her design as my inspiration for today's project!

22 Gauge Silver Filled Wire (used in the video) or 22 Gauge Tarnish Resistant Brass Artistic Wire
Memory Wire Finishing Pliers or Round Nose Pliers
Findings Form Question Mark
Batt…