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World's Longest Beaded Necklace!

We were honored to be involved with the efforts to break the Guinness Book of World Record's Longest Necklace! On October 3rd, 6.45 miles of beaded wire, all strung on Beadalon 7 Strand, 018" wire, circled the Pocono Raceway twice to beat the old record of 5.5 miles long. MaryAnn Corey, founder of the Portable Playhouse Organization created this goal to beat the record to help raise money to build a new cancer retreat, LonaKana
"We did it! On October third at the Pocono Raceway along with the officials we measured the necklace and the final was 6.45 miles! Over 4000 children local and around the country helped bead this incredible necklace, each bead was put on with love and good intentions." Corey explains, "We can’t thank you all enough for your generosity and kindness with this project." 
Final Stats: 6.45 miles 408,672.8 inches 11,352 yards 10.3 km 34,056 feet And on the best beading wire was 1,191,960 beautiful glass beads.





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Coiled Beads with the Coiling Gizmo

I had the Professional Deluxe Coiling Gizmo out this week, and I was having so much fun with it, I decided to use it for the Facebook Live!

Beadalon offers three different styles of Coiling Gizmos:

1. The Artistic Wire Coiling Gizmo Econo Winder - comes with two rods (3mm and 2mm), and a u-bracket. This bracket needs to be attached to your workspace either with a c-clamp or the included screw.
2. The Artistic Wire Coiling Gizmo Deluxe Winder - comes with 5 rods (4.5 mm, 4 mm, 3 mm, 1.5 mm and 1.0 mm). The included u-bracket has a clamp attached to it which makes easy to affix it to your workspace.


3. The Artistic Wire Professional Deluxe Coiling Gizmo is the newest and most comprehensive Gizmo. There are 5 rods included - 7mm, 5mm, 3mm, 2.5mm, and 1mm. The best part of this Gizmo is that the rods are about twice as long as the the rods from the other gizmos - 38.1cm long. That means you can make super long coils for your designs!
Each of the Gizmos has its benefits, but for this proje…

All about Beadalon Needles

In this week's episode of Facebook Live, Wyatt White explained everything you need to know about Beadalon Needles! No matter what stringing you want to do, Beadalon has the needle for you! You can find out all of the details - measurements, diameters and particulars on the each of the needle's web pages. Here are the top things you need to know about each of them:

Collapsible Eye Needle - Since the eye of the needle is large, it's easy to thread large stringing material through. The eye will collapse through the bead as you pull it through, then spring back open.


Twisted Needle - The eye on this needle is open for easy threading, but it will close down permanently over your stringing material when you pull it through the first bead. This is a one use needle, but easy to thread, and easy to use with larger stringing material.


Jewel Loom Needle - Julianna Avelar's needle of choice for working with the Jewel Loom. It's 8cm long, which makes it easy to pull back through y…