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Making a Sliding Knot Bracelet with Beadalon Bead Stringing Wire and Polyester Braided Cord

I've been making friendship bracelets since I was a kid, and it brings me such joy when they start "trending" in the marketplace! There are several companies out there making these kinds of bracelets, so of course, I needed to design one that used Beadalon materials! I love the way that the Beadalon Beading Wire looks braided and the Polyester Braided Cord is a great material for a sliding knot. The Cord Ends perfectly join them together. Fun large hole beads from Dakota Stones and a charm from TierraCast finish it off!


I hope you like making this project as much as I do. If you've made one, please show it off in the Jewelry Making with Beadalon Facebook Group! Not a member yet? Be sure to join and don't forget to set your reminders for our next Facebook Live on Thursday at 2:00pm EST.

Happy Beading!
Meredith


Flat Pattern Artistic Wire Cha-Cha Hoop Earring

My beady friend, Emily Scott, was my special guest for Facebook Live last week and she showed a fantastic project using Flat Pattern Artistic Wire! She was gracious enough to send along written instructions as well. I'm so happy to be able to pass them along to you all.

Materials

Artistic Wire Flat Pattern Wire 18 Gauge and 20 Gauge Artistic Wire 6 headpins 6 beads (2 larger, 4 smaller)
Tools
Chain Nose Pliers Bent Chain Nose Pliers Flat Nose Pliers Round Nose Pliers Flush Cutter Battery Operated Bead Reamer with Wire Rounder Burr Attachment Large Bail Making Pliers Ring Mandrel Triangle Needle File Hole Punch Pliers Nylon Jaw Pliers Artistic Wire Findings Form Earring Question Mark Permanent marker
Instructions


Making Your Hoops:

Wrap Artistic Flat Wire around the top of the Ring Mandrel to form the loop.Flush cut where the two ends meet.Using Flat Nose Pliers, slightly flatten the ends of the loop.The hoop opening should be no more than 1/4” wide and should be symmetrical, side-to-side.Re…

Put a Needle on the Record Earrings

A few weeks back, we welcomed Sol from the Bead Chest to a virtual bead party on Facebook Live! He sent a big box of beads ahead of time to play around with, and Kelly and I took the opportunity to try out a whole bunch of different Beadalon stringing materials and tools to design with.

We used Elasticity and the Crochet Hooks to crochet up a long necklace/bracelet with Trade Beads.


We used Cotton Cord and the Loop Crimp Ends to make a bracelet.



We used Hemp and the Acrylic Tying Station with the Batik Bone Beads to make a bracelet.



We used the Conetastic and Instant Pendants to make earrings.



We used 24 gauge Artistic Wire to crochet Roman Glass together into a necklace.


We made delicate earrings with Roman Glass Buttons and the Vinyl Discs as spacers.

Kelly and I had so much fun experimenting with designs, it was hard to pick the one to feature! We ended up picking these earrings which use bracelet sized memory wire and vinyl beads made from old records. 


It's a super fast and …