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MLBS 2019 Mid-Atlantic Bead Shop Hop Opening Day!

Wyatt and I spent a beautiful Saturday celebrating the beginning of the Main Line Bead Society Bead Shop Hop at two of our local bead shops. I went to Studio 36 Bead Shop in Pottstown, PA for a Facebook Live, and Wyatt went to Blue Santa Beads in Media, PA for demonstrations.

Seventeen stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia are participating in the three week event coordinated by the Main Line Bead Society and Sponsored by Beadalon. Participants have the opportunity to win swag from each shop, including a grand prize valued at $500!




Lisa from Studio 36 makes the most beautiful painted acrylic flowers and leaves! Her process is a secret, but the results are spectacular!  I showed her how I use the Beadalon Tying Station to make an adjustable sliding bracelet. We have written instructions posted for a similar project, and the Facebook Live video shows making Lisa's flowers into "beads" to include in the design. I love going to the shop to see all of the goodies!

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!


 Sliding Knot Bracelet
Please enjoy these instructions and feel free to modify as you'd like!
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


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