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Make a brick stitch pendant using WildFire and QuickLinks

I love taking an idea an putting a Beadalon twist on it. Beadalon sales executive, Kelli, sent me a link to a video that our friends at Beadaholique had made showing how to brick stitch beads onto a ring. I loved the technique and knew that Beadalon QuickLinks were the perfect links to bead around. Instead of keeping the rings whole, though, I cut them and turned the sides into loops like I did with these Quick Earrings with QuickLinks. I love how the components turned out!

One of my favorite ways to turn components into jewelry is to use the Beadalon Diamond Cut Ball Chain with the Ball Chain Ends. It's super sparkly and really easy to work with. I also made some earrings using the same technique. The stitching works up quickly, and uses only about 45 Delica Beads per row - a great way to use up leftover beads from another project.

Materials:
WildFire
20 mm Round QuickLinks
Delica Beads
Beading Needles
Diamond Cut Ball Chain
Ball Chain Ends
Tag
Lobster Clasp
Chain Maille Jump Rings

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Make an Instant Pendant Necklace with Your Best Gals for Galentine's Day!

It's always a party when Sarah from Jesse James Beads comes to the Beadalon Studio! She brought new "Galentine's Day" bead mixes to debut, so we decided to have an early celebration and make necklaces using Beadalon's Instant Pendants. Even though it's a made up holiday, Galentine's Day is a great way to celebrate your special girlfriends!

With just a few materials, and some fun bead mixes, you can create lots of fun jewelry together.

Materials:
Instant Pendant
Jessie James Beads
Faux Suede Cord
Jump Rings from the Findings Variety Pack

Instructions:
Pick an Instant Pendant and unscrew the bottom.String on some Jessie James beads in a pattern that you like.Add dangles to the bottom ring if you'd like.String the pendant onto a 3 foot length of Faux Suede Cord.Tie a sliding knot with the ends of the cord. I show a different technique in the Facebook Live Video, but this one works as well:
The JJB Galentine's Day bead mixes are limited edition, so be su…

Knotting Elasticity with the Beadalon Signature Knotter Tool

When I think about projects using Elasticity Stretch Cord, I generally think about simply strung stretch bracelets. In this Facebook Live, Wyatt shows us something different - how to use his Signature Knotter Tool to create knots in between lava beads using a double strand of 1.0mm Elasticity.

The limited edition, numbered,  Signature Knotter Tool has a handle made from zebra wood and an antique brass finish on the mechanism. There are only 1000 available, so if you'd like to own a little piece of Wyatt's heart, you should definitely jump on the opportunity to purchase one!

I love finding different ways to use my favorite materials! What a great way to create a different look using material that you likely have in your stash. Knots also help create a more secure bracelet because if your bracelet happens to break, your beads won't go flying everywhere.
Materials:
Collapsible Eye Needle
1.0mm Black Elasticity
Wyatt White Signature Knotter Tool
Large Hole Beads that will fit thr…