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Showing posts from November, 2020

Adorn your Thanksgiving Table with Acorn Napkin Rings!

  Thanksgiving will likely look a little different this year than in years past, but we can still make our celebrations of thankfulness festive and merry! Try adding some adorable handmade acorns to a beaded napkin ring when you set your table - I bet it will put an added extra smile on everyone's faces! I made two versions of the acorns - you can find one version with pre-made bead caps  here in the Beadalon Learning Center . I loved the look so much, I also made my own bead caps with the Captastic Mandrels for the Conetastic Tool by Sandra Lupo! Materials: Bracelet Sized Memory Wire 24 gauge Artistic Wire Leaf charms Large oval or round beads Small round beads 6mm rounds and size 8 seed beads (or beads of your choice) for the memory wire ring Memory Wire Shears Memory Wire Finishing Pliers Conetastic Tool Captastic Mandrels for the Conetastic Tool Instructions: STEP 1 Measure out 3.5 coils of memory wire and turn a loop in one end. STEP 2 String on an alternating pattern of one

Use Memory Wire to make festive holiday jewelry with Swarovski beads and pearls!

  It brings me such joy to host my beady friends on Facebook Live, and even more so when they bring such a fun and simple project for us to make! Tory from GoodyBeads  used materials from some of my favorite companies - Swarovski, TierraCast, Leathercord USA, and of course, Beadalon - to make this holiday themed bracelet and earrings set. The bracelet is super simple, and while the earrings take a bit of finagling to get the loops to line up, the result is well worth it! Materials: Bracelet: 8-9 inches - 5mm Braided Metallic White Round Leather 2x  Silver Plated Bali Style Deep Bead Caps Swarovski 10mm Rouge Pearl 8mm Rouge Pearls 6mm Rouge Pearls    5mm Rouge Pearls   TierraCast Antique Silver Christmas Tree Charm Silver Round Memory Wire  - bracelet size   Earrings: Swarovski 6mm Margarita Crystal Beads in Fern Green 8mm Margaritas   10mm Margaritas   12mm Margaritas   TierraCast 2 inch 21 Gauge head pins   Small silver seed bead for the top of the crystals Swarovski 4mm Rouge Pearls