Wrapped cord bracelets continue to be an enduringly popular beading technique. The most common question we hear is what stringing material is best for a wrap cord bracelet? Today we are going to compare three commonly used threads and discuss how their unique characteristics function in a wrapped cord bracelet.
One of the many perks of my job at Fusion Beads is trying out products. Today, I’m going to share my testing experience using Beadsmith Opelon Stretch Jewelry Fiber Cord. Many of us are already familiar with Stretch Magic for stretch bracelets, but Opelon has a few key advantages over other elastic cords […]
If you are anything like me you have a healthy stash of extra beads from past projects taking up precious space in your craft area. What do you do with little bits of this and that? The solution; make a multi-colored bracelet using your bead “leftovers”. You will be amazed how random beads of […]
You may not always think to use closed jump rings in your projects, but these great little findings are perfect for the other side of a clasp for lobster claw clasps, spring rings, hooks, etc. They’re also fabulous for finishing off bead weaving projects. There’s no risk of a thread slipping through the […]
We are thrilled to kick off the launch of TierraCast®’s brand new Your Team collection! This fan-tastic line features perfectly detailed baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and volleyball charms, along with stepped bezel charms featuring a colorful array of genuine Swarovski crystals framed in both silver and gold plated pewter. For a glimpse at these future hall-of-famers in action, […]
Just like with everything else in life, making mistakes while beading is inevitable for us all. Not all mistakes mean the end of your project, though; you can always set aside your “ruined” projects for another day when they may be perfect for a new design idea!