Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Nothing beats a surgeon’s knot when it comes to securing beading thread to a component! It’s the perfect start to a brick stitch project like our Color Splash Earrings and a good general knot to have in your crafting toolbox. Use these steps next time you’re anchoring a thread!

I’m using a satin cord […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Wrapped cord accents are fun and easy way to embellish leather bracelets. You can use today’s tricks to decorate your next bracelet project!

This wrap can be done with just cord or with beads, like in our Sacred Tree Bracelet and using a fiber cord like in our Daydream Bracelet or with thin leather cord like […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

As summer approaches, I’m starting to see more people sporting fun cord jewelry. Leather cords and waxed cords won’t fray, but braided cotton, soutache and satin cords are notorious for unraveling the instant you cut them. You can use today’s trick to keep your cords in good shape!

All you need for this trick is […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

One of the most popular ways to finish and seal the ends of a cord project is to use a lighter or match and melt the fibers of your cord together. But watch out, this trick only works with synthetic fibers! Cords made of natural fibers, like cotton, silk, satin or hemp, will […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Most beaders know how to string beads using a needle and thread, but what do you do when you want to string beads directly on to a thicker material like cord or ribbon? Many smaller ribbons work well with a special needle with a flexible hole, like our Griffin Soft Wire Twisted Needles. […]

On the 5th Day of Christmas

…I am giving you not just one, but three necklaces! The Sugar Plum Fairy Necklace, Clara’s Necklace and Nutcracker Necklace all showcase the many ways you can feature a beautiful pendant on cord. The Sugar Plum Fairy Necklace is made by putting a sterling silver bail onto a Swarovski Elements Baroque pendant using the […]