Amulet bag: a small pouch worn around the neck to hold precious mementos or objects, and have been worn in many cultures throughout history. Amulets are typically thought to be objects that protect a person from harm, ward off evil spirits, bring luck, attract good fortune, or remind you of a loved one.
We are ecstatic with this new project from Debra! While we are launching it timed to Valentines Day, it is truly timeless. We love the idea of this amulet bag holding a special semi-precious stone, a momento or other secrets. It will look wonderful in other color waves and we can’t wait to see what our friends and followers will create with it.
John Bead Product List for Valentine’s Day Amulet Bag
Czech Seedbead 11/0 Crystal Silverlined 250g
Czech Seedbead 8/0 Aprx. 22g VIAL S/L CRYSTAL
Rola Beads 4.5mm Opaque 100g White
Rola Beads 4.5mm Opaque 100g Red
Miyuki Seed Bead 11/0 aprx.22g Chalk White Opaque
F/P Beads strung 4mm Pearl Pastels Strawberry Pink aprx 45pcs
F/P Beads strung 4mm Pearl Pastels Raspberry Red aprx 45pcs
Dazzle-It Silk Bead Thread FFF (15lbs) White 92yds
Beadalon Big Eye Needle 2.5in
Swarovski Button 3015 Rivoli 10mm F Crystal 12pcs
Beadalon – Wildfire .006in/ .15mm Frost 50yd (45m)
Thread burner (optional) Wildfire Battery Operated Heat Cord Cutter
Gold eye beading needles size 10
Valentine’s Day Amulet Bag – Step by Step linked here.
The Crystal Lane Brand
Crystal Lane Strands
Crystal Lane Pendants
Crystal Lane Flat Backs
A Pewter End Cap is really pretty. You simply flatten the middle of the finding with pliers.
This is also a pewter end cap with four leaves. We recommend a small dab of glue on the end of your leather cord and then carely press the leaves together over the cord.
This is a medium sized leather crimp. You place the cord in the centre and fold the two flaps tight over the cord.
These are stainless steel end caps. End caps are available in many sizes and they will work with the the thinnest to the widest cords. You glue the cord into the cap.
These are called “coil with loop.” You glue the cord into the coil. The loop makes it easy to either add a clasp or jumpring for a closure.
This is a more decorative crimp end. You slide the cord through the backside and flatten the one or all three round coils to keep the cord in place. Our collection of crimps is here.
These pretty crimps come in different sizes, so it is good to know the thickness of the cord you will be working with.
Lets not forget that a simple knot is a classic style for leather cord projects.
This is a “magnetic tube clasp“. You glue your cord into the two components that make the clasp and you have a finished piece in minutes. Tube clasps are available in many sizes, so being aware of your cord thickness is important. You can see all our magnetic tube clasps here.
This is a simpler “Tube clasp” without the magnet. It works the same and as long as you know your cord thickness you can get the right sized tube clasp set to work with. Our collection is here.
If you have time to google or go to YouTube you will see lots and lots of how-tos explaining how to add macrame knots to finish jewelry. We have a square knot step by step right here.
A popular way to create a finished piece with leather cord is by using the “sliding knot.” We have a step by step for that technique here.
Adding a bead to the end of a leather cord is also a great addition. It can also act as a clasp.
Wire wrapping the ends is also a nice finish. Simply leave enough space so that you have an opening which can act as a clasp as well.
We received a beautiful bracelet PDF from a Czech designer. We are delighted that the project was translated into English for us.
The bracelet features our Rhombus bead and the Link bead.
Instructions For Golden Rain Bracelet by Sarka Dvorakova linked here.
All our projects are now on our new website project page linked here.