This necklace features handmade tassels, ladhaki beads, leather cord and a glue-in magnetic clasp.
The tassels were made during a training session by Beadalon at John Bead. The samples were left behind and I happily found a way to use them.
These tassels were made by Beadalon’s Product Manager and Education Director Wyatt White. I knew they needed to be incorporated into something special. Especially when he discovers he is missing his set….
If you have not seen the tassel maker in action allow me to be the first to tell you how easy it is to use.
The instruction to make a tassel are easy to follow.
Findings Forms are fixed peg jigs that allow you to make your own findings using 20-24 gauge Artistic Wire and Beadalon German Style Wire. Each jig makes a unique, consistently sized finding such as an ear wire, toggle clasp set, hook and eye clasp set, or a connector. Each Findings Forms jig comes with a detailed, step-by-step full color instruction sheet that is easy to follow, plus a tube pusher tool. Now you can make your own findings out of colored wire to complement the colors of beads and stringing material within your design.
Above you see the Artistic Wire Finding Form – S Hook Clasp Jig
Artistic Wire Finding Form –Swoop Earwire Jig
Artistic Wire Finding Form –Question Mark Earwire Jig
Tassels are all the rage and the Beadalon Tassel Maker makes it easier than ever to include them in your designs.
Use the adjustable mandrels to make tassels up to 3.5 inches (9 cm) long. Wind the Cotton Tassel Cord, or another stringing material, around the mandrels until your tassel is the desired thickness, then follow the included instructions to tie off, cut, and trim to make the perfect Tassel.
Join Wyatt White as he shows you how to use the incredible Beadalon Tassel Maker Tool in this fun to watch video.
Here are two lovely examples of what you can use the tassel maker to create.
Create bangle bracelets, cuff bracelets, and curved components using the Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig! Design perfectly round, continuous, all-in-one bracelets in 3 dimensions using wire, stones, and beads with this unique jig – even make curved design components for bracelets and earrings.
Plan your design by inserting each peg into the outside of the jig and secure it by attaching the fastener from the inside. Then, wrap your wire to create your design. Remove the design by pulling the pegs off the jig and slide the design off.
The design capabilities are virtually limitless! Creates a 2.75 in (6.9 cm) diameter design that fits most wrists. You can also stretch your designs slightly to make a larger or smaller diameter if desired.
This wonderful video from Beadalon will show you how the jig is used!
The Tying Station was designed by Meredith Roddy specifically to keep two hands free to make easier Shamballa Style and Wrap Bracelets with Beadalon Beading Wire, leather cord, wax cord or other stringing material. There is a guide ruler on the side to help keep spacing even and size out your design. An included extra foam pad makes the tool expandable to make a longer design. Easy to follow instruction are included.
This quick how-to video explains how easy it is to use.
Candie Cooper has a wonderful step by step showing you how to make these macrame bracelets.