Jun 28, 2019

Free Tip Friday: Macrame Lattice Bracelet

Thanks for joining me on Free Tip Friday for the Lattice Bracelet. An easy and fun bracelet to make for summer and beyond. Make it as a simple strand or add it as a section to a wrap bracelet.
To use 3 and 4mm Firepolish beads or 3mm Melon Beads use Fine C-Lon. To use Freshwater Pearls, use 1 strands Fine C-Lon and 2 strands of Micro C-Lon

I used in on-air sample:
Additional Tools:
Cut 3 strands of cord at 96" each.
Make needles on the ends of the outer two cords to make self-needles.

Uses two basic knots: Lark's Head and Square Knots.

1. Start in center to make a series of Lark's Head Knots for button loop.  Measure to make sure loop slips over button.

2. Bring strands together and macrame 5 sets of square knots over the two counter cords.

3. Divide the 6 strands into 3 left strands and 3 right strands. Secure right strands to the side.

4. String beads on left side outer stand. Use the remaining two left strands to make a series of 5-6 strands of square knots. Repeat opposite side with the remaining right strands.

5. Continue to alternate between Steps 2-4 until your bracelet is the desired length.

Jun 13, 2019

Free Tip Friday: 3D Macramé With Kate and Emily!

We all love macramé here at Beadshop…and we also love putting a new spin on it! You’ve seen us add beads to the sides and to the top of macramé projects before…but how about adding to both the sides and the top?? It’s Macramé in 3D! It’s a super cool and easy technique that can be applied to lots of different projects and beads. Join us for Free Tip Friday as Emily shows us the way!
Additional Learning:
Skill Builder: How to Macramé
Skill Builder: How to Secure a Project to a Tray

Check out Emily's two samples' ingredients lists below. Our general recipe is also here...click on product links to make your own selections. Add items to your cart the in the finishes and colors you like and you’re ready to create!
You will also want to have: Zap GlueThread ClippersClampers, and a Project Tray and Insert

Flash Sale Friday...get creative!

Last week Kate went shopping for some special strands at a local gem show, and she brought back six stone strands she couldn't live with...