Cord Projects (Missing project photos coming soon.)

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Griffin Bead Cord Necklace or Bracelet with clamshell bead tips & clasp

Learn how to string beads on Griffin Bead Cord & how to finish off your project with clamshell bead tips and a clasp.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors or thread nippers, Round-nose pliers, Knotting tweezers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 9

 

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Knotted Griffin Bead Cord Necklace or bracelet

Learn pearl knotting & how to finish off your project with clamshell bead tips and a clasp.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Scissors or thread nippers, Round-nose pliers, Knotting tweezers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 12

 

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Knotted Griffin Cord Necklace with floating design

Use pearl knotting to create a floating bead design on cord.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Scissors or thread nippers, Round-nose pliers, Knotting tweezers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 13

 

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Continuous Strand Knotted Necklace with no clasp

Learn how to make a continuous, knotted necklace with no clasp or visible beginning or end point.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Bead Design Board, Bead Stopper Clip, Scissors, Knotting tweezers,
Small paper clip.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 21

 

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Multi-Strand Griffin cord necklace with cones

Learn to end a multi-strand cord necklace with cones and a clasp.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 260

 

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"Branches" Necklace with threaded dangles

"Branches" of beads decorate this pretty necklace.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Size 10 or 12 beading needle, Scissors or thread nippers, Round-nose pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 46

 

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Knotted Bead cord necklace with spaces & frame beads, extra long

Combine beads and frames to create this interesting style.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors or thread nippers, Round-nose pliers, Knotting tweezers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 58

 

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Floating Design Knotted necklace on waxed cotton cord, with large-hole beads - bold or delicate styles

Use bold beads and heavy cord to create this floating design necklace. Learn 4 different ways to end off the necklace.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Scissors, Bead Stopper Clip, Knotting tweezers, Ruler, 2 pairs Chain-nose pliers, if using jump rings, Ridged Chain-nose pliers, if available, Round-nose pliers,

Wire flush cutters, Split ring pliers, if using split rings.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 59

 

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Multi-Strand, Knotted Bead or Button Necklace, with cones

Make multiple strands of floating beads or buttons and put them together with cones to decorate the ends.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors or thread nippers, Knotting tweezers, Ruler.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 41

 

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Asst. Leather Cord Techniques - how to attach clasps, other types of closures, how to decorate leather cord, etc.

Learn basic techniques of decorating & finishing round, leather cord.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters, Flat nose pliers,
Ridged pliers (optional), Work Mat, Split ring pliers (optional), Knotting tweezers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 34a (closures) & 34b (decorations)

 

 

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Braided Cord necklace with beads braided in (with optional pendant)

Learn to incorporate beads into a braided necklace. Add a pendant for more interest.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Clipboard or tape, 1-3 Bead Stopper Clips.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 125


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2-Layer, Reversible Button Necklace

Use colorful buttons to create this reversible necklace.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: 2 needles, Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 169

 

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Braided leather bracelet 4 ways: plain, with bead dangles, with center bead, or with beads braided in

Braid round leather to create this bracelet with 4 different finishing & decorating techniques.

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: Ruler or measuring tape, Wire flush cutters, Round-nose pliers,

Chain-nose pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 79

 

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Lariat Style, Multi-Strand Leather Necklace with bead dangles

Use your wire-working skills to decorate this multi-strand leather lariat necklace.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Scissors, Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Ridged Chain Nose Pliers (optional).

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 68

 

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Braided Leather & Chain Wrap Bracelet or Necklace

Braid leather and chain together to create this long necklace or multi-wrap bracelet.

This style can also be made with ribbon.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Wire flush cutters, Scissors, Chain-nose pliers, Clipboard,

Large paperclip, Ruler or measuring tape.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 162

 

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"Industrial" Leather & Chain Bracelet

Leather cord and chain combine to create this rugged bracelet.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Heavy wire cutters to cut chain, or 2 chain-nose pliers to open links,
Ruler, Scissors, Awl, Head pin to measure chain.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project Number(s): 192

 

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3 Methods of Weaving Cord Through Rings or Washers

Learn 3 different cord patterns for stringing together rings or washers.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Knotting tweezers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 137

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Alternating Double Strand, Knotted Necklace on Heavy Cord

Enclose beads in-between a double strand of knotted cord.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Scissors, Knotting tweezers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 138

 

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Knotless Netting Pouch Necklace

Learn the ancient art of knotless netting and use it to make a pouch necklace, decorated with beads.

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: Scissors, Blunt yarn needle, Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers,

Wire flush cutters, Clipboard.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 111

 

 

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Single Layer, Threaded Button Necklaces & Bracelets – 2 ways of threading

Learn 2 ways of threading together buttons to create unique bracelets & necklaces.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Medium (Standard) crimping pliers, Scissors. 

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 69

 

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Double Threaded, Strung Button Necklace

Learn to combine cord and buttons to create this unusual necklace.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors.

Project number(s): 73

 

 

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Wrapped Leather Cord Bracelet w/wire or button clasp

Make a rustic bracelet with wrapped leather and beads.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Large paper clip, Scissors, Knotting tweezers, If making Wire Clasp:
Round-nose pliers, Chain nose pliers, Wire flush cutters, Steel bench block or anvil,
Flat head chasing hammer.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 160

 

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Knotted, Dangling Beads “Thingie” Necklace

Make this whimsical, but easy necklace with cord & simple knotting.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Sharp scissors, 2 chain-nose pliers for jump rings,
Ridged chain-nose pliers, if available, for foldover crimps, 2 Bead Stopper Clips.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 167

 

 

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Basic Kumihimo Braid Bracelet

Learn basic kumihimo braiding & create a simple, but attractive bracelet.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Ruler, 8 flexible bobbins, 1 oz. fishing weight, Large safety pin,
Kumihimo disk.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 201

 

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Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet

Learn basic kumihimo braiding and then incorporate metal beads to create this beautiful bracelet.

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: Scissors or thread nippers, Wire flush cutters, Clipboard,
Kumihimo disk, 1 oz. Fishing weight, Large coil-less safety pin, 8 flexible bobbins, Ruler,
Chain-nose pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 202

 

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Kumihimo Bracelet with Seed Beads

Learn basic kumihimo braiding and incorporate seed beads for a solid, beaded bracelet.

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: Scissors, Ruler, Wire flush cutters, 8 flexible bobbins, 1 oz. fishing weight,
Large safety pin, Kumihimo disk, Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 191

 

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Kumihimo Pendant Necklace Cord w/Metal Findings

Learn to make a kumihimo cord using soutache cord and use it to hang your most beautiful pendants.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Kumihimo disc, Large safety pin, preferably coil-less,
1 oz. fishing weight, Ruler, Scissors, 8 flexible bobbins (optional),
2 chain-nose pliers (if using jump rings), Split-ring pliers (if using split rings).

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 214

 

 

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Floating Design, Single or Multi-Strand, Fishing Line (Supplemax) Necklace with crimp beads

Create the illusion of floating beads using clear fishing line and crimp beads.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Scissors, 2 or 3 Bead Stopper Clips, Medium (Standard) Crimping Pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 71

 

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Triple-Twist, 3-strand Fishing Line (Supplemax) Necklace (w/thanks to Johanna Giannone)

Create clusters of luscious beads with this fun technique.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Bead Stopper Clip, Wire flush cutters, Chain-nose pliers,

Medium (Standard) Crimping pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 70

 

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Alternating Fishing Line (Supplemax) Illusion Necklace

Interweave multiple strands of clear fishing line to create the illusion of floating beads.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Bead Stopper Clip, Wire flush cutters, Round-nose pliers,
Chain-nose pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 133

 

 

Stretch Magic Bracelet
Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic) Bracelet with no clasp (tied w/square knot) - plain beads or letter beads

Learn to make the most basic, versatile bracelet that will last a long time with this high-quality cord.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Bead Stopper Clip.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 1 (plain beads) & 1a (letter beads)


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Triple Strand Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic) Bracelet with
3-hole, metal, spacer bars

Make a triple-level bracelet on stretchy cord.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: 3 Bead Stopper Clips, Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 10


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Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic) Charm Bracelets

Make a cool, stretchy "charm" bracelet with multiple bead dangles.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors or thread nippers, 2 Bead Stopper Clips, Wire flush cutter,
Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 94

 


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Triple Strand, Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic) Bracelet with large beads at intervals

Make a stretchy bracelet with multiple strands and large focal beads.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, 3 Bead Stopper Clips.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 107

 


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Elastic Cord (Stretch-Magic), Multi-Layer Cuff Bracelet

Make a stretchy cuff bracelet.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Wire flush cutters, Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers,
Ridged chain-nose pliers, 2 to 4 Bead Stopper Clips.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 159

 

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Multi-Strand, Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic) Bracelet with Beading Wire Loops

Create a bevy of bracelets, all held together with colorful loops.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Wire flush cutter, Medium (Standard) Crimping Pliers,
Ruler, Bead Stopper Clip.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 164

 

 

Safety Pin Bracelet
Safety Pin Bracelet on Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic)

String beads on safety pins and put them together to create this fun bracelet.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Bead Stopper Clip.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 189

 

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Multi-Strand, Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic) Bracelet with Bone Spacer Bars

Use beautiful, classic, bone spacers to create this attractive bracelet.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, Bead Stopper Clip.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 196

 

 

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Stretchy, Wavy Elastic Cord (Stretch Magic) Bracelet with metal spacers

Put together seed beads, spacers and a little math to create this very popular style.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed:Scissors, 4 or 5 Bead Stopper Clips, Round-nose pliers,
Wire flush cutter.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 216

 

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Leather & Large-Hole Pearls Necklace

Make these exotic, St. Barth's style necklaces using the unusual combination of leather & pearls. You can also use other large-hole beads.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Wire flush cutters, Ruler, Clipboard.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 237

 

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Leather Necklace with Dangles

Dangle an assortment of beads from round, leather cord.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 253

 

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Old Style Bead Cord Knotted Necklace, with French Wire Finish

Learn the classic method of finishing a silk or nylon cord necklace, using make-it-yourself French wire.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Bead Design Board, Bead Stopper Clip, Scissors, Knotting tweezers,
Wire flush cutters, Ruler, Nylon Jaw pliers.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 229

 

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Triple Strand Knotted Necklace with Alternating Beads

Weave 3 strands of cord around and through your beads to create an open weave look.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 265

 

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Tassel Earrings & Necklace

Learn to make trendy cord tassels and incorporate them into any jewelry design.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 279

 

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Leather and Chain Necklace with Bead Dangles

Combine leather, chain and beads to create this trendy necklace.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 258

 

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Daisy Chain Ring on Stretchy Cord

Learn the Daisy Chain bead weaving pattern and use it to create a cute ring.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 266

 

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Button Ring on Stretchy Cord

Create a simple but stylish button ring.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Scissors.

(All tools will be available for purchase in class at a reduced price)

Project number(s): 267