Inspirational Bars for the New Year

Believe it or not, 2017 is coming to a close. So get ready for 2018 with new beading adventures, projects, supplies and you! Get pumped with these Inspirational Bars, where you can make a snazzy fabric bracelet or lovely key charm.


Inspired Lycra Bracelet


This bracelet uses Italian Lycra Cord, which sells as a flat wide 30mm piece. Measure your wrist and add 5 inches. Cut your Lycra Cord at that length. Stretch your cord and see that the sides will curl in. Insert your cord through the two side holes of your inspirational bar. Make a knot with your cord ends but not into a tight knot. Wrap the bracelet around your wrist twice and adjust the knot to a comfortable band. Your bracelet should stretch and hug your wrist, not dangle loosely. Tighten up your knots and you are ready to rock out the new year.

Items used for bracelet: A017779 & Z013317.


Inspired Leather Key Chain


For this project, we are adding 1mm leather cord and a large-hole gemstone to this keychain. Cut a 6 inch piece of 1mm leather cord. Slide leather cord through one hole of your inspirational bar. Take the two leather ends and slide your large-hole gemstone through. Make an overhand knot with your leather ends close to your gemstone. Make sure when knotting your leather that the leather loop is loose and dangles off your bar. Cut your leather ends at an angle as a leather fringe tassel. Add your keyring and you are set. This make a cute stocking stuffer idea for a friend or for yourself.

Items used for keychain: Z013306, A020543GAV8RDLH-8, MCKR0002

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