Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Finishing Tool

EZ Splicer Paracord Finishing Tool from Pepperell Braiding Company
EZ Splicer Finishing Tool.
It's here! The EZ Splicer is back in stock.

Originally designed to make Long Bury splices in hollow braid (and it still works great for that), we found ourselves continuously using these when working with Parachute Cord. It especially proves its value when back splicing braids and completing perfect bracelets. The specially shaped music wire loop is strong and springy so it stands up to the hard demands of working with Parachute Cord. We added the lanyard loop on the newly redesigned model so that you can add a lanyard.

Did you know this tool can also be used to to splice two strands of Bonnie Braid together? Yep:

EZ Splicer finishing tool cord splicing | Pepperell Braiding Company
EZ Splicer splicing two cords (step 1).
If you're looking for extra value or just starting out, The EZ Splicer is a part of our popular Tool Bundle (back in stock). The Tool Bundle is available exclusively from Parachute Cord Craft. The new EZ Splicer is available from Parachute Cord Craft and Macrame Super Store.

Parachute Cord Tool Bundle from Pepperell Braiding Company
Parachute Cord Tool Bundle.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Souting Magazine

Outdoor Gear featured in Scouting Magazine | Magazine photo courtesy of Scouting.org

We are very excited to have our book ParacordOutdoor Gear (Fox Chapel Publishing, 2014) featured in the January/February 2015 issue of “Scouting Magazine.”  Paracord Outdoor Gear continues to be a best seller and Boy Scouts of America has taken note of the perfect blend of beginner information as well as more advanced techniques.  It has been sold out for months on Amazon but we still have a few copies available. "Scouting Magazine" is available to read for FREE from their website: scoutingmagazine.org. Just click the icon in the upper right on their site to read.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Tree Baubles!

Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial from Pepperell Crafts

Decorating for Christmas? We have a mini DIY which you can use as gift tags, or hang them from festive tree branches: Make Mini Tree Ornaments.

DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments from Pepperell Crafts
Mini Christmas Tree Ornaments

Project materials are found here on Macrame Super Store, as well as Hobby Lobby and AC Moore stores. We recommend using 2mm Amy Applique Cord for this project.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tool Bundle

Parachute Cord Tool Bundle from ParachuteCordCraft.com
Parachute Cord Tool Bundle from ParachuteCordCraft.com
We had a lot of excitement around this Parachute Cord Tool Bundle during our Post-Turkey Day BLITZ Weekend. We've decided to keep it since we 1. Sold out quickly (oops!) and 2. Have had several additional requests for the bundle. Not only does it make a great gift, but it's a great package deal for the paracord enthusiast or beginner. Although we are currently temporarily out of stock, we are re-building and we will have more to offer soon.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hands On Crafts: Birthday Mobile

Make Your Own Birthday Mobile - Photo by Hands On Crafts for Kids
DIY Birthday Mobile with Katie Hacker.
Photo courtesy of Hands On Crafts For Kids.

Hands On Crafts for Kids is re-broadcasting Episode 1607 on Shadows now on their homepage. (Scroll down to the bottom of their website to watch!) This episode will be airing through Noon (Eastern Time), on Friday, December 5th. It features Katie Hacker making a Birthday Mobile!

Birthday Mobile using Noodles | Photo courtesy of Hands On Crafts for Kids
Birthday Mobile using Noodles.
Photo courtesy of Hands On Crafts for Kids.
Product used for this episode can be sourced from your home or your local craft store. Jumbo chenille stems (Noodles) can be found at Rexlace Club.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

GOBBLE Up On Savings!

Post-Turkey Day Sale with Pepperell Braiding Company

We're THRILLED to offer you all BIG-BIG Savings this Post-Turkey Day Weekend! NOW through Monday, December 1st, take advantage of our company-wide sales. This sale will be short lived, so hurry over soon:

 Bakers' Dozen Deal at Macrame Super Store
Cyber Monday SALE at Macrame Super Store
 Custom Step Stool Deal at Holgate Toy
 Tool Bundle BLITZ at Parachute Cord Craft
 Buy 7 get 1 FREE Spool at Rexlace Club
FREE Shipping at Wick Store

We hope you all enjoy your Holiday Weekend! Be safe, fill up on leftovers, and spend some time with your favorite people (despite the weather!)

Pepperell Braiding Company Staff

Monday, November 24, 2014

BIG NEWS: Micro Cord

S-Lon Micro Macrame Cord from Macrame Super Store
S-Lon Micro Macrame Cord.
NEW to Macrame Super Store: Micro Macrame cord line!

We are thrilled to offer you the skinny on this mini-or mini's. Micro Macrame has been propelling itself into mainstream jewelry craft over the past year. We are now offering twelve of the hottest colors on the market. Pair it up with seed beads, or braid it into i-cords and custom threads with a Kumihimo braiding wheel.

S-Lon Micro Macrame Cording - Quarter Comparison
Micro Macrame cord is1/2 the thickness of a quarter!

We mean THIN-THIN-THIN cord! This cord is ideal for jewelry making, especially delicate designs.

Happy crafting!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hands On Crafts: DIY Utility Belt

DIY Survival Belts from Hands On Crafts for Kids
Make your own survival belt.
Photo courtesy of Hands On Crafts For Kids.

Hands On Crafts for Kids is re-broadcasting Episode 1606 on Symmetry now on their homepage. (Scroll down to the bottom of their website to watch!) This episode will be airing through Noon (Eastern Time), on Friday, December 5th. It features Katie Hacker and Candie Cooper making Parachute Cord belts! 

Parachute Cord Belt - Photo from Hands On Crafts For Kids
Embellished Parachute Cord Belt.
Photo courtesy of Hands On Crafts for Kids.

If you miss the re-broadcasting, no worries! Directions for making the belt are archived on the Hands On Crafts for Kids website. To make these belts, you will need 550 Parachute Cord, 20mm or 25mm Plastic Buckle, embellishments (stickers, foam, or stones,) and glue.

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Prepping for Decorating

How-to: DIY Monkey Fist Holiday Ornaments
DIY Holiday Monkey Fist Ornaments.

We know it's a little early for some to remotely consider decorating for the Holidays, but you still need to prepare. You can start with making Monkey Fist Christmas Tree Ornaments. With a comical twist to the traditional hanging glass orbs, the Monkey Fist Ornaments are a fun alternative for the "Humbug" in us all! Make these with plastic cores to prevent your tree branches from drooping. If you're new to making the monkey fist, try our Guide to make the assembly easier.

Monkey Fist Guide available from Parachute Cord Craft
Monkey Fist Guide comes with a key ring and core.

Finishing instructions for the Monkey Fist Ornaments are available from Parachute Cord Craft and Macrame Super Store websites.

Happy Holiday Crafting!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Re-Broadcasting: Rexlace Bracelets!

Rexlace Bracelets made with EZ Jig - Hands On Crafts For Kids
Square Knot Bracelets made with an EZ Jig.
Photo courtesy of Hands on Crafts for Kids.

Re-broadcasting on the Hands On Crafts for Kids homepage, watch Katie Hacker and Candie Cooper make Rexlace Bracelets using the EZzzy Jig. The video footage will be live on the Hands On Crafts site now through Noon (EST) Friday, November 21st. Instructions for making the Square Knot Bracelets are available to download any time, even after the episode airs.

Watch Episode 1605 on Patterns now (scroll down to the bottom of the page). Materials to make the bracelets can be found at Rexlace Club.com. Some of the items (EZzzy Jig, buckles, and charms) may be available at your local craft store as well.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We're glowing (again!)

Glow in the Dark Bracelet Kit - Parachute Cord Craft.com
Glow-In-The-Dark Whistle Bracelet Kit.
Our popular Glow Cord is now available in KIT form: Meet the Whistle Bracelet. This kit includes very easy to follow directions for starting and finishing this cool bracelet. It's a great piece for a beginner... plus it GLOWS. And wow, does it GLOW! You may receive comments on the vibrancy and stay-power of the glowing action. This kit is is a fun break from conventional Parachute Cord colors.

If you'd like to pick one up, we're selling them at the Macrame Super Store, Parachute Cord Craft, and Rexlace Club websites.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Red-White-Blue for You

Red-White-Blue Sale at Pepperell Braiding Company Stores

It's SALE TIME at Pepperell Braiding Company! We have four grand offers in honor of Veterans' Day. First up, we're hosting a Red, White, and Blue Sale on all of these sites:

Veterans' Day Sale at Parachute Cord Craft

Veterans' Day Sale in the Rexlace Club

Veterans' Day Sale in Macrame Super Store

On top of the Red-White-Blue celebration, we're offering FREE Personalization from Holgate Toys:

Veterans' Day Sale at Holgate Toys

These are short-lived savings! Sales expire Tuesday, November 11th at Midnight EST. Visit the stores for details, or feel free to contact us with any questions.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sign-up and Save


We have some fabulous web store sales coming up over the Holiday Season. Join one of our mailing lists today to land some email club exclusive deals!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Two Pounds of Fun

Remnant Bag of Knotting Cord
2 lb. bag of remnant paracord.

As the largest manufacturer and supplier of Parachute Cord, we end up with a lot of ends.  That means a bargain for you!  This “bag of remnants” is a fantastic value.  Included are a mixed grab-bag of 95, 325 and 550.  It may also include some reflective cord or Shock Cord (bungee).  Luck might even find some Glow in the Dark!  Each bag, sold by weight, contains a minimum of two pounds of various lengths and sizes of cord. 

Quantities are limited. You can find them in any one of our web stores below:

Parachute Cord CraftRexlace ClubMacrame Super Store

Friday, October 31, 2014

Hands On Art Supply Holder

Katie and Candie of Hands On Crafts for Kids
Make hangers with Katie Hacker and Candie Cooper.
Photo courtesy of Hands on Crafts for Kids.

Hands on Crafts for Kids is re-airing episode 1603 all about COLOR! Follow along with Katie and Candie as they make a colorful art supply holders. This episode will be broadcasting for FREE on their home page now through Noon (EST) Friday, November 8th. Miss the episode? Don't fret! Hands On will have the video archived for future viewing!

Hanging Art Supply Holder from Hands on Crafts for Kids
Make a Hanging Art Supply Holder!
Photo courtesy of Hands on Crafts for Kids.

Directions to make the Hanging Art Supply Holder are always available from their website: find them here!

Need supplies? 1" rings, beads, and 4mm Bonnie Braid is available from Macrame Super Store.

Happy Crafting!

Did someone say TREAT?!

Happy Halloween! Noodle Spider from Pepperell Braiding Company
We are wishing you a safe & healthy Halloween!

If you're having a crafty-weekend, stay tuned for a "knotty" weekend project! Mr. Spider (above) is constructed from Brain Noodle™ Craft Stems.

Happy-Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014