Friday, August 29, 2014

Last Call on Bungee Sale

Bungee Cord and Accessory Sale - Expires Sunday, Aug. 31st, 2014
Bungee sale expires soon!

The final days of the Bungee sale are upon us! All Bunjee brand items are on sale for 15% off through Sunday, August 31, 2014. Hurry in to Macrame Super Store.com or Rexlace Club.com to take advantage of the savings!

And don't forget, we also have a freebie project available in the stores as well. Available in the Macrame Super Store under Free Project Downloads, or under Projects in the Rexlace Club website.

Monday, August 25, 2014

PBC in Black & Gray

The Bradford Era - Vol. 137 No. 277 -  August 22, 2014
Pepperell Braiding Company on the front page!
The Bradford Era - Vol. 137 No. 277 -  August 22, 2014
While Pepperell Braiding Company President, Bill Slivinski, was visiting the Bradford, Pennsylvania plant this past week, the local paper interviewed him and the crew on our recent Michaels' Partnership Award. Here's the link to the official The Bradford Era interview. We are very proud of our little company!

Product Line of the Year awarded from Michaels Stores, Inc.
Product Line of the Year awarded from
Michaels Stores, Inc.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hands On Crafts: Paracord Utility Belt

Katie and Candie Paracord belts - Photo courtesy of Hands On Crafts for Kids
Katie and Candie adorning paracord belts.
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, August 29th. It features Katie Hacker and Candie Cooper making Parachute Cord belts! 

Parachute Cord belt. Photo courtesy of 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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bungee Sale Reminder

Bungee sale through Aug. 31 2014 - Rexlace Club and Macrame Super Store
Bungee sale through August 31st 2014.

We just added Bungee cord and accessories to our websites so we thought we'd celebrate with a little sale! All Bunjee brand items are on sale for 15% off through August 31, 2014. These items can be easily combined with your regular orders from Macrame Super Store.com or Rexlace Club.com.

Monday, August 18, 2014

NEW! Bonnie Braid Flavors

New Bonnie Braid colors!
NEW! Bonnie Braid cord colors!
We wouls like to introduce to you some new variegated cords to our Bonnie Braid macrame cord line. These tasty "flavors" were inspired by Samantha Grenier's colorful craft book release Hello! Macrame (Fox Chapel Publishing/Design Originals, March 2014). Take a look at these yummy new combos:

Tangerine (139) Bonnie Braid = Carrot (021) + Orange (104)

Blueberry (140) Bonnie Braid = Sky (035) + Ocean (036) + Royal Blue (037)

Lettuce (141) Bonnie Braid = Parrot (028) + Kelly Green (029) + Forest (030)

Black Licorice (142) Bonnie Braid = Shadow (041) + Black (042)

Strawberry Shortcake (143) Bonnie Braid = Pink (011) + Raspberry (017)

These delicious cords are available now on Macrame Super Store.com. Each blend has been made available in 4mm and 6mm thicknesses from the Bonnie Braid line.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Hands On Crafts for Kids - Rexlace Bracelets

Katie Hacker & Candie Cooper making bracelets - Photo courtesy of Hands On Crafts
Katie Hacker & Candie Cooper making bracelets with EZzzy Jig.
Photo courtesy of Hands On Crafts.
Playing 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 until Noon (EST) Friday, August 22. 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.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Product Line of The Year

Product Line of the Year Award from Michaels Stores, Inc.
Product Line of the Year awarded from
Michaels Stores, Inc.

We are so thrilled to announce we received Product Line Of the Year Award from Michaels Craft stores for Parachute Cord and accessories!

Bill Slivinski and Tom Murray of Pepperell Braiding Co. receiving  the award at the Michaels vendor summit, August 7, 2014.  Photo courtesy of Moses Olmos.
Bill Slivinski and Tom Murray of Pepperell Braiding Co.
at the Michaels Partnership Summit. Photo courtesy of Moses Olmos.

Thank you very much Michaels! We are humbled to receive such a prestigious honor.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Kit-ing

New Parachute Cord Kits available at Macrame Super Store and Parachute Cord Craft
New Parachute Cord Craft Kits.
Over two dozen parachute cord craft kits have been added to our web stores Parachute Cord Craft.com and Macrame Super Store.com. These crafts are perfect for the beginner and novice knot-tiers. Each kit is a perfect little package to dip your toe into Parachute Cord Crafts.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Buzzing Holgate Craft

Handeez Bugs - Do It Yourself project by Tiffany Dias | Pepperell Braiding Company
Make your own Handeez! Bugs by Tiffany Dias.

Tiffany may have just out-cuted herself. (See her Fox Mask Project to see what we mean.) She's now made hand painted Handeez Bugs!

Made from the unfinished Handeez car shape, she primed, painted, and decorated these two cuties.

Handeez Bee painted by Tiffany Dias for Pepperell Braiding Company
Handeez Bee by Tiffany Dias.

Materials needed to make these bugs include:
- Primer
- Acrylic craft paints
- 2 White feathers (for the Bee)
- 1 Chenille stem (split in 2 to make the antennas)
- 2 Wiggle eyes
- Clear-dry craft glue
- Clear coat paint sealer (recommended)

Handeez Bee painted by Tiffany Dias for Pepperell Braiding Company
Handeez Ladybug by Tiffany Dias.

Tiffany painted the spots and stripes freehand on each of the critters. Goes to show you the Handeez are not limited to cars and trucks. Make a little bug or design your own one of a kind Handeez vehicle. Pick a specific theme or just give it a splash of your own personality. This is a wonderful DIY wood craft for both kids and adults. Use your own paint and embellishments to decorate. Design for yourself, give as handmade gifts or invite some friends over for a DIY craft party.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Owl Be Your Step Stool!

Owl Step Stool by Tiffany Dias - Pepperell Braiding Company
DIY painted step stool.

For years we've silk screened images onto wooden toys. We customize your child's name onto the toys to personalize them a bit. Now it's your turn... or rather your child'd turn, to customize their heirloom toys! It's easy.

Materials:
- Wood primer
- Paint brushes
- Craft Paint
- Clear coat finisher (recommended for durability)
- Either a template or child's imagination!

Directions are straight forward enough: Prime all wooden surfaces you'd like to paint. Once the primer dries, paint your design onto the surface. Once the paint dries, seal the surface of the artwork with a clear-coat to protect your child's artwork.

We are now offering the unfinished wooden stools at Holgate Toy.com. Please feel free to share with us your finished step stools. We'd love to help you show off your your little artist!