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

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Charmed!

Enamel Ribbon Charms - Pepperell Braiding Company
Enamel Ribbon Awareness Charms Coming Soon!

We're charmed... or at least we will be soon! We've received a number of requests for additional charity organization ribbons, as well as pre-packed charms for Do-It-Yourself crafting. We will have three popular ribbon charms available on our websites. You'll be up and making your own Survival Bracelets (or other jewelry item) in no time.

Check back here for additional details and announcement of their arrival.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Happy Pink-tober!

Pink-Tober Sale on our websites - Pepperell Braiding Company
Pink-tober Sale now through Oct. 31st, 2014.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've decked out in PINK. Now through October 31, 2014, enjoy an additional 15% discount off all PINK items in our stores: Macramé Super Store, Parachute Cord Craft, and Rexlace Club.

Be sure to visit each site to browse the available PINK items:

MacrameSuperStore.com from Pepperell Braiding Company

ParachuteCordCraft.com from Pepperell Braiding Company

RexlaceClub.com from Pepperell Braiding Company

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Whistling New

Survivorman 120 dB Whistle - Les Stroud for Parachute Cord
Les Stroud Survival Gear Whistle
We've added a new survival gear item to our Parachute Cord Craft line: Meet the Les Stroud Survivorman 120 decibel signal whistle! Made by Fox40, the whistle comes with a break-away lanyard, but as handy craftsmen, we couldn't help but make one of our own:

Les Stroud Whistle with Parachute Cord Lanyard by Joel Hooks
550 Lanyard by Joel Hooks.
Joel constructed a new lanyard for his whistle using:
And of course, you'll need the whistle itself!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

DIY Tattoo Jewelry

Stretch Magic Tattoo Choker - Pepperell Braiding Company
Stretch Magic Tattoo Choker Pattern.
We've noticed a growth in popularity of the Tattoo jewelry and we've got instructions for you! FREE instructions! The directions are available to download from Macramé Super Store.com and at Rexlace Club.com. All you really need is a little Stretch Magic jewelry cord and you're ready to start knotting!

Tattoo Choker Directions from Pepperell Braiding Company
Tattoo Choker Project Sheet.

Want a bonus? Follow the directions as they're shown using 4 feet of Stretch Magic jewelry cord to make a matching bracelet!

Stretch Magic Jewelry Cord is available here and here or at a craft retailer near you!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Feeling Secure with Your Knots

Zeppelin Bend made with 325 Parachute Cord - Recommended Finish
Zeppelin Bend made with Parachute Cord 325.

Stretch Magic™ is slick and this can create problems when tying the ends together as knots require friction to stay tied. There are some complicated knots (not difficult to tie with practice) that work exceptionally well. My favorite is the Zeppelin Bend*. This knot holds well with Stretch Magic™ and has the added benefit of keeping the ends in a straight line. I recommend using our Parachute Cord 550 for learning knots.

For the rest of us who lack patience (or just don’t want to learn knot tying,) there is a quick, easy and permanent solution—use glue. We highly recommend using G-S Hypo Cement.

Post by Joel Hooks.

* Link takes you to the International Guild of Knot Tyers website. It includes a PDF download for a printable version.