Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bracelet-ing 101: Knotty Bracelet Tutorial

Knotty Bracelet Tutorial from Pepperell Braiding Company
Knotty Bracelet Tutorial from Pepperell Braiding Company.

Sleek, stylish, simple! This sweet bracelet is quick and easy to make.

To make a bracelet you'll need:
  • Two 7.5-8 inch pieces of Bungee Cord (we used Pink/Orange)
  • Two complete Spring Closures
  • Clear-drying craft glue
  • Jeweler's pliers (available in the jewelry section of your favorite craft shop)
  • Scissors
Directions:
  1. Fold the two pieces of Bungee in half and follow the illustrations below for making the Reef Knot:

    Reef Knot Instructions - Copyright Pepperell Braiding Company
    Reef Knot Instructions
  2. Insert each of the 4 ends into the spring closures. Follow closure instructions; using jeweler's pliers to secure. Apply clear-drying craft glue to finish.
That's it! Really-really ;-) This bracelet is so simple, you can whip up a bunch of these in such a short amount of time. We remade this project using 6mm Bonnie Braid with a Hook Closure. Just follow the directions above to complete. The only additional step is that the ends were twisted before gluing into the closure for an added effect.

Reef Knotted Bracelet with 6mm Bonnie Braid - Pepperell Braiding Company
Reef Knotted Bracelet with 6mm Bonnie Braid.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bracelet-ing 101: Rexlace Zipper Tutorial


Need some cool new wrist decor? We found high-end designers making zipper-style wrist ornaments, so we thought we'd make some mock bracelets for those of us on budgets.

To make a bracelet you'll need:

Directions:
  1. Tie the two 18" pieces of Rexlace together, then tape to your Macrame Project Board, or other flat surface. Set the strands about 1/4" inch apart, keeping them parallel.
  2. Center the 1 yard strand of Rexlace behind the vertical pieces. Follow the illustrated instructions below for preforming the Zipper Weave

  3. Copyright Pepperell Braiding Company 2014 - Zipper Weave
    Zipper Weave Instructions. Pepperell Braiding Company.
  4. When the bracelet is woven to the appropriate length (about 6 inches,) tie off (overhand knot) and glue the ends into the bracelet closure. We wrapped the ends with the excess Rexlace to bulk up the ends for a tighter fit in the base of the closure. If you're using a slow-drying craft glue, use binder clips to secure the ends while they dry.
Tah-dah! This fun bracelet can be worn as soon as the glue dries.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Got Gear? We do!

Bestselling book OUTDOOR GEAR PROJECTS by Joel Hooks
Outdoor Gear Projects by Joel Hooks, is a Bestseller!

We're excited to announce that Joel Hooks' book Outdoor Gear Projects has become a Bestseller in the Craft and Knot Tying categories! Along with it's status, it sold out Amazon.com. We DO however have stock available in our web stores: Macrame Super Store and Parachute Cord Craft.

This Best Selling book has not been out very long and has already proven to be a work of strong merit.  Author (and member of the Pepperell Braiding Company family,) Joel Hooks, shares insider information that can only be gained with direct hands on experience.  This book not only teaches the basic skills specific to working with Parachute Cord, it goes beyond with a complete history and how it is made.  From the basic Square Knot to advanced variations on the Monkey Fist, this book will guide you in your Parachute Cord adventures!  It has been selling out other places but we have been able to secure a supply to assure our customers can get it.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pretties in Pink

Awareness Bracelet - Pepperell Braiding Company 2014
Breast Cancer Awareness Adjustable Charm Bracelet.

Now in stock are the adjustable Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets. Pick them up now for October fundraising events. All the ladies at the Pepperell Braiding Company Massachusetts plant are in love with charmers! These Pink Pretties are available for as low as $1.00 each! Re-sell for your  up-coming charity events.

Runner Wearing Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet
Runner with adjustable bracelet.
The bracelets are available at the Macrame Super Store and at Parachute Cord Craft websites. Volume discounts are available. Wholesale and Re-seller queries contact us for more information.

Friday, September 5, 2014

We're GLOWING Again!

Glow-in-the-Dark Parachute Cord back in stock!
GLOW Parachute Cord is here!

You missed it, and we missed it too: Our super-popular Glow-In-The-Dark Parachute Cord is back in stock at Parachute Cord Craft.com!

Don't want to run out any time soon? We're now offering the cord up in 1,000 foot spools!