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 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
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.