By Suzann Sladcik Wilson
Hello, Beadphoria friends! As you know, here at Beadphoria, we like to let you know when a new jewelry making product comes on the market. Today I would like to introduce you to a new material, Hebe cord by Sullivans, USA.
In the mail, I received these two beautiful colors – gold and yellow. Sullivans’ Hebe cord comes in wide range of 31 different colors, including a funky tie dye. There are some striking colors in the blue range that I really want to try.
One of the things that I noticed right away is that the cord has a soft satiny finish. The cord is perfect for knitting, crocheting, knotting, and macrame. I knew right away what I wanted to do with it. I wanted to use a technique I hadn’t used in over 20 years. I was going to make a friendship bracelet. But I didn’t want to make it just a plain bracelet – I was going to have to add something to make it more formal.
- 4 – 72″ strands in both gold and yellow Hebe cord by Sullivans USA
- 4 – Light pink resin roses.
- 5 – bright pink resin roses.
- safety pin
- Optional – fabric glue or strong hold glue.
- Cut your 4 lengths of the two colors of cord.
- Fold your stands in half. Tie an overhand knot and form a loop at the top.
- Use a safety pin to fasten the top of your loop to your work surface.
- Separate your stands so you have 4 yellow, 8 gold, and 4 yellow.
- Begin making right hand knots on the left hand side until you get to the center of your bracelet. On the right hand side of your bracelet, make the same knots until you get to the center. Join the two strands at the center, looping the one on the left over the one on the right.
- Continue this pattern until your bracelet is 6.5″ long.
- To finish off your bracelet, braid each half for 2.25″.
- Add the resin roses to your bracelet. They come with a sticky back, but you may want to use additional glue to make sure they stay in place.
All and all, I really enjoyed using the Sullivans Hebe cord. It was simple to knot, yet when I made a mistake, easy to untie. Hebe cord has been spotted at some local bead shops – so keep your eye out!
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