I remember saying back in the day that I would never use elastic thread on my jewelry designs, or in fact on my own jewelry pieces I would make for myself.  I should have never said that.  It’s a wonderful thing!  Your bracelets slip on and off quickly and easily.  In fact my best sellers are made using Stretch Magic elastic jewelry cord.  I like the 1mm clear and use the Griffin beading needles in size medium.  What’s great about the needles is you only need to buy 1 package and you can use them over and over again.  Don’t get me wrong I still use toggles, lobster clasps and fish hook clasps.  I love my Soft Flex Sterling Silver Wire Extreme.  But in this busy time of my life with just opening a bead store, doing custom designs, repairs, filling my orders on etsy, I’m tired.   I love waking up in the morning and just slipping on my bracelets. Anything that can not slow me down is a plus.

Tomorrow I will be teaching a class using the elastic thread.  I will have people for the first time using elastic and I know that they will love it as much as I do.  I’m excited to hear their input!  Enjoy, Mary

My favorite bracelet making class