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Wire & Leather

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Following trends is an activity that I thoroughly enjoy. I love seeing what is new, hot and fresh. I like to watch as trends progress and build, or fizzle and fade away. One trend that has been around for a while and doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon is the leather cord with metal accents. In this issue of Simply Beads update, I decided to do something just a little different. I have a dual-process tutorial to share with you. In the first part of the tutorial, I will show how to create an infinity knot, and in the second part, I will show how to create coiled-wire "beads" to embellish the infinity knot. None of the steps will be all that hard, but I think that a well-detailed set of instructions and good, clear photos will help you visualize what can be done with just some simple leather cord and a spool of wire!