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Never Stop Growing

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Project Info:

Level: All

Estimated time: Weekend

Project and Sample by Janice Parsons

There’s always room to grow a little more, isn’t there? A little wiser, a little stronger, a little anything…never stop! Janice is no exception. She takes her years of beading experience and tries something new with a classic project: This classic mala comes with a matching “wrist mala.” One uses Tuff Cord, the other chain…it’s an experiment in something new. How fun! Janice has dubbed her wrist mala “Spirit Animal,” and it’s a divine match to her classic mala. JP is back on the west coast for this special project, and she will share the different needles used with knotting to give you the most options…learn a little with us this week, won’t you?

Check out our Recipe Page for the basics and make your own colorways. Enjoy!

Additional Learning:
Ingredients list is to the left and easy shopping can be done with the Shop Tab above!

Please join us as our worldwide community gathers on Facebook and YouTube at 10:30am Pacific Time on March 13th, 2019. It’s so much fun to go live with us and bead together! After the live broadcast the video will be available above.

Never Stop Growing

Gunmetal- Micro C-Lon

C-Lon: Micro

$3.15 USD

Oyster- Regular C-Lon

C-Lon: Regular

$4.95 USD

Matte Black Gold Amazonite- 6mm Rounds

Gem Rounds- 6mm

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8/0 Metal Seed Beads - Matte Zinc Plate

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Grow Strong Bead

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Knowing One- Silver

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Magical Mystery

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Peruvian Chalcedony Briolette


$7.50 USD

Resting Buddha- Antique Pewter


$1.75 USD

Feather...To Thine Self Pendant


$8.95 USD

ParaWire Non-Tarnish Titanium- 24G


$4.50 USD

ParaWire Non-Tarnish Titanium- 20G


$5.25 USD

6mm/18g Jump Rings- Antique Silver

Jump Rings

$4.75 USD

Ultimate Design Board

Design Boards & Storage

$44.95 USD

Flexible Eye Needles, Fine- 10 Pack


$4.15 USD

GS Hypo Cement


$6.75 USD

Awl for One


$3.95 USD

Maxi- Shear Flush Wire Cutter


$22.95 USD

Thread Snips


$3.35 USD

Eurotool Bent Nose Plier


$12.95 USD

Eurotool Chain Nose Plier


$12.95 USD

EuroTool Round Nose Plier


$12.95 USD

Project Map


Take  peek at these layouts to clarify which ingredients are used in which project. Both have large-holed focal beads, a briolette, a charm, and a tassel made with Tuff Cord (no longer available, replaced with Micro C-Lon!) and C-Lon, and Janice also uses two of her rondelles in the wrist mala and saves the rest to use in the necklace. Janice's wrist mala is strung with large-hole beads (no longer available, we suggest using more 8mm Rounds and stringing as you would a regular mala instead of stringing something on chain) on a fine chain, whereas her necklace is knotted on Tuff Cord. Enjoy!