In the never-ending search for cool stuff, ABS has found emBead cording. What is emBead cording, you ask? Let's let the emBead people talk for themselves, here from the emBead website:
"emBead™ cording consists of a tube made from 100% silk Dupioni, which is perfectly stuffed with a light yet hearty cotton core. The unique fabrication of emBead™ allows for easy and effortless sewing of beads to the cording. Jewelry made from emBead™ cording can be easy, quick and simple, by adding just a few key beads or very detailed, complex and almost sculptural with the addition of many precisely placed beads.
Jewelry artists Susan Dring and Marla Gassner have been using, developing, and perfecting this product for years and have come up with so many ideas that our brains hurt! Instead of keeping it to ourselves we've realized that we must let the beading world in on this incredible stuff."
Art beads can pair perfectly with the emBead cord with plenty of area for you to embroider and embellish. Sounds like a perfect Art Bead project to me!
(Photo credit: Necklace photos from the emBead website .)
Written by Cindy Gimbrone, glass beadmaker, and lover of all things beady.