Clover on the Road

bbuttonThe Clover team is on the road and heading to the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee, WI. If you’re attending the show, please stop by the Clover booth 1026,1028.

Clover will be providing hands on product demonstrations at our booth. Curious as to how work the Bead Loom? Carol Porter will be there to show you step by step from beginning to end. Want to try crocheting with beads? Fran Ortmeyer will be showing techniques and tips to crochet with beads using our Amour Steel Crochet Hooks. Always a favorite; French Knitter will be there demonstrated by Alicia Carr. See new inspirational ideas Alicia has been working on with Clover’s French Knitter!

There’s still time to enter our bead inspiration giveaway:

To get you started on your beaded projects, we’re giving away a prize package of :Bead Weaving On a LoomCarol Porter bookpackage-11172011

  • Bead Weaving on a Loom By Fran Ortmeyer & Carol C. Porter
  • Making Jewelry with a French Knitter By Carol C. Porter
  • French Knitter

How to Enter:

Leave a blog post telling us what your favorite Clover beading tool is.

Use the Rafflecopter link for additional entries: BEADING INSPIRATION GIVEAWAY

Good luck Clover fan’s!

French Knitter Jewelry

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Create extraordinary jewelry with Clover’s French Knitter! The tool itself comes with 3 interchangeable peg heads and a hook for stitching. Different types of materials can be used such as yarns, nylons, wire, satin cord and more.

Watch the video tutorial on how to use our French Knitter. We also want to get you started on your way to create beautiful one of a kind jewelry, check out our bead inspiration giveaway:

 

To get you started on your beaded projects, we’re giving away a prize package of :Bead Weaving On a LoomCarol Porter bookpackage-11172011

  • Bead Weaving on a Loom By Fran Ortmeyer & Carol C. Porter
  • Making Jewelry with a French Knitter By Carol C. Porter
  • French Knitter

How to Enter:

Leave a blog post telling us what your favorite Clover beading tool is.

Use the Rafflecopter link for additional entries: BEADING INSPIRATION GIVEAWAY

Good luck Clover fan’s!

 

 

Bead Loom Project: Panda Bear Pendant

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Bead Loom Project and Giveaway!

Clover Needlecraft is headed to the Bead & Button show June 6-9th. The Clover team has beads, beads, beads on our minds. Stay tuned as we discuss the beading products Clover has to offer. Create gorgeous beaded jewelry and accessories with Clover’s Bead Loom. The loom itself is easy to set up with detailed step by step instructions included in the packaging. This Panda Bear pendant is the perfect beginner project, the continuous warp method is used. Toho Treasure size 11/0 beads were used to create this project. If you ever have any questions and need support for any of Clover’s tools, remember that help is available from our experienced staff of designers and demonstrators. Just email us at info@clover-usa.com

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Follow the bead chart to create your very own Panda pendant:

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Now for the giveaway!

To get you started on your beaded projects, we’re giving away a prize package of :Bead Weaving On a LoomCarol Porter bookpackage-11172011

  • Bead Weaving on a Loom By Fran Ortmeyer & Carol C. Porter
  • Making Jewelry with a French Knitter By Carol C. Porter
  • French Knitter

How to Enter:

Leave a blog post telling us what your favorite Clover beading tool is.

Use the Rafflecopter link for additional entries: BEADING INSPIRATION GIVEAWAY

Good luck Clover fan’s!

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the Road…..To Bead True Blue

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The Clover crew is headed to Tucszon, AZ next week for the To Bead True Blue bead show.  If you plan on attending the show please visit us at booth #231-232.

Clover’s Bead Loom, French Knitter, & Tatting Shuttles  are just a few of our products we’ll be demonstrating at the show. Workshops for these products will be held on Feb. 5, 6, & 8th.

Bead Weaving on a Loom

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  • Skill Level: All
  • Date/Time:  February 5 from 10am –  1pm
  • Fees: $80
  • Class Instructor: Carol Porter
  • This is a great class that introduces you to the art of bead weaving on a loom.  Clover has developed a beautifully engineered loom. You will learn the capacity of the loom, see examples of finished pieces and have hands on time creating a beautiful brooch.
  • For information on this class and to sign up click here.

Making a Bracelet with the French Knitter

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  • Skill Level: All
  • Dates/Times: February 6 from 9am – 12pm
  • Fees: $80
  • Class Instructor: Carol Porter
  • This class is a great opportunity to learn the basic techniques using a French Knitter and valuable finishing information. Create a beautiful bracelet and open your world to knitted jewelry.  We will take you through the process from beginning to end.
  • For more information on this class and to sign up click here.

Tatting with Beads

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  • Skill Levels: All
  • Dates/Times: February 8, from 1:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Fees: $80
  • Class Instructor: Fran Ortmeyer
  • This class teaches the basics of the tatting stitch and complete instruction on the use of beads in your design.
  • For more information on this class and to sign up click here.

We hope to see you in Tucson!

For more inspiration on all our beading products and more visit our Pinterest page:

http://www.pinterest.com/cloverusa/

 

Make “French”-ship Bracelets with the French Knitter

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One of the hottest trends this season can be made using Clover’s French Knitter!

Give the gift of creativity with this fun and easy to use tool. Easy set up, easy to hold and easy to control. Make bracelets, key chains, and more. Keep reading for instructions on the fishtail style bracelet. This is a great project for kids, you can also add beads for a more personalized look!

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Supplies Needed:

  • French Knitter (Art No. 3100)
  • 1.5mm Rubber Bands (Found at your local craft store)
  • “S” Clips (Found at your local craft store)
  • Optional: Beads

Instructions:

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Start with using a 4-peg head attachment

Step 1: Twist one rubber band and place on two pegs.

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Step 2: Add two additional rubber bands on the same two pegs. (No Twist)

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Step 3: Use your hook to take the bottom rubber
band and move it up and over the peg, do this on each peg.

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Step 4: Continue to add one rubber band at a time, taking the bottom rubber band and moving it up and over each peg until you reach your desired length

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**To add beads**  Place a bead with a large enough opening for the rubber band to fit through. Once the bead is on the rubber band, place the rubber band on the two pegs.

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Step 5: Once you are ready to finish off your project, there will be two rubber bands on the pegs. Take the bottom band and move it up and over the two pegs. Use the hook to grab the rubber band that is on both pegs, leaving you with two loops on the hook. Grab one “S” clip and place both loops on one side of the clip. On the opposite end of your bracelet, use the hook to grab two loops and place them on the other side of the “S” clip.

 

Friday Finds – Hexafish Rubberband Bracelet

 

 

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Here’s an item we haven’t talked about in a while, Clover’s French Knitter. Denise Juhasz’s demonstrates how you can create fun and creative jewelry with multi-colored rubber bands. One of the hottest gifts this year and you can now create it with our French Knitter. It’s a great use and fun projects for children.