Beadorable Necklaces

Sterling Charm on Gore-Tex Cord Necklace

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Most of us think of outerwear when we hear about Gore-Tex®. But this legendary rugged material is used for a lot more than just boots and rain gear. In thread form, Gore-Tex is used to stitch tennis nets, boat sails and hot air balloons. And Molly Brandt uses it to make necklaces.

Molly has been designing accessories since she was a kid, when she started making barrettes for classmates and wound up selling them out of her mother’s toy store. Her necklaces pair a thin, black Gore-Tex cord with silver charms that she
designs. The effect is simple yet striking. You’ll reach for these Beadorable necklaces over and over again, to wear with jeans or to work.

We heard about Molly and her Beadorable necklaces from Daily Grommet friend Lucy McBride. Lucy and her four daughters are all fans — which shows just how perfect these necklaces are for all ages. They’re especially fitting for athletes, since they’re durable, lightweight and won’t get in the way of a workout… or a tennis match, sailboat race, or a hot air balloon ride.
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  • Molly

    It is such a treat for me to be on the Daily Grommet today. This past weekend I left the winter of NH and enjoyed the glimpse of spring in NYC. I did not have to bundle up with a scarf and down parka and I was able to wear an open neck T- shirt button-down sweater and feel hip showing off my Gore-Tex necklaces. I am happy to bring on the warmer weather and show off these necklaces that make me feel fun, young, durable and sleek.

    I'll be here all day to share with you any thoughts, comments or questions you may have. Here's to another beautiful day!

  • Kim
    3/8/2010 12:23 PM

    Hi Molly,

    Your necklaces are beautiful and I can see how they are appropriate for young girls. Are they also appropriate for women? I am looking for a gift for a friend.

  • Stephanie Hanzel Cohen
    Stephanie Hanzel Cohen
    3/8/2010 12:24 PM

    I love the gore tex necklaces. I have given them as gifts to my sisters, daughter and my daughter's teachers. What's fun about them is the variety of charms Molly has to choose from. They also match Molly (the designer's) personality- they are a fun and friendly accessory.

  • Kate Lunger
    Kate Lunger
    3/8/2010 12:24 PM

    I am a huge fan of Beadorable. These necklaces go with everything and are sporty and easy. They go great with ALL Beadorable's products! Molly is so creative!!

  • Molly
    Molly – Special Guest
    3/8/2010 12:33 PM

    They are definitely appropriate for women. In fact, they make for a great mother-daughter present.

  • Theresa
    3/8/2010 12:42 PM

    I wear my dark gray Swarovski pearl gore-tex necklace all the time. In fact, I rarely take it off. It goes with everything, and can look casual or elegant depending on what I am wearing. I even wore it on my adventure vacation to Costa Rica recently. It was the perfect accessory....even when I got soaked white water rafting! Thanks Molly!

  • Korey
    3/8/2010 12:48 PM

    Very big fan of Ms.Molly for years.....she has done such beautiful and unique pieces for myself and also takes ideas that I may have to make the piece extra special. Thank you for the years of excellent work! You are a master at your craft!

  • Sally Tyrie
    Sally Tyrie
    3/8/2010 12:51 PM

    I love these necklaces! They are great looking and so durable. I get compliments on mine all the time!! The price is so great too...they make fantastic gifts and are perfect for all those active women in your life!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Grommet Team
    3/8/2010 1:18 PM

    I tested the Beadorable necklace and two great things happened while wearing it. 1. I wore the necklace while swimming laps, it did not bug me at all or get stretched out or retain any pool smell. 2. I was stopped at the New York International Gift Fair and was asked where I got the necklace. Great everyday fun piece for you or your favorite teenager.

  • Tricia
    3/8/2010 2:24 PM

    I love my gor-tex necklace and wear it all the time when I play tennis! It's nice to have a fun piece of jewelry that I can exercise in as well as wear out afterwards.

  • Nicole
    3/8/2010 2:29 PM

    I love Molly's necklaces- perfect for any athlete! Some necklaces get in the way when I'm running- not the case with these necklaces. The necklace is lightweight and stays put. Even better, there is never any sweaty smell that you would get from a leather cord. These necklaces are just awesome!

  • Meredith
    3/8/2010 3:30 PM

    My 3 kids have these necklaces and never take them off! They love them! ALL of Molly's jewelry is fantastic and original!

  • Cary
    3/8/2010 3:33 PM

    I second the motion that these wonderful necklaces make great gifts...My 10 year old daughter has given them as birthday gifts and I brought them as hostess gifts to my college friends' teenage daughters when I visited for a weekend--they were to be bridesmaids the following weekend and wore their new peace signs as they walked down the aisle! Much more fun than a jar of jam. :)

  • Linda
    3/8/2010 3:38 PM

    MOlly's goretex neckalces are a hit with my daughters as well as my friends. Plus Molly makes the most beautiful perrsonalized jewelry too. She even helped my daughter design a bracelet for me for my birthday. It will be a lifetime treasure. Molly is the best!!!

  • Tracy
    3/8/2010 4:01 PM

    Can't say enough great things about my gore-tex necklaces! They are SO easy to wear and look great layered with other necklaces. My nine year old daughter has various different charms and changes them with the seasons and holidays. They are great for wearing to the tan lines!!

  • Kathy
    3/8/2010 4:05 PM

    I love these necklaces. I wear them all the time. They work perfectly for my active lifestyle and add something fun and special to any outfit. My children love them too.

  • Molly
    Molly – Special Guest
    3/8/2010 4:28 PM

    Beadorable Fans, thank you for your kind words. I am glad you echo the sentiment I feel about these necklaces, it's good to know I am not completely out of touch.

  • Sarah
    3/8/2010 4:55 PM

    I have quite a collection of Beadorable jewelry now! Molly's unique pieces are an asset to any type of wardrobe. I wear my earrings, necklaces and bracelets all the time...and get tons of compliments when I do! Thank you, Molly!

  • Guest
    3/8/2010 5:03 PM

    I wear mine all summer long with my Star Fish charm!!!!

  • Stacey
    3/8/2010 5:27 PM

    I have a few of these necklaces and they are perfect with almost every outfit. When I travel, they are a "must have" to bring along. My 2 young daughters love their necklaces as well. A great product!

  • Pri
    3/8/2010 6:25 PM

    I love my Gore-Tex necklace. I wear it all the time with many different outfits. both my children have them too and they are durable for young, active kids.

  • Annie
    3/8/2010 7:02 PM

    Molly's jewelry is the best. Very unique and upbeat - the gore-tex necklaces are great stacked.

  • Lucy
    3/8/2010 7:16 PM

    Molly has worked so hard at this venture and has mastered the market! I love ALL of her products and can't wait to add more of these necklaces to my gift collection! Molly's effervescent personality shines through her adorable ( beadorable!) designs.

    Molly, it was great hearing your laugh - it made me smile!!

  • Kim
    3/8/2010 8:16 PM

    I love my gore-tex necklace! I wear it all of the time - it goes with any outfit, casual or dressy. It is sturdy & very durable - holding up through many vacations & even 2 small children! I love all of my Beadorable jewelery - Molly has the touch to make every piece extra special!

  • Charlotte
    3/8/2010 9:06 PM

    Beadorable gifts are the best to give and receive! Molly's products are so fun because you can always add a new charm, change the leather on a belt, etc...her products stay fresh so you do too!

  • Molly
    Molly – Special Guest
    3/9/2010 8:59 AM

    Good Morning, Daily Grommet! It is another beautiful day here in NH; however, it is still cold enough to warrant making fires in our wood stoves. Just finished that task so I am headed down to my studio to make some jewelry.

  • Wendy
    3/9/2010 9:38 AM

    For my daughter's 9th birthday, she gave Molly's goretex necklaces to each of the kids (boys and girls) as the party favor. It was a huge hit and my daughter had such fun picking out the perfect charm for each of her friends!

  • Janice
    3/9/2010 11:14 AM

    All of Molly's jewelry is fabulous!! The pieces are among the most versatile I own. I wear them at work professionally and on informal occasions. Check out her website,, for other designs.

  • Deb
    3/9/2010 11:45 AM

    My daughter and I love Molly's jewlery, the gortex necklace and her many other stone and beads. her jewlery is always the perfect accessory. Thanks Molly

  • joy
    7/29/2010 10:35 PM

    puhlease 22 bucks.,,,

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/29/2010 10:42 PM

    @joyyy - we think $22 is a fair price for the workmanship and materials that Molly puts into these necklaces, but thanks for sharing your perspective!

  • Steph
    6/16/2011 7:26 AM

    Where do you get the Goretex?? I have been searching for this type of cord.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/16/2011 10:42 AM

    @Steph : Usually we love to provide our community the answers to their questions but when it comes to revealing sources of hard to get supplies we let our Grommet partners keep a few secrets.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

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