Cool New Beading Products from December/January 2019 Beadwork
Beadwork December 2018/January 2019 includes an expanded product section, just in time for holiday gift giving. Check out cool new beading products ranging from charms and beads to stamping tools to gadgets and gifts. And don’t forget to send your own new beading products to us for consideration, at [email protected].
1. New Charms from Nina Designs
New Nina Designs charms include a sterling silver eclipse charm, sterling mountain with bronze crescent-moon charm, sterling mountain pendant with phases of the moon, and sterling moon-phase cutout charm. Get these and other travel- and nature-themed charms perfect for the adventure lover from Nina Designs.
2. Bento Box Collection from The Freckled Pear
The Freckled Pear’s Bento Box Collection features three bead-weaving kits, green tea, a lotus charm, a washi tape roll, and more. Displayed in a whitewashed wooden bento tray and wrapped in a handsewn bento bag, this collection is the perfect gift for a loved one or even yourself! To find this and many other unique collections, visit The Freckled Pear.
3. New Metal Stamps and Ornament Kits from ImpressArt
ImpressArt’s ultra-detail dragonfly stamp leaves an intricate 12mm impression. Rainbow and cupcake stamps add a bit of whimsy to your stamped designs. In addition, new personalized ornament kits allow you to stamp your family’s name and important dates on ornament blanks to create future family heirloom pieces. Visit ImpressArt (wholesale only) or check your favorite retailer.
4. Recycled Paper Beads from Beads and Pieces
Beads and Pieces’ socially responsible recycled paper beads are beautiful and eco-friendly. These handmade beads, available in 29 different shapes and colors, save countless magazines and other recycled papers. Shown here are 10×26mm bicones, 10×12mm bicones, 44mm donuts, and a 33mm square pendant. Get even more shapes and sizes from Beads and Pieces.
5. Link and Rhombus Beads from John Bead
John Bead’s newest shaped Czech glass beads include the link bead and the rhombus bead. The two-hole link bead measures 3×10mm and is available in more than 80 colors. The two-hole rhombus bead measures 8×10mm and comes in more than 30 colors. Visit John Bead to find project patterns incorporating the new shapes and more.
6. Curved Tube Beads and Beadable Metal Charms from Goody Beads
Goody Beads has released three new tube beads with loops and two new metal charms that you can embellish with beads. The 50mm curved tube beads have a 3mm opening and come in silver and gold with your choice of one, three, or five loops. The beadable charms come in silver and gold and feature openings with a hole on each side for stringing seed beads or attaching fibers and wire. Get them all from Goody Beads.
7. Cool New Beading Products: Adjustable Lap Table
A new adjustable lap table from The Lap App Store is just for beaders! The fully adjustable Bead App is made from solid wood and features a 12½×8½” bead-mat top with rubber bumpers to keep your beads from rolling away. The thread-spool spindles and needle magnet on the base are helpful additions. Visit The Lap App Store to give the gift of better beading posture and comfort.
8. RounDuo Mini, EVA, and SnakeTrio Beads from Potomac
New shapes from the Potomac Bead Company include the RounDuo Mini, EVA, and SnakeTrio beads. The 4mm two-hole RounDuo Mini bead is a smaller version of the RounDuo. The EVA bead is a chevron-shaped 9×6mm three-hole bead. The SnakeTrio bead is a three-hole S-shaped bead that measures 5×12mm. Find them all at the Potomac Bead Company.
9. Cool New Beading Products: Beading Wire Collections
The Soft Flex Company has released several special collections of beading wire that include 3 colors. The Bloom collection was featured in the Live Design Challenge with Eclectica. Bloom’s three gem colors (garnet, pink tourmaline, and tanzanite) will enhance any design with a splash of color. Visit Soft Flex to watch the Live Design Challenge video and order Trios beading-wire collections.
10. Flat-Back-Stone-Setter Punch from Beaducation
Customize your crystal-stone settings with Beaducation’s new 1.8mm flat-back-stone-setter punch and multicolored Swarovski crystals. Now you can place a crystal wherever you wish in your metal stampings. Just punch a divot into the metal and glue in a crystal! Beaducation has a vast selection of metal blanks for stamping and adding crystals.
11. Cool New Beading Products: Tech Tote for Crafters
Great Useful Stuff’s sturdy tech tote is a functional solution for the crafter on the go! Measuring 14″L × 9¾”H × 8″D, this bag provides plenty of room for all your in-progress projects. The bag has six roomy pockets, including one for your smartphone with a see-through touch-sensitive window. A built-in Bluetooth speaker keeps your tunes handy. Get this tote and easily transport your beading to the cabin, the beach, or a beading class. Available from Great Useful Stuff.
12. Wood Jewelry Displays from Array and Display
These solid wood jewelry displays are handcrafted in Texas by Array and Display. With a large selection of styles available in 16 different stained or painted finishes, this unique line of necklace, bracelet, earring, and ring displays shows off your jewelry in style. Visit Array and Display to check out the standard finishes and a collection of vintage-inspired decoupaged displays.
13. Cool New Beading Products: Design Journals
Shae Wilhite’s Beader’s Journal and Jewelry Designer’s Journal are a convenient way to keep all of your design notes and ideas in one place. Alternating pages of lined paper and blank space for sketching make these journals the perfect gift for beaders and jewelry designers. Find them at Sweet Beads or check your favorite bookstore.
14. Western Winds Collection from TierraCast
TierraCast’s new Western Winds collection draws inspiration from the arts and crafts of the southwestern United States. The natural beauty of the landscape and the spirit, color, and textures of the Southwest are embodied in this collection. Seen here are the 2″ and 3″ feather pendants, western beads, western button, and thunderbird charm in TierraCast’s four signature colors. Visit TierraCast (wholesale only) or check your favorite bead retailer.
Cool New Beading Products from Interweave
Learn how to create gorgeous braided wire jewelry with kumihimo! Traditional Japanese cord braiding — kumihimo — gets a modern upgrade in Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy with author Christina Larsen. The 20 designs in this book have step-by-step directions to guide you on your journey of learning this new and exciting wire weaving technique. Visit Interweave to order the book or download your digital copy.
Learn everything you need to know about polymer clay in the four new Polymer Clay Jewelry Online Workshops with instructor Christi Friesen. Take your pick from Design Basics, Learn 10 Beads and Charms, The Art of Aging Gracefully, or Mixed Media. Expand what you can do with polymer clay by combining it with other media; learn how to use patterns, surface effects, carving, sculpting, aging techniques, and more! Sign up today at Interweave.
We hope you enjoy all these cool new beading products. To submit products for consideration in Beadwork’s new product section, email us at [email protected].
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